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Band Name Origins:

  • No, actually, the other guy in correct. I have an interview with Andy (a few actually) where he explicitly gives the Leonard Cohen song as the original inspiration for the band name. Leonard Cohen in turn took his song title from a convent of nuns (They are not exclusive to Leeds). Andy liked Cohen's use of a convent of nuns, Sisters of Mercy, used instead as groupies or prostitutes... ladies of the night, or Sisters of Mercy... Submitted by: Chris
  • "Leonard Cohen wrote a song in which - like us - "The Sisters Of Mercy, they are not departed or gone". He should know. Is that why we picked the name? Almost. We did feel that the song would help the dimmest of the dim to interpret the name. There is an ancient order of nuns called The Sisters Of Mercy. Significantly, the name is a popular reference to prostitutes. (Leonard Cohen's song can be heard in the background of a scene from the film 'McCabe And Mrs Miller', in which Julie Christie leads her bedraggled troupe of whores up the muddy hill which is the main street of a shanty town in the wild west.)" - Originally writen by Andrew Eldritch Submitted by: Mairi

Stupid Band Names:

  • Might not be a stupid name if it were a group of females, since a sister is a female entity. But none of the members are female; they're all guys. Furthermore, none of them are related in any way, shape or form. Submitted by: Cassandra

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Sisters of MarcyIf we had "Change a Letter" for band namesGrate Job
Brothers Of MercyThey're all men.Cassandra
Brothers Of PainThey all male and write depressing, rockin' songs.Rip Jeans

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"No Time To Fly""No Time To Cry"The Mole
"Marryin'""Marion"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Clarion""Marian"D. Melody Dole, MD

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Detonation Boulevard,"There is no street with that name.Brit Boxx

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Moe" originally "More"
Now it's about one of the Three Stooges?
Cassandra
"Ore" originally "More"
Cassandra
"Maria" originally "Marian"
Cheryl Jordan
"Marin" originally "Marian"
As in Marin County, CA, or Cheech Marin
Cheryl Jordan

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Morse" originally "More"
As in Morse Code (possibly)
Cassandra
"Martian" originally "Marian"
Cheryl Jordan

Change a Letter:

"Fore" originally "More"
Now are they playing golf?
Cassandra
"Core" originally "More"
Cassandra
"Bore" originally "More"
Cassandra
"Mode" originally "More"
Cassandra
"Mere" originally "More"
Cassandra

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
This CorrosionZiebart Rust Protectionnewrock
This CorrosionPrestone Anti-freezenewrock

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bomb)
   System Of A Down
Detonation Boulevard
   Sisters Of Mercy
B.Y.O.B. To Detonation Boulevard
It'll ba a BLAST!
Unnamed
No Time To Cry
   The Sisters of Mercy
Christine
   The Wake
No Time To Cry, Christine
So get over it already!
Lollirot
Lucretia My Reflection
   Sisters Of Mercy
Reflections (Reflect)
   Sally Kellerman (From the movie 'Lost Horizon')
Lucretia My Reflections Reflect
newave

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Coyote Sisters of Mercy
The Coyote Sisters combined with Sisters of Mercy
Submitted By: Frieda Evans
The Callen Sisters of Mercy
The Callen Sisters combined with Sisters of Mercy
Submitted By: Blake Dreary
Paris Sisters of Mercy
Paris Sisters combined with Sisters of Mercy
Submitted By: Frederick Gale
Shepherd Sisters of Mercy
Shepherd Sisters combined with Sisters of Mercy
Submitted By: Cotton Lorraine

There are additional Sisters of Mercy Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Dominion"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some day - Chlamydia!
Sunset hair, sunset mind
Original Lyrics:
Some day
Dominion!
Some say prayers, I say mine
"Dominion"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some day
Some way
Chlamydia!
Sunset dare, sunset player
Original Lyrics:
Some day
Some day
Dominion
Some say prayers, I say mine
"Temple Of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
But someone near you writes the weather.
Original Lyrics:
But someone near you rides the weather.
"Marian"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you hear me calling you to save me
Save me save me from the rain
Original Lyrics:
Can you hear me calling you to save me
Save me save me from the grave
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Dominion"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some day
Some way
Chlamydia!
Sunset dare, sunset player
Original Lyrics:
Some day
Some day
Dominion
Some say prayers, I say mine

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cally

It even looks like he sings this in the video.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Heartland"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
My heartland heartland heartland
Why They're Repetitive:
First set: 4x Second set: 8x Third set: at least 32x Worse still there are not *that* many other lyrics in it! An absolute ballache to sing!
Submitted by: Sid
"This Corrosion"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Like a healing hand
Why They're Repetitive:
Most of the discography and lyrics sites only acknowledge six repetitions of this. However, I was bored one night, and actually counted every time it is said. In approximately six minutes, Eldritch sings 'like a healing hand' over 40 times. It sounds quite nifty, yes, but is it really neccessary?
Submitted by: Aerin
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Detonation Boulevard"
The Lyrics:
I caught something weird in Encenada
I've a brother of sorts in Torquemada.
Who They Mention:
Tomas de Torquemada, the Spanish Inquisition leader of the 15th century.
Submitted by: Rash Dipdock
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Lucretia My Reflect Ion" originally "Lucretia My Reflection"
Submitted by: Peter
"Kiss The Car Pet" originally "Kiss The Carpet"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Maria N." originally "Marian"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan

Band Name Anagrams:

Cresses Mortify Submitted by: Natalie Snortman
Maybe, to those who REALLY dislike cress soups.
Stir My Frescoes Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
Set My Crossfire Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
Erect Mossy Firs Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
Firm Soy Secrets Submitted by: Dawn Anwad

Song Title Anagrams:

"Domino In" originally "Dominion"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Non-Idiom" originally "Dominion"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Dim Onion" originally "Dominion"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"No Dim Ion" originally "Dominion"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Doom Inn" originally "Dominion"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"No Crime To Tie" originally "No Time To Cry"
Submitted by: Rhonda Hindle

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"More"
The Lyrics:
Some people get by
With a little understanding
Some people get by
With a whole lot more
I don´t know
Why you gotta be so undermanding
One thing I know
I want more
I want more
(And I need all the love that I can´t get to)
(And I need all the love that I can get)
(And I need all the love that I can´t get, too).
Why:
The song is about rape, pure and simple. When the singer says he needs love he can't get, the girl is most likely resisting.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff
 

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Detonation Boulevard"
The Lyrics:
On Detonation Boulevard (bang, bang)
Why:
In this instance, it sounds like two bombs exploding, hence the title.
Submitted by: Rash Dipdock
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Misters of Circe originally "Sisters of Mercy"
Circe (rhymes with mercy) was a mythical sorceress
Submitted by: Herculina Alencar

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