Fear is the Key

Album: Fear of the Dark (1992)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about AIDS, and about how before AIDS everyone used to have unprotected sex, but afterward everyone was scared of catching the HIV virus. The line "nobody cares 'til somebody famous dies" is a reference to Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died from AIDS the year before this song was released and spread awareness of how devastating the disease is. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Caitlin - Colmesneil, TX

Comments: 2

  • Craig from California Los AngelesP.S.

    First.
  • Craig from California Los AngelesNah. Not AIDS. Nothing else describes it. That one line is a certain context. I thinks its more to do with peoples natural fear of the unknown. You know what I'm saying?
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