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* Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay's [[EarWorm opening]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28UURmrl4xY Aoi Shiori]] (Blue Bookmark). [[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/anohana/aoishiori.htm Lyrics here]].

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* Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay's [[EarWorm opening]] opening [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28UURmrl4xY Aoi Shiori]] (Blue Bookmark). [[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/anohana/aoishiori.htm Lyrics here]].


* Music/AmyWinehouse usually hovers around this level. Even her lightest songs usually have melancholic lyrics about love gone wrong, and in the case of "Tears Dry on their Own" and "Take The Box," an occasional PrecisionFStrike thrown in for good measure. Her more explicit songs range from IntercourseWithYou to AntiLoveSong, and often feature vivid depictions of alcohol and drug abuse, sleeping around (occasionally with married men), and toxic relationships - sometimes with snark ("Fuck Me Pumps" taking down gold diggers, "You Know Iím No Good" sarcastically comparing a bad ex to Roger Moore), sometimes with very little irony. And [[RealLifeWritesThePlot then]] [[DeathByIrony thereís]] "[[SignatureSong Rehab]]."

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* Music/AmyWinehouse usually hovers around this level. Even her lightest songs usually have melancholic lyrics about love gone wrong, and in the case of "Tears Dry on their Own" and "Take The Box," an occasional PrecisionFStrike thrown in for good measure. Her more explicit songs range from IntercourseWithYou to AntiLoveSong, and often feature vivid depictions of alcohol and drug abuse, sleeping around (occasionally with married men), and toxic relationships - sometimes with snark ("Fuck Me Pumps" taking down gold diggers, "You Know Iím No Good" sarcastically comparing a bad ex to Roger Moore), sometimes with very little irony. A lot of her lyrics, especially on her second album ''Back to Black,'' wallow into hopelessness and emotional pain, with relief found through sex, drugs, or both. And [[RealLifeWritesThePlot then]] [[DeathByIrony thereís]] "[[SignatureSong Rehab]]."

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* Music/AmyWinehouse usually hovers around this level. Even her lightest songs usually have melancholic lyrics about love gone wrong, and in the case of "Tears Dry on their Own" and "Take The Box," an occasional PrecisionFStrike thrown in for good measure. Her more explicit songs range from IntercourseWithYou to AntiLoveSong, and often feature vivid depictions of alcohol and drug abuse, sleeping around (occasionally with married men), and toxic relationships - sometimes with snark ("Fuck Me Pumps" taking down gold diggers, "You Know Iím No Good" sarcastically comparing a bad ex to Roger Moore), sometimes with very little irony. And [[RealLifeWritesThePlot then]] [[DeathByIrony thereís]] "[[SignatureSong Rehab]]."


* Music/PearlJam: "Jeremy" from ''{{Music/Ten}}'' is about a boy who shoots himself in front of his classroom, "Alive" is about a mother trying to seduce her son so she can vicariously make love to her dead husband, and "Once" is about a damaged guy who shoots people with a 16 gauge for no apparent reason.

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* Music/PearlJam: from ''Music/{{Ten|PearlJamAlbum}}'': "Jeremy" from ''{{Music/Ten}}'' is about a boy who shoots himself in front of his classroom, "Alive" is about a mother trying to seduce her son so she can vicariously make love to her dead husband, and "Once" is about a damaged guy who shoots people with a 16 gauge for no apparent reason.

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* Music/AcidBath averages out here, occasionally going up to an 11 (Cassie Eats Cockroaches, Jezebel.), or down to a 9 (Graveflower) due to their misanthropic themes, disturbing SurrealHorror PurpleProse and metaphorical hard drug and sex references.


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* ďJezebelĒ by Music/AcidBath, depicting the vile torture and murder of a prostitute from the perspective of the murderer, coated in plentiful SurrealHorror. ó-> She screams bloody murder as they chip off her fingers, this is how it feels to die.


* Music/{{Placebo}} hardly gets below a 4, as sadness, anger and drugs often feature in their lyrics. Even a ballad such as "Without You I'm Nothing" gets dramatic and love-lorn.



* GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive's song "The Message" is well, a message about the realities of ghetto life, although no swearing is involved.

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* GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive's Music/GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive's song "The Message" is well, a message about the realities of ghetto life, although no swearing is involved.



* Music/TheBeatles: "Eleanor Rigby" from ''Music/{{Revolver}}''.

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* Music/TheBeatles: "Eleanor Rigby" from ''Music/{{Revolver}}''.''Music/{{Revolver}}'', about lonely people, namely the title woman and the priest who eventually has to organize her funeral.



* Weezer's "Say it Ain't So". It's about a kid who has to deal with his parents' divorce and alcoholism.
* Midnight Oil's "Forgotten Years"

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* Weezer's Music/{{Weezer}}'s "Say it Ain't So". It's about a kid who has to deal with his parents' divorce and alcoholism.
* Midnight Oil's Music/MidnightOil's "Forgotten Years"Years", about war veterans thinking on what they accomplished. The band's pechant for a ProtestSong also usually ranks around this level.



* Music/PinkFloyd: Pretty much anything off ''Animals'', ''Music/TheWall'', or ''The Final Cut''. Depressing, highly cynical stuff.

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* Music/PinkFloyd: Pretty much anything off ''Animals'', ''Music/{{Animals}}'', ''Music/TheWall'', or ''The Final Cut''. Depressing, highly cynical stuff.

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* Brazilian band [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit%C3%A3s Titãs]] just went straight to the source and made a spoken lyric out of a handful of selected passages of ''Juliette'' by the Creator/MarquisDeSade. Here's [[https://www.vagalume.com.br/titas/dissertacao-do-papa-sobre-o-crime-seguida-de-orgia.html the Portuguese lyrics]]. Go ahead, [[SchmuckBait translate it into your native language]]. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU4W5vtzbgY resulting song]] -- title translates to ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice Pope's Dissertation On Crime Followed By An Orgy]]'' -- rates quite highly in [[MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness the other scale]] too -- and they aren't even a metal act.


* Many songs by Music/Apulanta come off as vaguely to moderately angsty and somewhat confusing, around scale point 6 for most people. The band has a reputation of being the favourite of teenagers going through their dark phases. But if you have personal history with psychological problems, you start to understand. The rabbit hole goes to an easy 8 for those who both know what certain conditions feel like, and get the multitude of tangled metaphors.

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* Many songs by Music/Apulanta Apulanta come off as vaguely to moderately angsty and somewhat confusing, around scale point 6 for most people. The band has a reputation of being the favourite of teenagers going through their dark phases. But if you have personal history with psychological problems, you start to understand. The rabbit hole goes to an easy 8 for those who both know what certain conditions feel like, and get the multitude of tangled metaphors.


* Runaway Train by Music/SoulAsylum: a rock ballad that's a two on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, but is depressing enough in tone to warrant at least a six. It is, however, a eight due to the semi-infamous (though well-intentioned) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_Train_(Soul_Asylum_song)#Music_video music video]], which had several editions featuring missing persons posters of kids from America, Great Britain, and Australia as part of an initiative to try and find them. The video did work in some cases and lead to some twenty-six children being reuniting with their families; unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video forced them back into bad homes. Several were also found to have been murdered by [[AdultFear their parents]], or, for three of the teens featured in the Australian version, murdered by a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_murders serial killer]].[[note]]More information on the fates of the kids featured in the video can be found in [[https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/8nhmmw/update_on_the_missing_children_from_soul_asylums/ this post]].[[/note]] The video itself intercuts between the missing posters and scenes of heavily implied abuse, murder, and child prostitution, an infant abduction, and children with injuries running away.

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* Runaway Train by Music/SoulAsylum: a rock ballad that's a two on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, but is depressing enough in tone to warrant at least a six.six on this one. It is, however, a eight due to the semi-infamous (though well-intentioned) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_Train_(Soul_Asylum_song)#Music_video music video]], which had several editions featuring missing persons posters of kids from America, Great Britain, and Australia as part of an initiative to try and find them. The video did work in some cases and lead to some twenty-six children being reuniting with their families; unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video forced them back into bad homes. Several were also found to have been murdered by [[AdultFear their parents]], or, for three of the teens featured in the Australian version, murdered by a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_murders serial killer]].[[note]]More information on the fates of the kids featured in the video can be found in [[https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/8nhmmw/update_on_the_missing_children_from_soul_asylums/ this post]].[[/note]] The video itself intercuts between the missing posters and scenes of heavily implied abuse, murder, and child prostitution, an infant abduction, and children with injuries running away.


* Runaway Train by Music/SoulAsylum is pretty depressing in tone, enough to warrant at least a six. It is, however, a eight due to the semi-infamous (though well-intentioned) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_Train_(Soul_Asylum_song)#Music_video music video]], which had several editions featuring missing person's posters of kids from America, Great Britain, and Australia as part of an initiative to try and find them. The video did work in some cases and lead to some twenty-six children being reuniting with their families; unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]. Several were also found to have been murdered by [[AdultFear their parents]], or for a few of the teens featured in the Australian version, murdered by the [[SerialKiller Backpacker Killer]]. The video itself intercuts between the missing posters and scenes of heavily implied abuse and child prostitution, infant abduction, possible murder, and children running.

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* Runaway Train by Music/SoulAsylum Music/SoulAsylum: a rock ballad that's a two on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, but is pretty depressing in tone, enough in tone to warrant at least a six. It is, however, a eight due to the semi-infamous (though well-intentioned) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_Train_(Soul_Asylum_song)#Music_video music video]], which had several editions featuring missing person's persons posters of kids from America, Great Britain, and Australia as part of an initiative to try and find them. The video did work in some cases and lead to some twenty-six children being reuniting with their families; unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]. homes. Several were also found to have been murdered by [[AdultFear their parents]], or or, for a few three of the teens featured in the Australian version, murdered by a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_murders serial killer]].[[note]]More information on the [[SerialKiller Backpacker Killer]]. fates of the kids featured in the video can be found in [[https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/8nhmmw/update_on_the_missing_children_from_soul_asylums/ this post]].[[/note]] The video itself intercuts between the missing posters and scenes of heavily implied abuse abuse, murder, and child prostitution, an infant abduction, possible murder, and children running.with injuries running away.

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* Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest is a cheery upbeat song about friends enjoying music and, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dancing in the moonlight]].


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* Motherland by Music/CrystalKay is a wistful, almost lullaby-like song about missing a loved one with a gentle mood. It was the third ending song for the 2003 ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''.


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* Runaway Train by Music/SoulAsylum is pretty depressing in tone, enough to warrant at least a six. It is, however, a eight due to the semi-infamous (though well-intentioned) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_Train_(Soul_Asylum_song)#Music_video music video]], which had several editions featuring missing person's posters of kids from America, Great Britain, and Australia as part of an initiative to try and find them. The video did work in some cases and lead to some twenty-six children being reuniting with their families; unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]. Several were also found to have been murdered by [[AdultFear their parents]], or for a few of the teens featured in the Australian version, murdered by the [[SerialKiller Backpacker Killer]]. The video itself intercuts between the missing posters and scenes of heavily implied abuse and child prostitution, infant abduction, possible murder, and children running.


* Moon Man's TTS rap songs. The lyrics are typically so racist and horrible that we don't want to transcribe them here. Potentially even worse since they might be semi-serious.

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* Moon Man's TTS rap songs. The lyrics are typically so racist and horrible that we don't want to transcribe them here. Potentially The fact that Moon Man TTS is a semi-serious alt-right meme just makes it even worse since they might be semi-serious.worse.


* Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence [[{{Understatement}} occasionally]] lapses into this territory, especially the song "Backmask Warning"

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* Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence [[{{Understatement}} occasionally]] occasionally lapses into this territory, especially the song "Backmask Warning"


-->I'm a mad villain.//I'll bring a pedophile

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-->I'm a mad villain.//I'll I'll bring a pedophile

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* At least half of the songs in Sutter Kain's discography contain lyrics at this level, being so blatantly offensive that they become borderline hilarious. Here's just one example from his song "Cannibal Ferox":
-->I'm a mad villain.//I'll bring a pedophile
-->to your buildin', just to sodomize your children ([[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitch]])
-->[[WouldHurtAChild Then kill them, fill them with lead]]
-->[[CrossesTheLineTwice Everybody put a bullet in a newborn's head!]]

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