Nightmare Fuel / The Mountain Goats

  • "Pure Love:"
    Hey, what are you doing, my love?
    Hey, didn't I just tell you that such a thing would be over and above what's called for in this case?
    Pull the ski mask away from your face.
    It won't be necessary.
  • "Cut Off Their Thumbs" is about a hostage situation that almost surely will not end well.
  • The terrifyingly calm narrator of "Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace."
    "Someone will need to mop this floor for me."
  • The live cover of Furniture Huschle's "Terror Song."
  • The last verse of "Autoclave:"
    I dreamt that I was perched atop a throne of human skulls
    On a cliff above the ocean, howling wind and shrieking seagulls
    And the dream went on forever, one single static frame
  • "New World Emerging Blues"
  • "The Autopsy Garland:"
    You don't want to see these guys without their masks on... or their gloves
    • Understandable when you realize that the guys in question are doctors performing the titular autopsy.
      • Actually, it's even worse given background context. According to John's tumblr "The song is directly about the death of Judy Garland in London in 1969. Judy Garland met a lot of people throughout her life who treated her badly: who abused her from a very early age. In the hands of these people she never had a chance. These are the people who you do not want to see without masks."
  • "Song For My Stepfather" is just horrifying, especially because of the last verse:
    You can go ahead and hit him
    He feels no pain at all
    You erase me
    You erase me
  • The completely unhinged narrator from "Werewolf Gimmick", starting with the very first line.
    I was not there for rehearsal, I don't need it any more...
  • "Toolshed", based on one of the alleged Satanic lyrics backmasked into Stairway To Heaven, tells the story of three kids coming into contact with something very, very sinister.
    Back at the school, everyone looks like the enemy
    And we couldn't sleep