In a strange sequence of songs that just randomly played in a row on my iPod, I’m wondering how many more songs out there are about creepy, fetishy, offbeat, weird types…maybe my iPod is trying to tell me something
Madness - In the Middle of the Night
Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne
The Damned - Grimly Fiendish
Oingo Boingo - Little Girls
Tom Lehrer had a few of these:
**The Old Dope Peddler
I Hold Your Hand in Mine
The Masochism Tango
** and others.
“Angie Baby” - Hellen Reddy:
Folks hoping you’d turn out cool
but they had to take you out of school
You’re a little touched you know
“Aqualung” - Jethro Tull:
*Sitting on a park bench
eyeing little girls with bad intent.
Snot running down his nose
greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes. *
The one by the Toadies - Possum Garden or something? - where the narrator is telling his love interest how she’ll live forever and never age - because he’ll kill her and she’ll be in his memory…beyond creepy but a great song…
“And I will treat you well, my sweet angel, so help me Jesus…” Ew.
On review - simulpost on the Toadies - is that a different song? The one I am thinking of is Possum Kingdom…
“Crazy Mary” - Victoria Williams
She lived on the curve in the road
In an old tar paper shack.
On the south side of the town
On the wrong side of the tracks.
Sometimes on the way into town
We’d say, “Mama can we stop and give her a ride?”
Sometimes we did
But her hands flew from her side.
Pretty much every Nick Cave song I know.
Excitable Boy - Warren Zevon
The Doors - People are Strange
People Are Strange --The Doors
“Jubilee” - 10,000 Maniacs
*He fills the flower vases,
trims the candle bases
takes small change from the poor box.
Tyler has the key.
Alone in the night he mocks the arms of the preacher raised to the ceiling,
“Tell God your pain.”
To him the world’s defiled.
In Lot he sees a likeness there;
he swears this Sodom will burn down*
“Mean Mr. Mustard” – Beatles
“I Don’t Like Mondays” – Boomtown Rats
“Fiddle About” (Uncle Ernie) – The Who
“Straw Hat and Dirty Old Hank” by Barenaked Ladies
It’s about a stalker, and is partially based on a stalker that **Anne Murray ** had once, even borrowing a few lines directly from some of her songs.
Also, I don’t know the name of it but I remember a novelty song back in the late 80’s/early 90’s about a pervy clown. Maybe somebody else here will remember it.
Edited to add:
Also, “Stan” by **Eminem ** is about an obsessed fan.
The song “Stan” by Eminem
While the City Sleeps - MC 900 Ft Jesus
(about an arsonist)
“Every Breath You Take,” by the Police
and I was going to mention Aqualung, too.
“Birthday” The Sugarcubes
A whole lot of stuff by the Police.