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Fear and Loathing
Electra Heart album artwork
Released April 27, 2012
Length 6:07
Label 679 Recordings, Atlantic Records
Producer Liam Howe
Marina and the Diamonds chronology
"Fear and Loathing" is a song by Welsh singer-songwritter Marina and the Diamonds. The song was written by Marina Diamandis and produced by Liam Howe. It's the twelfth song from her second studio album Electra Heart.

Background and compositionEdit

Diamandis called "Fear and Loathing" a turning point in her life, after which she stopped being a "bitter person" and began to work with new people and try new things, even though she wrote the song alone in her bedroom in London. Diamandis placed the track last on Electra Heart because she views it as a "letting go" song.[1]

Diamandis's grandmother, who was 93 at the time, is featured on the track. Diamandis recorder her 'gran' while she was cooking in her kitchen, singing 'an old Greek folk song' which is faintly heard at the end of "Fear and Loathing".

Official versions Edit

  • Album version — 6:07
  • Video version — 3:56

LyricsEdit

  Verse 1.  


I've lived a lot of different lives
Been different people many times
I live my life in bitterness
And fill my heart with emptiness

And now I see, I see it for the first time
There is no crime in being kind
Not everyone is out to screw you over
Maybe, yeah just maybe they just wanna get to know ya

  Pre-chorus.  


And now the time is here
Baby, you don't have to live your life in fear
And the sky is clear, is clear of fear

  Chorus.  


Don't wanna live in fear and loathing
I wanna feel like I am floating
Instead of constantly exploding
In fear and loathing

  Verse 2.  


Got different people inside my head
I wonder which one that they like best
I'm done with tryin' to have it all
And ending up with not much at all

  Pre-chorus.  


And now the time is here
Baby, you don't have to live your life in fear
And the sky is clear, is clear of fear, of fear

  Chorus.  


Don't wanna live in fear and loathing
I wanna feel like I am floating
Instead of constantly exploding
In fear and loathing

  Middle eight.  


And when the time comes along and the lights run out
I know where I will belong when they blow me out

  Chorus.  


Don't wanna live in fear and loathing
I wanna feel like I am floating
Instead of constantly exploding
In fear and loathing

I wanna be completely weightless
I wanna touch the edge of greatness
Don't wanna be completely faithless
Completely faithless

  Outro.  


When the time comes around
When the lights will go out
When the time comes around
And the lights, they go out

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Marina and the Diamonds | "Electra Heart" Album Interview. Part 3." YouTube. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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