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Have you guys noticed the songs (like "ring around the rosie" or "london bridge is falling down") that we sang so happily as kids are actually extremely scary and dark? Yet people who do acnolish this pretend its funny and sing anyway. I always thought this was weird.

Give your opinion and additional examples of creepy songs. (they dont have to be childhood songs, just creepy songs

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There's a Brazilian child song called "I threw the stick on the cat"
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There's a Brazilian child song called "I threw the stick on the cat"
O.o


They actually song about throwing sticks at innocent cats :( :shock: :?


Also, hooray! Not 5 minutes go by and I already got a comment! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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"Have you seen the ghost of John?
Long white bones with the skin all gone!

Oooo! Oooo!
Wouldn't it be chilly with no skin on?"

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Otaku-Boy wrote:
angelusbr wrote:
There's a Brazilian child song called "I threw the stick on the cat"
O.o


They actually song about throwing sticks at innocent cats :( :shock: :?


Also, hooray! Not 5 minutes go by and I already got a comment! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

It's a weird song. The "crude" translation would be something like this: I spoilered because of its content (it's not above pg-13, but it still may make some people angry. They're trying to ban this song or change it (the thing is people sang this non xalantly (sp?) ever since grandparents were kids. NOW they're trying to do something about this song.

I threw the stick on the cat-cat-cat
But the cat-cat-cat didn't die-die-die
Miss Chica-ca was amased-sed-sed
By the cry, by the cry the Cat gave

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Um... yeah. That's a pretty demented song. :/

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I always thought the theme song for Candle Cove was creepy.

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If you've ever played Dead Space, then you know about how creepy they made "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Ring Around the Rosie" sound. A truly terrifying game. I'd post some links to the songs, but I don't know how appropriate that would be, seeing how it's a gruesome game.

And if you've ever played Lost Odyssey, then you may remember these two songs that play in the Old Sorceress' Mansion. I feel better about linking to them since it's a less... um... horribly graphic game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAML2WYLrYc&feature=relmfu -Old Sorceress' Mansion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CwebIy8UIc&feature=relmfu -Space Distortion


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I always thought the theme song for Candle Cove was creepy.

I thought that song was creepy too! Poor Janice.
Anyway I always thought Rock-a-bye baby was creepy. There is also a game in Japan called Kagome Kagome which involves singing a song when going in a circle. The person in the middle is supposed to be a demon and name the person behind them when the song ends.

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The teddy bear picnic song always gave me the creeps.

And I got a Silly Songs CD, listened to it. Listening to the words of some of those, though the tunes are upbeat the lyrics are just scary in a way.

"The Cat Came Back the Very Next Day":

"The man around the corner swore he'd kill the cat on sight,
He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite;
He waited and he waited for the cat to come around,
Ninety seven pieces of the man is all they found."
-2nd verse of the song.

"Found a Peanut" mentions going the other way after already being rejected from heaven. So needless to say children's songs can be creepy.


Also Bioshock made some songs creepy if you listen to them in that game for those that have played. "How Much is that Doggy in the Window?" And if you play listen carefully the second time you meet a Little Sister and Big Daddy to the song she sings "Mr. Bubbles. This is the part where you are asked "Would you kindly lower your weapon"

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What about "Alouette"? The French song teaching body parts? It's about PLUCKING THE FEATHERS OUT OF A LARK'S BODY!

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Did you know "ring around the rosie" is actually about the Black Plague in England? There were too many people dying from the disease to berry them all, so they put flowers (posies) in corpses' pockets so that they wouldn't smell as bad when they burned the piles of bodies. Kinda morbid...
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Why are kids singing this!?!?!


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Did you know "ring around the rosie" is actually about the Black Plague in England? There were too many people dying from the disease to berry them all, so they put flowers (posies) in corpses' pockets so that they wouldn't smell as bad when they burned the piles of bodies. Kinda morbid...
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Why are kids singing this!?!?!

Indeed, they turned a horrific chapter in history and made it into a "delightful" children's song. Very creepy. But I think they buried the bodies in mass graves than burned them, that's just what I heard.


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I just relized how disturbing this thread this.

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Otaku-Boy wrote:
I just relized how disturbing this thread this.

What? Did the mass grave fires give it away? :|

mccartneytm wrote:
Did you know "ring around the rosie" is actually about the Black Plague in England?

Turns out that's not true. My world just crumbled. :(
http://nicolaa5.tripod.com/articles/rosie.html


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I just relized how disturbing this thread this.

Be careful what you wish for...

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Tht ones just rubbing salt in the wound :evil:

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Sorry :cry:
I didn't mean to strike a sour note there.
Let's all just make make up and be friends, OK? OK!

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:? I-I was joking, no need to apoligize

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Post Re: Creepy childhood songs
Well I know one where the lyrics aren't exactly creepy but the video will give me nightmares. It's german and it's english translation is "Everything has one end except a sausage which has two" (yes I know that's a lie but...) the thing is the song in question is very um...*ahem* adult and little German children sing this song and it's taught to those learning German in university.

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Pop goes the weasal is pretty dark, I think.


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Actually, "Ring a ring of Roses" is highly unlikely to be related to the plague. As Wikipedia says:
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Several folklore scholars regard the theory as baseless for several reasons:

The plague explanation did not appear until the mid-twentieth century.
The symptoms described do not fit especially well with the Great Plague.
The great variety of forms makes it unlikely that the modern form is the most ancient one, and the words on which the interpretation are based are not found in many of the earliest records of the rhyme.
European and 19th-century versions of the rhyme suggest that this "fall" was not a literal falling down, but a curtsy or other form of bending movement that was common in other dramatic singing games.

It's a nice if morbid idea though.

"Alouette" is a rather morbid kids song though. Apparently it was used to help children learn the parts of the body. It sings about plucking the various parts of a lark (alouette).

It's rather interesting the interpretations people put on things. "Humpty Dumpty" and "Jack and Jill" would appear to be quite morbid too but in actuality nobody has any idea or any evidence to support what they're about, suggesting that they are in fact just nonsense songs.

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Does anyone remember the "On top of old smokey, all covered in blood" diddy from their childhood?

..or "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school, we have tortured all the teachers, we have broken every rule" ...

...what about "great big globs of greasy, grimy..." and so on, which ends with "Its too bad you didn't bring a spoon!"

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We had "Deck the halls with gasoline, fa la la la laa la la la laa. Light a match and watch it gleam, fa la la la laa la la la laa..." :roll:

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All of the old songs I remember when I was a creepy third-grader are found over at this website:

http://www.playgroundjungle.com/

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Come Little Children


I remember this from my childhood.......not something too many sang......but.....this version is creepy

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Some disturbing rough translations of parts of lyrics from swedish songs:

"If I dont get a sausage Ill jump into the river"
"Life must be great else it may end"

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Ring around the Rosie is dark too, I think. At the very least from what I remember anyway.


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The lullaby "Rock-a-bye Baby" ends with the baby falling from the top of a tree - that sounds more like a really bad parent's twisted fantasy to me. :?

Of course there is a second verse that makes it sound a lot less sadistic, but nobody ever sings it.

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It's rumored that "Rock a Bye Baby" is also a pretty dark song. Its rumored to be either about the Pilgrims taking traditions from the Native Americans by putting their babies cradles on tree branches so that the wind will rock the cradles so they fall asleep. Another rumor is its about an English family who lived in a gigantic yew tree. Either way, the imagine of a baby falling to its death among the splintered remains of its cradle is very disturbing.

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My god. I came here expecting relatively sane creepiness. I did not expect this nightmare fuel.

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Be careful what you click on.

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Then you might need a refresher since you came in here. xD

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Mmm probably not. I still wander across the web. Occasionally getting redirected. Also, Skype chats... Mostly Skype chats....

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