Top 10 Scary Lyrics in Songs

What's up top 10 fam hope you’re having an awesome day, Im your host Ayman Hasan and welcome back to another video Music is legit my life, i feel like i'm listening to something or the other for 90% of the day

I listen to music while I eat breakfast, on my commute anywhere, at work when im scripting, when i'm at the gym, basically anytime, anywhere And i feel like 50% of people listen to the beat more than the lyrics and than obviously the other 50% listen to the lyrics Lemme know which side you fall on in the comments but also this video is good for both sides, if you listen to the lyrics youre about to gain some more knowledge and if you listen to beat well boy youre in for a surprise So with that being said, here are the Top 10 Scary Lyrics In Songs Starting us off with number 10 is Stan by Eminem

The real slim shady had to be on the list I don't even care Rap is like 80% of the music I listen to so I have mad respect for Eminem and this song is part masterpiece part nightmare So Stan came out in 2000 and was part of the Marshall Mathers LP album If you havent seen the video of this song i think thats the first thing you guys should do, its vivid there are 2 versions and its extremely well done The song is about a guy called Stanley Stan who is Eminems biggest fan and writes him a bunch of fan letters that he doesnt respond to

He gets more frustrated throughout time and then at the end hes driving whilst drunk with his tied up pregnant girlfriend in the trunk Hes doing a voice recording to Eminem at the time and then he drives into a river not realizing how the hell is Eminem gonna hear this if im dead The lyrics are quite descriptive and theres actually a censored clean version of it that leaves out lyrics like Hey, Slim, that's my girlfriend screamin' in the trunk But I didn't slit her throat, I just tied her up—See? I ain't like you ‘Cause if she suffocates she'll suffer more and then she'll die too

The lyrics of the song just get progressively worse and worse as Stan gets more and more angry and honestly not even advertising Eminem but check out the song if you havent already Coming in at number 9 is The Murder of the Lawson Family by Carolina Buddies This sounds like im about to launch into a murder story of some kind which i sort of am but im sort of not In December of 1925 Charlie Lawson killed his wife and 6 of their seven children All the victims were shot and or bludgeoned to death and then he rested their heads on stone rocks and then proceeded to shoot himself

A year later the Carolina Buddies came out with this murder ballad that basically details the whole thing I dont know who told them it would be a good idea but there you go The lyrics of the whole song are honestly disturbing, things like And the little ones did cry "Please papa wont you spare our lives For it's so hard to die" and He killed six children and his wife And then he tore their eyes’ Thats just not exactly the kind of thing i wanna be jamming out to on my commute or at home Bit morbid for my taste but hey thats just me

At number 8 we have I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen So this song came out in 1985 and was part of his album Born in the USA now this one is interesting because the video shows Bruce flirting with a married woman around his age but the lyrics of the song tell a different story It goes, Hey little girl, is your daddy home? Did he go away and leave you all alone? Mhmm I got a bad desire So hes referring to his love interest as little girl and asking about her daddy which basically insinuates the girl he likes is underage to the point of illegality

He goes on saying is he good to you? And can he do to you the things that I do? Oh no Implying hes clearly done some shit to this minor already so this is super problematic And finally they also say at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet only you can cool my desire Im not even gonna explain that, if youre old enough to get it then you know and if not then i'm not gonna corrupt your minds Live by Alice Cooper

I dont think Alice Cooper needs an introduction by any means but his 2008 album Along Came a Spider has its fair share of creepy songs And thats no surprise since the whole album is about a psychopathic serial killer that goes by the nickname Spider The lyrics of the song include things like “i like to watch from my car i like to make sure you dont go far, i know the hours you sleep” so thats great Id love to be serenaded with those words and of course it goes further and says “he wrote in great detail how cleverly he planned all of the killings” I mean at least leave something to the imagination Alice

Like i know the serial killer isnt real but the stalking is just so detailed and honestly the beat of the song makes you feels like Spider goes on some coke bender before killing each person Like the beat is so in your face and obnoxious almost Now at number 6 is In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins Now I actually really like this song, i used to blast it all the time back in the day and sometimes here and there when im feeling nostalgic yknow how it is I feel like this is quite a popular song but whenever I mention it people are like wait what song is that? You guys also may know it from the Cadbury ad where the gorilla is playing a drum solo to the song

It was quite lit either way the song itself has a melancholy vibe to it anyway, it is a bit of a downer slow song but the lyrics are just malevolent to be honest Things like if you told me you were drowning i would not lend a hand You can wipe off that grin i know where youve been its all been a pack of lies And then the drums kick in

apparently theres a legend surrounding the song of how someone was actually drowning and Collins looked at the victim but was too far to actually help them Collins himself said that wasnt true and that he was going through a divorce at the time and it was just angry words coming out of his mouth But then again why would a prominent singer admit that he watched someone die without doing shit? Who do we really trust here? Coming in at number 5 is Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People Now i feel like most people have heard of the story behind the lyrics to this song already but this was such a popular song back in the day that i really wanted to include it I say back in the day like it came out in the 70s like no it came out in 2010 which right now feels like 20 years ago honestly

But the song is a banger im not even gonna lie I overplayed that shit like nobody's business and I have no regrets The chorus of the song goes like All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You'd better run, better run, outrun my gun All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet And naive little me was just singing that so loud and so was everyone else to be fair

If we took one second to even look at the lyrics or actually be aware of what we were singing we’d be like what the hell The lyrics are meant to be the inside thoughts of an isolated psychotic kid that shoots up his school basically It was meant to bring awareness to gun violence amongst the youth and honestly i think it worked Everyone was so shook when they found out that was what the song was actually about that i think it stuck with people At number 4 is Run For Your Life by The Beatles

So this one was part of their Rubber Soul album that came out back in 1965 The song basically talks about the singers girlfriend that they refer to as little girl Which is quite creepy and paedophilic if im honest but lets just continue For the first ever boy band that became a massive global sensation, this song is honestly a bit risky The lyrics include things like well id rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man

Red flag number 1 Then it goes you know that I'm a wicked guy And I was born with a jealous mind Red flag number 2 for the song and any guy youre thinking of dating in real life as well you guys And of course the final straw, Catch you with another manThat's the end, little girl”

Red flag number 3 By now you should realise this man is emotionally and probably physically abusive and you should no longer be with him And we do not need him in our lives But also like this song is so true half the murders committed are done so out of jealousy more than anything Filling our number 3 slot is 97 Bonnie and Clyde

So this is Eminem's second appearance on the list now and this song was on the Slim Shady EP that came out in 1998 The song itself is about Enimem and his infant daughter Hallie dumping his ex wifes corpse into a lake The beginning of the song is already creepy you can hear a body being dragged to a car and then a car starting and going off The lyrics include things like Oh where's mama? she's takin a little nap in the trunk Oh that smell (whew!) da-da musta runned over a skunk

Which is just him lying to his daughter like no your mum isnt napping I bloody killed her and that smell is the smell of rotting flesh Hope youre not scarred for life after this Hallie A few lines later he says And don't worry about that little booboo on her throat, It's just a little scratch, it don't hurt, her was eatin' Dinner while you were sweepin' and spilled ketchup on her shirt’ like the lyrics are just so manipulative since hes talking to an oblivious kid that it just makes you think about how screwed up the person really is to be telling his daughter that the cut that he inflicted on her mum to kill her, is a tiny scratch and the blood from it is ketchup

Like great Now at number 2 is Dont Stand So Close To Me by The Police Now youd think if i was gonna include the police i wouldve chosen every breath you take as the song since that one is also pretty stalkerish and creepy but we’re gonna be different today This song came out in 1980 and was part of their third album and the whole song is basically about a students crush on her teacher which ends up in them having an affair and then getting caught The song is actually kind of upbeat and fun but the lyrics are not

It includes phrases like the girl is half his age, You know how bad girls get, Sometimes it's not so easy To be the teacher's pet and of course He starts to shake he starts to cough, Just like the old man in, That famous book by Nabakov And the book theyre referring to is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, which is probably the most famous novel about a pedophile Ive read the book and it amazed me that his writing somehow made me feel bad for the man more so than the girl and the song kind of paints the situation the same way The teacher sounds like hes struggling more than the girl when we all need to remember the victim here IS the girl And finally at number 1 is Hotel California by The Eagles

And i wanted number 1 to be a song that everyone for sure knew and if you dont know it then really you have no excuse i dont know what to say to you Get out from the rock youre living under So this song came out in 1977 and was part of their Hotel California album and despite being a classic thats played everywhere, the lyrics are creepy Things like 'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device', And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast, They stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast’ like honestly how is a song with lyrics like that played at literally every middle aged party you go to Like what is up with that

And to top it all off it ends with I was Running for the door, I had to find the passage back to the place I was before, 'Relax' said the night man, 'We are programmed to receive You can check out any time you like, But you can never leave!' So whatever this hotel is, the people there are prisoners of it and never leave Like are they talking about yourself and how you can never escape from yourself? You could interpret it that way but in interviews theyve said it was about the dark side of the American dream and the music industry at the time and how its something we cant escape And thats it for todays video guys! I know a lot of these songs are pretty old and many of you would have heard them before but there are some newer ones in there for our millennials and generation Z kids Lemme know what you guys thought in the comments below and as always im your host Ayman Hasan and ill catch you in the next one! Byeee

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