"Are You Afraid" is a track of the Type O Negative album The Origin of the Feces, released in 1992. Unlike the adjacent tracks, which are altered versions of songs on the last album, this one is an original version. It starts out slow then becomes fast. The musical sounds resembles that of U2. The song is about love afflictions that cause drunk Steele to commit suicide by cutting veins in his wrists.
Are you afraid, afraid to die? Don't be afraid, afraid to try Are you afraid to die Don't be afraid of suicide Just take that razor blade And cut your wrist down to the bone And die laughing Are you afraid, afraid to die? Don't be afraid, afraid to try... try... try... try Suicide Suicide Suicide Suicide One, two, three, four I don't want to live no more
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- Band performers
- Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass guitar, arrangements
- Kenny Hickey – guitar, additional vocals
- Josh Silver – keyboards, samples, effects
- Sal Abruscato – drums
- Written by Peter Steele
- Engineered and mixed by Mike Marciano
- Mastered by George Marino
- Produced by P.T. Barnum, Peter Steele and Josh Silver