The Friday Five: Creepiest Song Lyrics

Every band has that one song with a few lyrics that are just… off. Maybe the song itself is fun to listen to, but there’s a line or two that sounds a little bit strange upon second listen. This week, let’s take a look at a few of those songs and their fun but slightly creepy nature.

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The Friday Five: Creepy Song Lyrics

1. Please Don’t Go – Mike Posner
I don’t know if you feel the way I do / if you leave I’m gon’ find you.
All I can say is: if I leave, please don’t try to come find me unless I leave a note specifying that you should come find me. Otherwise, I’m going to assume I have a stalker.

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2. Digital Getdown – N*Sync
I’m not sure I understand what this song is about, or if I even want to understand. But hearing the words “freaky deaky” in the second or third line of a song is definitely enough for me to add this to the list. By no standard is this the dirtiest song ever written, but the late 90’s/early 2000’s “come hither” appeal is both entertaining and, yes, creepy.

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3. Don’t Stand So Close To Me – The Police
The story of young girl lusts after teacher lusts after young girl. Don’t get me wrong — it’s a catchy song and I’ve caught myself singing along more than once — but it just reminds me of the Ezra Fitz SyndromeΒ I’ve written about before, especially with the Lolita references.

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4. Rocketeer – Far East Movement
“I ain’t ever been to space before, but I ain’t ever seen a face like yours.”
I know this is supposed to be sweet, but it sounds like an insult. As in, “your face doesn’t look entirely human.” Maybe not the most mature interpretation, but I just can’t listen to that part of the song without bursting into laughter.

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5. Every Breath You Take – The Police
Another Police song! Seems they were the experts at creating wonderful but slightly creepy music. I love the song, and I love the P. Diddy version in memory of Notorious B.I.G. that was an entirely different premise, but I’d urge you to file a “stalker alert” any time you run into the members of The Police in person, just to be on the safe side.

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What are some lyrics that make you laugh?

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8 comments

  1. Check out the lyrics to Into the Night by Benny Mardones: “She’s just sixteen years old, leave her alone, they said…” I think that this would be a nice addition to your list!

    1. I can’t believe I forgot that one! I remember finding that creepy even as a little kid. And yet it’s such a pretty song. Hahaha πŸ™‚ Why are a lot of the creepy songs still pretty?

      1. Another one for the list: You’re 16, You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine, sung by Ringo Starr in the early 1970s (he was in his 30s).

  2. Haha, “Can’t Stand Losing You” by (you guessed it!) The Police. “You don’t like me, so I’m going to kill myself to make you feel guilty.” UMM OK. =D

    1. Nicki Minaj herself is a little scary πŸ™‚ Hahaha I actually don’t know that song off the top of my head so I will have to give it a listen.

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