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Most Sinister Opening Lines of a Song

  1. kingbyname profile image60
    kingbynameposted 8 years ago

    Try as I might, for the last two days I just can't seem to get these lines out of my head:

    "Please allow me to introduce myself
    I'm a man of wealth and taste."

    These are the opening lines from The Rolling Stones' Sympathy for the Devil.

    I think it's because the evil seems to be of the urbane and sophisticated variety rather than the usual obvious incarnation of the devil as horned and scarlet which worries me most but I can't quite put my finger on it.

    Is there anybody out there similarly perturbed?
    Please share your lines here.

    1. connelly73 profile image58
      connelly73posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is because its not really the little red devil we all know. Its the devil and evil that is inside all man that is being explored here in these lyrics.

      Its like the guy saying it is boasting and only cares about himself. Would probably stop at nothing to get where he wants in life.

    2. thekidandblue profile image57
      thekidandblueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      great now i have it stuck in my head too. tongue

      I want your ugly
      I want your disease
      I want your everything
      As long as it’s free

      by lady gaga is quite sinister

  2. XTASIS profile image56
    XTASISposted 8 years ago

    Perturbed ?


  3. kingbyname profile image60
    kingbynameposted 8 years ago

    To the point of trying to find another song to sing.  Maybe a nursery rhyme might do the trick.


  4. Bovine Currency profile image59
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    i eat politicians for breakfast ILL BILL

    Not really sinister but he means well tongue

  5. sooner than later profile image55
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

    I agree with you. that song is very sinister. The devil as you put it, is more shifty than the red little guy that sits on one shoulder. He is atractive and conniving.

  6. John Kounoupis profile image59
    John Kounoupisposted 8 years ago

    Sitting on a park bench eyeing little girls with bad intent.

    Aqualung-Jethro Tull

    Got a better one?

    1. profile image0
      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was gonna use that one. Fine job!

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image74
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nope, that's the epitome of sinister, right there.

  7. Jonathan Janco profile image69
    Jonathan Jancoposted 8 years ago

    "Oh Sweetness . . . Sweetness I was only joking when I said
    'I'd like to smash every tooth in your head'."
    The Smiths
    "Bigmouth Strikes Again"

    I find it sinister because it reads like he's apologizing but the true feelings come through in his voice if you listen to the original recording.

  8. dyonder profile image79
    dyonderposted 8 years ago

    Wiseblood's (Clint Ruin a.ka. Jim Thirwell a.k.a. Foetus) Where Evil Dwells:
    where evil dwells
    Northport, L.I.
    Mutilation Murder
    Grisly sacrificial slaughter
    Knights of the black circle
    Stabbed him in the woods
    At the sound of crow-call (croak-all)
    He said, "I love thee, Satan" (Satin)
    Half burnt body found
    Buried in a shallow grave
    Stabbed him in the THROAT

  9. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    The hills are alive with the sound of music.

    1. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years agoin reply to this


    2. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What are we going to do about Maria?

  10. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    "hey mister
    i really like your daughter
    i'd like to eat her like ice cream
    maybe dip her in chocolate"

    Custom- "Hey Mister"

  11. BEAUTYBABE profile image78
    BEAUTYBABEposted 7 years ago

    The meaning of sinister is something that sounds evil or ominous and threatening.
    I hardly think "The hills are  alive with the sound of Music" comes under this meaning. This line came from a beautiful musical which had a sound called "The Sound of Music", from a musical by the same name. There is certainly nothing sinister about this. I used to sing this song all the time and I think Rogers and Hammerstein would also be upset if someone said that this was a sinister line.
    The person who wrote this should know the meaning of a word before answering a question concerning it.

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeh Sneako, get with the program

    2. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hate to break it to you but I think sneak was joking

    3. DogSiDaed profile image59
      DogSiDaedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol Joke entirely missed tongue

      1. bat115 profile image78
        bat115posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'd consider it a threat if the hills were alive with the sound of music when the reason I went there was for some quiet time.

  12. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    'I see the bad moon arising, I see trouble on the way'

    Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    1. thirdmillenium profile image60
      thirdmilleniumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I second this

  13. chrissie123 profile image59
    chrissie123posted 7 years ago

    I'm going to cut you open like a fucking pig, peel away the flesh and drain out your veins. This time you will not forget the images of those you have denied.

    The impaler by winds of plague

  14. Arthur Fontes profile image83
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    This is the year where hope fails you
    The test subjects run the experiments
    And the bastards you know, is the hero you hate
    But cohesing is posssible if we strive
    Theres no reason, theres no lesson
    No time like the present, telling you right now
    What have you got to lose, what have you got to lose
    Except your soul...who's with us!
    Slipknot Pulse of the Maggots

  15. profile image0
    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    Hello, lamp post, whatcha knowin'? I've come to watch your flowers growin'... wink

    1. jfreemon profile image56
      jfreemonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not even completely sure what this means, but I think it is sinister.

    2. profile image67
      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      just skippin down the cobblestones, lookin for fun and feelin groovy

  16. jellydonut25 profile image60
    jellydonut25posted 7 years ago

    No life 'til leather, we're gonna kick some ass tonight! -Hit the Lights

    Down in the depths of my fiery home... -Jump in the Fire

    No mercy for what we're doing, no thought to even what we've done, we are ready to kill all comers... -No Remorse

    Scanning the scene in the city tonight, looking for you to start up a fight -Seek and Destroy

    Thunder and lightning the gods take revenge, senseless destruction -Metal Militia

    All decent ones off Metallica's Kill 'Em All

    but how about "What is this, that stands before me? Figure in black which points at me?!" Black Sabbath

  17. The Rope profile image56
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    ...and with earphones glued to their ears, is it any wonder why parents have had a hard time raising their kids over the last 10 years?

  18. Stan Fletcher profile image74
    Stan Fletcherposted 7 years ago

    Working on a sex farm
    Trying to raise some hard love
    Getting out my pitch fork
    Poking your hay

    Scratching in your hen house
    Sniffing at your feedbag
    Slipping out your back door
    Leaving my spray

    Sex Farm
    Spinal Tap

  19. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    "...and the all-time winner has got him by the balls."

    Jethro Tull "Locomotive Breath"

    "Snot is running down his nose..."

    Jethro Tull "Aqualung"

    "And I jacked the keys to her F@#$in' car, crashed that piece of $%#@ and stepped away."

    Rehab (a GA group) "Sittin' at a Bar"

  20. DogSiDaed profile image59
    DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago

    'It's just one of those days, when you don't wanna wake up, everything is f**ked, everybody sucks. You don't really know why, but you wanna justify, Ripping someones head off!'

    Limp Bizkit tongue lol

  21. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I would have to agree with the 'sympathy for the devil' lyrics.

    such a classic 'sinister' song.

  22. WizardOfOz profile image60
    WizardOfOzposted 7 years ago

    "I'm gonna kill that woman
    Yeah, my baby left me this morning
    And I don't care now, I don't care what the people say"

    Nick Cave.

  23. bat115 profile image78
    bat115posted 7 years ago

    How's about Run For Your Life by The Beatles?

    Well I'd rather see you dead, little girl
    Than to be with another man
    You better keep your head, little girl
    Or I won't know where I am

  24. kingbyname profile image60
    kingbynameposted 7 years ago

    There is also another infamous track by the fab four - Helter Skelter - which is supposed to have "inspired" Charles Manson.

  25. TheGlassSpider profile image74
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    It's not the opening line, but I always thought this bit of musical lyric was pretty darn creepy:

    "How could you go? When you know how I need you...to beat to a pulp on a Saturday night. Oooh Babe. Don't leave me now..."

    From "Don't Leave Me Now" on The Wall, by Pink Floyd.

  26. ahorseback profile image82
    ahorsebackposted 7 years ago

    The legend lives on from the chippawa on down of the big lake they call gichy goomy.......

  27. anonimuzz profile image80
    anonimuzzposted 7 years ago

    Scott Walker is very intense either musically or lyrically. He's different from anything I've heard yet. Listen, for example, to some songs of his albums "Tilt" and "Drift", which are considered his best. One song from the latter, called "Cue", is fully published on Youtube and it could serve as an example.

  28. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 7 years ago

    Sanity has erased the artist, but the first line of 'It's my Party and I'll cry if I want to' has always haunted me  -
    'Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone,'

  29. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    "Dead I am the one, Exterminating son
    Slipping through the trees, strangling the breeze"

                                - Dragula by Rob Zombie

  30. Rhianna Stripes profile image55
    Rhianna Stripesposted 6 years ago

    How about:

    "Finished with my woman 'cos she couldn't help me with my mind"

    Paranoid by Black Sabbath

  31. profile image0
    jerrylposted 6 years ago

    "For what it's worth"  by Buffalo Springfield.

    There's something happening here.
    What it is ain't exactly clear.
    There's a man with a gun over there.
    telling me I've got to beware.

    I think it's time we stop, hey what's
    that sound? Everybody look what's going down.