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.
Yep, that would about do it.
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