"Peppy" songs with dark lyrics...help me find more!
February 2, 2010 5:34 PM Subscribe
Upbeat music, dark lyrics, intriguing narrator to whom you can't really relate...help me find more songs like these!
posted by mingodingo to media & arts (64 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
Lately I've been really intrigued by a certain type of song, but I don't know quite how to describe its "category." The subject matter is dark, but the music is peppy enough so that the dark lyrics seem out of place. The narrator is hard to relate to, yet very interesting. And the songs are dark...sometimes really dark comedy, but dark nevertheless.
Perhaps most helpful would be examples of the sort of song to which I'm referring...the three that best fit what I'm thinking of are The Mountain Goats' "No Children" and the Decemberists' "The Rake Song" and "We Both Go Down Together."
So, can you help me find more songs that are peppy, dark / darkly comic, with weird but intriguing narrators? (Or if my question makes no sense, feel free to let me know that, too.)