The Enemy Within (Part I of Fear) is the fourth track off of Rush's 1984 album Grace Under Pressure. This is the first song in the Fear series continued on Moving Pictures, Signals and Vapor Trails. This song deals with phobias and situations that scare people. While not featured on any compliations to date, it has been played on some Rush tours, sometimes with the other Fear songs.
Lyrics: Things crawl in the darkness
That imagination spins
Needles at your nerve ends
Crawl like spiders on your skin
Pounding in your temples
And a surge of adrenaline
Every muscle tense-
The enemy within
I'm not giving in
To security under pressure
I'm not missing out
On the promise of adventure
I'm not giving up
On implausible dreams-
Experience to extremes-
Experience to extremes
Flashes you a dangerous grin
Shadows across your window-
Was it only trees in the wind?
Every breath a static charge-
A tongue that tastes like tin
Steely-eyed outside to hide the enemy within...
To you-is it movement or is it action?
It is contact or just reaction?
And you-revolution or just resistance?
Is it living, or just existence?
Yeah, you-it takes a little more persistence
To get up and go the distance...
Personnel: Geddy Lee: Bass Guitars, Synthesizers, Vocals
Alex Lifeson: Guitars and Synthesizers
Neil Peart: Drums, Percussion, and Electronic Percussion