Homework always makes me get to bed really really late. And at 11:30, when I go up to my room, it's dark. And even though I can see just fine, I still feel like I have to run up to my room quickly so I can turn a light on. That's always the scariest part of my day. Running up to my room in the dark, always looking behind me to make sure nothing's there. So a few nights ago, when I ran up to my room and turned on the light and shut the door, trembling in fear, I wondered just why the dark scared me so much, why it scares everyone so much. Then came this song.

Never Too Old to be Scared of the Dark

Walk faster with every step

Before it can catch me

Soon I find I'm running

Can't let it get me

My heart begins pounding out of my chest

Keep running away from death


There must be a reason we're born with this fear

Can't see what's behind me, don't know what draws near

Lock the door quickly, don't let it in

Silence and emptiness soon will begin

Hurry now, run before nightmares can start

You're never too old to be scared of the dark


Screaming for no one to hear

What am I afraid of?

Cry out as is surrounds me

Not much I'm made of

Can't get away from it, can't catch my breath

The shadows are melting my flesh


There must be a reason we're born with this fear

Can't see what's behind me, don't know what draws near

Lock the door quickly, don't let it in

Silence and emptiness soon will begin

Hurry now, run before nightmares can start

You're never too old to be scared of the dark


I can't find a light anywhere

I look behind me and no one's there

That's just what terrifies me


There must be a reason we're born with this fear

Can't see what's behind me, don't know what draws near

Lock the door quickly, don't let it in

Silence and emptiness soon will begin

Hurry now, run before nightmares can start

You're never too old to be scared of the dark