People sing songs to express how they feel. But there are some songs so disturbing that you would not want to hear them, let alone understand the message behind them. Here is a collection of the most disturbing songs ever written or performed.
1. Polly by Nirvana
Written by Kurt Cobain, it was inspired by a kidnapping-rape case in Tacoma of a 14-year-old concert-goer. Cobain wrote how she was raped and tortured, and added her ploy to trick her kidnapper so she could escape.
2. A Little Piece of Heaven by Avenged Sevenfold
James Owen Sullivan or The Rev, Avenged Sevenfold’s vocalist and drummer wrote this song about a guy murdering his girlfriend for fear of losing her. He preserves her and commits necrophilia on her. But he gets his just desserts as she comes back to life and murders him. He comes back to life and reunites with her.
3. Good Friends and A Bottle of Pills by Pantera
Written by Phil Anselmo, Pantera’s vocalist, the lyrics speak of sexual betrayal. The song narrates how a guy had sex with his friend’s girlfriend while his friend was sleeping. Anselmo admitted that the lyrics were based on a true story, which happened during one of his bandmates’ birthday parties.
4. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
Written by Ozzy Ozbourne, it is based on Geezer Butler’s chilling tale of his vision of Satan in his apartment. It happened during the time Butler was obsessed with the occult and dark arts.
5. Daddy by Korn
Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis writes about his own experience with sexual abuse as a child and the pain he felt when his parents did not believe him. The song tells the story of incest / pedophilia.
6. Dance with the Devil by Immortal Technique
Immortal Technique writes Dance with the Devil, which he claims is based on a true story. It is about a boy from the hood involved in drug dealing and gangs. He and his gangmember friends gangrape a woman whom he realizes is his own mother. Because of his guilt, he then kills himself.
7. Kim by Eminem
Eminem pens Kim, an angst-ridden song about his ex-wife. He sings of his anger and hatred for Kim, how he pursues her through the traffic, and finally catching her, kills her. What is chilling about the song is the glee in the violence it speaks of.
8. Chloroform Girl by Polkadot Cadaver
Though Chloroform Girl is sung with a beautiful melody, the lyrics are a little creepy, especially when it gets to the chorus. It reveals that the song is about a girl who has been kept a prisoner in someone’s basement for 3 years.
9. I C*m Blood by Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal Corpse brings gross and disturbing to a whole new level with this song about necrophilia and rape.
10. Down with the sickness by Disturbed
Disturbed sings of a mother physically abusing her child until the child uses the pent-up rage to fight back. The song is supposed to denounce the act and forcing submission into children through abuse.