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Album cover parody of Crime Of The Century (Remastered) by Supertramp
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*******ACTUAL HAPPENING****** I was driving home in my car and I had the radio on. It was playing "Give A Little Bit". After the song was finished the DJ announced that the previous song was by Supertramp, and he joked that "Supertramp" was the name the band took for themselves "after they met your sister!". Man, did I laugh my butt off.
Submitted by: I Took The Long Way Home

Band Name Origins:

  • The band got it's name from the first drummer by the name of Richard Palmer. Palmer wrote all the bands lyrics at the time and was a literature graduate or student at least. The name comes from a book by W.H. Davies. The book being titled "The Autobiography of a Supertramp". There was an online version of it if anyone cares to give it a read. Submitted by: Tony Trampfan
  • Unemployed guitarist Roger Hodgson was busking in the underground (subway)in London in the late sixties when a man approached him. An unkempt Hodgson asked if if he liked the music, to which the man replied, "Super, Tramp!" (Tramp is the British word for a "bum" or "hobo") Submitted by: Richard Braithwaite

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Fool's Overture"Nearly eleven minutes long, and they use the word "fool" one time, "Fool's Overture" is never used. - Doug N.
"Gone Hollywood"The word Hollywood is used once in the song, gone is never used. Probably best known for the use of "Ain't nothing new in my life today" as the oft repeated chorus. - Doug N.
"Breakfast in America"And you thought the title was "Take a Look at my Girlfriend," didn't you? - Alan the Ottoman
"The Logical Song"There are times when all the world's asleep, the questions run too deep for such a simple man. Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am - Don

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Femur""Dreamer"Lori Tirol

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Dead Man's Blues,"Dead people can't have feelings.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where Do The Children Play?," Cat Stevens"School," Supertramp
"Food On The Table," Alabama"Breakfast In America," Supertramp
"Long Long Way From Home," Foreigner"Take The Long Way Home," Supertramp
"Drip Drop," Dion"It's Raining Again," Supertramp
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Hide In Your Hell" originally "Hide In Your Shell"
Carla Jorgensen
"Surly" originally "Surely"
Tiffany Furlong
"Reamer" originally "Dreamer"
Kareem Abdul-Montana
"The Logical Son" originally "The Logical Song"
Trina Lufkin

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Lorde, Is It Mine?" originally "Lord, Is It Mine?"
Mickey D.
"Bloody Well Fright" originally "Bloody Well Right"
"Bloody Well Bright" originally "Bloody Well Right"
"Give A Little Bait" originally "Give A Little Bit"
"Then Logical Song" originally "The Logical Song"
It was logical then but not now.
Doug Graves

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

Change a Letter:

"You Starved Laughing" originally "You Started Laughing"
That would be extreme!
Miranda Turner
"Give A Little Wit" originally "Give A Little Bit"
"Dreamed" originally "Dreamer"
The regular past tense of the verb 'to dream'
"Hide In Sour Shell" originally "Hide In Your Shell"
Monica Harpootlian
"Ride In Your Shell" originally "Hide In Your Shell"
Monica Harpootlian

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

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Goodbye Stranger""Goodbye Mother"Annie Gardener
"Breakfast In America""Visiting America"Annie Gardener
"Breakfast In America""Visiting America"yldcard
"Dreamer""Schemer"Glynn Leaney
"Goodbye Stranger""Goodbye Mother"victoria
"Breakfast In America""Visiting America"wildcard
"Dreamer""Loser"Glynn Leaney
"Give a Little Bit""Doggone It"Onslaught
"The Logical Song""The Plausible Song"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Take The Long Way Home""Took The Wrong Way Home"Merry & Pippin

There are additional Supertramp song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Take The Long Way HomeFirst Bus transportPickle

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Take the Long Way HomeTraffic Report UpdateTatiana
Lord, Is It Mine?Pregnancy clinicpickle
Take The Long Way HomeAAA (Triptix)britrock

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Kiss and Say Goodbye
   The Manhattans
Goodbye Stranger
Kiss and Say Goodbye, Stranger
Reggie Pillbox
Teenage Dream
   Katy Perry
Teenage Dreamer
Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)
Give A Little Bit
Anything, Anything (I'll Give You A Little Bit)
Another way to come up with this combo.
Do You Want To
   Franz Ferdinand
Take The Long Way Home
Do You Want To Take The Long Way Home?
There are additional Supertramp duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Heather and the Supernova Tramp
Heather Nova combined with Supertramp
Submitted By: nally
Bowling For Supertramp
Bowling For Soup combined with Supertramp
Submitted By: crazydon
Super Tramp Chick
Supertramp combined with Superchick
Submitted By: Hayley Spalding
Supertramp combined with Supersister
Submitted By: Gus

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Goodbye Stranger"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goodbye Millie
Goodbye Milly
Original Lyrics:
Goodbye Mary
"Give a Little Bit"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're an etiquette
Original Lyrics:
Give a little bit
"Breakfast in America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take a look at my buffet
Original Lyrics:
Take a look at my girlfriend
"Give a Little Bit"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give a little bit from Vince Lombardi
Give a little bit to Vince Lombardi
Original Lyrics:
Give a little bit of your love to me
There are additional Supertramp misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Bloody Well Right"
Misheard Lyrics:
Write your problems down in a Q-Tip
Original Lyrics:
Write your problems down in detail

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jason

Just as I've listened to this song, I cannot get this misheard lyric out of my head, even though I'm not even American so we don't even say Q-Tip here.

There are additional Supertramp misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Gone Hollywood"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'm tired of talking on the telephone
Why They're Funny:
Why would people be tired from calling friends on the phone? Furthermore, at the time this song was made, it was the typical way to communicate with people!
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Oh Darling"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna
I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna catch you, lady
Why They're Repetitive:
It sounds extremely repetitive. It's always repetition.
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"The Logical Song"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:, two, three, five!
Why They're Nonsensical:
(Near the end of the song.) I thought Roger Hodgson knew how to count. Why did he skip four? This isn't such a logical song if he counts illogically!
Submitted by: Liza Lott
"The Logical Song"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
There are times when all the world's asleep,
The questions run too deep for such a simple man...
Why They're Nonsensical:
Unless the Earth's atmosphere suddenly turns into sleeping gas, ALL the world falling asleep - at one, the same time - is NOT realistically possible.
Submitted by: Panini
There are additional Supertramp nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Breakfast in America"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I'm a loser, oh what a joker...
Why They're Misrhymed:
Everything else in the song rhymes just fine, but that one line just doesn't! It kind of bugs me.
Submitted by: Cassie N.
"From Now On"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I think I'll rob a store, escape the law, and live in Italy
Why They're Misrhymed:
'Store' and 'law' actually rhyme beatifully when sung with e British accent.
Submitted by: Sam Stafford

Insulting Song Lyrics:

The Insulting Lyrics:
You stupid little dreamer
Why They're Insulting:
Self-explanatory. Need I say more?
Submitted by: Alex

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Goodbye Stranger"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
The devil is my savior.
Why They're Inappropriate:
The devil tries to make people miserable. I know who my savior is and it's definitely not satan.
Submitted by: I.P. Frehley
"The Logical Song"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Whoa, tick, tick, tick, yeah!
Why They're Inappropriate:
This is mentioned right before the instrumental break (with the sax solo), and by the way, these are the actual words, as confirmed on most lyrics sites. Why Roger Hodgson decided to put this in here, I don't know, but it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the rest of the song.
Submitted by: Gus
There are additional Supertramp inappropriate lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"The Logical Song"
The Dated Lyrics:
Now watch what you say
Or they´ll be calling you a radical
A liberal, afanatical criminal ,
Oh won´t you sign up with me
We´d like to feel you´re
Acceptable, respectable,
oh presentable, a vegetable!
Why They're Dated:
The term "liberal" didn't have such negative connotations in 1979, at least not in America. "Liberal" became a slag word during the 1988 Presidential elections between VP George H.W. Bush and Massachusettes Gov. Mike Dukakis. Since then the so-called GOP has used that word as a slur but then again most Republicans today do not fall under the category of "conservative" anymore either. Yet here in this 1979 hit "liberal" is used pejoratively in a time when the textbooks were still using that word in a positive manner!
Submitted by: Super Star Tramp

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Child Of Vision"
The Lyrics:
You gave me Coca-Cola
You said it tasted good
And you watched the television
It tells you that you should
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Another Man's Woman"
The Song Lyrics:
At night I hear a hound dog callin'
Song They Mention:
"Hound Dog", made most famous by Elvis Presley
Submitted by: Bob
"Just Another Nervous Wreck"
The Song Lyrics:
And as the cloud begin to rumble
So the juggler makes his fumble
And the sun upon my wall is getting less
Song They Mention:
"The Juggler" by Weather Report
Submitted by: Mickey Dee

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Even In The Quietest Moments"
Opening Lines:
Even in the quietest moments / I wish I knew / What I had to do
Nearly six and and a half minutes long, and they only use the title once.
Submitted by: Doug N.
"Oh Darling"
Opening Lines:
Oh darling, will you ever change your mind?
The opening two words are the only time you hear "Oh darling". Most commonly thought of as "catch you lady" for the repeated use later in the song.
Submitted by: Doug N.
There are additional Supertramp spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Get Your Act To Get Her" originally "Get Your Act Together"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Dream ER" originally "Dreamer"
An ER just to dream, sounds peaceful.
Submitted by: Peter
"Hide In Yours, Hell" originally "Hide In Your Shell"
Submitted by: Sheena Weston
"Where Theresa Will" originally "Where There's A Will"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"It's Raining A Gain" originally "It's Raining Again"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Supertramp Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Pamper Surt Submitted by: Natalie Stonecipher
Surt = guardian of Muspellheim in Norse myth
Rest Up Ramp Submitted by: Natalie Stonecipher
Purse Tramp Submitted by: Natalie Stonecipher
Supper Mart Submitted by: Regina Olsen
Pumper's Rat Submitted by: Joy Stick

There are additional Supertramp Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Take The Homely Wagon" originally "Take The Long Way Home"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Change Logo List" originally "The Logical Song"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Strange Body Gore" originally "Goodbye Stranger"
Submitted by: Angelina Laide
"Strange Ore, By God" originally "Goodbye Stranger"
Submitted by: Angelina Laide
"Ten Logical Hogs" originally "The Logical Song"
Submitted by: Angelina Laide

There are additional Supertramp Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Fool's Overture" Length: 10:52
Most of the lyrics are in the end, but there is even a Winston Churchill recording in the song
Submitted by: rad
"Even in the Quietest Moments" Length: 6:29
From the album of the same name.
Submitted by: Ra'akone
"Fool's Overture" Length: 10:51
A rather long song by Supertramp, with a rather long intro, the first lyrics are not heard until 5:25, almost exactly halfway through. Due to the first words of those lyrics, some people think the song is called "History Recalls."
Submitted by: Ra'akone
"Try Again" Length: 12:03
The song was taken from the 1970 self-titled debut album.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ruddy Well Blight" originally "Bloody Well Right"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"Ruddy Well Blight" originally "Bloody Well Right"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"Dust A Normal Jay" originally "Just A Normal Day"
Submitted by: Toni Minot
"Hide In Sure Yell" originally "Hide In Your Shell"
Submitted by: Ron N. O'Connor
"Shied In Your Hell" originally "Hide In Your Shell"
A hell could have much to shy away from.
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris

There are additional Supertramp Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Stupor Ramp originally "Supertramp"
Submitted by: Mary Byram
Tramper Soup originally "Supertramp"
Submitted by: Lydia Helton

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