Even for their first album Hollywood Undead had some pretty creepy stuff on a few of the tracks, such as:
- "Sell Your Soul" has some suitably grim lyrics to fit the title, but some of the verses manage to go the extra mile in being unnerving:
My heart beat stumbles and my back bone crumbles
I feel is it real, as the lynch mob doubles
They want blood and they'll kill for it
Drain me and they'll kneel for it
Burn me at the stake, met the devil made the deal for it
- "City" could be seen as a prequel to "Street Dreams" (see below) and has some of the most disturbing lyrics and aggressive vocals in their entire discography:
The city looks so pretty, do you wanna burn it with me?!
Till the skies bleed ashes and the fucking sky crashes!
They catch us with matches to ignite the flame!
And all the hopes of a teen deemed fucking insane!
Take the pill!
In god we trust!
Go and kill!
God loves us!
As in life as in death!
Breathing till there is no breath!
- "Paradise Lost" is a dark song about questioning the existence of god and reflecting on your sins. To make matters worse, it keeps up the pyromania themes from "City" only this time it's more about self-immolation rather than arson.
Let it all burn!
I will burn first!
God I've tried, am I lost in your eyes?
Just let me burn!
It's what I deserve!
God I've lied, am I lost in your eyes?
A few of the songs from the album, "American Tragedy" contain a little bit of nightmare fuel. These songs include:
- I Don't Wanna Die":
"I don't wanna die, I don't wanna die.
I don't wanna die, SO YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO."
- "Bullet". It's pretty disturbing that a song about self-harm and suicide is sung in such a cheerful, upbeat tune.
- "Tendencies" is a dark nu-metal anthem about murder.
It's time to let out the dead.
Dead come alive!
- "Street Dreams", the album's bonus track, is rather unsettling. First, you have Charlie Scene singing "Oh, oh, oh, oh..." in a dark choir style, and the lyrics and melody are quite disturbing.