The Horror Honeys: Supernatural Jam - 'Don't Fear The Reaper'

Supernatural Jam - 'Don't Fear The Reaper'

Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear she couldn't go on
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared
(Saying, "Don't be afraid")

Come on baby
(And she had no fear)
And she ran to him
(Then they started to fly)
They looked backward and said goodbye
(She had become like they are)
She had taken his hand
(She had become like they are)

Come on baby
(Don't fear the reaper)

I remember being drawn to this song as a kid. A song about death should be somewhat creepy, but Buck Dharma’s vocals are so soft and dreamlike, the lyrics are not off-putting. This is exactly what Dharma intended. I made the same poor assumption as most people in think this song was about suicide, from the Romeo & Juliet references, but it’s actually a song about eternal love and how death is inevitable so we shouldn’t fear it. All I really know is it’s beautifully written, expertly performed and in heavy rotation on my iPod. Also, I loved this song way before it needed more cowbell. ~ SH

Head Honey Side Note: Don't Fear the Reaper has appeared in more horror movies and TV shows than can be listed. Notables include Halloween (1978), The Stand miniseries, and more recently an Agents of Shield episode (whut).