What are your favorite songs about a disturbing subject?

  • Timbales

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    Nov 11, 2008 7:37 PM GMT
    some of mine:

    Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave - Where The Wild Roses Grow
    Ben Folds Five - Brick
    Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy
    Sarah McLachlan - Posession
    The Doors - The End
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    Nov 11, 2008 7:58 PM GMT
    Ben Folds Five - Song For The Dumped
    Tool - Stinkfist
    Nickelback - Never Again
    Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job
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    Nov 11, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    when I was a kid, I loved this song called Timothy
    it was about two guys and a donkey lost in a mine (as I recall).
    One guy ends up lost forever, the other eats the donkey icon_eek.gif

    True story... I think I just like the music and didn't know what the song was really about.

    I googled it. Here ya go. DAYYYYY-UUMMMMM

    apparently Tim isn't a donkey, I guess when you like 9, your brain fills in the details, lol... Oh my!

    The Lyrics... enjoy icon_biggrin.gif

    Trapped in a mine that had caved in
    And everyone knows the only ones left
    Were Joe and me and Tim
    When they broke through to pull us free
    The only ones left to tell the tale
    Were Joe and me

    Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go
    Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know

    Hungry as hell no food to eat
    And Joe said that he would sell his soul
    For just a piece of meat
    Water enough to drink for two
    And Joe said to me, I'll have a swig
    And then there's some for you

    Timothy, Timothy, Joe was looking at you
    Timothy, Timothy, God what did we do

    I must have blacked out just around then
    'Cause the very next thing that I could see
    Was the light of the day again
    My stomach was full as it could be
    And nobody ever got around
    To finding Timothy
    Timothy...
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    Nov 11, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    "what about" by janet jackson
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    Nov 11, 2008 8:25 PM GMT
    Oooh...Murder Ballads and Bronski Beat in one post -- nice!

    For me, it's "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman. I tried to do it as a joke at karaoke once. It nearly ended in bloodshed.
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    Nov 11, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    Thanks to RJ's own Hobronto I have been enjoying Oasis by Amanda Palmer



    The most upbeat song about rape and abortion I can think of.
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    Nov 11, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    "Only Happy When it Rains" by Garbage
    "Promise to Try" by Madonna
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    Nov 11, 2008 8:38 PM GMT
    BodyWork4 saidwhen I was a kid, I loved this song called Timothy
    it was about two guys and a donkey lost in a mine (as I recall).
    One guy ends up lost forever, the other eats the donkey icon_eek.gif

    True story... I think I just like the music and didn't know what the song was really about.

    I googled it. Here ya go. DAYYYYY-UUMMMMM

    apparently Tim isn't a donkey, I guess when you like 9, your brain fills in the details, lol... Oh my!

    The Lyrics... enjoy icon_biggrin.gif

    Trapped in a mine that had caved in
    And everyone knows the only ones left
    Were Joe and me and Tim
    When they broke through to pull us free
    The only ones left to tell the tale
    Were Joe and me

    Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go
    Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know

    Hungry as hell no food to eat
    And Joe said that he would sell his soul
    For just a piece of meat
    Water enough to drink for two
    And Joe said to me, I'll have a swig
    And then there's some for you

    Timothy, Timothy, Joe was looking at you
    Timothy, Timothy, God what did we do

    I must have blacked out just around then
    'Cause the very next thing that I could see
    Was the light of the day again
    My stomach was full as it could be
    And nobody ever got around
    To finding Timothy
    Timothy...


    I thought Timothy was a man. So the song is about cannibalism.

    "Fairytale of New York" is one of my favourite songs, despite its' use of the word "faggot". I also really like "Luka" by Suzanne Vega (child abuse) and "Suicide is Painless" which is the theme song from the movie M*A*S*H.

  • MattyC0709

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    Nov 11, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    Rihanna - Disturbia (can it get anymore disturbing than that? icon_razz.gif)
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    Nov 11, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    What Can Be Done at This Point/At the Edge of the World - Elan

    Dedicated to the crew of the Challenger Space Shuttle, she was inspired by words ironically said after the vessel had completely exploded as the world watched in shock ... "we are checking with recovery forces to see what can be done at this point" . At the Edge of the World is also metaphorical of being long-distance from loved ones.



    (vocals begin @ 4:09)
  • DJZ77

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    Closer - Nine inch Nails
    Jeremy - Pearl Jam
    Surfacing - Slipknot

    ... but my most favorite and disturbing by far is

    SUGAR - SYSTEM OF A DOWN

    Here's a verse:

    "I sit, in my desolate room, no lights, no music,
    Just anger, I've killed everyone,
    I've gone away forever, but Im feeling better,
    How do I feel, what do I say,
    Fuck you,and it all goes away,
    How do I feel, what do I say,
    Fuck you, and it all goes away,
    How do I feel, what do I say,
    In the end it all goes away..."

    Yeah... I was all about the "drugs, sex, rock and roll" now I'm all 'DRUMS, BASS, DISCO BALL" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    SurrealLife said
    BodyWork4 saidwhen I was a kid, I loved this song called Timothy
    it was about two guys and a donkey lost in a mine (as I recall).
    One guy ends up lost forever, the other eats the donkey icon_eek.gif

    True story... I think I just like the music and didn't know what the song was really about.

    I googled it. Here ya go. DAYYYYY-UUMMMMM

    apparently Tim isn't a donkey, I guess when you like 9, your brain fills in the details, lol... Oh my!

    The Lyrics... enjoy icon_biggrin.gif

    Trapped in a mine that had caved in
    And everyone knows the only ones left
    Were Joe and me and Tim
    When they broke through to pull us free
    The only ones left to tell the tale
    Were Joe and me

    Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go
    Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know

    Hungry as hell no food to eat
    And Joe said that he would sell his soul
    For just a piece of meat
    Water enough to drink for two
    And Joe said to me, I'll have a swig
    And then there's some for you

    Timothy, Timothy, Joe was looking at you
    Timothy, Timothy, God what did we do

    I must have blacked out just around then
    'Cause the very next thing that I could see
    Was the light of the day again
    My stomach was full as it could be
    And nobody ever got around
    To finding Timothy
    Timothy...


    I thought Timothy was a man. So the song is about cannibalism.

    "Fairytale of New York" is one of my favourite songs, despite its' use of the word "faggot". I also really like "Luka" by Suzanne Vega (child abuse) and "Suicide is Painless" which is the theme song from the movie M*A*S*H.



    it is...
    I realized after I googled the lyrics.
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    Two come to mind (I'm assuming that you mean intentionally disturbing):

    Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order (about a suicide)

    The Killing of Georgie by Rod Stewart (about a gaybashing/murder)
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. ("And in my best behavior, I am really just like him. Look beneath the floorboards, For the secrets I have hid.")

    The Decemberists - Shankill Butchers ("They used to be just like me and you, They used to be sweet little boys. But something went horribly askew, Now killing is their only source of joy.")

    Self - So Low ("I'm so low that I wish I was dead, with a knife in my chest and a bullet through my head.")

    Every song by Radiohead.
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    Coil - Blood From The Air


    Cheap Trick - The Ballad Of TV Violence



    Throbbing Gristle - Hamburger Lady


    The Creatures - Miss The Girl

    Siouxsie & The Banshess - Head Cut




    Zazie - Homme Sweet Homme


  • JayneCobb

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    Amanda Jones by Mothermania
    Its about a crazy stalker, its catchy.

    Heres a cover, a few mistakes but you get the jist.

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    Back to Black -- Amy Winehouse
  • xKorix

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    I'm Okay and Hurt by Christina Aguilera
  • GQjock

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    Hey! whos that thinkin nasty thoughts? nasty boys!

    Whos that in that nasty car? nasty boys!

    Whos that eatin that nasty fruit? nasty boys!

    Whos jammin to my nasty groove? nasty boys!


    Ladies? nasty boys dont mean a thing

    Oh you nasty boys
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  • joggerva

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    hobronto saidEvery song by Radiohead.


    Hey! It's Marvs fave!! icon_twisted.gif

    I'll add "I Will Possess Your Heart" by Death Cab For Cutie, but I think the crown for creepy, stalker song that sounds romantic until you actually listen to the lyrics still belongs to Sarah... er... unless Sting still retains that title from "Every Breath You Take".

    Oh, and I simply cannot listen to "Scarecrow" by Melissa Etheridge. It's an amazing song, but it is just too much to take in sometimes.
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    Nov 11, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    Landslide, Stevie Nicks or Dixie Chicks. I love the song but it really can derail ya for a while.
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    Nov 11, 2008 10:05 PM GMT
    Pat Benatar's "Hell is for Children"icon_cry.gif



    Melissa Etheridge: "Scarecrow"icon_eek.gificon_cry.gif



    "Ohio" by Crosby Stills Nash and Youngicon_eek.gificon_cry.gificon_evil.gif




    "Chicago" - Graham Nashicon_eek.gif



    Elton John...Candle in the Wind (for Princess Diana"



    sonic youth - "tunic"

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    Nov 11, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    Blood Pigs - Otep

    The Barney Song

    Smack my Bitch Up - prodigy

    Move Bitch - Ludacris

    The song those little kids were singing at the beginning of Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.

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    Nov 11, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]hobronto said[/cite]Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. ("And in my best behavior, I am really just like him. Look beneath the floorboards, For the secrets I have hid.")



    That was the song I was going to put..I was surprised to see someone else mentioned it... I LOVE this song. It's so haunting. Good pick! icon_smile.gif

  • Thirdbeach

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    Nov 11, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm