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Phil Collins With Genesis

Jokes:

Q: What do you call Phil Collins with dementia? A: Man of confusion!
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
In 2009, Hyundai introduced a car called the Genesis. Five years later, the front end left and was replaced by Phil Collins.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional Genesis music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • Genesis originally came together as an acoustic quartet, who had intended to work as songwriters rather than work as a band. This explains why they had no name, no rhythm section and no live experience when they submitted their demo tape to Jonathan King in the hope of securing a publishing deal. It was King who developed the quartet into a proper band, got them signed to Decca Records and named them Genesis, according to his belief that he had "created" them. The name appeared on their first single which was released a year before "From Genesis To Revelation", however the band's name did not appear on the sleeve of their debut album, hence the misunderstanding that it was a gospel album. Submitted by: neptunevsmars
  • The members were from two different bands; Anon and Garden Wall. Their first album had no band name, because they hadn't settled on one. The album was called "From Genesis to Revelations" and got misplaced into the gospel section of many record stores. Johnathan King, who had signed the band, suggested shortening this and calling themselves "Genesis". Thus, their second album (the first to use their signiture sound. The first was a BeeGees pastiche geared toward getting a redording contract) was called Trespass and had the band listed as Genesis. Submitted by: Tim

Stupid Band Names:

  • Some people thought this would be a Christian band at the time, but they're a Progressive-Rock band formed by Peter Gabriel. Submitted by: Paul Warren

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Phil Collins""Child Actor"He was acclaimed especially for his role in theatrical performances of "Oliver". When he was a teenager he made his major motion picture debut as simply a face in the crowd in the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night". He also learned how to play several instruments. He played in numerous bands and he played "percussion" somewhere on George Harrison's triple album "All Things Shall Pass". After that he joined Genesis and kept on playing in side projects, his solo career and more - long before it became fashionable to do so. And you know the rest of the story... - I Love Sussudio

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Mike Rutherford""Found side success in 1985 with Mike + the Mechanics, but in 1982, as a solo artist, released an album called 'Acting Very Strange' that produced a Top 40 hit in Canada called 'Maxine'" - whistledog
"Steve Hackett""The lead guitarist ("Nursery Crime" to "Seconds Out"). Hacket went on to make better Genesis albums than Genesis (Just compare "Duke" with "Spectral Mornings" and you'll smell what I'm cooking." - royal pfizbin
"Peter Gabriel""Peter's career wasn't really going all that well, commercially, until the release of his solo album 'So'. Genesis did better with Phil Collins, who has now also gone solo -- except Collins basically sold out." - Eric
"Peter Gabriel""The singer who left before Phil Collins got the gig. " - Michael E Cormier
"Phil Collins""He did pretty good for awhile after he left Genesis (better than they did without him). His last few albums are pretty bad though." - ChuckyG

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Squank""At least the word is defined on the album lyric's sheet, but it still sounds like a working title that the band just could not be bothered to ramp-up." - princejellyfish
"Firth of Fifth"I would still like to know whet that means, because they don't even mention it on this song. - Paul Warren

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
LeviticusTheir name could also be Exodus or Deuteronomy...Rachel
ExodusThey basically exited from the public eye.Tejayes

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"In B*lls Deep""In Too Deep"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"I Threw-Up My Lunch""Invisible Touch"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Invisible Bunch""Invisible Touch"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Inaudible Taste""Invisible Touch"Regina Haniger
"No Re-try at All""No Reply at All"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Genesis new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Living Forever,"No living things die sooner or later.Yvette Bristle
"Selling England by the Pound,"England is a country, not merchandiseSusanna Viljanen
"Battle of Epping Forest,"There has never been a battle with that nameSusanna Viljanen
"Land Of Confusion,"I've never heard of the place, anyone else?Peter
"Jesus He Knows Me,"Where have you met him?Mads

There are additional Genesis literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Problem," Ariana Grande"I Can't Dance," Genesis
"Come On And Dance," Motley Crue"I Can't Dance," Genesis
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," Leo Sayer"I Can't Dance," Genesis
"Calling Elvis," Dire Straits"No Reply At All," Genesis
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Behind The Lies" originally "Behind The Lines"
Candy Welty
"Hat's All!" originally "That's All!"
Candy Welty
"I" originally "It"
Candy Welty
"Invisible Ouch" originally "Invisible Touch"
I never saw what bit or stung me.
Regina Olsen
"Super's Ready" originally "Supper's Ready"
Now they can retire comfortably.
neptunevsmars

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

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Behind The Liners" originally "Behind The Lines"
Candy Welty
"Paperlatte" originally "Paperlate"
signawaiver
"Main On The Corner" originally "Man On The Corner"
as in a water main
Serafina
"The Lamb Lives Down On Broadway" originally "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
Serafina
"Home Buy The Sea" originally "Home By The Sea"
Would take a very affluent home!?!
Lydia Helton

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

Change a Letter:

"Behind The Lanes" originally "Behind The Lines"
Candy Welty
"Behind The Limes" originally "Behind The Lines"
Candy Welty
"Behind The Fines" originally "Behind The Lines"
Candy Welty
"Behind The Vines" originally "Behind The Lines"
Candy Welty
"Behind The Wines" originally "Behind The Lines"
Candy Welty

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

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"All In A Mouse's Night""The Dead End of the Martian Mines"Scotty Dangerously
"Man on the Corner""Man at McDonald's"okayokay
"Wot Gorilla""I Come in Peace, Melina"Scotty Dangerously
"Your Own Special Way""The Old-Fashioned Way to Mars"Scotty Dangerously
"One for the Vine""In Hot Pursuit on Earth"Scotty Dangerously
"Eleventh Earl of Mar""There's Something About Mars"Scotty Dangerously
"Fly on a Windshield/ Broadway Melody of 1974""Flea on a Doggy/ Dog Day Malady of 2012"Porfle Popnecker
"Deep in the Motherlode""Pete Best is Banned"Porfle Popnecker
"Blood on the Rooftops""Gilligan's Goof-Ups"Porfle Popnecker
"Jesus He Knows Me""Santa Avoids Me"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

There are additional Genesis song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
I Can't DanceDancing With The StarsEdward
The Last DominoDomino's Pizza chainpickle
Am I Very Wrong?Barclays call centrespickle
No Reply At AllW H Smith's (department store)Pickle
Home By The SeaSeaside hotelsPickle
There are additional Genesis commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
One Man's FoolThe White HouseEan
In the CagePrisonEan
Jesus He Knows MePat Robertson's Donation hotlineEan
Land Of ConfusionAlzheimer's care facilityMartha Hankins
Invisible TouchGhost InvestigatorLaurel
There are additional Genesis 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
Submittor
In The Air Tonight
   Phil Collins
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
   Genesis
In The Air Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Oh, Phil has a duet with his own band!
Eric Carmen Sandiego
Don't Know Why
   Norah Jones
I Can't Dance
   Genesis
Don't Know Why I Can't Dance
Angela
Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner
   Fall Out Boy
Man On The Corner
   Genesis
Nobody Puts Baby's Man In The Corner
Rocky Roccoco-Cola
Out Of Touch
   Hall And Oates
Invisible Touch
   Genesis
Out Of Invisible Touch
rocky
There are additional Genesis duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Pointer Genesisters
The Pointer Sisters combined with Genesis
Submitted By: Sutch
The Alan Parsons Genesis Project
The Alan Parsons Project combined with Genesis
The ultimate progressive/art rock band.
Submitted By: raddog20002002
Starship Genesis
Starship combined with Genesis
I just thought it sounded cool.
Submitted By: Raphael
Genecious D
Genesis combined with Tenacious D
The ultimate progressive/art metal band.
Submitted By: raddog20002002

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Invisible Touch"
Misheard Lyrics:
See seems to have an invisible torchiere.
or
She seems to have an invisible tourtiere.
Original Lyrics:
She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah.
"That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
She says "I love you"
More than I wanted two
Original Lyrics:
Truth is, I love you
More than I wanted to
"That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jesus, I love you
Original Lyrics:
Truth is, I love you
"That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
True says "I love you"
Original Lyrics:
Truth is, I love you
There are additional Genesis misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
True says "I love you"
Original Lyrics:
Truth is, I love you

Story about this misheard lyric by: Isac

I saw this video on MTV once (when they used to show music videos and they used to call themselves Music Television) and I thought Phil was saying "True says 'I love you'" rather than "Truth is, I love you."

There are additional Genesis misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Invisible Touch"
Better Lyrics:
He don't like losing, to him war's still a game
And though he will further cause strife,
Rebels want him in Ukraine, and now I know
He has immense popularity
Just took Crimea with ease
And now it seems they're callin', callin' for him

He seems to pack an incredible punch, yeah
He steps right in, and tears a nation apart
He seems to pack an incredible punch, yeah
He takes control and gambles West is not smart

He seems to pack an incredible punch
Original Lyrics:
She don't like losing, to her it's still a game
And though she will mess up your life,
You still want her just the same, and now I know
She has a built in ability
To take everything she sees
And now it seems I've fallen, fallen for her

She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah
She reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah
It takes control and slowly tears you apart

She seems to have an invisible touch
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Land of Confusion "
Better Lyrics:
There's too many troops
Too many Russians
Making too many problems
And not much peace to be found
West can see
Ukraine's a land of intrusion

This is the land they live in
And Putin's not forgiven
East Ukraine Is worth fighting
To stop further Russian aggression
Original Lyrics:
There's too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"That's All"
Better Lyrics:
Living with you is just putting me "Chewie All The Time"
Original Lyrics:
Living with you is just putting me through it all of the time
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional Genesis parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Supper's Ready"
The Funny Lyrics:
I know a fireman who looks after the fire.
Why They're Funny:
Just a really, really funny line from a really awesome song...
Submitted by: Jj Mcblaze
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Invisible Touch"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
She seems to have that
Invisible touch
She reaches in and
Grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have that
Invisible touch
She reaches in and
slowly tears you apart
Why They're Repetitive:
This is basically the entire chorus and it's not a very good chorus.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Who Dunnit?"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
We know...(100x)
Why They're Repetitive:
Repetetive but funny. Rockin' on the field line.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional Genesis repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Visions of Angels"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Standing in a forest gazing at the sun
looking at the trees but there's not even one
Why They're Nonsensical:
If he's gazing at the sun how is he also looking at the trees? And if there isn't even one tree, what exactly is he looking at? And what the hell kind of forest doesn't have any trees?
Submitted by: Simon Perrins
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"No Reply at All"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Too stubborn to say, the buck stops here!
It's not the one you're looking for
Why They're Inappropriate:
"Buck" is slang for the American dollar. Genesis are British and the UK uses the pound.
Submitted by: Double Velvet Cluster
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Counting Out Time"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Erogenous zones, I love you Without you, what would a poor boy do?
Why They're Dirty:
Well, this is about a guy doing it for the first time with a girl...and he learns to score her by reading a frickin' book about erogenous zones. Just think about it!
Submitted by: Melissa
"No Reply"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I've been trying but we cannot connect
Why They're Dirty:
Is she not home when you call her up or are you trying to have sex with her but for some reason you can't?
Submitted by: Pac-Punk
There are additional Genesis dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Supper's Ready"
The Lyrics:
There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag, he used to be a British Flag, plastic bag!
Who They Mention:
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain during World War II.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Land of Confusion"
The Song Lyrics:
I remember long ago, ooh, when the sun is shining
Song They Mention:
"I Remember Long Ago" by The Peppermint Trolley Company
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Tonight Tonight Tonight"
The Song Lyrics:
Now I'm in too deep.
Song They Mention:
Genesis mention their own song, "In Too Deep."
Submitted by: Michael S.
There are additional Genesis Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Paperlate"
Opening Lines:
Paperlate, paperlate / Paperlate, paperlate
Comments:
This single hit the U.S. Top 30 in the summer of 1982. It was issued from the American double album "Three Sides Live". In the U.K. it was featured on an EP titled "3X3". The cover of that EP featured the 3 members of Genesis jumping and clowning around on top of a brick wall, in a direct parody of a scene the Beatles have down before.
Submitted by: There's No-one On the Line
"Hold On My Heart"
Opening Lines:
Hold on my heart. Just hold on to that feeling.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional Genesis spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Dancing with the Moonlit Knight"
The Made Up Words:
Unifaun
Comments:
Probably supposed to be a combination of "uniform" and "faun."
Submitted by: Eddison Tollett
"Abacab"
The Made Up Words:
Abacab
Comments:
This was the chord structure used in the song. Phil Collins sure liked made up words.
Submitted by: Rich Braham

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Just a Job to Do"
The Lyrics:
Keep running, keep running; city to city
Even if you're innocent
You can cause too much embarrassment
And though your heart is breaking
And you know there's no mistaking
For you feel your life line breaking
Can feel your hands are shaking
No one answers the telephone
You can never ever go home alone
And though your heart is breaking
And you know there's no mistaking
The footsteps close behind (*** synthesizer blasts ***)
Why:
You keep running and never afford to settle anywhere because you know too much, you've seen too much and dead birds don't sing. You call for help and there's nobody answering. The assassin sees you now, he draws a bead on you. Here he comes! The harder you run, the harder you fall.
Submitted by: Banger 3
 

Song Title Space Change:

"For Ab Sent Friends" originally "For Absent Friends"
How can an ab send friends?
Submitted by: Sheena Weston
"Heart Son Fire" originally "Hearts On Fire"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"He: Art's On Fire" originally "Hearts On Fire"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Shipwreck Ed " originally "Shipwrecked"
Submitted by: Peter
"Throwin' Git All Away" originally "Throwing It All Away"
The Git wasn't that bad, was he?
Submitted by: Peter

There are additional Genesis Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Seeings Submitted by: Candy Welty
Sing 'See' Submitted by: Candy Welty
Signees Submitted by: Candy Welty
Sees Gin Submitted by: Cynthia Avery
Gee, Sins Submitted by: Amy Grunt

There are additional Genesis Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Poet In Ode" originally "In Too Deep"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Dip One Toe" originally "In Too Deep"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Note Dope" originally "In Too Deep"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Tip One Doe" originally "In Too Deep"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Do Pie Note" originally "In Too Deep"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Genesis Song Title Anagrams available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"In Too Deep"
The Lyrics:
Crying at the top of my voice
Why:
He pronounces "crying" as "craying"
Submitted by: Isac
"Paperlate"
The Lyrics:
Taking no risks and playing to shame
Why:
To shame is pronounced 'touche' - which made me think of someone hiding in their shell when confronted with danger, just like Touche Turtle!
Submitted by: pickle*
There are additional Genesis Lyrics Pronunciation available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Supper's Ready" Length: over 23 minutes
it's from the early 70s when Peter Gabriel was the singer. The band did perform this song live and Gabriel the costume king of art rock would dress as a flower (one lyrical line says "A flower?").
Submitted by: I Saw Genesis in 1992!
"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" Length: 8:49
What am I gonna do????
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Domino" Length: 10:42
Sixth track off of 1986's "Invisible Touch"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Home By The Sea" Length: 11:21
The first and the second ones put together in one track.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Dodo/Lurker" Length: 7:30
2 in 1
Submitted by: Mickey D.

There are additional Genesis Super Long Pop Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

TA: "That's All"
As in 'ta very much!'
Submitted by: pickle
LION: "Like It Or Not"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
IT: "Invisible Touch"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Moe, Son Of Nine" originally "No Son Of Mine"
First son of nine since Heimdall
Submitted by: Blake DeKalb
"So, Nun Of Mine" originally "No Son Of Mine"
Submitted by: Sheena Weston
"Tin Doo, Eeeep!" originally "In Too Deep"
Submitted by: MOR
"Can On The Mourner" originally "Man On The Corner"
What does a mourner need a can on him / her for?
Submitted by: Lou Quilson
"Corn on the Manner" originally "Man on the Corner"
Submitted by: Josh

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"The Musical Box"
The Lyrics:
Entire Song
Why:
The reason is that this song is a story about a young murderess who kills the boy and his body is trapped in The Musical Box. Once she (The Murderer) opens the Musical Box...she sees the boy she murdered. He grows old...but doesn't grow up, then The Nurse who told her stories that never came true, comes in and kills both the murderer and the spirit!
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Just a Job to Do"
The Lyrics:
Bang, Bang, Bang
Why:
The sound of gunshots
Submitted by: Sutch
 

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Jesus He Knows Me"
In 1985 Phil Collins guested on MIAMI VICE as Phil the Shill. He came to the USA to avoid UK taxes and swindle some more. At episode's end he fled with a suitcase full of money and later appeared on cable TV as televangalist Father Phil. He wore a horribly bad toupee to hide his real life baldness on top. It looked unbelievably ridiculous. Fast forward to 1992. The band Genesis puts out a funny/accurate lampoon of TV preachers and their ripoff practices in the video for the above named song. All 3 members of Genesis are ministry thieves in the music video ("Call now! Pray later! Dial 1-800-GENE-SIS!") and even though Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks have full heads of hair they are wearing lousy toupees just like Phil is. This is probably a comic element.
Submitted by: Rolls Royce Reverend
"Jesus He Knows Me"
When the Televangelism scandal came into the news, Phil Collins poked fun at the evangelists who came into the infamous limelight.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

The Sega Genesis
Return of the Retro Game System
Submitted by: Rychendroll
The Hyundai Genesis
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Bibles
Genesis is the first book of the Bible
Submitted by: Psycho Librarian

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Blood on the Rooftops"
The Lyrics:
Streets of San Francisco, a word from Peking
Why:
"The Streets Of San Francisco"; A Quinn Martin Production
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional Genesis TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics available.

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Illegal Alien"
The Lyrics:
Now don't tell anybody what I'm gonna do
'Cuz if they find out, you know they will never let me through
'Cuz it's no fun being an illegal alien.
Why:
Look at the hate and xenophobic hysteria going on now, especially in Arizona.
Submitted by: Born in East L.A.
 

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