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I'm So Afraid Lyrics

I been alone
All the years
So many ways to count the tears
I never change
I never will
Im so afraid the way I feel

Days when the rain and the sun are gone
Black as night
Agonys torn at my heart too long
So afraid
Slip and I fall and I...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 5th report

    There are a few interpretations of this song but generally the theme of depression, the person can’t change, they see the prison of their thoughts and may be looking for a way out of the against this despair brings “I’m so afraid” life of loneliness? Also see a real or virtual cliff edge either metaphorically on the edge of going under or literally on an edge ready to jump. Being afraid of how you feel, because you genuinely feel like ending it, on that edge “slip and I fall and I die”

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2022 report

    I believe it's about addiction. You slipped means you use drugs when you were abstinent and fall the same thing what happens when you slip. That's the way I interpret it but it's art so anyone can interpret it any way they want. I know this is the last song my son ever listened to when he was alive he was an addict. Daniel Cherry Jr died January 21st 2022 and that's the last song he ever listened to it was on his phone

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2019 report

    I'm so afraid meaning to me was about Lyndsey and Stevie's relationship.they were immersed with their tour drugs alcohol groupies the constant go go go that ultimately led to alienation breakups loneliness . That's what drugs do like Stevie said never date a rock star female or male.

  4. macfan
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    Jun 12th 2008 report

    The music to this song was written in the very early 70's when Lindsey was very sick with mono for almost a year. The lyrics were written a few years later, around 1974 if I remember correctly, so this wouldn't really be about his breakup with Stevie, since they didn't officially split until 1976 or 77 (depending on who you ask)

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2007 report

    This is possibly the most depressing song Lindsey Buckingham ever wrote for Fleetwood Mac. The lyrics are about the pain and loneliness Lindsey was going through just before him and Stevie Nicks broke up during the making of the White Album. He talks about how he was 'always alone, and no one cared to stay around', the song even contains suicidal 'slip and I fall and I die', once more the lyrics 'Agonies torn at my heart to long' this could be interpreted as the agony Stevie was causing him at the time? This song definitely portrays the depression and agony Lindsey Buckingham was going through at this time, little did he know, the pain hadn't started yet.

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