There have been an infinite number of songs written about love but some cross the line into an obsessive, lurky-love and end up in creepy stalker territory. If it wasn’t part of a song, would saying things like “I’ll be watching you” or “I would kill for you” get you arrested? Probably.
Here are the creepiest stalker songs:
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Possess Your Heart
Creepiest lines: There are days when outside your window / I see my reflection as I slowly pass / And I long for this mirrored perspective / When we’ll be lovers, lovers at last.
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Creepiest lines: Every breath you take / Every move you make / Every bond you break / Every step you take / I’ll be watching you. Every single day / Every word you say / Every game you play / Every night you stay / I’ll be watching you.
Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore
Creepiest lines: I’ll pull your crooked teeth/You’ll be perfect just like me/You’ll be a lover in my bed/And a gun to my head/We must never be apart/We must never be apart
Morrissey – The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Creepiest lines: Beware I bear more grudges/Than lonely high court judges/When you sleep/I will creep Into your thoughts/Like a bad debt that you can’t pay/Take the easy way and give in/Yeah let me in
Sarah McLaughlin – Possession
Creepiest lines: My body aches to breathe your breath/your words keep me alive/And I would be the one/to hold you down/kiss you so hard/I’ll take your breath away
Garbage – #1 Crush
Creepiest lines: I will burn for you/Feel pain for you/I will twist the knife and bleed my aching heart/I’ll tear it apart
I would die for you/I would kill for you/I will steal for you/I’d do time for you/I would wait for you
Coldplay – Shiver
Creepiest lines: From the moment I wake/to the moment I sleep/I’ll be there by your side/just you try and stop me/I’ll be waiting in line/just to see if you care.
Tegan & Sara – Living Room
Creepiest lines: My windows look into your living room where I spend the afternoon on top of you/I wonder what it is that I did to make you move in across away from me/My windows look into your bathroom where I spend the evening watching you get yourself clean
She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart
Creepiest lines: Either way he wanted her and this was bad/Wanted to do things to her it was making him crazy. Now a little crush turned into a like/And now he wants to grab her by the hair and tell her
Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
Creepiest lines: Hey little girl, is your daddy home/Did he go away and leave you all alone? I got a bad desire, I’m on fire/Tell me now baby is he good to you/Can he do to you the things that I do/I can take you higher I’m on fire
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Creepiest lines: Stalked in the forest, too close to hide/I’ll be upon you by the moonlight side/High blood drumming on your skin, it’s so tight/You feel my heat, I’m just a moment behind
The Fast Romantics – Funeral Song
Creepiest lines: You’ve still got that body/and you’ve reminded me of that/but when I look at you, you don’t look back
Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me
Creepiest lines: In a boy’s dream/Oh I watch you there through the window and I stare at you/ And you wear nothing and you wear it so well/Tied up and twisted the way I like to be/ For you, for me/ Come crash into me