Dark and lovely songs
January 10, 2013 6:35 PM Subscribe
Looking for beautiful songs with good lyrics that evoke a feeling of violation, dark secrets, slow growing horror
posted by carolinaherrera to media & arts (101 answers total) 104 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes I get into a mood where I want to hear music that makes me feel like something dark, awful, and hidden has happened, but calmly accepted.
Examples of songs that make me feel this way: Bon Iver's Blood Bank (there's something chilling about a song that starts with "I met you at the blood bank...") and Peter Gabriel's Mercy Street (about Anne Sexton's incestuous relationship with her father) or Elliott Smith or even Modest Mouse's "Float On".
Songs about damage, pain, secrets...that are beautiful and have a sort of knowing, accepting feeling. I find them cathartic.
- Not angry, loud, punk, metal, etc.
- Not whiny, crying, keening or grief-ridden songs. More of a calm acceptance of something dark. Peaceful, folk-ish, lovely.
- This is more about the beauty of the lyrics than the specific music, so Pandora and Spotify haven't been much help