…this song by Blue Oyster Cult has long been one my favorites. It may seem strange to some, but I often play it when I’m feeling stressed, down or just put upon by the world’s bs in general.
Many people think it’s a dark song… and maybe it kinda is, which helps me to love it! However, the song isn’t as dark as a lot of people think… and I don’t find it creepy at all as some people do.
Just the opposite. It’s actually a song about letting go of fear… the wind, the sun and the rain… they aren’t afraid of anything! They just hang out and do their thing.
It’s also a song about daring to believe in everlasting love, one that transcends even death. That’s why it usually ends up making me feel so much better… and why I love it.
…baby take my hand, we’ll be able to fly.
Here is a link to an interesting article in The New York Times on the meaning of this song as well as it’s enduring popularity: ‘(Don’t Fear) the Reaper’ Is a Creepy Tune, Even With the Cowbell
p.s. When I was looking to add a link to the video I stumbled upon this thing… a parody of the Disney reopening set to “Don’t Fear The Reaper.” I don’t know weather to laugh or cry. I worked at Disney World for five years and ended up leaving in disgust, so this obviously has many layers of meaning for me.