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Album cover parody of Forget and Not Slow Down by Relient K
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Band Name Origins:

  • The band picked this name because they thought "crappy band, crappy car"; even though they are a great band. But they had issues with the copy right of "Reliant K". So they changed the 'a' to an 'e'. Another option that Matt T thought of was for it to be "Reliant Que"; because at the time they were picking the name, he was a Spanish student. Submitted by: Caroline
  • The other definition is right, it's just that it was Matt Hoope's car, not Matt Theissen's. Submitted by: darren

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"K Car"Kind of a stretch, but they were named after the Relient K car, so... On the "Relient K" album, no less! - Emi

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sahara"So I'll ask one thing
Just one thing of you
Don't ever turn me loose
Even when I turn my back - Jonathan S.
"Crayons Can Melt On Us For All I Care"The lyrics are, "I just wasted ten seconds of your life." That's it, that's the whole song. Do YOU see anything about melting crayons in ther??? Didn't think so. - K@
"The Only Thing Wose Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting On One"Nothing even close to the title is used in the song. I'd show you a chorus, but this song is so short it doesn't even have one! It ends with, "We control the chaos In the back of our minds Our problems seem so small But they grow on us Like gravity But gravity still makes us fall" (You can also look this one up under "Super Short Pop Songs.") - Jonathan S.
"Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet"The title isn't mentioned ANYWHERE in the song! The chorus goes: "No, I don't hate you/Don't wanna fight you/You know I'll always love you/But right now I just don't like you" Which particular one of these lines people would think is the title, I don't know. - Jonathan S.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Relevant Parade""Elephant Parade"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Elegant Parade""Elephant Parade"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Elephant Charade""Elephant Parade"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Elephant Brigade""Elephant Parade"D. Melody Dole, MD

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's Going On?," Marvin Gaye"Elephant Parade," Relient K
"This Girl That I Know," Beck"Savannah," Relient K
"Whatever, I Don't Care," Better Off"Apathetic Way To Be," Relient K
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Look On Up," Relient K
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Pathetic Way To Be" originally "Apathetic Way To Be"
Angelica Monaghan
"Marilyn Mason Ate My Girlfriend" originally "Marilyn Manson Ate My Girlfriend"
Whoever Marilyn Mason is
Lynne O'Leahy-Cassid
"College Ids" originally "College Kids"
Samantha Wayland
"The Only Thing Worse Than Eating A Dead Horse Is" originally "The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse Is"
Tracy Frummond
"Which To Buy: Us Or The Hatchet" originally "Which To Bury: Us Or The Hatchet"
Sheila Evans

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Thigh Of 75" originally "High Of 75"
Heather Brockwell
"Apathetic Way To Beg" originally "Apathetic Way To Be"
Angelica Monaghan
"Apathetic Way To Bet" originally "Apathetic Way To Be"
Angelica Monaghan
"Be My Escapee" originally "Be My Escape"
Adrienne Schnell
"Must Have Done Something Bright" originally "Must Have Done Something Right"
Penny Olivia Tyler

Change a Letter:

"Marilyn Hanson Ate My Girlfriend" originally "Marilyn Manson Ate My Girlfriend"
Whoever Marilyn Hanson Is
Naomi Swanson
"College Kiss" originally "College Kids"
Penny Olivia Tyler
"Collage Kids" originally "College Kids"
Frequent misspelling of 'college' (different word)
Penny Olivia Tyler
"Which To Burn: Us Or The Hatchet" originally "Which To Bury: Us Or The Hatchet"
Alison Runyon

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Best Thing""The Beast Thing"Matthias
"Sadie Hawkins Dance""Act's a joke"Act hater
"In Love With The 80's""Young In The 90's"Yearbook Weirdos
"Apathetic Way To Be""An Emo Way To Be"Brainerzilla
"The Best Thing""The Better Thing"Insert Coin(s) to Continue
"College Kids""High School Kids"J.C. Reich
"Sadie Hawkins Dance""Nerdy Hawkins Dance"Jordan Lange
"Mood Rings""Super Bowl Rings"The Piano Minstrel
"Be My Escape""U Were A Mistake"Irrelevant K
"Be My Escape""Psychotherapy"Insert Coin(s) to Continue

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
DeathbedHospitalsJack
Maybe It's MaybellineMaybellineEmi
Be My EscapePrisonMandaRuth-a-licious
GibberishNational Center for Speech Therapy Pinto
Wake Up CallCenter For Insomniacs Cam
There are additional 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
Maybe It's Maybelline
   Relient K
She Is
   The Fray
Maybe She's Maybelline
Emi
My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend
   Relient K
Right Guy
   S Club 7
My Right Guy's Ex-Boyfriend
He was perfect...until we learned about his past
*katie

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Relient K7
Relient K combined with K7
Submitted By: Gus
Relient K's Choice
Relient K combined with K's Choice
Submitted By: Rad
Special K
Relient K combined with Special D
A cereal!!!
Submitted By: JeReMy
Relient K-Cars
Relient K combined with The Cars
Relient K did name themselves after a car called the "Relient", which was a "K-Car"
Submitted By: JeReMy

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Who I Am Hates Who I've Been"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I never should have cross-dressed.
Original Lyrics:
Well I never should have crossed it.
"High of 75"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Al'Qesh side of the sun.
Original Lyrics:
Hoping that I'll catch sight of the sun.
"Chapstick, Chapped Lips, and Things Like Chemistry"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I lost my phone to rates that would make Batman writhe
Original Lyrics:
And I lost my phone to the lake beneath the Batman ride
"For The Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
Those days are gone but Chris is not
and now he's got pink hair
Original Lyrics:
Those days are gone but Chris is not
And now he's got the air.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Who I Am Hates Who I've Been"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I never should have cross-dressed.
Original Lyrics:
Well I never should have crossed it.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Michelle JillDaughter

I heard them live and I had never heard this song before so I was unfamiliar with the lyrics. It sounded like they were apologizing for cross-dressing which seemed so out of place for the song.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"12 Days Of Christmas"
The Funny Lyrics:
What's a partridge?
and what's a pear tree?
I don't know so please don't ask me
But I can bet those are terrible gifts to get.
Why They're Funny:
A nice twist to the traditional song, and it is pretty funny because I think we all always wondered what all those things in that song were and why anyone would ever want to receive them.
Submitted by: Alex
"The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse...."
The Funny Lyrics:
Our problems seem so small
But they grow on us like gravity
Why They're Funny:
It's funny because, how can gravity grow on you? Well I guess when you get older every thing does become saggy.
Submitted by: Kathy
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Gibberish"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Arg wu sentafinticate nar dunderford
Bida menti kosticated interserd
Thorphilliate stinded yilla billa zay
Wentora yate paravillintiniay
Paravillintiniay

Dorga orpha dorga billa
Dorga orpha stifaleare
Dorga orpha dorga billa
Tonalation fonamere

Stop talking gibberish
Or just stop talking
Stop talking gibberish
Or just stop talking
Stop talking gibberish
Or just stop talking
Stop talking gibberish
Or just stop talking now

If I had one wish
Well I dont know what Id wish for
But if I had a million zillion wishes
Id use one to let you know that gibberish is
Not a nice way to talk to all your

Mork sawx ippen reeby yufftabar
Higgerd quillip ernigrade du wellinshar
Lirp crawn xyfa gourk jawinstabray
Venaldo urp paravillintiniay
Paravillintiniay

Stop talking gibberish
Or just stop talking
Stop talking gibberish
Or just stop talking
Stop talking gibberish
Or just stop talking
Stop talking gibberish
Or just stop talking now

If I had one wish
Well I dont know what Id wish for
But if I had a million zillion wishes
Id use one to let you know that gibberish is
Not a nice way to talk to all your friends
Why They're Nonsensical:
....does it make sense?
Submitted by: innernationalspy
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Maybe It's Maybeline"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
America's gone done the drain
The President's fault again?
Why They're Misrhymed:
The way that he says 'again' does not rhyme with 'drain' even though they end with the same three letters
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"That's My Jam"
The Lyrics:
Turn up the record cause the song's just begun
I'm smashing pumpkins like it's November 1
Wish Britney'd hit me one more time on the phone
So tired of counting crows with Mr. Jones
My sister Hazel knows that it's all for you
Am I a blur or do you sing my song 2?
Ooh Ooh Ooh Summertime
Ooh Ooh Ooh Back in '99
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooooooh Our first dance
Ooh Ooh Ooh That's my jam
Jane's addicted and Alice is in chains
U2 like to move me in mysterious ways
We're chasing waterfalls and wonderwalls
My Jewel, you were meant for me so save my soul
Add seven Mary three plus 98 degrees
Eve 6 times 311, that's you and me
Ooh Ooh Ooh Summertime
Ooh Ooh Ooh Back in '99
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooooooh Our first dance
Ooh Ooh Ooh That's my jam
This blessed union of collective souls
Is the only world we know
This heart-shaped candlebox burns for you alone
You outta know
Ooh Ooh Ooh Summertime
Ooh Ooh Ooh Feelin' so sublime
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooooooh Boy II Man
Ooh Ooh Ooh My pearl jam
Ooh Ooh Ooh Summertime
Ooh Ooh Ooh Back in '99
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooooooh Take my hand
Ooh Ooh Ooh Baby, you're my jam
Who They Mention:
Many bands and solo artists who were popular in the 1990's were mentioned in this Relient K and Owl City collaboration. The Smashing Pumpkins, Britney Spears, the Counting Crows, Blur, Jane's Addiction, Alice in Chains, U2, Seven Mary Three, 98 Degrees, Eve 6, 311, Blessid Union of Souls, Collective Soul, Candlebox, Sublime, and Pearl Jam are all mentioned. There are so many '90s music references in this song that I just put the entire song instead of submitting each line separately.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Hello McFly"
The Lyrics:
And I wish I was Michael J Fox
I'd visit the past
Then come back to the future (Hello McFly)
When I cleaned up my act
Who They Mention:
Michael J. Fox...Also, at the end of the song, a recording of a phone message from TobyMac, the founder of Gotee Records, the label Relient K's self-titled debut album was released under, saying that Gotee Records would not release a song that mentions Marilyn Manson.
Submitted by: JeReMy
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Let It All Out"
Opening Lines:
"Let It All Out, get it all out.."
Comments:
Submitted by: Heidi
 

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Gibberish"
The Made Up Words:
http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Relient-K/Gibberish.html
Comments:
most of the song is made up words...too many to list in that small space
Submitted by: Aaron
"12 days of Christmas"
The Made Up Words:
Evif nedlog sngir
Comments:
Its Five golden rings backwards!!
Submitted by: Emily

Song Title Space Change:

"A Pathetic Way To Be" originally "Apathetic Way To Be"
Submitted by: Pam Tabor
"The Res, 'Tis Up To You" originally "The Rest Is Up To You"
Hi-res or lo-res?
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"'Fro Mend To End" originally "From End To End"
I didn't know afros could be repaired!
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Over Thin King" originally "Over Thinking"
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Overt Hink In G" originally "Over Thinking"
A hink is a reaping hook.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Who I Am Hates Who I've Been"
The Lyrics:
...And I was positive that unless
I got myself together I would watch me fall apart
Why:
It should be, "I would watch MYSELF fall apart", but I can see why Matt (the singer) would go the other route--it might have been tricky trying to add that extra syllable.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Like Tern Submitted by: Amanda Svenson
Like Rent Submitted by: Amanda Svenson
Trek Line Submitted by: Amanda Svenson
I Rent Elk Submitted by: Adrienne Schnell
What would one rent an elk for?
Inert Elk Submitted by: Adrienne Schnell

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"It's A Limy Babe Enemy" originally "Maybe It's Maybeline"
Submitted by: Andy Gibb's Free Energy

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Jefferson Aeroplane"
The Lyrics:
Niagara Falls
Still flows on New Year's
[LATER]
Stop the rave in downtown Boston
Why:
Niagara Falls and Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted by: Alex
 

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Deathbed" Length: 11:05
Submitted by: Heidi

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Skittles And Combos" Length: 1:25
On this hidden track from the band's 2001 album 'The Anatomy Of The Tongue In Cheek', Matt Thiessen sings about how much the band loves the two title foods. (Personally, I find them a little too preservative- and dye-laden for my taste.) [Note to editor: Re-submitting this because on previous submission stated that singer was, I thought, being facetious.]
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Crayons Can Melt On Us For All I Care" Length: 12 seconds
Submitted by: Laynie
"Skittles and Combos" Length: 1:25
Matt Theisen facetiously sings about how much the band loves Skittles and Combos, and that the fans should bring some to their next show.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse..." Length: 01:08
The full title is, "The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting On One." From their fourth album, 'Mmhmm.'
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead or Dying" Length: 00:28
Dedicated to Five Iron's Passing. They played it at the last show in Denver, CO. A Touching moment.
Submitted by: Misanthroptk

There are additional Super Short Pop Songs available.

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Staples"
The Lyrics:
All I heard was - KER-CHUNK, KER-CHUNK, KER-CHUNK!
Why:
I believe it's supposed to be the sound of a stapler. (The singer mentions a doctor putting staples in his head after a car accident!)
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
 

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Silly Shoes"
A stupid freestyle rap with them rapping about pizza parties, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and rhyming with orange.
Submitted by: RK_FAN_FOREVER

Hidden Tracks:

"Silly Shoes"
Noticed song was mistitled on my entry. Please remove entry.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Skittles And Combos"
On their 2001 album "The Anatomy Of The Tongue In Cheek", this track plays after a minute and a half of silence following the closing track ("Less Is More"). While listening to it on headphones, you'll notice the sound keeps alternating between the left side and right side. The lyrics consist of Matt Thiessen expressing his love for artificially-colored and -flavored lumps of sugar and cheese-filled cracker tubes.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Silly Shoes"
After "Jefferson Aero Plane" on the "Two Lefts Don't Make A Right...But Three Do" album, there is a song called "Silly Shoes", which is Relient K rapping about random stuff.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Less Is More"
At the end of The Anatomy of Tongue and Cheek a few minutes after "Less Is More" there is a hidden song about the band's love for skittles and combos.
Submitted by: Valerie

There are additional Hidden Tracks available.

Hidden Messages:

"Mood Rings"
After the song ends, Matt Thiessen can be heard in the background saying "That was terrible".(in reference to the closing lyric: "The complex infrastructure known as the female mind").
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Hello McFly"
The Lyrics:
And I wish I was Michael J Fox
I'd visit the past
Then come back to the future (Hello McFly)
When I cleaned up my act
Why:
Back to the Future
Submitted by: JeReMy
 

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