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.
Comments & Submittor Name
|The Galileo Affair
|Hiy stands for "He is Yahweh" - JohnHowarth
|Mario Drawing Song
|The song is about how to draw Mario. - JohnHowarth
|"I would die for you....I would cry for you....I would pray for you...." Half the song is made up of "I would [such-and-such] for you" lines. - Jonathan S.
|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
|I came to cut you up./I came to knock you down./I came around to tear your little world apart. (Note: "cut" and "knock" are changed out every verse.) - Brian Kelly
|Rock and Roll #2
|Played at many sporting events; May be considered by many to be an instrumental with only word(s) spoken is "Hey" many times - Joe H
|Nowhere in the chorus, does the singer state "45" I even checked the official lyrics - Jack
|"At least the word is defined on the album lyric's sheet, but it still sounds like a working title that the band just could not be bothered to ramp-up." - princejellyfish
|It's A Shame
|In the lyrics, Phil Collins always inserts the word "just" into the title. In other words, you hear "It's JUST a shame," not "It's a shame." - Jonathan S.
|Firth of Fifth
|I would still like to know whet that means, because they don't even mention it on this song. - Paul Warren
|Man On The Corner
|Phil Collins inserts the word "there" into the title. Instead of "Man ON the corner" he says "Man THERE on the corner." - Isac
|George Frederic Handel
|Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! - Paul Warren
|What Is Life?
|He sings "What is MY life" instead. - Beegles
|Godley & Creme
|An Englishman In New York
|Not to be confused with Sting's latter song of the same name, this 70's release was a none-too-subtle (yet friendly) dig at the American way of life. "Dismembered hopeful My-Lai veterans queuing for sleaze, 'Sorry no dogs, no fags, no shriners, and no amputees', Sexual athlete applies for audition, Willing to make it in any position, Just one of the extras with blood on their faces, In snow-white and the seven basket cases, I'm happy and dopey and dirty in places..." - FussBudget
|I'm doin' the best I ever did/I'm doin' the best that I can/I'm doin' the best I ever did/Now, go away - Jonathan S.
|It's not your time, yeah. - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|The City With Two Faces
|F*** L.A. - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|King for a Day
|Makin' plans to rule the world - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|Goo Goo Dolls
|And I don't want the world to see me
'cause I don't think that they'd understand W
hen every thing's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am - Bob Borst
|Feel Good, Inc.
|The Gorillaz sing "Sha-sha ba da, sha va da, Feel Good while DeLaSoul later says "With yo' sound, you kill the Incorporated." They are never sung together. - Opie M.
|Got the cool shoeshine - Leo X Daniels
|Left Hand Suzuki Method
|In the song, Noodle/Miho talks about the philosophy of the Suzuki Method in Japanese, then tries to translate it to English. Also, the only other lyrics are "Feel the impact" at the beginning. - JohnHowarth
|Im happy - got sunshine in a bag - Maya
|2D/Damon doesn't say "Punk" in any of the lyrics, but he says "Shut up". - JohnHowarth
|New Genius (Brother)
|2D/Damon doesn't say "New Genius" in any of the lyrics, but he says the word "brother" in the chorus: Brother, sister too, do what you must do. - JohnHowarth
|It's the money to stop - John Howarth
|The song is mostly instrumental and the only lyrics are "All of which makes me anxious, at times unbearably so" - JohnHowarth
|"5/4" is the time signature used in the song, and not used in the lyrics. - Evan
|Man Research (Clapper)
|Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah - JohnHowarth
|Can't stand your loneliness - JohnHowarth
|Sound Check (Gravity)
|2D/Damon doesn't say the word "Sound Check" in any of the lyrics, but he says "Gravity-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay on me" and "I don't pull me down" - JohnHowarth
|Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5
|Its like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder How I keep from goin under - Joe H
|Let's Live For Today
|The band members omit the word "let's" from the lyrics. During the choruses, they say "Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today." - Isac
|The Grateful Dead
|New Potato Caboose
|I think The Grateful Dead may fall short of thier goal of writing a song for every single person on the planet, but at least three billion of their numbers may fall into this catagory. - princejellyfish
|One Eyed Bastard
|No mention of a one eyed bastard in the song - JohnHowarth
|Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
|Just the parenthetical title is mentioned. Surprised no one else has submitted this one yet. - Jonathan S.
|Last Night On Earth
|My beating heart belongs to you - Joey F.
|Bite my lip and close my eyes. Take me away to paradise. I'm so damn bored I'm going blind. And I smell like... - Brian Kelly
|You have a growth that must be treated
Like a severed severe pain in the neck - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|409 In Your Coffeemaker
|"In A Daze" or "In My Daze" might be thought to be the title, as one of those phrases ends several verses. The actual title is nowhere in the lyrics. - Alan Toyce
|The world is a sick machine
Breeding a mass of s**t - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|Sometimes, I give myself the creeps. Sometimes, my mind plays tricks on me. It all keeps adding up. I think I'm cracking up. Am I just paranoid, or am I just stoned? - Brian Kelly
|Bab's Uvula Who?
|[The uvula is what hangs down from the roof of your throat]
I lose myself and I'm all wound up - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|East Jesus Nowhere
|"A fire burns today/Of blasphemy and genocide/The sirens of decay/Will infiltrate the faith fanatics..." Wow, these guys've really got it in for religion, eh? - Jonathan S.
|[Armitage Shanks is the UK version of American Standard, maker of bathroom fixtures]
I'm a loner in a catastrophic mind - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|"My eyes feel like they're going to bleed/Dried up and bulging out my skull" is probably the closest Billie Joe Armstrong comes to mentioning a "brain stew". - newrock
|Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
|[Holden Caulfield was a character in The Catcher in the Rye]
There's a boy who fogs his world and now he's getting lazy
There's no motivation and frustration makes him crazy
He makes a plan to take a stand but always ends up sitting.
Someone help him up or he's gonna end up quitting - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|It makes me wonder when I grow to be that age
Will I be walking down the street begging for your spare change - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|Because I feel so right
Let my imagination go
Until you're in my sight
And through my veins temptation flows - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|One for the Razorbacks
|[Razorbacks is the team name for the University of Arkansas.]
Juliet's crying cause now she's realizing love can be filled with pain and distrust - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|Oh I love her / Keep dreaming of her / Will I understand if she wants to be my friend? - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|So when are all my troubles going to end? I'm understanding now that we are only friends - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|The Judge's Daughter
|Princess in a school girl's dream, may I please speak with you? - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|Going to Pasalacqua
|That's when I say... What the hey! - RevengeFromMars YouTube
|The Breakup Song
|We had broken up for good just an hour before.... - Carole Krus
|Greg Kihn Band
|The Breakup Song
|"They don't write 'em like that any more" - Joe H
|I don't really know anyone who knows the song, but I think some people would refer it as "Living in Another Space". In fact, I think I heard "Mistake" as "Just Ace". - Ned
|I Still Know What You Bit Last Summer
|A short remix (of sorts) of their song "Stop Bitin'," which appears on the same album as this one (Grammatical Revolution). - Jonathan S.
|Return Of the Antagonist
|Interestingly, while they never say, "Return of," the OTHER half of the title is mentioned in the song's chorus: "The antagonist has got me locked in a room The doors shut behind me It'll be mornin' before they find me I hear a fiendish laugh! (Ha ha ha) But I'm still gettin' half" - Jonathan S.
|Letter to Takeoff
|Close, but the rapper mentions "Letter to Take", which is never sung as part of the whole title in the song. However, he mentions Takeoff multiple times. - JohnHowarth
|Guns 'N' Roses
|So nobody ever told you baby
How it was gonna be
So what'll happen to you baby
Guess we'll have to wait and see - RevengeFromMars YouTube
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