- The Britney Spears song "Toxic" may be a good example
Baby, can't you seeI'm callingA guy like you should wear a warningIt's dangerousI'm fallingThere's no escapeI can't waitI need a hitBaby, give me itYou're dangerousI'm loving itToo highCan't come downLosin' my headSpinnin' 'round and 'roundDo you feel me now?
So I, wait for you to callAnd I try to act naturalhave you been thinking 'bout her or about meAnd while I wait I put on my perfume, yeah I want it all over youI gotta mark my territory
- "Perfume" may count as well, especially the chorus.
- The song "Black Dahlia" by Hollywood Undead shows shades of this, it's sung by a male yandere to his ex-lover and its implied that he kills her.
Seems like all we had is over nowYou left to restAnd your tears are dried up nowYou just lay without a sound
- Porcelain Black:
And once I've got you it's a factBaby there's turning backMake me, make me impressedMake me, make me OBSESSED
- "Pretty Little Psycho".
You know I’m gonna gonna get youThe world's a tiny place, there's nowhere you can hideI know you're gonna gonna love meMy guns are loaded and I got you in my sight
- Also, her song "Swallow my bullet" is pretty yandere too
- The story driven Album Two faced charade by Famous last words, is in the POV of a yandere boy and his decent into madness.
- One of the songs in Paramore's latest album is called ''(One of those) Crazy Girls''
- Alexander Rybak's "Leave Me Alone" revolves around a male victim of a Stalker With a Crush. He starts getting calls from a girl who got his number from his dancers and he notices her following him around. The girl has caused so much trouble for him that his parents are getting scared and his relationship with his girlfriend is suffering. Alexander also admits that he really was stalked by someone and this became his inspiration for the song.
- Charlotte Sometimes' ''How I Could Just Kill A Man''
- Ken Ashcorp's ''Crazy Chicks''
- The Paper Chase's album Hide the Kitchen Knives was (arguably) a concept album about one of these finding about their partner was cheating and deciding to Murder the Hypotenuse.
- Say Anything's ''I Love You More Than I Hate My Period''
His song is stuck in my headHis song is stuck in my headAnd I'll chain him tight to my bedSo I always will remember him
- Japanese singer Jun Togawa has the song "Suki Suki Daisuki" which contains lyrics like, "I love you so much, I love you so much, I love you so much, say you love me or I'll kill you!"
- The narrator of "Du Riechst So Gut" (German for "you smell so good") by Rammstein. He stalks his crush like a wolf stalks its' prey. Then, when she's all alone, he ambushes and rapes her (or at least wants to do so, it isn't quite clear, if he managed to do that).
- ''I Love You... I'll Kill You'' by Enigma.
- ''In My Room'' by Insane Clown Posse is gangster male yandere: the song.
- The character codenamed "Soror," from Sound Horizon's song "Ark," who kills the boy she loved (who was also her brother) for some "betrayal" unspecified in the song.
- The girl from "Baroque," another track on the same album, is a Psycho Lesbian yandere nun (going by her costume in the live version, anyway) who also kills the girl she loves for rejecting her.
- And in "Stardust", Stella, an actress who's implied to be a White-Dwarf Starlet, shoots her lover after catching him with another girl. "The bouquet in my left hand can't stop the impulse [read: gun] in my right..."
- There's also the song "Yield", which is more or less about a girl living at a farm who is in love with her father, and when he doesn't return these feelings, she murders both him and her mother.
- A common theme in Vocaloid songs:
You can use and abuseDo anything!
- Male example - "Kaito ga UNINSTALL" involves Kaito going yandere for his "Master" and killing all the other Vocaloids out of jealousy.
- Miku and Luka's "Scissoroid". Miku was jealous of the attention Luka was getting from "Master", so she tries to kill her in her sleep. Then while Miku was hesitating, Luka wakes up, sweet-talks Miku, then stabs her with a pair of scissors.
- Kaito's Story About a Poor Rabbit.
- The yandere-themed fan Vocaloids, such as Taito and Juon Kiku.
- Now we have Sukone Tei. A Vipperloid, devoted to Len, and wants to kill Miku. Yandere loid!
- Then there's also Gapuko in his song, Specimen Girl. In a fit of jealous rage, he starts dismembering the girl for "being with other men". After he effectively kills her, he talks about loving her corpse and being able to defile it. He also cuts out her heart and eats it, ensuring that she's truly his and can only love him. The last shot shows him in a bathtub full of blood, cradling the girl's corpse.
- Miku has the song "Rotten Girl, Grotesque Romance (Stalker)".
- Rockleetist's English version is also quite disturbing:
So don't tell me promises that you and I know that you'll never keepAnd don't tell me lies when we both know that over you I'm losing sleepAm I crazy for believing that if I could turn back timeI'd be the only one and you'd be only mine?
- Two unrelated songs that feature Megurine Luka as a Yandere Stalker With a Crush are Love Disease and mothy's The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka.
- The latter song comes from a series with its fair share of Yandere characters.
- RIP=RELEASE, Luka's jealous response song to Len's SPICE!. However, it focuses more on her feelings of betrayal by Len himself, as opposed to determination to destroy others. Nonetheless, her sentiment is still pretty yandere, as expressed in the lyrics Maybe I should just slice open your throat and make you all mine....
- Rockleetist's English fan cover sort of tones down the yandere implications (i.e no mention of slicing throats) but the themes of obsession and madness are still very noticeable.
- 'Two Sisters' by Clannad is about this.
Sister I'll not take your handAnd I'll have Johnny and all his landAnd I'll be true, unto my love!If he'll be true to me
- 'Two Sisters' is a version of the English traditional song "The Miller and the King's Daughter", aka "Twa Sisters", aka "The Bonny Swan" and probably a dozen other names. The elder drowns the younger "all for the sake of a man". In some versions, the younger gets her revenge from beyond the grave with the help of a musician. In others, the elder sister gets away scot free with the boyfriend and an innocent man is hanged for murder. In some versions, the boyfriend is not mentioned to have any particular wealth and the girls come from a royal family, so greed can be eliminated as a motive, leaving nothing but jealousy.
- Child's Play by Yura Hatsuki, has the one singing the apparently the victim of one, though the official video didn't show exactly what happened and it isn't clear on Black Cap and Red Cap's relationship and it is very vague but a few stories go like this:
- "There was Red Cap (Kairi) and Black Cap (Namine) and they were best friends. But Black Cap started to notice that Wolf (Sora) paid more attention to Red Cap than Black Cap. [....]Black Cap started to become jealous of Red Cap. Red Cap remembered all the times they laughed together, and was puzzled about why Black Cap would do this. Red Cap had died of losing too much blood. Black Cap had another idea. Wolf would come looking for Red Cap. Black Cap took out her own eyes, lips, and hair and replaced them with Red Cap's. So this way Wolf wouldn't notice that Red Cap had been killed. Black Cap appeared in Red Cap's and Wolf's special place. Black Cap saw all the drawings they made together, but it didn't matter because Black Cap is Red Cap now, and Wolf will never know the difference."
- "RoboCop" by Kanye West.
- "Angel's Fuck" by Jack Off Jill.
- I'll bask in your forever, you just waste my time, I wanted to help, to help destroy the world, I wanted to be that, to be that special girl...
- "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.
- The protagonist from "Can't Stand Losing You" is a passive-aggressive version, what with his threats to kill himself over a bad breakup so the ex feels guilty for the rest of her life.
- "Wrapped Around Your Finger" is hot yandere-on-yandere action — pretty messed up for something that sounds like Sting was noodling around with a rhyming dictionary one day.
- Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats".
- To some extent, They're Coming To Take Me Away by Napoleon XIV. Played straight until The Reveal that he was (most likely) singing about his dog, not a woman.
- So. Much. In Taylor Swift 's Blank Space.
- Played with in P!nk's Please Don't Leave Me, which starts off with the singer portrayed as a standard issue The Woobie trying to keep her boyfriend from dumping her. Until he slips on marbles at the top of the stairs. The robotic head tilt she does looking down on him seals it. Madness, violence, and cute little hats ensue.
- It's all very "Harajuku goth" with so much pink, and stuffed animals. And a kinky nurse outfit.
- Depending on its interpretation A Little Piece of Heaven by Avenged Sevenfold in which the male singer either kills his girlfriend because he is afraid she'll reject his marriage proposal or because she does reject him (video and song have some disparity), then proceeds to preserve her corpse so she'll always be with him. Warning: Necrophilia!
- "Henry Lee" from Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and PJ Harvey
- For that, so too is Loretta "Lottie" from The Curse of Millhaeven, (though arguably just Axe-Crazy) and to a lesser extent, almost everything else in Murder Ballads ... and to an even lesser extent, half of all of Nick Cave 's works. The line "I got a pretty little mouth under all this foamin'" is what brings the Yandere part though past just that. Another good contender from that album is the unnamed male of "Where the Wild Roses Grow."
- "Porcelain" by Better Than Ezra
I wish I could kill you, savor the sightJump into my car, drive into the nightThen lie as I scream to the heavens aboveThat I was the last one you ever loved
- "Won't U Please B Nice" by Nellie McKay.
- "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga. Just think about what she's comparing her love to.
- "Don't Say A Word" by Sonata Arctica deserves special mention its Deconstruction of this. The song is narrated from the perspective of a male Yandere who discovers his wife has been cheating on him and rapes her and kills her. It's an interesting look at what a Yandere could possibly be thinking. He sees his usual, calmer persona as an alter ego which he tells to step down using a variation on an old Latin exorcism ('Vade retro, alter ego') and ceases to recognise himself early in the song. Later he starts thinking some really weird stuff, claiming that what he's doing is to help her uphold her part of the deal (their marriage vows) and that he's helping her be a moral person ('I'll help you follow through / remember this? Pacta sunt servanda') he compares their love to a romance novel, making note that now there is no love between them they should die like the lovers in the novel ('You read the book now / The part: ashes to ashes, dust to dust') and eventually considering himself her god, being divine and able to pass judgement, as she blasphemed against him ('Unfortunate for you, this makes me your god') He truly believes that what he's doing is best for their love and the right thing for both of them. He thinks she doesn't know that he's right so tells her to sit back and take as he 'does the right thing' ('Cannot keep your part of the deal /so don't say a word...don't say a word') scary stuff.
- Played a little more straight with their "At the End of This Chapter", which opens with a terrified woman answering a call from her stalker.
- Bad Company's "Burnin' Sky", sung from the point of view of a convict who keeps trying to escape to see the woman of his dreams, though it's implied his obsession with her is the reason he's in prison in the first place.
The judge said, "this man's a danger to humanity,
We're gonna lock him up and throw away the key."
Now, baby, your love has sent me to jail
But I'd rather die than see you with another man!
- Ludo's The Horror of Our Love embodies this. "I've been inside your bedroom / I've murdered half the town / Left you love notes on their headstones / I'll fill the graveyards / Until I have you"
".../I will lie for you, beg and steal for you/ I will crawl on hands and knees until you see /You're just like me ... /I would die for you /I would kill for you /I will steal for you /I'd do time for you /I will wait for you /I'd make room for you /I'd sail ships for you /To be close to you /To be part of you /'Cause you believe in me /I believe in you /I would die for you. "
- No. 1 Crush.
- Admittedly, "Vow" from their first album is even worse — pure, seething, raging, unhinged vengeance from a yandere spurned. It goes well beyond If I Can't Have You... territory into psychosis.
- "If You Love Me", by 80s band Scandal (with lead singer Patty Smyth): "'Cause you can't leave me / And you can't tell me that it's the end / You can walk away / But you can never look back again / So if you leave me / I will hurt you if I can / Yes, I will hurt you in the end." It's sung nice and sweet and softly, and essentially promises death if the guy tries to leave, even saying "You can't run and hide away".
- The narrator in Falco's "Jeanny" is a Serial Killer and rapist who sounds very much like a Yandere as he sings about his next victim.
"They're coming! They are coming to get you. // They won't find you. Nobody will find you! // You're with me!"
- "My Rival" by Steely Dan seems to be about a plan to Murder the Hypotenuse.
Sure he's a jolly rogerUntil he answers for his crimeYes I'll match him whim for whim now
- Morrissey in "Jack The Ripper", if you consider the unsettling but romantic lyrics and the title.
Crash into my arms / I want you
You don't agree / But you don't refuse
I know youAnd I know a place / Where no one is likely to passOh, you don't care if it's late / And you don't care if you're lostAnd oh, you look so tired /(But tonight you presume too much)Too much, too much / And if it's the lastThing I ever do / I'm gonna get you
- The Birthday Massacre. The lyrics to "Blue" have very strong yandere connotations and the way the tone switches is very yandere as well.
- They're good at making fucked up love songs.
- "Lovers' End" as well.
- There's also "Violet," which seems at first glance to be an ordinary break up song, until Chibi starts singing about "violent visions" of "scaring faces once adored" and "staining red the wasted metaphor."
- "Waterfall" by Sweetbox told from the point of view of a woman stalking the object of her obsession (whom she makes clear will belong to her), ending with the following lines spoken in a chillingly sweet tone:
I told you I'd be watching youIn everything that you doBut don't worry, now...Cause I'll take care of you
- Fiona Apple's cover of "I Want You" (originally by Elvis Costello, and accompanied by him in this performance) captures awesomely creepy love from the point of view of the Yandere. Costello's performance of it counts too, but one of the YouTube commenters said it best: "Fiona wailed her tiny ass off, and scared me even more than EC did in the original. Didn't think that was possible."
- "My Mind's Eye" by Sirenia is a mix of this and Mind Game Ship.
- Pay close attention to the actual lyrics of "If This Is Love" by The Saturdays, and don't let the cheery tone fool you. Guh...
- "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Melanie" is a parody of 80s stalker songs, and despite being Played for Laughs it's still one of the creepier things Al's ever done, and he's written humorous songs featuring serial killers.
- Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend"
Hey, hey, you, you, I don't like your girlfriendNo way, no way, I think you need a new oneHey, hey, you, you, I could be your girlfriend
- I've been losing you depicts the thoughts of a man who has gone Yandere and killed his girlfriend during a fight. It's a song with a very moving, rock-ish, upbeat tune.
- In Maybe maybe, the narrator is the target of a Yandere's obsession, and end up run over by her (in a Rover) for his trouble. Again, the tune is of a poppy and silly melody.
- Shakespears Sister's big hit "Stay" is as pure a demonstration of the concept as you'll find in pop music — former Eric Clapton sidedwoman/songwriter Marcy Levy as an ethereal, clingy dere, and former Bananarama pop princess Siobhan Fahey as her violent, menacing Ax-Crazy subconscious. The video bends it into a battle between life and death for a dying man, and between the lanky, keening Levy and Fahey's corrupted, uber-creepy succubus/troll angel of death.
- Empires' song "I Want Blood", in a male example.
I want blood, I want blood from youIf it ain't your love, I want blood from you
- The Legendary Pink Dots play with the "Love Makes You Crazy" trope fairly often, usually as Black Comedy, although on occasion one finds oneself laughing a bit more nervously. "Thursday Night Fever", in particular involves each verse detailing something utterly horrific and concluding with:
'Cos you know how jealous I get
- "Last Rites/Loved To Death" from Megadeth's first album. It's about a guy who's so in love with his girlfriend that he kills her so that she would go to Heaven ("loved [her] to death" in his terms) and then commits suicide...only to discover that they both go to Hell because she had cheated on him.
- "Run For Your Life" by The Beatles:
I'd rather see you dead, little girl
Than to be with another man
You better keep your head, little girl
Or you won't know where I am...
- Or, to a lesser degree, "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", which features possibly the most minimal lyrics of the lot.
- The Nickel Back song "Follow You Home" is an inversion, as the lyrics detail how the songs narrator would still follow his object of obsessive affection to (presumably) her house even if she were to have him abused, beaten, tortured, and killed.
- "Gimme Gimme" by Lords Of Acid is possibly the only Lo A song that's even remotely playable on US radio (not that it ever was...). It's also a song about a star (apparently a cheesecakey pop star a la Britney or Christina) who has fallen obsessively in love with her biggest stalker.
- Melanie Martinez with "Pacify Her."
- And to a lesser extent, "Cake" since the narrator sounds a bit possessive.
- Gothic metal band Mortal Love built a trilogy of three concept albums around this: All the Beauty, I Have Lost, Forever Will Be Gone. In the first one, the singer is completely worshipful ("All the Beauty") until her lover leaves her for someone else and she just falls to pieces ("I Want to Die"). The second album follows her slow descent into madness, and by the third she's bordering on pure evil territory ("Still it Has Only Just Begun", "To Choke You Now"). The target of her love/hate is dead by the end, and it's strongly implied that she killed him.
With every look I crushed you wholeWith every smile I grained your bonesThe darkness makes me strongerAnd I can swallow it no moreEvil in all shapesIn my case it's cold and hollowDarkness, it wakes nor sleepsAnd this pain you're forced to swallow
- The band August Burns Red was named after a run-in their original singer had with one of these. After he broke up with his girlfriend August, she set his dog Red on fire in his doghouse. The actual name was the title of the story that ran in the paper the next day.
- Interlude With Ludes, by Them Crooked Vultures, is this mixed with Stalker With a Crush:
If you want me I'm yoursAnd even if you don't want meI'm trained and licensed and armed to the teethI think you'll agreeIt's so hard to apologizeSo I'm just gonna skip it
- ''Candy Hearts'' by Razakel. Sick Tanic K spins a verse portraying the object of Razakel's unwanted affections, and it's clear that the shit is about to hit the fan.
- Eminem and Rihanna's ''Love The Way You Lie'' sounds like it's about a double Yandere love.
- ' 'Me and the Minibar' ' by the Dresden Dolls fits this trope very well.
- For Axis Powers Hetalia, Belarus and Ukraine's character song Carrots and Sticks aims for this and plays it for laughs. While Belarus is a canon yandere, the shocking thing is that Ukraine has the same feelings for the person they are singing for. That person is their brother Russia... who is also a Yandere. Their Yandere types, however, are very different: Belarus is about the possessive and scary side, whereas Ukraine is more about sweetness and subtle manipulation. Ukraine actually sends Belarus into a screaming fit by sort-of getting Russia into promising to "marry her" or at least make enonomic/political deals with her, and reacts via speaking softly and calmly about being "such a bewitching sister"note .
- The Puppini Sisters' cover of "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" paints a picture of a crazy girl who, if she sees him cheating, will lock up her man for good.
- Portishead's ''All Mine'' begins as a typically sweet love song
"When you smile, Oh how I feel so good",
"Tethered and tied. There's nowhere to hide from me. All Mine."
- but gradually becomes more obsessive and creepy, eventually working up to
- Björk's "An Echo, A Stain" lands somewhere inbetween Stalker With a Crush and this:
Feel my breath, on your neck, and your heart will racedon't say no to me, you can't say no to me...I'm sorry you saw that...
You're alonewe won't save youYour rescue squad is to exausted
- This also applies with Army of Me
- ''Goin' Down'' by The Pretty Reckless is written as a confession from a textbook possessive yandere who's just discovered the downside of not having a boyfriend any more.
"But I caught him with another woman in the bed I made him, So I put him in a grave"
- Evanescence's Taking Over Me seems like a nice song...until you realize it's really about obsession. Romantic huh? This masterpiece shimmers with precious jewels such as...
(chorus)"I have to be with you to LIVE, to BREATHE, you're TAKING OVER ME,"(verse 2)"Have you forgotten all I've known, and all we had? You saw me mourning my love for you, and touched my hand... I KNEW YOU LOVED ME THEN."(bridge) "I look in the mirror and see your face, if I look DEEP ENOUGH. So many things inside that are JUST LIKE YOU ARE TAKING OVER!!!"
- The Song Snow White Queen is an interesting take on this trope, as the choruses are sung by the Yandere, but the verses are sung by the yandere's object of affection.
- Surrender is also has lovely lyrics such as "You can't abandon me... You belong to me...", Darling, there's no sense in running/You know I will find you/Everything is perfect now/We can live forever" and "There's no escaping me, my love... surrender..."
- Kesha's "Stephen". Just read a few lyrics:
'Cause you're my object of affectionMy drug of choiceMy sick obsessionI want to keep you as my pet to play withAnd hide under my bed forever
- The Bravery's song "Hatefuck"
If I put my hands around your wrists, would you fight themIf I put my fingers in your mouth, would you bite themThere are so many things I'd doIf I had my way with you
- The Shadow's song Shooting Star. You heard me. It might sound innocent at first, but if you really listen to the lyrics,
A shooting star will shoot you, and mars will go to warThe man in the moon will jump on you if you don't love me no more
- Hugh Laurie is in love with Steffi Graf
- "Abracadabra" by Brown Eyed Girls has these...undertones:
Every night, I'll be with youDo you love her? do you love her?Do you love me? Do you love me?
Let's go somewhere where there are no people,It's just that I want to be alone with you,Now you can't go anywhere.
- Lots of K-Pop seems to have these undertones. Another example: Super Junior's "Bonamana".
- Other, more obvious, examples in k-pop come from two of G-Dragon's songs "She's Gone", a song about a jealous ex-boyfriend who murders his ex-girlfriend, with lyrics such as:
- and "Obsession", which has an almost identical theme to "She's Gone".
- In "Going Crazy", Bang Yong Guk sings the part of the stalker. Ironically, in the PV, the woman is the yandere instead that she burns the man... Still blindfolded and tied.
- Blossom Tears doesn't have that much of yandere-sounding lyric, but the character played by Leo there... His eyes in 2:53 should tick you off and things just going worse from there.
- The Yandere sasaeng "fan" from Epik High's "Fan" kidnaps her favorite idol and keeps him locked up to keep him all to herself, stubbornly ignoring his blatant despair. She ends up inadvertently killing him.
- "Poison" by Alice Cooper — "I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name"
And I liked your late husband DonaldBut such torture his memory bringsAll sliced up and sealed tight in baggiesGuess love makes you do funny things
- "Millie and Billie" is about two insane lovers.
- Love's a Loaded Gun is a song about a man who is a little bit too attached to a prostitute and is heavily implied to have killed her and one of her clients.
- "Kim" by Eminem is what happens to a male Yandere just after he snaps. It is not pleasant to listen to.
- It's about his relationship struggles with his wife. He played it for her before it was released; she was understandably freaked out.
- From the same album (The Marshall Mathers LP), Eminem gives us the song "Stan" about a yandere stalker's descent into madness.
- Have you heard "Starbound"? He snaps his girlfriend's neck and then kills himself.
- ''My Bloody Valentine'' by Good Charlotte embodies the viewpoint of a male yandere who has the intense desire to Murder the Hypotenuse.
He dropped you off I followed him home.. Then I stood outside his bedroom window..Standing over him he begged me not to do what I knew I had to do,'Cause I'm so in love with you!
- Marianas Trench 's Toy Soldiers. It at first sounds like a nice song about a guy meeting someone. But after the first verse, he slowly slips into madness. In the final verse, he literally says If I Can't Have You..., no one can. The second verse even contains some concerning lines:
Don't you want love?Don't you fight back!This will hurt lessIf you just submit
- In the most popular versions of folk song The Female Highwayman the titular woman (Sovay/Silvy/Janie/Priscilla) disguises herself as a highwayman, robs her fiance blind on the road, and orders him to give her his gold engagement ring. When he says he'd rather die than give away the ring his beloved gave to him, she lets him go free and the next day reveals what she did by "accidentally" letting him see the watch she stole the day before, telling him that it was a Fidelity Test and that he passed with flying colors. However, in one version of the song, she also adds that if he had given up the ring when she robbed him, she wouldn't have just refused to marry him — she would have shot him dead on the spot.
- "Liar" by Emilie Autumn:
I want to mix our bloodAnd put it in the groundSo you can never leaveI want to earn your trustYour faith your heartYou'll never be deceived
- Becomes interesting when it was revealed that these are not just lyrics, but what Autumn's boyfriend spoke to her at one point. Verbatim.
- Also, "I Know Where You Sleep".
- The Irish folk song, Bean Pháidín. Just look at the lyrics.
May your legs, your legs be brokenMay your legs be broken, Páidín’s wifeMay your legs, your legs be brokenMay your legs and your bones be broken.
- "I Love U" by Tila Tequila which opens with "you know, I just want to let you know that I never felt this way about anyone else...I...I think I love you...so don't think I'm crazy when I tell you this...but if you ever hurt me...I'll fuckin' kill you," and gets progressively more possessive.
- No doubt's "In my head" is about a yandere who is well aware her obsessive jealousy is only in her head.
And all it takes is one word or idea to send me in the deep.So if you think you're clever, use the right words when you're talking to me.
- Wake Up Call by Maroon 5 is a prime example of a male yandere who found his lover in the bed with another man, so he shot him dead.
I'm not kind if you betray me..
- R.E.M. love this trope. Be Mine, High Speed Train, Star 69, You, and Strange Currencies all fit one type or another.
- Space have a good few songs about yanderes, both male and female. Tommy Scott's defining yandere song is 'Drop Dead', while Jamie Murphy had 'Bastard Me Bastard You'. Possibly 'Piggies' as well, depending on how you interpret it. There's also 'Diary Of A Wimp', in which it's implied that the 'wimp' is stalking the girl and is perfectly happy to off her boyfriend.
- Smile.dk's "Don't Believe You're Leaving" is a warning from a psycho girlfriend that her boy had better be true, because there's no way she's letting him go. And, like so many of the rest of their songs, it is unbelievably happy.
- Marilyn Manson uses this trope too frequently to list all the examples, because frontman Marilyn Manson is a Yandere.
- Picture Me Broken's "Forevermore" is a not-so-subtle song from a yandere. Throughout it, she begs her love interest to stay with her. If he tried to leave, she'd never let him. She won't let him be alone as long as she's awake. Nice.
- The White Tie Affair's "Watching You" is an Obsession Song from the POV of the guy being stalked by a Yandere:
Help me help me, somebody save me,I keep running she keeps on chasing,Reminds me all the time, "No matter where you go I'll always be watching you."
- The Dark Lady by the Bedlam Bards is about a yandere pirate ship. When her captain falls in love with a captive girl, the titular Dark Lady steers herself into a storm, the girl falls overboard, and the everyone else on board is killed. This leaves them as ghosts, doomed to never leave.
- Killer by Dev
I'm gonna make you love me
- Bust Your Knee Caps - Pomplamoose, Threatens johnny to not leave her or her family business will bust his knee caps. In an endearing way.
- Vienna Teng's 'My Medea' is told from the POV of a possessive yandere.
So, come to me, my loveI'll tap into your strength and drain it dryAnd never have enoughFor you I'd burn the length and breadth of skyFor it's my thoughts that bind me hereIt's this moment I most fearAnd this child I would destroyFor I hold her pain most dear
- This parody of Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" and its accompanying image macros:
I'll always be checking up on you
Hey boy, who you talking to?
If I was your girlfriend
I'd never let you leave
Without a small recording device
Taped under your sleeve
And you'll always look your best
Shave your face for me
Don't hide secrets in your house
'Cause, boy, I stole the key."
- Here We Go Again by Captain Tractor is about a girl who expresses her love for the singer by inflicting life-threatening injuries on him.
In the ambulance that day as they were taking me awayYou looked into my eyesYou said you were in love, but then it struck you from aboveAs you learned of my demiseIs it me or is it you with a sense of Deja VuAs I brush with death again?And it's really no surprise as the tears filled up your eyesYou're in love with me in painHere we go again!
- The Veronicas in their song "Lolita"
Your my possession, I'm your obsession, don't tell me never, you'll love me foreverAlways stay close to me, don't tell me you're leaving now
- The woman in the Knife Party song, "Internet Friends" is a Yandere through and through. When the unnamed protagonist blocks her on Facebook, she resorts to tracking him down to his own home, ringing the doorbell, knocking on the door, and even calling him on his smartphone before ultimately smashing through his window and delivering this legendary line:
- Text Me Back by Your Favorite Martian is as yandere as it gets. Just listen to the lyrics. It also doesn't help that one of the band members is in prison while the other three are in a mental institute, and the entire chorus is just the words "I wasn't crazy until I met you" over and over.
- "I Never Knew You" by Cage is a song from the perspective of a stalker.
Perish the thought, you should cherish the words that I got in my mouthThe only words that can truly explain how I got in your house.
- Tech N9ne's "Am I A Psycho" is sung from a male yandere's perspective.
- "My Mind's Eye" by the gothic metal band Sirenia is about this.
- If you are downI'll be there to chain you to the groundAnd penetrate your mindIf you are lostI'll be there to break your trustAnd ravage all your lust for life, my love
- "Crazy Possessive" by Kaci Battaglia
- Chairlift's "Sidewalk Safari" could as well be interpreted from a perspective of one.
- The main trope page's quote is from Slipknot's "Prosthetics," which is loosely based on the novel The Collector and its 1965 film adaptation.
- Dirty Little Rabbits' "Professional Hit", in which the singer has clearly been driven insane and angry from a one-time fling of what she believed to be was a starting relationship, ending with may be Murder the Hypotenuse. Careful with That Axe and Precision F-Strike abound.
- Coheed and Cambria's concept album "Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness" is narrated by a Yandere:
You could've been all I wantedBut you weren't honestNow get in the ground!Do you remember why you did it?Do you remember why she left?No, I hope you die right now,Will you drink my chemical?And if you cry out loud,It'll only make me feel too goodI'll do anything for you, / Kill anyone for you.Here wait, so I guess that you knewThat you're a selfish little whoreI'm the selfish little whoreIf I had my way, I'd crush your face in the door.
- CreedenceClearwaterRevival: They did a cover of "Susie-Q". Given John Fogerty's vocals, (piping his voice through a guitar amp on these lyrics), coupled with the banjo and electric guitar makes this a very creepy song.
Well, say that you'll be mineWell, say that you'll be mine,Well, say that you'll be mine, baby all the time, Susie Q
- Marilyn Manson's "Mr. Superstar":
hey mr. superstar,I'll kill myself for youhey mr. superstar,I'll kill you if I can't have you.
I make myself sick just to poison you
- Also "Deformography":
If I can't have you then no one will
- "This Little Girl" by Cady Groves lives and breathes this trope:
Every girl is capable of murder if you hurt herWatch out you don't push me any further, any furtherYou're not the only one walking round with a loaded gunThis little girl is capable of murder cause you hurt her
- "The Phantom Opera Ghost" by Iced Earth which is about the The Phantom of the Opera.
No this can't be I'd rather you die than spoil my dream.
Myself I'll kill if I can't have you no one will!
- "Die, Die My Darling" by The Misfits.
- "I Never Told You What I Do For A Living" by My Chemical Romance— a song about a Serial Killer that's rife with Double Entendre.
- Tom Lehrer wrote a sweet and lovely ballad, named I Hold Your Hand In Mine:
I'm sorry now I killed you,For our love was something fine,And till they come to get meI shall hold your hand in mine.
- Super Psycho Love by Simon Curtis. The lyrics just scream of this trope (so much that it has become one of the unofficial anthems for Yandere Characters.)
Say that you want me every dayThat you want me every wayThat you need meGot me trippin' super psycho loveAim, pull the triggerFeel the pain getting biggerGo insane from the bitter feelingTrippin' super psycho love
- The psycho-obsessive Serial Killer narrator of Disturbed's "The Game" has shades of this:
I kind of like / the misery you put me through.
Darling, you can trust me / completely.
If you even try / to look the other way,
I think that I could kill this time.
- "Better Dig Two" is about a wife who threatens suicide if she outlives her husband and murder-suicide if he ever leaves her.
- The song "Gop-Stop" (Russian criminal slang for small-time street robbery. This song is often credited with popularizing the term "gop-stop" among the broader Russian-speaking public outside of the criminal scene) by the famous Jewish-Russian singer Alexander Rosenbaum is about a criminal, who's girlfriend left him for richer lovers from the higher echelons of the military. How he coped with the break-up? He ambushed her with some criminal friend of his and stabbed her to death, apparently not quick and clean, but slow and messy.
- "The Nameless" by Slipknot features a real controlling male yandere who thinks he's God:
Obsession, take another look.
Remember, every chance you took.
Decide - either live with me
Or give up - any thought you have of being free
(Don't go) I never wanted anybody more than I wanted you
(I know) the only thing I ever really loved, was hate.
- Five Finger Death Punch's "Diary of a Deadman" which is written like a letter from the male victim to the yandere.
Looking back I still have so many questions
So many things unanswered
Like what did I do?
What could I do?
Was there ever a moment you cared?
Was I always ugly and abandoned
Remember all the times you wished me harm?
You wished me dead
How can I have changed to make it better?
And would I?
- The lyrics make it a bit difficult to tell but the song Switchblade Serenade by heavy metal band Sister Sin is how the singer loves a man, and in order to make sure that he never leaves her she stabs him and watches him bleed to death. Or maybe she just stabs him and watches him bleed to death as an expression of her love; at one point, she describes her love as being a guillotine.
- According to For Lack of a Better Comic, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen has Yandere undertones...
- The whole album "Two Faced Charade" by Famous Last Words, is about the story of a yandere boy and his decent into madness, it is also in the POV of the yandere.
- Poisonous Love from Rio 2 (sung by Kristin Chenoweth) has some serious yandere vibes.
- Iggy Azalea's ''Black Widow'', with lyrics such as: "I wanted all or nothing for us ain't no place in between" and "I'm gonna l-l-l-love you until it hurts"
- Alice Francis - Shoot Him Down
- Aneka's song, Japanese Boy, tell about the protagonist's love for a foreign man who hasn't called her since they met.
- Amanda Palmer's song ''The Killing Type'' — in true Amanda Palmer style, the lyrics run in giant circles around Yandere ("But I would kill to make you feel / I don't mean kill someone for real" or "I wanna stick my fist into your mouth and twist your arctic heart"). The video, however, leaves little doubt...
- The narrator of "Our Wedding" by Crass comes across as one.
"I am yours to have and hold, I'm giving you my love...
Never look at anyone, anyone but me
Never look at anyone, I must be all you see
Listen to those wedding bells, say goodbye to other girls
I'll never be untrue my love, don't be untrue to me
Don't be untrue to me, don't be untrue to me..."
- A non-romantic example is presented in the "My Adventure with Green Day" story in the sleeve notes of the eponymous band's album Kerplunk!. The protagonist sees little wrong with murdering her parents if it means she gets to meet her favorite band.
- "Nothing Without Me" by Markus Schulz is sung from the perspective of a very obsessive lover who states her love is nothing without her. Real Life Writes the Plot in this case - the song was written as a "dedication" of sorts to the stalkers Markus has dealt with in the past.
- Gloria Estefan displayed a tearful version of this trope wit Not Giving You Up.
- "Smoke and Mirrors" by Jayn is an original song written specifically with the yandere genre in mind. The lyrics are explicitly about a girl kidnapping her childhood friends wife and threatening to murder her if he refuses to be with her. She kills her.
I'm not asking much
Just give me your heart
and put no one else above me
Go on, say you love me!
Take my hand in yours and tell me that I'll always be the one
Without you my life means nothing
So just say you love me tonight!
And if you lie, this poor girl will have to die
- "Closer" by Burn Season contains the following lyrics which imply this:
Don't say that its overI'd kill to be closerA moment I'm passing to youBut to meI will waitAnd I'll takeAnything with your nameDon't say that its overYou can't live without meYou say there's something wrong in my headSo I like to bleedYou say I'm scaring you now but I'm tiredFrom watching you sleepI'd erase what you sayScramble words in the wayBut you can't take awayTurn awayRun awayFuck with me
- Filter's version of Happy Together has this vibe. It's also played in the trailer for the 2013 Great Gatsby film to help illustrate Gatsby's unrequited passion for Daisy.
Imagine me and you, I doI think about you day and nightIt's only rightTo think about the girl you loveAnd hold her tightSo happy togetherIf I should call you up, invest a dimeAnd you say you belong to meAnd ease my mindImagine how the world could beSo very fineSo happy togetherMe and you, and you and meNo matter how they toss the diceIt has to beThe only one for me is youAnd you for meSo happy togetherI can't see me lovin' nobody but youFor all my lifeWhen you're with me baby the skies'll be blueFor all my lifeYou and me!Me and you!You and me!Me and you!You and me!Me and you!You and me!Me and you!
- "My Clingy Girlfriend" by Psychostick.
I made her a cupcake to soften the blow when
I told her "I'm not ready for this level of commitment"
She grabbed for a fork then stabbed me in the arm and
began to pull my hair out while
expressing her resentment
And then she told me she would murder my whole family, my coworkers, and the girl who took my order that day at Wendy's. And she set the house on fire and ran screaming right outside; and I felt guilty as the flames reflected off her teary eyes.
- "One Way Or Another" by Blondie is inspired by a real-life stalker of frontwoman Debbie Harry.
- I'll walk down the mallStand over by the wallWhere I can see it allFind out who ya call
Or the sound of Alice's screaming...!!