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This is the most recent information about America that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about America, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Jokes:

So I was walking through a desert in America with my friend when I saw a horse. I tried to call it, but it wouldn't come, so I said, "What do you think the horse is called?" My friend said, "It's America. The horse has no name!"
Submitted by: Amy Jolliffe
 

Band Name Origins:

  • The band's name developed from many sources, including a deep homesickness for the USA. When they noticed a jukebox with the "Americana" label, they discovered (at least in part) their permanent name. Taken from the biography "America: A Short History". Submitted by: Brenna McAdow
  • Three boys in England performed their pop/folk rock songs at pubs in England where their fathers were stationed (American servicemen). Locals began calling the the Americans. Not to be confused with "Jay & the Americans" they simply decided on America for their name/ Submitted by: Bill Stoner

Stupid Band Names:

  • Naming a band after a continent is both ridiculous and excessive. The same goes for Asia and Europe. Submitted by: Jonathan S.
  • They're cockneys. Is that good enough? Submitted by: Bobo

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Rainbow Song"The only mention of the word "rainbow" is in the lyric "I am asleep on a rainbow," but nowhere in the song is the word "rainbow" followed by the word "song." - Isac

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"A Horse With No Clavicles""A Horse With No Name"D. Melody Dole, MD
"A Horse With No Gallbladder""A Horse With No Name"D. Melody Dole, MD
"A Name With No Horse""A Horse With No Name"D. Melody Dole, MD

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"You Can Do Magic,"Some people actually CAN; others can't.Quarkfetch
"You Can Do Magic,"Nope. Tried it. Couldn't do it. :-(Isac
"You Can Do Magic,"It's just an illusionMOR
"Tin Man,"FussBudget

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"When," Kalin Twins"Today's The Day," America
"Pretty Little Filly," Mr. Ed (TV)"Horse With No Name," America
"I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard," Chiodos"You Can Do Magic," America
"Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?," U2"A Horse With No Name," America
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Sister Olden Hair" originally "Sister Golden Hair"
Carolyn Morgenstern
"All Round" originally "All Around"
Yvette Bristle
"The Order" originally "The Border"
Candy Welty
"Tree Roses" originally "Three Roses"
Roses can and do grow on trees
Isac
"Thee Roses" originally "Three Roses"
No idea what that means!
Isac

There are additional America song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Three Rosies" originally "Three Roses"
O'Donnell, Perez, and Jones
Isac
"Only In Your Hearth" originally "Only In Your Heart"
Candy Welty
"Tin Mane" originally "Tin Man"
On a tin horse with no name
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Sister Golden Chair" originally "Sister Golden Hair"
nally
"Twin Man" originally "Tin Man"
Pam Tabor

There are additional America song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Umber Cascades" originally "Amber Cascades"
Cascades of another color
Naomi Swanson
"Ember Cascades" originally "Amber Cascades"
Might make sense in some situation
Naomi Swanson
"All Ground" originally "All Around"
Yvette Bristle
"Ale Around" originally "All Around"
Yvette Bristle
"Awl Around" originally "All Around"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional America song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Oct 3
a parody of "Daisy Jane" by America
One day you gotta believe that all this will be over. Believe that the fighting will be done. Believe that we'll be out playing in the streets. But for now, we can only hope; that Christians love Muslims, that Muslims love Christians. That Feisal loves u.s. as much as Daisy. In a perfect world... this would be his love song . . .
Youtube: (mpg)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Ventura Highway""Ventura Freeway (The Inconvenient Truth that America Didn’t Tell You)"Merry & Pippin
"Sister Golden Hair""White And Golden Dress"Plumb Bob
"Horse With No Name""Horse With No Pain"Karl Hook Willers
"Sister Golden Hair""Mister Roger's Neighborhood"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"Sister Golden Hair""Unearned Nobel Prize"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"A Horse With No Name""A Horse With Roped Mane"John A. Barry
"A Horse With No Name""A Horse With A Mane"Derry
"Sister Golden Hair""Slivered Hole from Chair"John A. Barry
"A Horse With No Name""A Case of Rogaine"Porfle Popnecker
"A Horse With No Name""A Horse I Call Flame"Airfarcewon

There are additional America song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
You Can Do MagicLance Burton's Las Vegas magic showEdward
You Can Do MagicMagic ShopEdward

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Working For The Man
   Roy Orbison
Tin Man
   America
Working For The Tin Man
Albert
White Horse
   Taylor Swift
A Horse With No Name
   America
A White Horse With No Name
Serafina
Listen To What The Man Said
   Wings
Tin Man
   America
Listen To What The Tin Man Said
Serafina
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy
   Big and Rich
A Horse With No Name
   America
Save A Horse With No Name, Ride A Cowboy
Edward
There are additional America duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Amerieca
Amerie combined with America
Could be interpreted as a misspelling of the second act's name.
Submitted By: Larry
America's Presidents
America combined with The Presidents
Submitted By: Candy Welty
American Cars
America combined with The Cars
Ford and GM, to name a few.
Submitted By: pfannes

Misheard Lyrics:

"You Can Do Magic"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whither would you dry my tears?
Original Lyrics:
With a word you dry my tears
"Horse with No Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been through the desert on a horse with no legs..
Original Lyrics:
I've been through the desert on a horse with no name...
"Ventura Hwy"
Misheard Lyrics:
A gaylord of lizards in the air
Original Lyrics:
Alligator lizards in the air
"Sister Golden Hair"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't you see it in my ass?
Original Lyrics:
Can't you see it in my eyes?
There are additional America misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Ventura Hwy"
Misheard Lyrics:
A gaylord of lizards in the air
Original Lyrics:
Alligator lizards in the air

Story about this misheard lyric by: cindy

This is what I've always thought it was, you know, like a flock of sheep, herd of cattle, gaylord of lizards.

There are additional America misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Sister Golden Hair"
Better Lyrics:
Dirty underwear surprise.
(That's for the chorus.)
Original Lyrics:
Sister golden hair surprise
Submitted by: R.W. Smith

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Tin Man"
The Funny Lyrics:
And cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad
So please, believe in me
When I say I'm spinnin' round round,
Smoke glass stained bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles
Why They're Funny:
It's a great tune...but these lyrics really don't make any sense!!! :)
Submitted by: Kathy
"Ventura Highway"
The Funny Lyrics:
Seasons crying, no despair,
Alligator lizards in the air,
In the air!
Why They're Funny:
Alligator lizards in the AIR!? Must be some weird kind of pterodactyl. Makes me wonder what these guys were smoking when they wrote this...
Submitted by: Ed
There are additional America Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Only In Your Heart"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Mary, have you seen better days?
Why They're Repetitive:
This line is sung over and over. Hey Mary, answer that question already!
Submitted by: JD
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Tin Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Oh, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Think a triple negative (which implies a negative) is bad? Try this quadruple negative, the summit of horrible grammar. But at least the meaning is decipherable.
Submitted by: Tommy
"Rainbow Song"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I fell asleep on a rainbow.
Why They're Nonsensical:
No one can sleep on a rainbow. A rainbow is just an illusion, therefore, nobody can even touch one. Therefore, this lyric describes something that is literally impossible.
Submitted by: Darlene
There are additional America nonsensical lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Sister Golden Hair"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Well, I keep on thinkin' 'bout you, Sister Golden Hair surprise
And I just can't live without you; can't you see it in my eyes?
I been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind
Why They're Inappropriate:
The last two lines above are pretty typical of the song's overall message. The singer is telling the title character about how he keeps failing to get around to see her. But that pretty much refutes his claim of 'I just can't live without you', and as for 'can't you see it in my eyes?', well, duh! How is she to see anything in his eyes if he never comes around?
Submitted by: Ashley Michelle McGowan
"I Need You"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Like the winter needs the spring,
You know I need you
Why They're Inappropriate:
Since the coming of spring puts an end to winter, it is hard to see how the winter can need the spring.
Submitted by: Alison Runyon
There are additional America inappropriate lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Lonely People"
Opening Lines:
This is for all the lonely people, thinking that life has passed them by.
Comments:
Many people believe the song is titled "Drink From The Silver Cup".
Submitted by: Odie Garfield
"Amber Cascades"
Opening Lines:
Amber cascades all over today.
Comments:
Submitted by: Red Ruffcorn

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Horse with No Name"
The Lyrics:
In the desert you can remember your name 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
Why:
Double negative.
Submitted by: John Barry
"A Horse With No Name"
The Lyrics:
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
Why:
Do I really have to point out the problem here? "for to give you no pain"? I mean, no one talks like that. I think the desert heat has gotten to him.
Submitted by: MDSmiff

Band Name Anagrams:

Ma Erica Submitted by: Stephanie Craddock
Marcia E. Submitted by: Gail McFarland
Marcie A. Submitted by: Susie Creamcheese
Air Came Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
Mica Era Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional America Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Embed A Carcass" originally "Amber Cascades"
No thank you; sounds too disgusting!
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Ad Became Crass" originally "Amber Cascades"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Bad Mare Access" originally "Amber Cascades"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Amass Cab Creed" originally "Amber Cascades"
Whatever *that* might be!
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"On With A Shore Amen" originally "A Horse With No Name"
Ahem, no comment!
Submitted by: Isac

There are additional America Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Ventura Highway"
The Lyrics:
Ventura Highway in the sunshine
Why:
A highway to Ventura is referred to. And it's a pretty safe bet it means Ventura, California. the best known Venura in the U.S. at least. After all, California and places therein enjoy many references in songs.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
 

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Neigh, Horse With No Aim" originally "A Horse With No Name"
Submitted by: Natalie Portmanteau Word
"Men Tan" originally "Tin Man"
Submitted by: Sutch
"A Norse With Ho Name" originally "A Horse With No Name"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

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