Top Ten Most Haunting Song Lyrics

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1Extreme ways that help me, they help me out late at night, extreme places I had gone, that never seen any light, dirty basements, dirty noise, dirty places coming home, extreme worlds alone, did you ever like it planned? (Extreme Ways - Moby)

Any lyrics from this song can go on this list. - PositronWildhawk

I love this song! - Wolftail

Pos, thank you for introducing me to this song with its indeed haunting lyrics. So beautiful. - Britgirl

2You raise the blade, you make the change. You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane. You lock the door and throw away the key. There's someone in my head but it's not me. (Brain Damage - Pink Floyd)
3So, so you think you can tell, heaven from hell, blue skies from pain? (Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd)

I'd be surprised if you weren't hit by this lyric every time. - PositronWildhawk

About the haunting story of Syd Barrett. - PetSounds

4A city once full of people is desolate, is desolate... We look back in to the ruins where we played. At least we were together, holding hands, flying through the sky. (Sleep Alone - Moby)

Particularly haunting when you know that it relates to such a horrible event. - PositronWildhawk

5I don't remember anymore what I used to be... Where is the quiet piece of home where I could breathe? Just like a razor to my soul when I'm alone... (I Had This Thing - Röyksopp)

The song chills me every time, from start to end. But particularly this lyric. - PositronWildhawk

6There's a hopeless place inside my heart. When I look inside I see where we are. (Whispering Wind - Moby)
7They Stab It With Their Steely Knives, But They Just Can't Kill the Beast. (Hotel California - Eagles)
8This Is the End, Beautiful Friend. My Only Friend, the End. (The End - The Doors)

Am I the only one who gets really scared and feel like crying when this song play...it literally brings tears to my eyes - Toucan

This song always gives me chills

9The Music Hall, a Costly Bow; the Music All Is Lost for Now, to a Muted Trumpeter Swan. (Surf's Up - The Beach Boys)
10You're the book that I have opened and now I've got to know much more, like a soul without a mind, in a body without a heart; I'm missing every part... (Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack)

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11Hello Darkness, My Old Friend. (The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel)
12Love is like a sin, my love, for the one that feels it the most... Look at her with a smile like a flame; she will love you like a fly will never love you again... (Paradise Circus - Massive Attack)

Comes from a German proverb: "In times of need even the devil eats flies". I'll leave you to ponder over its meaning. - PositronWildhawk

13And Michael You Would Fall and Turn the White Snow Red As Strawberries In the Summertime. (White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes)
14People are strange, when you're a stranger, faces look ugly, when you're alone (People are Strange - The Doors)
15I know I'll always try to break this circle that's been placed around me. From time to time, I find I've lost some need that was urgent to myself, I do believe. (Temptation - New Order)
16I Read the News Today, Oh Boy. (A Day In the Life - The Beatles)V1 Comment
17Rudy's On a Train to Nowhere, Halfway Down the Line. (Rudy - Supertramp)
18Wherever There Is You, I Will Be There Too. (Silhouettes - Of Monsters and Men)

All of the lyrics in the song are hauntingly beautiful, but this one phrase stands out a little more for me than the rest. - Wolftail

19Put me on the train, send me back to my home. Couldn't live without you when I tried to roam. Put me by the window, let me see outside, looking at the places where all my family died. (Pale Horses - Moby)

That last heartbreaker is unexpected. - PositronWildhawk

20Landmine has taken my sight, taken my speech, taken my hearing, taken my arms, taken my legs, taken my soul, left me with life in hell (One - Metallica)
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Top Remixes

1. But somethings lost and somethings gained in living life everyday (Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell)
2. What Have I Become, My Dearest Friend (Hurt - Johnny Cash)
3. I Read the News Today, Oh Boy. (A Day In the Life - The Beatles)
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1. The Music Hall, a Costly Bow; the Music All Is Lost for Now, to a Muted Trumpeter Swan. (Surf's Up - The Beach Boys)
2. This Is the End, Beautiful Friend. My Only Friend, the End. (The End - The Doors)
3. You raise the blade, you make the change. You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane. You lock the door and throw away the key. There's someone in my head but it's not me. (Brain Damage - Pink Floyd)
PetSounds
1. Extreme ways that help me, they help me out late at night, extreme places I had gone, that never seen any light, dirty basements, dirty noise, dirty places coming home, extreme worlds alone, did you ever like it planned? (Extreme Ways - Moby)
2. So, so you think you can tell, heaven from hell, blue skies from pain? (Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd)
3. You raise the blade, you make the change. You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane. You lock the door and throw away the key. There's someone in my head but it's not me. (Brain Damage - Pink Floyd)
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