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.
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.
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.
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 Syndrome I’ve written about before, especially with the Lolita references.
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.
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.
What are some lyrics that make you laugh?