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 702 Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics entries on the site.
Comments & Submittor Name
|Friend & Lover||Reach Out Of The Darkness||They say "Reach out IN the darkness" rather than "Reach out OF the darkness." - Isac|
|Strong Bad||Let's Get Started On Doing All Those Awesome Things I Suggested||Uh|
They got the, uh, what
We got the, uh, what
Oh girl, yeah
I said, "Oh girl"
Dang, you don't look half bad
You clean up pretty nice
What do you do, take a shower?
Use some bath salts?
Well anyways, you smell like apricots
Let's get started...[song abruptly winds down] - Jonathan S.
|Brian McKnight feat. Vanessa Williams||Love Is||They say "Love 'does this and that'" throughout the song, but nowhere in the song is the word "love" followed by the word "is." - The Barber of Cadillac Seville|
|Disclosure||F For You||Well, it gets close to mentioning it because the refrain is "Because I played the fool for you", but it isn't obvious that the F in the title stands for Fool. - Crafthead|
|Staind||Change||"How do I feel? I've been here before, I've felt this/Retreat to a place, a place within me, I need this/Keep it all down, bottled inside, it breaks me/To torment again and torture me like it used to." - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Staind||Epiphany||"'Cause it's always raining in my head/Forget all the things I should have said." - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Staind||Warm Safe Place||"And then I come to find you here/Through your eyes everything's clear/And I'm home inside your arms/But I'm alone for now." - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Linkin Park||The Catalyst||"God save us, everyone/We're a broken people living under loaded gun/And it can't be outfought, it can't be outdone/It can't be outmatched, it can't be outrun, no!" - Crafthead|
|Linkin Park||Iridescent||Could probably have been called "Let It Go" because it was around long before Frozen... - Crafthead|
|Rod Stewart||The Motown Song||The only mention of the word "Motown" is in the lyrics "Bring over some of your old Motown records." However, nowhere in the song is the word Motown preceded by "the" or followed by "song." - Isac|
|Wild Cub||Thunder Clatter||I couldn't say what I was thinking|
My heart shrinking
Two sad sparks blinking in the sun
Wait one minute
I had to listen for it
It was hidden in the fall
Hidden in the fall
Waiting on love to call
Hidden in the fall
[Note: There is a lyric that mentions "broken thunder", but that's as close as the song gets to saying its title.] - Jonathan S.
|Morrissey||Suedehead||"Why do you come here when you know it makes things hard for me? When you know, oh, why do you come?" (One of Morrissey's best songs never mentions the title Suedehead) - Rob|
|A Day To Remember||If It Means A Lot To You||La, la la la, la la la|
Till everyone is singing.
La, la la la, la la la
If you can wait till I get home
Then I swear to you that we can make this last
(La la la)
If you can wait till I get home
Then I swear come tomorrow, this will all be in our past
Well, it might be for the best - Jonathan S.
|A Day To Remember||You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic||I still wish you the best of luck, baby|
And don't go thinking that this was a waste of time
I couldn't forget you if I tried
You killed what was left of the good in me
I'm tired, so let me be broken
Look down at the mess that's in front of me
No other words need be spoken
And I've got nobody else to blame though I tried
Kept all of my past mistakes held inside
I'll live with regret for my whole life - Jonathan S.
|The Rolling Stones||Paint It Black||The closest he comes is "painted black". - Brian Kelly|
|Quiet Riot||Metal Health (Bang Your Head)||The chorus has the line "bang your head! Metal health will drive you mad", but as you can see, that is not exactly the title, as the words are in a different order. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Etta James||The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)||The words "Roll with me Henry" are heard several times throught the song, but there is no mention of the word "dance" anywhere in the song. - Isac|
|John Fogerty||The Old Man Down The Road||According to LyricsFreak, he sings "The old man's down the road" and at the end, "The old man is down the road". And I think Fogerty got sued because this song sounded too much like "Run Through The Jungle", a song he had relinquished the rights for. He won the suit, then countersued to recover legal fees and costs, and won that too. Moral: sue the bastages!!! - Greg Hulak|
|Neil Sedaka||The Immigrant||"There was a time when strangers were welcome here..." Dedicated to John Lennon. The single peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at number one on the Easy Listening chart in May 1975. - Greg Hulak|
|Simon & Garfunkel||For Emily Wherever I May Find Her||It's a beautiful image-filled love song. - Greg Hulak|
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