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This section is for lyrics that scared or shocked you the first time you heard them. A good example would be in Eminem's "Marshall Mathers", the line "You might see me walkin a dead rottweiler dog with its head chopped off..." Please list the scary/shocking lyrics and a brief description as to why you found them so. NO ENTRIES OF AN OVERT SEXUAL NATURE OR THAT USE HARSH PROFANITY WILL BE ACCEPTED!!!

Scary Song Lyrics, John Denver

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An Evening with John Denver album at
John Denver's, "Annie's Song"
The Lyrics:
Let me drown in your laughter,
Let me die in your arms.
What an unexpected place to fine scary lyrics, in this romantic ballad know for being written to John Denver's wife at the time, and sweet to the point of being often perceived as cloying. But these particular lines employ death metaphors that might not bother one who appreciates them. The first might be less prone to be taken literally by anyone, since drowning in laughter is literally impossible. But since dying in someone's arms is literally possible, I bet that line has spooked some, especially children not yet developed in their language skills to the point of clearly recognizing and understanding metaphors.
Submitted by: Adrienne Ramseur

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