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Album cover parody of Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
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Art & Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkle, Simon & Garfunkel, Harper's Bizarre, Simon and Garfunkle, Simon and Garfunkel, Simon and Garfunfel, Simon And Garfinkel, Simom and Garfunkel, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

Band Name Origins:

  • The last names of the two members - Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel Submitted by: David Pratter

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Tom and Jerry. Submitted by: Paul Warren

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Art Garfunkel""math teacher, carpenter"I bet the students had fun with his name. - Amy

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"For Emily Wherever I May Find Her"It's a beautiful image-filled love song. - Greg Hulak
"Punky's Dilemma"Wish I were a Kellog's Cornflake.... - Paul Warren
"The 59th St. Bridge Song"The opening line, "Slow down, you move too fast/got to make the morning last" and "feelin' groovy" are the best-known lines from this 60's tune. The "59th Street Bridge" is actually the span's nickname. It's official name is the Queensboro Bridge, and it connects Long Island City, Queens, with 59th Street in Manhattan over the East River. - MasonR

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"I Am Iraq""I Am A Rock"Regina Haniger
"Bridge Over Remagen""Bridge Over Troubled Waters"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"The Sound of Violence""The Sound of Silence"Kaylie L
"Sniff Over Barbara Walters""Bridge Over Troubled Waters"oldsongs
"Nose Bridge Over Troubled Sinus""Bridge Over Troubled Waters"snot

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Bridge Over Troubled Water,"Water is a substance. It does not have emotions.Susanna Viljanen
"I Am A Rock,"No, you are not. You are not an island either.Susanna Viljanen
"Sound of Silence,"No sounds in silence.Susanna Viljanen
"I Am A Rock,"Uh, guys, rocks don't talk, duhhh...Doug Montgomery

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"We Don't Talk Anymore," Cliff Richard"The Sounds Of Silence," Simon & Garfunkel
"Who Am I?," Cast of 'Les Miserables'"I Am A Rock," Simon & Garfunkel
"Silence Is Golden," The Tremeloes"The Sound Of Silence," Simon & Garfunkel
"The Last Mile Home," Jo Stafford"Homeward Bound," Simon & Garfunkel
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ms. Robinson" originally "Mrs. Robinson"
Candy Welty
"Homeward Bond" originally "Homeward Bound"
Serafina
"Mr. Robinson" originally "Mrs. Robinson"
Jessica Albatross

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Fakin' Wit" originally "Fakin' It"
Yvette Bristle
"Fakin' Bit" originally "Fakin' It"
Yvette Bristle
"American" originally "America"
I'm proud to be one too!
Paul Warren
"Flakin' It" originally "Fakin' It"
Peter
"El Condor Pasta" originally "El Condor Pasa"
Raphael

Change a Letter:

"Makin' It" originally "Fakin' It"
Yvette Bristle
"Facin' It" originally "Fakin' It"
Yvette Bristle
"Takin' It" originally "Fakin' It"
Yvette Bristle
"Wakin' It" originally "Fakin' It"
Yvette Bristle
"Bakin' It" originally "Fakin' It"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Mar 12
a parody of "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" by Simon & Garfunkel
The true story of the inevitable progression of cavities, root canals, failed crowns and finally........the dreaded Bridge. Vocals sped up by 20% with the standard HandFart accompaniment.
YouTube: (YouTube Video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Sound of Silence""The Sound of Snoring"Rex Ungericht
"Bridge Over Troubled Waters""Bridge Over Troubled Molars"Jim Rotondo
"The Sound of Silence""Goodbye to Bake Off"Christopher Long
"Feeling' Groovy""Feeling' Grungy"Rick Duncan
"I Am A Rock""I Am A Sot"Plumb Bob
"Sound of Silence""Charlie's Song"Micah Ismaili
"The Sounds of Silence""Palindromes of Evil"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Cecilia""Hillary"Pardoe
"Sounds of Silence""Trip to Inferno"Patrick McWilliams
"America""The Donald vs. Ugly Betty"Melanie Lee

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
The BoxerThe Ring MagazineSusanna Viljanen
I Am A RockAny programme about Paul Burrellpickle*

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Keep The Customer SatisfiedAny business that puts you on holdJohn B
My Little TownNew York City Chamber of CongressMOR
Mrs RobinsonAny Gigolo ServicesMarioAlessio
The Sound Of SilencePublic LibraryMatt Donnelly
I Am A Rock Agoraphobia Support Group/ TherapistXRaySpecks
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
Tennessee Flat Top Box
   Rosanne Cash
The Boxer
   Simon & Garfunkel
The Tennessee Flat Top Boxer
Gretchen Wieners
Smoke On The Water
   Deep Purple
Bridge Over Troubled Water
   Simon & Garfunkel
Smoke On The Bridge Over Troubled Water
Tim Panuchus
Squeeze Box
   The Who
The Boxer
   Simon & Garfunkel
The Squeeze Boxer
Gretchen Wieners
Loves Me Like A Rock
   Paul Simon
I Am A Rock
   Simon & Garfunkel
Loves Me Like I Am A Rock
Oh, Paul Simon has a duet with his own band!
Foo
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Mrs. Robinson"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where have you gone? Show the banj-i-o!
Original Lyrics:
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a bitch over troubled Walter
Original Lyrics:
Like a bridge over troubled water
"The Sound of Silence"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beneath the hollow of the "A" Street ramp
Original Lyrics:
beneath the halo of a street lamp
"The Sound of Silence"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take my horns and I'm an angry jew
Original Lyrics:
Take my arms that I might reach you
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Cecilia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making love in the afternoon
With tequila up in my bedroom.
Original Lyrics:
Making love in the afternoon
With Cecilia up in my bedroom.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Karen Smith

I heard it this way when I first heard the song. Then someone heard me singing it this way and said "good one", like I'd changed the lyrics on purpose. Later someone heard me again and almost died laughing and corrected the lyrics for me. I never let on to the first responder (who said "good one!") like I didn't know I was changing the lyrics.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
Better Lyrics:
There must be Sixteen Ways to Use Your Computer!
Surf the Internet, Chet
Send it out on a fax, Max
Use the spreadsheet, Pete...
Pull down the menu, Hugh
Use the trak-ball, Paul!
Check the database, Chase...
Original Lyrics:
Make a new plan, Stan
There must be Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover!
No need to be coy, Roy,...
Hop on the bus, Gus
No need to discuss much!
Drop off the key, Lee,
And set yourself free!
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
"I am a Rock"
Better Lyrics:
I have my games
and my MP3s to protect me
Original Lyrics:
I have my books
and my poetry to protect me
Submitted by: JBL

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"The Boxer"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Lie la lie, lie la lie lie lie la lie, lie la lie, lie la lie lie lie la lie lalalalie lie
Why They're Repetitive:
When they played this song on an oldies station, during the end of it, my brother wondered whether or not the record was stuck.
Submitted by: Sammy Reed
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"At The Zoo"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Pigeons plot in secrecy, and hamsters turn on frequently.
What a gas, you've gotta come and see at the zoo.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What zoo features hamsters and pigeons?
Submitted by: Michael S.
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Mrs Robinson"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Here's to you Mrs Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Oh yes and what if Mrs Robinson turns out to be an athieist? Then what would you do?
Submitted by: Celeste
"Mrs. Robinson"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio...
Joltin' Joe has left and gone away
Why They're Inappropriate:
These lines are particularly inappropriate now that Joltin' Joe actually _has_ 'left and gone away.' :( (I understand that when the Yankee Clipper first heard the song he though S&G were making fun of him._)
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
There are additional inappropriate lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Baby Driver"
The Dirty Lyrics:
There's no-one home, we're all alone Oh come into my room and play Yes we can play
Why They're Dirty:
Very likely they'll "play" with Paul or Art's d*ck or her p*ssy
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
"CECILIA "
The Dirty Lyrics:
I got up to wash my face
When I come back to bed
Someone's taken my place
Why They're Dirty:
Apperently, Cecilia needs it bad!
Submitted by: Frank Daniels

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"A Simple Desultory Phillippic"
The Lyrics:
I've been Phil Spectored, resurrected
Who They Mention:
Phil Spector. These days, being Phil Spectored is not such a good thing.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
"A Simple Desultory Philippic"
The Lyrics:
I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored. I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till i'm blind
i been Ayn Randed...
Who They Mention:
Norman Mailer, Maxwell Taylor, John O'hara, Robert McNamara, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles
Submitted by: anna
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Kodachrome"
The Lyrics:
Kodachrome They give us those nice bright colors They give us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world's a sunny day I got a Nikon camera I love to take a photograph So mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Product Brand Name:
Kodachrome
Submitted by: Ellen Landeen
"Save The Life Of My Child"
The Lyrics:
The woman from the supermarket
Ran to call the cops
'He must be high on something,' someone said
Though it never made The New York Times
In The Daily News, the caption read,
'Save the life of my child!'
Cried the desperate mother
Product Brand Name:
New York Times and New York Daily News
Submitted by: Bill
There are additional product lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"My Little Town"
Opening Lines:
In my little town, I grew up believing God keeps His eye on us all.
Comments:
"My Little Town" was a special tune of coming back together for the duo, Simon & Garfunkel, back in 1975. "My Little Town" was released on both Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" lp and Garfunkel's "Breakaway" lp and was written by Paul Simon.
Submitted by: Peter
"Song For The Asking"
Opening Lines:
Here is my song for the asking.
Comments:
"Song For The Asking" is yet one more tune from Simon & Garfunkel's 1970 lp, "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Mrs Robin son" originally "Mrs Robinson"
Submitted by: Celeste
"Ben Edict Us" originally "Benedictus"
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
"Book Ends" originally "Bookends"
Now "ends" is a verb.
Submitted by: Martina McBride Of Frankenstein
"Ho Me Ward Bound" originally "Homeward Bound"
New song sounds very kinky.
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Mr. S. Robinson" originally "Mrs. Robinson"
Wonder what the S. stands for?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Sun & Fragile Monk Submitted by: Josh

Song Title Anagrams:

"Leonardo's Cap" originally "El Condor Pasa"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Also Drop Cane" originally "El Condor Pasa"
Submitted by: Alexis
"A Real Cop Nods" originally "El Condor Pasa"
Submitted by: Alexis
"So Pardon Alec" originally "El Condor Pasa"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Carla Snooped" originally "El Condor Pasa"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"America"
The Lyrics:
Cathy I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh, Michigan seems like a dream to me now. It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saginaw, I've gone to look for America.
Counting the cars on the New Jersy Turnpike, they've all come to look for America.
Why:
Pittsburgh; Saginaw, Michigan as well as the state of Michigan; and New Jersey.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

Super Short Pop Songs:

"59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)" Length: 1:56
Feelin' Groo-vy
Submitted by: jdizzy

Song Title Acrostics:

OF: "Old Friends"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
SOS: "Sounds Of Silence"
Submitted by: MOR

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"So Wrong Frank Lloyd Light" originally "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright"
Submitted by: Mae Beam
"So Long Rank Floyd Wright" originally "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright"
Submitted by: Mae Beam
"So Long Lank Freud Wright" originally "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright"
Submitted by: Mae Beam
"Achin' Fit" originally "Fakin' It"
Submitted by: Emily Lime

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"The Boxer"
The Lyrics:
Lie la lie la lie la lie. La lie la lie la lie la lie.
Why:
"Paul Simon summed it up, and his refrain "lie la lie" ain't no lie." To us, it does now sound like he is saying something, but in fact 'lie la lie' does have an interpetation in Hebrew, it means roughly 'nighty night.'
Submitted by: Feurzeug
 

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Cecilia"
The Lyrics:
Cecilia you're breaking my heart
you're shaking my confidence daily
Oh Cecilia
I'm down on my knees
I'm begging you please to come home
Why:
Lyrics describe breakup; however, background music is so loud it's kinda hard to hear.
Submitted by: Alyssa
"The Sun is Burning"
The Lyrics:
Now the sun has come to earth
Shrouded in a mushroom cloud of death.
Death comes in a blinding flash of hellish heat that leaves a smear of ash
And the sun has come to earth.
Why:
A sweet lullaby like song about dreamy bees and babies and hand holding couples, and then all of a sudden... THE MUSHROOM CLOUD OF DEATH! It then goes on to describe "Twisted sightless wrecks of men", all still to the same sweet tune.
Submitted by: Karen

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"At The Zoo"
This song represents a humorous side of Simon and Garfunkel when they mention about what animals represent and a drunk zookeeper.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Hidden Messages:

"So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright"
Near the end of the song (about 2:55) you can hear Paul Simon calling out "So long, Arty". The song was written for Art Garfunkel (who sings it) because Art said Paul Simion couldn't write a song about his favorite architect. It was the last song they recorded for a long time, so the 'so long' was true. The song is as much about Art as Frank.
Submitted by: Paulmarkj
"Save The Life Of My Child"
During the instrumental break, you will hear 'Sound of Silence'.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"The Boxer"
1997 drama with Daniel Day-Lewis
Submitted by: Odie Garfield

Other Artists:

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