19 Great Songs About Being Afraid

Songs About Being Afraid
Written by Corey Morgan

Top Songs About Being Afraid

Fear is something that we all share as humans. We’re constantly surrounded by fears and this stem from things surrounding us. The fear of not meeting up to standards, fear of failure, the fear of anything and everything. Songs remind us of some of these fears and how to overcome them.

In this post, you’ll find songs about being afraid and anxieties even among musicians. This is because it’s a common misconception to think that these musicians don’t experience fear in their own personal lives or even musical careers. Enjoy

19 Songs About Being Afraid:

1. “Breathe Me” By Sia

Ranking our list of songs about being afraid is this masterpiece from my all-time favourite vocalist “Breathe Me” by Sia. Her use of metaphors and her vocal cracks are like no other— absolutely remarkable.

The song “Breathe Me”  is a plea for aid, a plea for hope, and a plea for the listener to survive. It addresses feelings of despair as well as the sensation of not being good enough. A lack of self-love and the sensation that one is not valuable.

The narrator (Sia) of this song discusses the anguish that she continues to inflict on herself during the course of the song. The suffering that she repeatedly inflicts upon herself is unfathomable.

She is honest about the fact that she requires the support of a friend. A friend who could envelop her in comfort and hold her. Someone to assist her in overcoming this sensation of being dependent on others.

She needs the support of a friend to quit inflicting pain on herself. A friend who can help her overcome her despair and who can reassure her that she is more valuable than she believes. In conclusion, “Breathe Me” is a depressing song with the primary themes revolving around depression and an intense yearning to have a friend to lean on badly.

2. “Free” by Florence + the Machine

Florence + The Machine - Free

Next on our list of songs about being afraid is “Free,” by Florence Welch, lead singer of the band Florence + The Machine, disproves the notion that famous people are invulnerable to common human problems such as anxiety.

People often have the misconception that celebrities are shielded from such problems. This is not the first time that Welch has written a song about one of her own personal battles; in this case, the song depicts her fight against worry.

She begins the song by pondering whether or not she should be “medicated” to feel better because her anxiety has a tendency to take control of her, although she does everything in her power to hide it.

This is not a problem that she faces sometimes but rather on a consistent basis throughout the day. We are unable to determine the reasons behind her concern; but, going through the sensation of feeling as though one has lost control over their own mind can undoubtedly be an exhausting ordeal.

3. Blue Oyster Club ` Don’t Fear The Reaper By

Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (Audio)

Buck Dharma is the stage name of lead guitarist Donald Roeser, who is also the songwriter of this song. Rumours were circulating that this could be about suicide, but in reality, it discusses the unavoidability of death and the idea that we should not be afraid of it.

Every opportunity and moment in life presents itself, stays for a while, and then vanishes forever. Whether we take advantage of it or not, the good things and moments of our lives have either already occurred or we have missed them.

The passage of time brings about shifts in the seasons, much as how individuals develop through time. Even while the seasons go through the cycle of life and death—leaves fall off of trees, trees themselves pass away, plants and animals also perish—they do not appear to be concerned about the future that each shift in the season may bring.

When Dharma composed it, he was considering the possibility that he may pass away at a pretty young age and wondering whether or not he would be able to see his friends and family again in the afterlife.

As a result of the lyrics, there was considerable confusion as to whether or not they were a satanic band. A large number of people showed up there to demonstrate against their concerts. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet served as inspiration for a few of the song’s lyrics.

4. “Basket Case” by Green Day

Green Day - Basket Case [Official Music Video] (4K Upgrade)

A person who is emotionally unstable, disorganized, or entirely worthless is referred to as a “basket case”. The term “quadruple amputee” was first used during World War I and referred to a person who had suffered the loss of all four of their limbs.

This is one the best songs about being afraid, experiencing anxiety attacks and having the impression that you are losing your mind. When Billie Joe Armstrong was a child, he struggled with a number of different types of panic disorders.

He would often wake up in the middle of the night with a panic attack, and then he would walk around his neighbourhood to calm down. He is now the lead singer for the band Green Day. This song perpetuates harmful assumptions about paranoia

5. “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes - In My Blood (Official Music Video)

The lyrics of the song are based on Mendes’ personal experiences battling anxiety illness in real life (a kind of mental disorder that often sees the sufferer suffering from fear and anxiety).

Mendes’ struggles with mental illness were not previously known to the general public until the song in question was made public. Mendes claims that he created the song about his issue in the hopes that audiences will not only be able to “relate with it,” but also “understand it.”

Later on, Mendes disclosed that an episode of his anxiety problem could continue for a few minutes, “two hours,” or even an entire day at a time.

In an interview with Billboard, Mendes explained that the concept behind “In My Blood” is about the sensation that overtakes him when he is about to give up, but he ultimately decides not to do so since it is not in his blood to do so. Mendes claims that out of all the songs he is written, this one is the one that he can relate to the most on an emotional level.

It is a wonderfully motivational song that can encourage anyone who listens to it to keep going in spite of the challenges that they are facing in their lives. Without a doubt, one of Mendes’ most motivational songs throughout his entire career.

6. Lauren Daigle’s “Trust in You”

Lauren Daigle - Trust In You (Live)

You’ll be filled with hope after reading this one! In a way, it’s all too familiar. Even if you don’t see the solution, God is reliable all the way through!

7. Tenth Avenue North’s “I Have This Hope”

Tenth Avenue North - I Have This Hope (Official Music Video)

This is the music to listen to when you’re feeling down and out and don’t have anyone or anything to turn to. As honest as Tenth Avenue North is, they also never waver from the truth, which is always there to bring us enormous hope!

8. Jasmine Murray’s “Fearless”

Jasmine Murray - Fearless (Official Lyric Video)

After Jasmine experienced a panic episode and ultimately sought help from her community, the inspiration for this song came to her.

9. Ryan Stevenson’s “Eye of the Storm”

Eye Of The Storm - [Lyric Video] Ryan Stevenson

Who’s in charge here? Even in the midst of a raging storm? This song does a wonderful job of bringing that back to our minds.

10. Jo Dee Messina’s “Bigger Than This”

Jo Dee Messina - Bigger Than This (Official Lyric Video)

Jo Dee Messina, a country music performer, couldn’t fight illness as a single mother without total faith in God. God is bigger than whatever troubles she may encounter, she adds, and she finds serenity and delight in that fact.

11. Bethel Music’s “No Longer Slaves”

No Longer Slaves (Official Lyric Video) - Jonathan David and Melissa Helser | We Will Not Be Shaken

You’ll be reminded that fear has no control over you in this song’s lyrics! God is in charge, even when we are afraid.

12. Natalie Grant’s “More Than Anything,”.

Natalie Grant - More Than Anything (Official Lyric Video)

After battling thyroid cancer and facing the risk of losing her voice, this song had a new meaning for Natalie. She had to come to terms with the realization that Jesus was more important than the answer she was looking for. Because of who He is and what he’s done for us, that would be enough!

13. Jason Gray’s “Sparrows” (10th)

Jason Gray - Sparrows (Official Lyric Video)

Jason Gray has a unique ability to express himself through words. This music has the power to lift your spirits if you are prone to worrying or experiencing anxiety.

14. Jonny Diaz’s “Breathe.”

Jonny Diaz - "Breathe" (Official Lyric Video)

Taking a deep breath and purposefully resting in the knowledge Jesus has given us has never been underestimated. That’s exactly what this song demonstrates.

15. Casting Crowns’ “Voice of Truth”

Casting Crowns - Voice of Truth (Official Lyric Video)

Remember that you have a choice when fear begins to speak to you and enters your mind. In what way are you going to listen? It’s either the enemy’s dread, or the truth of our Savior. God is always with you. Rather than listening to your fears, choose to listen to God.

16. Switchfoot’s “Dare You to Move”

Switchfoot - Dare You To Move (Alt. Version)

What happens once a mistake is made? “Oldie but goodie” is just what you need to get you going today. When we come to Jesus, he is always ready to embrace us. It doesn’t matter how bad you screwed up; He’ll still forgive you and help you go on.

17. Danny Gokey’s “Hope in Front of Me”

Danny Gokey - Hope In Front of Me - Official Music Video

As a result of fear, we are unable to see a way out of the situation. That’s completely false! What Jesus accomplished for us on the cross—taking our sin and humiliation, rising from the dead, vanquishing evil and death, and giving us the free gift of forgiveness and fellowship with Him—is always true and always there to give our tired souls joy and hope.

18. MercyMe’s “Greater.”

MercyMe - Greater (Official Lyric Video)

God is far greater than any fear, problem, or deception that may stand in our way. Let God’s awesomeness change your perspective!

19. Colton Dixon’s “Through It All”

Colton Dixon live - Through it All

Concluding our list of songs about being afraid is Colton Dixon “Through it all”. God is always there for you, no matter what is going on in your life. Turn to God. Confess to Him your doubts, worries, and sorrows. Pay more attention to Him and less to your issues and notice the difference it makes. That’s where this song comes in!