Somebody’s Watching Me

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When? Thursday, October 24, 2019
Where? Hop Haus Brewing Co. (231 S Main St, Verona, Wisconsin 53593)
What Time? 7 PM – 9 PM CST
Admission? FREE!

Last week, I shared with you that I would be blogging about creepy/songs music videos during the month of October. My first post was about the song “Du Riechst So Gut” by  Rammstein (Check out the post here.)

This week, I’ve selected a creepy song/music video from the 1980s: Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me.”

Lyrics:

Who’s watching?
Tell me, who’s watching?
Who’s watching me?
I’m just an average man with an average life
I work from nine to five, hey, hell, I pay the price
All I want is to be left alone in my average home
But why do I always feel like I’m in the Twilight zone and?
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy (ooh ooh)
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Tell me is it just a dream?
When I come home at night
I bolt the door real tight
People call me on the phone, I’m trying to avoid
But can the people on TV see me or am I just paranoid?
When I’m in the shower I’m afraid to wash my hair
‘Cause I might open my eyes and find someone standing there
People say I’m crazy, just a little touched
But maybe showers remind me of Psycho too much
That’s why
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy (ooh ooh)
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Who’s playing tricks on me?
I don’t know anymore
Are the neighbors watching me?
(Who’s watching?)
Well, is the mailman watching me?
(Tell me who’s watching?)
And I don’t feel safe anymore, oh, what a mess
I wonder who’s watching me now (who?), the IRS?
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy (ooh ooh)
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Tell me is it just a dream?
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy (ooh ooh)
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Who’s playing tricks on me?
I always feel like somebody’s watching me (ooh ooh)
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
(Who’s watching me?)
I always feel like somebody’s watching me (ooh ooh)
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Who’s playing tricks on me?
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Can I have my privacy? (ooh ooh)
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Who’s playing tricks on me?

I remember that the first time I watched this music video was when my mom showed it to me when I was a kid. I remember her saying, “This video always creeped me out!” 😉 Of course, I thought it was a super creepy video when I was a kid! ^^’

I hadn’t actually seen the video for ages until I watched it again to blog about it this week, and it actually is STILL a creepy video! 😮 Well done! 🙂

The RollingStone did an article about this song and the music video. I was very interested to learn that some of the lyrics in Rockwell’s song were inspired by a neighbor girl that regularly played pranks on him. 🙂

Additionally, I was surprised to learn that the music video was not what Rockwell had envisioned for the song. 😮 Rockwell said:

“I had storyboards and I thought [the director] was paying attention to me…I wanted it to be a little lighter. But when I went to the set to start shooting, it was all this dark stuff. There was blood and a tombstone with my name on it. He didn’t listen to anything I presented. I just had to go with it because we didn’t have time to switch it up.”

Although I don’t know what Rockwell had wanted for his music video, might I say that the director made a good choice? 😉

What do you think of this video?

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