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.
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.
great now i have it stuck in my head too.
I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as it’s free
by lady gaga is quite sinister
To the point of trying to find another song to sing. Maybe a nursery rhyme might do the trick.
i eat politicians for breakfast ILL BILL
Not really sinister but he means well
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.
Sitting on a park bench eyeing little girls with bad intent.
Got a better one?
"Oh Sweetness . . . Sweetness I was only joking when I said
'I'd like to smash every tooth in your head'."
"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.
Wiseblood's (Clint Ruin a.ka. Jim Thirwell a.k.a. Foetus) Where Evil Dwells:
where evil dwells
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
i really like your daughter
i'd like to eat her like ice cream
maybe dip her in chocolate"
Custom- "Hey Mister"
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.
Hate to break it to you but I think sneak was joking
'I see the bad moon arising, I see trouble on the way'
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
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
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
Hello, lamp post, whatcha knowin'? I've come to watch your flowers growin'...
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
...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?
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
"...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"
'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!'
I would have to agree with the 'sympathy for the devil' lyrics.
such a classic 'sinister' song.
"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"
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
There is also another infamous track by the fab four - Helter Skelter - which is supposed to have "inspired" Charles Manson.
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.
The legend lives on from the chippawa on down of the big lake they call gichy goomy.......
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.
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,'
"Dead I am the one, Exterminating son
Slipping through the trees, strangling the breeze"
- Dragula by Rob Zombie
"Finished with my woman 'cos she couldn't help me with my mind"
Paranoid by Black Sabbath
"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.
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