Top Ten Most Haunting Song Lyrics

The Top Ten

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)

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

2 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)
3 So, so you think you can tell, heaven from hell, blue skies from pain? (Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd)

About the haunting story of Syd Barrett. - PetSounds

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

4 A 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

5 I 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

6 You'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)
7 There's a hopeless place inside my heart. When I look inside I see where we are. (Whispering Wind - Moby)

Got my vote!

8 They Stab It With Their Steely Knives, But They Just Can't Kill the Beast. (Hotel California - Eagles)
9 The Music Hall, a Costly Bow; the Music All Is Lost for Now, to a Muted Trumpeter Swan. (Surf's Up - The Beach Boys)
10 This 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 literally brings tears to my eyes - Toucan

This song always gives me chills

The Contenders

11 Hello Darkness, My Old Friend. (The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel)
12 And Michael You Would Fall and Turn the White Snow Red As Strawberries In the Summertime. (White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes)

Accidently, I'm in my boarding house with my roomate listening to this music that bring us in the nightmare

13 Love 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

14 People are strange, when you're a stranger, faces look ugly, when you're alone (People are Strange - The Doors)
15 I 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)
16 All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From? All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Belong? (Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles)

"father mckensky, writing the words of a sermon no one will hear"
"eleanor rigby was buried along with her name"
wow. - RecklessGreed

17 Rudy's On a Train to Nowhere, Halfway Down the Line. (Rudy - Supertramp)
18 Eight Miles High, and When You Touch Down, You'll Find That It's Stranger Than Known. (Eight Miles High - The Byrds)
19 Landmine 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)
20 And He's Talking To Davy, Who's Still In The Navy, & Probably Will Be For Life(Piano Man - Billy Joel)
21 Spotlight uh, moonlight uh (Moonlight - XXXTentacion)
22 Sign away our peace, for your war; one word and it's over. Dropping your bombs now, on all we've built; how does it feel now, to watch it burn, burn, burn? (Raise Your Weapon - Deadmau5)
23 I Read the News Today, Oh Boy. (A Day In the Life - The Beatles)

It's what comes next that's haunting
"about a lucky man that made the grade" - RecklessGreed

24 Wherever 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

25 Put 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

26 And I don't think I'll see her again. But we shared a moment that will last to the end. (You're Beautiful - James Blunt)
27 But somethings lost and somethings gained in living life everyday (Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell)
28 What Have I Become, My Dearest Friend (Hurt - Johnny Cash)
29 I can see by your coat my friend, you're from the other side. There's just one thing you've got to tell me please. Who won? (Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)
30 The life I think about, is so much better than this. I never thought I'd be stuck in this mess. I'm sick of wondering, is it life or death? I need to figure out who's behind me (One-X - Three Days Grace)
31 Never know but nothing less couldn't see that I have guessed couldn't see, couldn't stay away never even stopped to dream and that I'd see anything and the world is coming out so cold (Moby - Raining Again)
32 Sometimes when I go to sleep, my life spins out in front of me. Like a hurricane, a bottle of wine. Sometimes it's easier to let something else... Control your life. (Anthem - Filo & Peri)
33 It's a Hard Rain That's Gonna Fall (A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan)

The "Hard Rain" is nuclear fallout

34 She Wants to Go Home But Nobody's Home. It's Where She Lies, Broken Inside. There's No Place to Go, No Place to Go, to Go Dry Her Eyes. Broken Inside (Nobody's Home - Avril Lavigne)
35 There's a 4 Year Old Kid Lyin' Dead With a Slit Throat (Kim - Eminem)

Okay, this lyric is just depressing. - Wolftail

36 Here I stand in the light of day. Let the storm rage on! The cold never bothered me anyway. (Let it Go - Idina Menzel)
37 Keep Your Dream Alive; Dreamin' Is Still How the Strong Survive. (Once Upon a Time In New York City - Huey Lewis)
38 Sometimes When Somebody Loves You, Miracles Start to Appear. And There In the Warm and the Woof Is the Proof of It. (Deep in the Dark - Charlotte's Web)
39 Like the Voice of a Heavenly Choir, Love's Sweet Music Rolls On. (Love Is a Song - Bambi)
40 Now You Tell Me, Over, and Over, and Over Again, My Friend, That You Don't Believe, We're On the Eve of Destruction. (Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire)

Don't know this song, but that sure is powerful. - PositronWildhawk

41 Everyone’s Connected But No One Is Connecting, the Hman Elementing. Tell Me, Have You Seen It? (Alone - Armin Van Buuren)
42 Everyone’s Connected But No One Is Connecting, the Human Element Is Missing. Tell Me, Have You Seen It? (Alone - Armin Van Buuren)
43 Oh god, help me, hold my breath as I wish for death (One - Metallica)
44 The hope became another lie like the non-existing father - God, I'll close my eyes, goodbye, don't wait for me on the other side (My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards)
45 Keep haunting me - Haunting (Halsey)
46 If I could start again A million miles away I will keep myself I would find a way - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
47 Nobody knows where the darkness goes, or if it descends down below the ground. Nobody knows where the darkness ends, or if it leads to another dawn. - (Whispers - AMR)
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