15 Rock Songs That Are Actually Really Creepy
The song that sounds pleasant but has disturbing revelations in its words is a well-documented enigma in rock music. Especially in how it can deceive the listener into initially thinking it's innocuous. Once it gets its hooks in, however, its real meaning can penetrate.
And, while hard to admit, these types of tunes frequently seem more alluring than their straight-ahead counterparts, even if the listener knows the content is problematic. There's just something more intriguing, it seems, about a beguiling song, when compared to a happy one with an equally joyful story, or a dark one that's stark black in every respect.
After all, isn't the tug of war between good and evil the biggest duplicity among humanity?
Many examples exist of these kinds of two-faced rock tunes, largely in the pop-rock world, many of which longtime rock listeners might already know about. Third Eye Blind's 1997 hit "Semi-Charmed Life" is one, so is The Knack's 1979 smash "My Sharona." They both feature chirpy music but unsettling imagery.
But — that's right, you guessed it — there are plenty of others out there. Can you think of any that immediately come to mind? We can’t possibly list them all here.
Still, scroll through below to see some 15 rock songs that we find are surprisingly creepy. They might have you thinking twice about the lyrics the next time you hear a seemingly untroubled rock number that subtly points to a more distressing account within.