14 Song Lyrics That Are Actually Really Creepy Once You Really Listen To Them
You know that thing where you're so busy singing along to one of your favorite songs that you forget to even listen to it? And then, all of a sudden, you catch some of the words and you discover that you're gleefully crowing along with song lyrics that are actually really creepy? It happens to me more often than you think, and has ruined more songs for me than I can count, because not only does it mean the song has a completely different message than I thought, but I've been singing that message all over town without realizing it. My apologies to anyone who was friends with me when "Blurred Lines" came out, and I spent a lot of time telling you "I know you want it." Now, with the benefit of hindsight, I am finally aware that you did not want it, and neither did I.
But I know I'm not the only person this happens to, because some songs are just too catchy for their own good. Their melodies trick you into ignoring the lyrics, until one day you come awake to the terrible things that are coming out of your mouth. And, in the interest of making sure those kinds of revelations happen behind closed doors versus in the middle of a crowded room or in front of all your friends, here are 14 song lyrics that are actually super creepy. So, you know, you can stop singing them or whatever.
1. The Beatles — "Run For Your Life"
Creeptastic Lyric: "Well I’d rather see you dead, little girl / Than to be with another man / You better keep your head, little girl / Or I won’t know where I am / You better run for your life if you can, little girl / Hide your head in the sand little girl / Catch you with another man / That’s the end’a little girl."
2. Nick Jonas — "Jealous"
Creeptastic Lyric: "I wish you didn't have to post it out / I wish you'd save a little bit just for me / Protective or possessive, yeah / Call it passive or aggressive."
3. Drake — "Hotline Bling"
Creeptastic Lyric: "Ever since I left the city you / Got a reputation for yourself now / Everybody knows and I feel left out / Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out / Cause ever since I left the city, you / Started wearing less and goin' out more."
4. Sam Smith — "Latch"
Creeptastic Lyric: "Now I’ve got you in my space / I won’t let go of you / Got you shackled in my embrace / I’m latching on to you."
5. Barry Manilow — "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Creeptastic Lyric: "Say, what's in this drink? / No cabs to be had out there / I wish I knew how / Your eyes are like stars tonight / To break this spell / I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell / I oughta say no no no sir / Mind if I move in closer? / At least I'm gonna say that I tried / What's the sense of hurting my pride?"
6. Maroon 5 — "Animals"
Creeptastic Lyric: "Baby, I’m preying on you tonight / Hunt you down eat you alive / Maybe you think that you can hide / I can smell your scent for miles."
7. Clay Aiken — "Invisible"
Creeptastic Lyric: "If I was invisible then I could just watch you in your room / If I was invincible I’d make you mine tonight."
8. alt-J — "Breezeblocks"
Creeptastic Lyric: “She may contain the urge to run away / But hold her down with soggy clothes and breezeblocks / Germolene, disinfect the scene.”
9. Tegan and Sara — "Living Room"
Creeptastic Lyric: "My windows look into your living room where I spend the afternoon on top of you... / My windows look into your bathroom where I spend the evening watching you get yourself clean."
10. Rocko featuring Future & Rick Ross — "U.O.E.N.O."
Creeptastic Lyric: "Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it."
11. Nirvana — "Drain You"
Creeptastic Lyric: "Chew your meat for you / Pass it back and forth / In a passionate kiss / From my mouth to yours / Sloppy lips to lips / You're my vitamins / I like you."
12. Gnarls Barkley — "Necromancer"
Creeptastic Lyric: "Did you hear what I said? With this ring I do wed a body in my bed / She was cool when I met her but I think I like her better dead."
13. Lady Gaga — "Do What U Want"
Creeptastic Lyric: "You can't have my heart and / You won't use my mind but / Do what you want with my body / You can’t stop my voice, cause / You don't own my life but / Do what you want with my body."
14. Foster the People — "Pumped Up Kicks"
Creeptastic Lyric: "All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, outrun my gun / All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, faster than my bullet."
Just a helpful reminder to keep your eyes and ears open the next time you're bopping along to a song, because sometimes the creep is hidden right in plain sight.