Some songs have titles that aren't used in the lyrics, and end up becoming better known for their lyrics than their title. Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" is better known for the refrain "Everybody must get stoned" than it is for the title.
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 721 Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics entries on the site.
Comments & Submittor Name
|Traditional||The Sans Day Carol||"Sans" in the name of this carol of generally the Christmas season is an archaic word for "saint". Each verse of this carol begins "O the holly bears a berry", followed by, depending on which verse, either "as green as the grass", or "as white as the milk", etc. Each of four verses thus invokes a different color phase for holly berries, each with a simile comparing the color to that of something else. Never is the title mentioned in the lyrics, as it typical of titles of the form "The.............Carol". That opening line "O the holly bears a berry" probably is the lyric by which the song might best be known as if by an alternate title. It is sometimes in fact cited in parentheses with the title. - Mary Ann Brite|
|I Am Empire||Saints & Sinners||Instead of the title, what's actually sung is "How can you be/A saint when you're a sinner" - Jonathan S.|
|Ill Nino||What Comes Around||"Everything that is real comes around" might be close enough. - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Slipknot||Eyeless||The song does mention eyes quite a lot, particularly the hook "you can't see California without Marlon Brando's eyes", which was inspired by the words shouted by a homeless man at Corey Taylor (the singer). - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Slipknot||Duality||"If the pain goes on, I'm not gonna make it!" Beautiful. - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Arctic Monkeys||Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But...||'Cause all you people are vampires|
And all your stories are stale
And though you pretend to stand by us
I know you're certain we'll fail - Jonathan S.
|Queen||The Prophet's Song||"The prophet" is in the lyrics, however. - AdmiralMercurial|
|Skrillex ft. Ellie Goulding||Summit||There are four lines in this song, and none of them mention the title. This song has nothing to do with mountains at all. - Crafthead|
|Relient K||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.
|The Smiths||There Is a Light That Never Goes Out||"There is a light AND IT never goes out" - Evan|
|Jerry Lee Lewis||High School Confidential||It came from the movie of the same name, but not once is the title said in the song. However, "High School Hop" gets mentioned a lot! - crazydon|
|Sonic Youth||Hallowe'en||Bad Moon Rising is a great album to listen to for Halloween. The holiday is never directly mentioned in the song, however. - Evan|
|Garbage||My Lover's Box||They say "My lover's charms are in a box," but that doesn't match the title exactly. |
The song should be entitled "Send Me An Angel To Love," because those lyrics are heard twice during each chorus. At the end of the song, immediately after the third and final verse, the chorus is sung twice. - Isac
|The White Stripes||Blue Orchid||You tickled my orchid, turned it blue - Evan|
|Chicago||Beginnings||Even though the title is in the plural, in the song it is singular. - Isac|
|Patty Loveless||Blame It On Your Heart||So/Hey Blame it on your lyin', cheatin', cold dead beatin', two-timin' double dealin', mean mistreatin', lovin' heart |
The above lyrics are too wordy and they take too long to say, so that's why Patty Loveless simply named the song "Blame It On Your Heart" - Isac
|Fall Out Boy||Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?||They say quitters never win|
But we walk the plank on a sinking ship
There's a world outside of my front door
That gets off on being down - Jonathan S.
|Fall Out Boy||Pavlove||I'm the invisible man|
Who can't stop staring at the mirror, at the mirror
I want to make you as lonely as me
So you can get, get addicted to this
You can get, get addicted to this now - Jonathan S.
|The Story So Far||Placeholder||"and it's sodomy" , is actually "it's haunting me" - Jack|
|Friend & Lover||Reach Out Of The Darkness||They say "Reach out IN the darkness" rather than "Reach out OF the darkness." - Isac|
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|Mickey D. (site rank #27)||22|
|crazydon (site rank #39)||15|
|Alan of Seville||12|
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