What sort of people are we? Astrid, your posts are always so honest and inspiring. Fortunately, there remain many like myself — purchase what you need, when you need it — no more.

[6] In a review of the album, The Lennox Herald commented: "The nine-minute single "Nothing to Fear" is aimed at releasing good music rather than keeping an eye on the charts and is a good example of how Rea hasn't compromised his music.

Has fear accomplished anything beneficial? “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Those words were spoken by Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his inaugural as president in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression which began in 1929…

It was written and produced by Rea.

You would place it into a bowl, squeeze the coloring capsule and start mixing. [11], "God's Great Banana Skin - Chris Rea | Songs, Reviews, Credits", "CHRIS REA | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company", The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes, Still So Far to Go: The Best of Chris Rea, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nothing_to_Fear_(song)&oldid=978168154, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Phillipe Garcia, Simon Wall - assistant engineers, This page was last edited on 13 September 2020, at 08:59. [3], "Nothing to Fear" was written in response to Islamophobia after Rea heard a Muslim man speaking on the radio.

I choose to continue growing with each experience and I promise to do it with cheer. It is the process in which I don’t wish to interfere. "Nothing to Fear" is a song by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1992 as the lead single from his twelfth studio album God's Great Banana Skin.

Ten minutes later you have a yellow butter look-alike! What has this fear accomplished?

[1] "Nothing to Fear" reached No. [9] Patrick Davitt of The Leader-Post wrote: "The Leonard Cohen-ish "Nothing to Fear" opens with a spacy, slightly distorted and bent guitar solo, over an eerie sustained synth note. There's nothing to fear should I disappear, For not everything is as it seems to appear.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Rea also said the lyrics are intended to have a double meaning to "apply to man and a woman, or any relationship, in it's [sic] beginning. In short, then, the sentiment of the statement ‘we have nothing to fear except fear itself’ originated with Montaigne in the sixteenth century, was probably picked up from Montaigne by Francis Bacon in the seventeenth, and then became a common proverb or axiom in later writers.

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( Log Out /  The truth is my determined spirit has masked my reality and all can remain certain that I’d never give up.

Granted, there were a few who found ways to skirt the rules and the law, but there was no mass hysteria as evidenced by the behavior of many today at the local supermarket. It was written and produced by Rea. Post was not sent - check your email addresses!

There’s nothing to fear should I disappear. Having always… Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Nothing to fear but fear itself. Any shortages of food or other products are artificial and self-induced. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Be confident that, to defeat, I’d never adhere. Once we all had to be frightened of the Russians, then we had to be frightened of the Chinese, and at the moment, for the last year, it's been this coming of the Muslims thing." Rea told John Pidgeon in 1992: "[It's] a song about a European guy welcoming Muslims, and the gist of the story is that if you show us we have nothing to fear, there's gonna be no problem.

I have no control over the direction or speed, no matter my aspirations. Sorry, not available.

"[4], The song was released as the album's lead single.

By continuing to use the site, you accept our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. [2] A music video was filmed to promote the single, directed by Andy Morahan.

Fear of a previously unknown virus; fear for our health; fear of shortages of essential goods; fear for the welfare of our families, our neighbors, our city, state and nation.

Having always been determined to live life to the fullest, yet not considering my actual limitations, I feel people questioning whether I’ve given up.

Rationing of foodstuffs, oil, gasoline and other products meant that we all shared equally what was available. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Although radio edits are available, we delivered the long version first.

We are the land of plenty.

"Nothing to Fear" reached No.

As a nonagenarian, I can attest to the behavior of Americans during World War II, when life was really difficult.

Thank you, Mary. People live each and every day with fear.Fear of the loss of their riches worries about losing their family, of bad choices, fear to be themselves, of getting older, fear …

Our purpose was to get the full length version aired at least once, and then leave the choice to the programmers. This page was last edited on 5 October 2020, at 08:56 (UTC). That’s fair. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

By continuing to use the site, you accept our. It has created deceit, price gouging, thievery, hoarding of groceries, cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels and more.

Speaking of the decision to release the full nine-minute version to radio, Rea's manager Paul Lilly told Music & Media in 1992: "We felt the album should be given some weight by this strong track. Learn how your comment data is processed. I have no control over where Life will steer, I choose only to continue growing with cheer. I have no control over where Life will steer. We’ll always have expectations, it’s how tightly we hold onto them that we must be conscious of.

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"[5], Upon release, Music & Media wrote: "A nine-minute single with the impact of "Private Investigations" and with a cinematic slide guitar intro of Paris, Texas-like proportions.

16 in the UK and remained in the charts for four weeks. Wow but sometimes I can’t help it but to hold on to them becux they are all I have left.

Viele übersetzte Beispielsätze mit "there is nothing to fear" – Deutsch-Englisch Wörterbuch und Suchmaschine für Millionen von Deutsch-Übersetzungen. It looked exactly like a block of lard, and came with a capsule of coloring agent.

You need butter? For not everything is as it seems to appear.

"[8], Lynn Saxberg of The Ottawa Citizen considered the song a "direct descendant" of "The Road to Hell", with "emotional" slide guitar work.

God bless you and yours in all your endeavors.

Yes, I find most fears are born when I hold on to expectations. Posted by Astrid's Words in Poetry, Reflections, Acceptance, Patience, Perseverance, Recovery, Self-care. And it's asking them to show a sign of peace.

Fear when there’s Nothing to be Afraid of. "Nothing to Fear" is a song by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1992 as the lead single from his twelfth studio album God's Great Banana Skin.

My life has taught me well . Rea's characteristic deep and textured voice makes sure the mood stays sombre.

"[10] Terry Craig of The StarPhoenix noted the song's "tour de force slide guitar introduction" which he considered "cuts anything Mark Knopfler has done recently".

Today, we have seen the effects of fear. He drew his words from those of Sir Francis Bacon, who wrote, “Nothing is terrible except fear itself.”. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. We had oleomargarine. "[7] Mike Daly of The Age commented: "On "Nothing to Fear", Rea allows his guitar full rein, richly coloring this long, flamenco-flavored song with its literate attempt to bridge the gulf between Christian and Moslem society. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The fact that it has become closely associated with Franklin D. Roosevelt has much to do with Roosevelt’s reputation and influence … In choosing to accept myself, I’ve learned that I must let the recovery process take its course.

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A music video was filmed to promote the single, directed by Andy Morahan.

Be confident that, to defeat, I'd never adhere, It is the process in which I don't wish to interfere.