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 726 Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics entries on the site.
Comments & Submittor Name
|Sick Puppies||You're Going Down||What's actually sung is "ONE OF US is going down". - Jonathan S.|
|Jerry Butler||He Will Break Your Heart||The only mention of the phrase "break your heart" is in the lyrics "If he did he wouldn't break your heart." This song was covered by Tony Orlando and Dawn under the title "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)." - Isac|
|Donna Summer||The Wanderer||Throughout the song, the word "wanderer" is preceded by "a," but never by the word "the." - Isac|
|Breathe||Say A Prayer (Save My Soul)||The band members insert the word "little" into the title and say "Say a LITTLE prayer," plus there's no mention of the subtitle anywhere in the song. - Isac|
|The Traveling Wilburys||Handle With Care||The band members insert the word "me" into the title. So instead of "Handle WITH care," they say "Handle ME with care." - Isac|
|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|
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