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Part II of the Fear Series or Fear Trilogy is from the 1982 album Signals. "The Weapon" explains how everything that people fear can be used against them as a weapon. The songs do not follow a set storyline. Instead, they deal with topics relating to the emotion of fear.

The other songs in the Fear Series include Part I: "The Enemy Within" (from 1984's Grace Under Pressure), Part III: "Witch Hunt" (from 1981's Moving Pictures) and Part IV: "Freeze"… read more

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We've got nothin' to fear but fear itself
Not pain, not failure, not fatal tragedy
Not the faulty units in this mad machinery
Not the broken contacts in emotional chemistry

Rush - The Weapon Lyrics

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  • How cool is the drumming on this? Crazy cool that is.
  • Possibly the most underrated Rush song (2)
  • This song has a chill drift even though I feel like it ought not to spread calming tones into the abyss.
  • •*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•
  • crazy drumming!
  • This was the first tour I saw 1983 I think. Greatest Band Ever!!!
  • I love this song, especially the live version. Just awesome. If the guitar could talk, what would she say probably during the solo?
  • My 1,000th Rush track. :D
  • and the knowledge that they fear is a weapon to be used against them. www.trueworldhistory.info
  • "lying not lion :p" I don't know, if someone had a lion, I'd be a lot more afraid of that too.

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