There have been popular songs with creepy or spooky lyrics since the beginning of rock music. Sure, entire subgenres are intentionally dark and scary, but when you filter out songs by shock-rockers, heavy metal bands and gothic groups, we are still left with plenty of songs that seem a little "off" in disturbing ways.
8. "Wildfire,"Michael Martin Murphy (1975) This gentle-sounding '70s soft-rock tune is a weird one for sure. The lyrics:
She comes down from Yellow Mountain On a dark, flat land she ride On a pony she named Wildfire With a whirlwind by her side On a cold Nebraska night
Oh, they say she died one winter When there came a killing frost And the pony she named Wildfire Busted down its stall In a blizzard he was lost