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Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric

alex s 13 Sep 09 - 02:54 PM
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Dita 13 Sep 09 - 05:55 PM
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Subject: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: alex s
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 02:54 PM

After finding the "Most Moving" thread so interesting, I wondered what the most scary/chilling lyric in a song about love might be.

Let's kick off with Paul McCartney's
"...and in her eyes you see nothing, no sign of love behind the tears....."


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: alanabit
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 03:46 PM

Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter" has always struck me as a song about fear and insecurity rather than just love. Most of the song consists of rhetorical questions and longing rather than any real fulfilment or joy. It's still a brilliant song for all that. I only really understood it when I heard it sung by the late John Pearse.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Paul Burke
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 04:27 PM

Leon Rosselson's Do You Remember?

Rings on my fingers, and chains in my bed
And a coffin to keep me secure when I'm dead,
A cage for the children, uniforms too,
And a No Exit sign on the door we came through...


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: melodeonboy
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 04:30 PM

"I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins)


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Dita
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 05:55 PM

I'll be watching you - Sting (Police)

Every breath you take,
Ever move you make,
Every bond you break,
Every step you take,
I'll be watching you.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 06:11 PM

I've always liked In the Sanitorium by Momus, plus it turned me onto Gide:

"In the sanatorium
I've booked a private room
Where you can feel at home
Where we can be alone
Just you, the nurse and me
In mountain scenery

All the time that you've been ill
Your face has looked so pale
Drained by the force of will
Drained by the wait until
My treatment makes you well
Or weaker still

Half in love with easeful death
I cloud the mirror with your breath
Half in love with this disease
That keeps you close to me
Your eyes grow heavy as I read
'The Immoralist' by André Gide
Fall asleep my sickly darling
Rest in peace

Men you used to know declare
Their most sincere desire
To travel here and share
The treatment you require
Their letters saying they care
Are on the fire

As I interrupt the muslin
Hanging round the bed
I wake you with the rustling
And you raise your head
And ask again, your voice uncertain
If you're not a burden

Half in love with easeful death
I cloud the mirror with your breath
Half in love with this disease
That keeps you close to me
Your eyes grow heavy as I read
'The Immoralist' by André Gide
Fall asleep my sickly darling
Rest in peace

I wonder, as I watch you sleep
If this possessive streak
Will make me force my love
Or if the trick is cheap
And if you took your drug
And if you're deep enough asleep

In the sanatorium
I've booked a private room
Where you can feel at home
Where we can be alone
Just you, the nurse and me
In mountain scenery"

***

As a child, I found Alice Coopers Billie and Millie quite scary! Though I don't think it has quite the same impact now :-)

Billie I wonder why are we insane
Will we ever get better
Will we stay the same
Billie I'm worried

Millie don't worry
No one knows our pain
Being in love is crazy not alone that way
I know you're worried today

God made love crazy so we wouldn't feel alone
He was thinking of us he was thinking of us
God made love crazy so we wouldn't feel so alone

Billie my mind seems to wander
To events of a night long ago
Driving alone with our guilt well concealed
In the trunk of your '68 Olds

Millie our world's an asylum
And our minds like you say ain't that straight
But you know and I know our passion's
Not deformed it's true I'd say
We'll love our lifetime

God made love crazy so we wouldn't feel alone
He was thinking of us he was thinking of us
God made love crazy so we wouldn't feel so alone

Billie I dream of our children
They're frightening and gruesome and sad
And I don't want them growing inside me
They're no price for the love that we have

Oh Millie oh Billie criminally insane
Oh Millie oh Billie

Oh Billie it's fresh in my memory
The night that it had to be done
You with your pick axe and scissors
And you with your shovel and gun

And I liked your late husband Donald
But such torture his memory brings
All sliced up and sealed tight in baggies
Guess love makes you do funny things

Oh Millie oh Billie criminally insane
Oh Millie oh Billie


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: open mike
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 06:26 PM

i think the scariest must be the songs composed in jail by Phillip Garrido, convicted sex offender and kidnapper. very scary.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20303206,00.html


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Melissa
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 07:37 PM

"Pied Piper"

it creeps me out every time..


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 09:27 PM

I Hold Your Hand In Mine, http://dmdb.org/lyrics/lehrer.revisited.html#12


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 10:02 PM

"That's what you get for loving me"


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Splott Man
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 03:47 AM

Essence by Lucinda Williams


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: longboat (inactive)
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 11:38 AM

He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones, is definitely THE song about obsessive love and thus is extremely scary.

"He stopped loving her today · They placed a wreath upon his door · And soon they'll carry him away · He stopped loving her today"


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 08:58 AM

Angie Baby

Alison Gross


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 09:00 AM

Sorry, that last post was me: work PC keeps dumping my cookies when it crashes


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 09:20 AM

Here's an old one:

Lavender's green, dilly dilly, lavender's blue.
You must love me, dilly dilly, 'cause I love you.


Dangerous thought!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Bernard
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 10:38 AM

You Are My Sunshine...

Seems quite innocuous until you look at the words more carefully!!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Thompson
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 06:17 PM

I'll see your He Stopped Loving Her Today and
Every Breath You Take and raise you a Sylvia's Mother.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Joe_F
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 06:27 PM

True Blue Lou


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Thompson
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 06:38 PM

A song banned in the Depression because it was so often found with the needle of the phonograph spinning over and over around the centre of the 78, in apartments and houses and in the sound booths that were the jukeboxes of the time, during an era where suicide had an almost sexual attraction (police patrolled in pairs who were forbidden from separating after a pair saw a group of people joining hands on a bridge to leap off together to death, and one cop said "I'll go and talk to them" - his horrified partner saw him join hands with the last in the chain and jump with them): Gloomy Sunday.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 10:10 PM

There was a Beatles song with the words:

Oh darling, if you leave me, I'll never make it alone.
Believe me when I tell you, I'll never do you no harm...

and more in that vein.

The song makes my blood run cold now. It was the voice of someone so helpless, so demanding, so abject...

Ladies, if you know any men like that, run, do not walk to the nearest exit!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Mr Fox
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 12:50 PM

Richard Thompson is a specialist:

"Cold Kisses"

Here I am in your room going through your stuff
Said you'd be gone five minutes, that's time enough
Here in your drawer there's lacy things
Old credit cards and beads and bangles and rings
Well I think I've found what I'm looking for
Hidden away at the back of the drawer
Here's the life that you led before..............


The war/love/ghost story that is "Woods of Darney"

Now we lie in the darkness together
Often we lie without speaking this way
As you stare in the dark do you see your young corporal
Who never came back from the woods of Darney

Is it him that you see when we make love together?
Is it him that you see when war fills the sky?
Was he there as you stood in your grandmother's wedding dress
As we made our own vows, you and I?..............


And, most of all, "Love in a Faithless Country"

Learn the way to melt into a crowd
Never catch an eye or dress too loud
You've got to be invisible my friend
To find the joy on which we must depend

That's the way we make love............


A song inspired by the moors murders: therefore the 'joy on which we must depend' is serial murder. The serial murder of children.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 03:12 PM

Excitable Boy - Warren Zevo
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: olddude
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 03:14 PM

that "living is without you song"
the author killed himself after writing it ...

yeeeeeeeikes


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: alanabit
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 05:31 AM

The Hooters "Dancing on the Edge" is one of the most exhilarating, but also saddest songs I know, because although the character singing is obviously totally overcome, you know it is going to end quickly and he is going to fall hard.

The Hooters ? Dancing on the Edge

I'm dancing out on the edge
I'm dancing out on the edge
Out on the edge
She slides like a shadow and she fits anywhere
She falls like an angel down where there are no saints at all
There are no saints at all
I can't touch her
I can't reach her
You lose your way forever when you gaze into her eyes and I'm dancing out on the edge...

She's wild like the roses
No place for any man to rest in her garden
Red lips that kiss and tell you yes
They kiss and tell you yes
I can't touch her
I can't reach her
You lose your way forever every time you trip inside and I'm dancing out on the edge...
Then I touch her and I reach her
We lose ourselves forever
We drown in one another's eyes and we're dancing out on the edge...
Out on the edge...
[lyrics written by Hyman, Bazilian, Bettis]

Ian Curtis's "Love Will Tear Us Apart Again" has a similar effect and there is now a brilliant version by The Oyster Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart Again by The Oyster Band


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:06 AM

Now your lover went and put me in the ground
I'll be watching
When he's around

When you cum
You never make a single sound
I'll be watching
when he's around.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:14 AM

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

I'll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me and love another,
You'll regret it all some day:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

You told me once, dear, you really loved me
And no one else could come between.
But not you've left me and love another;
You have shattered all of my dreams:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

In all my dreams, dear, you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains.
So when you come back and make me happy
I'll forgive you dear, I'll take all the blame.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: GUEST,MarthaM
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:25 AM

Some of you have topped this one, but until I read your posts the song that gave me the creeps was,

'There is someone walking behind you, Turn around, look at me."


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:30 AM

Oooh I'm forgetting Nike Caves fabulous Where the Wild Roses Grow

Though it's actually pretty hysterical in a black humour way. I'd love to sing this in a duet.

CHORUS:
They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
She stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the colour of the roses
That grew down the river, all bloody and wild
When he knocked on my door and entered the room
My trembling subsided in his sure embrace
He would be my first man, and with a careful hand
He wiped at the tears that ran down my face

[Chorus]

On the second day I brought her a flower
She was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen
I said, "Do you know where the wild roses grow
So sweet and scarlet and free?"
On the second day he came with a single red rose
Said: "Will you give me your loss and your sorrow"
I nodded my head, as I lay on the bed
He said, "If I show you the roses, will you follow?"

[Chorus]

On the third day he took me to the river
He showed me the roses and we kissed
And the last thing I heard was a muttered word
As he knelt (stood smiling) above me with a rock in his fist
On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow
And she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief
And I kissed her goodbye, said, "All beauty must die"
And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth

[Chorus]


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:44 AM

The most genuinely chilling 'love song' so to speak, I've ever heard is Bartoks Bluebeards Castle
Love this opera. It presses all those dark psychological fairytale nightmare buttons.

Through the sixth door in Bluebeards castle, Judith finds a lake.

And says:
"I can see a sheet of water, white and tranquil sleeping water.
What is this mysterious water?

Bluebeard replies:
"Tears, Judith! Tears!"


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: autoharpbob
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 01:23 PM

"Let the Cold Wind Blow" - Kate Rusby
Not only is this the only song I know sung BY a ghost rather than about ghosts (not counting G&S "Ruddigore"), the last verse is really creepy

Let the cold wind blow, let the years come and go
I'll wait for my true love, though she'll never know
I wish them no rest, like the heart in my breast
Sing Hi, lo lay, at the end of the day
Sing Hi lo lay at the end of the day

Like, "even after death you can't get rid of me! I'll be waiting!! Muuuuhahahaha!"


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 03:01 PM

Love it is a killing thing,
Beauty is a blossom;
If you wants your finger bit
Poke it at a possum!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: kendall
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 09:12 PM

Lost Jimmy Whalen


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: SuperKrone
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 09:34 PM

John Denver:
Follow me where I go,
who I am and who I know,
Make it part of you to be a part of me...


And:

She got tired of picking daisies
And cooking my meals for me...

I think I'd rather be a cowboy,
I think I'd rather ride the range,
I think I'd rather be a cowboy
Than lay me down in love and lady's chains.

Huh? Because the woman wasn't satified with being a full time catering service for only one man, SHE is putting HIM in chains?

By the way there is a sort of cute book about lyrics like this, called "Touch me, I'm Sick". It's a follow-up to "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die".


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: sing4peace
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 09:24 PM

These two sung by Billie Holiday were pretty disturbing -

JIM by Shawn, Petrillo, Ross and Samuels

Jim doesn't ever bring me pretty flowers
Jim doesn't try to cheer my lonely hours
Don't know why I'm so crazy for Jim.

Jim never tells me I'm his heart's desire
I never seem to set his love afire
Gone are the years I've wasted on him.

Sometimes when I get feelin' low
I saw let's call it quits
Then I hang on and let him go breaking my heart in bits

Someday I know that Jim will up and leave me
But even if he does you can believe me
I'll go on carrying the torch for Jim.

-----

MY MAN - Pollac,Yvain,Willemetz,Charles

It cost me a lot
But there's on thing that I've got
It's my man
It's my man

Cold or wet
Tired, you bet
All of this I'll soon forget
With my man.

He's not much on looks
He's no hero out of books
But I love him
Yes, I love him.

Two or three girls has he
That he likes as well as me
But I love him.

I don't know why I should
He isn't true
He beats me too
What can I do?

Oh, my man, I love him so
He'll never know
All my life is just despair
But I don't care
When he takes me in his arms
The world is bright
All right.

What's the difference if I say I'll go away
When I know I'll come back on my knees someday?
For whatever my man is
I'm his
forevermore.
------

Yikes!


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Artful Codger
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:09 AM

Prince Heathen - now there's twisted love.


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: SharonA
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:18 PM

Song of an obsessive stalker? --

I go out walkin'
After midnight
Out in the moonlight just like we used to do
I'm always walkin'
After midnight
Searching for you.
I walk for miles
Along the highway
Well that's just my way of saying I love you
I'm always walkin'
After midnight
Searching for you...


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Subject: RE: Most Scary 'Love' Song Lyric
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:32 PM

New Order - 1963


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