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You thought I was a little girl, you thought I was a little mouse
you thought you'd take me by surprise. Now I'm here burning down your house.
- Garbage

Submitted by: LucidLupin

Band Name Origins:

  • Before Shirley Manson joined Garbage, the other members were experimenting in a recording studio making some strange new songs, and someone walked in and said, "Jeez, this stuff sounds like garbage!", and they thought it was a good name for their band and their sound. Submitted by: Krista
  • Similar to Total Confusion, a friend visited them when they were just getting started and told them they "sounded like garbage". Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Stupid Band Names:

  • Just hearing the band name, makes me want to clean.....they could have been a little more sanitary while choosing the band name, or maybe that is what the lead singer spent most of her life living in. Submitted by: Fendergurl

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Enough Is Never Enough"The song says "and they're playing Garbage on the radio" - Vanora
"Tornado"Okay, the song title doesn't have Garbage in it but it mentions the lead singer, Shirley Manon in the lyrics "Come on Shirl!" - Jess

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"My Lover's Box"They say "My lover's charms are in a box," but that doesn't match the title exactly.

The song should be entitled "Send Me An Angel To Love," because those lyrics are heard twice during each chorus. At the end of the song, immediately after the third and final verse, the chorus is sung twice. - Isac
"Vow"I came to cut you up./I came to knock you down./I came around to tear your little world apart. (Note: "cut" and "knock" are changed out every verse.) - Brian Kelly
"#1 Crush""I would die for you....I would cry for you....I would pray for you...." Half the song is made up of "I would [such-and-such] for you" lines. - Jonathan S.

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
TrashA synonym for garbage, obviously.Amanda

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"My Boxer's Love""My Lover's Box"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Push-Up""Push It"newrock
"When I Throw Up""When I Grow Up"Blue Screen of Death
"Stupid Pill""Stupid Girl"Dominic

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Breaking Up The Girl,"One cannot break up a person, per se.Isac
"Only Happy When It Rains,"No one is only happy when it's raining.Steve

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Stayin' Alive," The Bee Gees"The Trick Is To Keep Breathing," Garbage
"Question," The Moody Blues"Why Do You Love Me?," Garbage
"Sunny And 75," Joe Nichols"Only Happy When It Rains," Garbage
"Don't Speak," No Doubt"Shut Your Mouth," Garbage
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Stupid Gil" originally "Stupid Girl"
Sheila Oh
"The Word Is Not Enough" originally "The World Is Not Enough"
Elsie Greer
"Number One Rush" originally "Number One Crush"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Coup Of Coffee" originally "Cup Of Coffee"
How could coffee be overthrown?
Kirsten Abercrombie
"Cusp Of Coffee" originally "Cup Of Coffee"
How can coffee have a cusp?
Heidi Sharpe
"Cherry Flips (Go Baby Go!)" originally "Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)"
"Cherry Clips (Go Baby Go!)" originally "Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)"

Change a Letter:

"Number One Brush" originally "Number One Crush"
Susie Creamcheese
"Number One Crash" originally "Number One Crush"
Chuma Pantzov
"The World Is Hot Enough" originally "The World Is Not Enough"
Elsie Greer
"Queen" originally "Queer"
"Why Don't You Comb Over?" originally "Why Don't You Come Over?"
Losing your hair? Then why don't you comb over?

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


Mar 5
a parody of "Stupid Girl" by Garbage
Peter and I have been doing a few Garbage parodies (the band, not content, hehe) recently. I decided to poke fun at myself for doing the same Garbage songs he has. This also pokes fun at using the copy/paste tool too much when writing parodies. (featuring Below Average Dave Vocals)
Soundclick: (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Only Happy When It Rains""Not Too Happy With My Apps"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Stupid Girl""Scardy Girl"Below Average Dave
"The World is Not Enough""The Veal is Not Enough"Porfle Popnecker
"Queer""Beer"Rex Ungericht
"I'm Only Happy When It Rains""It's Really Sappy When It Rains"Blaydeman
"Push It""Mush It"Agrimorfee
"I Think I'm Paranoid""Got To Avoid The Noid"Matthias
"Cherry Lips""FPS"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Push it""Damn it"Emmi
"Only Happy When It Rains""Always Happy When I Run"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

There are additional Garbage song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Stupid GirlParis Hilton's answering machineDiddims
Bleed Like MeHospitallysseh
Push ItU.S. Marine Corpsnewrock
Stupid GirlRemedial Lessonstrash

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Shut Your MouthDump the Chump Trumputin NOW's answering machineYello Jello
Shut Your Mouthovereaters anonymousauntjemima
Only Happy When It RainsNational Weather Servicebeen_a_son
Stupid GirlSylvan Learning Centerbeen_a_son
Fix Me NowRehab ClinicJess
There are additional Garbage on hold music ideas available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)
   Nine Days
Stupid Girl
Absolutely (Story Of A Stupid Girl)
Living In A Box
   Living In A Box
My Lover's Box
Living In My Lover's Box
The Morphin' Orphan
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
   Neil Sedaka
Breaking Up The Girl
Breaking Up The Girl Is Hard To Do
Not only hard, but literally impossible
Plain Jane Pauley Perrette
I Kissed A Girl
   Katy Perry
Stupid Girl
I Kissed A Stupid Girl
There are additional Garbage duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Lady Garbage
Lady Gaga combined with Garbage
Don't get any ideas.
Submitted By: Idont Haveaname
The Academy Is Garbage
The Academy Is.... combined with Garbage
Submitted By: Ashley Nicole Hendershot-Wetherington
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Garbage
...And you Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead combined with Garbage
Not popular with your local highway patrol.
Submitted By: Organ Doner Kebab
The Garbage Trashman
The Trashmen combined with Garbage
Talk about redundant.
Submitted By: Paris Hilton Is On Fire

There are additional Garbage Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Only Happy When It Rains"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boy, I'm misery town
Original Lyrics:
Pour your misery down
"Push It"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a disco fire
Original Lyrics:
Make the beats go higher
"Cherry Lips"
Misheard Lyrics:
And suddenly you smell of gas.
Original Lyrics:
And suddenly a spell was cast
Misheard Lyrics:
I am milk, I am metal kitchen.
Original Lyrics:
I am milk, I am red hot kitchen.
There are additional Garbage misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Push It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Push it
Make the p**** c** harder.
Original Lyrics:
Push it
Make the beats go harder.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Elyse

I saw the music video and went to assumptions.

There are additional Garbage misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"I Think I'm Paranoid"
Better Lyrics:
I think I got annoyed
So irritated
I think I got annoyed
Ticked and frustrated
Original Lyrics:
I think I'm paranoid
I think I'm paranoid
So complicated
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I am milk, I am red hot kitchen
Why They're Nonsensical:
One word: 'eh?'
Submitted by: Star*
"Only Happy When It Rains"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Pour some misery down on me.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Well that's almost a sentence.
Submitted by: Celeste

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

The Song Lyrics:
We were the talk of the town
Song They Mention:
Talk Of The Town - Pretenders
Submitted by: The Skuz
"Bleed Like Me"
The Song Lyrics:
JT's get all f***ed up in some karaoke bar
After two drinks he's a loser after three drinks he's a star
Getting all nostalgic as he sings I Will Survive
Song They Mention:
I Will Survive
Submitted by: britrock

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
I am milk.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Only Happy When It Rains"
Opening Lines:
I'm only happy when it rains.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional Garbage spelling lyrics available.

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Run Baby Run"
The Lyrics:
So run my baby, run my baby run...
She's gonna get you!
Submitted by: Gary Rogers

Song Title Space Change:

"The World Is Note? No, Ugh!" originally "The World Is Not Enough"
Was so hoping for the world to be note
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"The World I Snot Enough" originally "The World Is Not Enough"
Glad they realize when to stop that snot!
Submitted by: Peter
"I Thin Kim Paranoid" originally "I Think I'm Paranoid"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Rage Bag Submitted by: Peter
Brag Age Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bare Gag Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Beg A Gar Submitted by: Amy Swinehouse
Gar = a slim, long-snouted type of fish
Egg a Bar Submitted by: Josh

There are additional Garbage Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"You Love Dew, Oh My!" originally "Why Do You Love Me"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Hey, You Wove Mold!" originally "Why Do You Love Me"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Howdy! You Love Me?" originally "Why Do You Love Me"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Medley: 'Oh', 'You', 'Vow'" originally "Why Do You Love Me"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"You Delve. Ow! Oh My!" originally "Why Do You Love Me"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Garbage Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

I TIP: "I Think I'm Paranoid"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
TWINE: "The World Is Not Enough"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Larry Chips" originally "Cherry Lips"
Submitted by: Rosie Finch
"I Pink, I'm There, Annoyed" originally "I Think I'm Paranoid"
Submitted by: Karen Smith

Names as a Word Bank:

Garage Garbage Bag Submitted by: Margo Gram
Garbage Bag Submitted by: Margo Gram

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Bar Gauge originally "Garbage"
Submitted by: Rocky
Bargage originally "Garbage"
Submitted by: Rocky

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Only Happy When It Rains"
I find it quite ironic that Shirley Manson loves it when the music is bad and this is the reason why it feels so good to feel so sad.
Submitted by: Celeste

Movies Named After Song Titles:

Sean Penn film about Harvey Milk
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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