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 851 Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics entries on the site.
Comments & Submittor Name
|Enya||The Loxian Gate||The song is in Loxian, a language created by Enya, and the title does not appear in the translated version. However, it does make reference to "the gates of night". - Julian|
|Enya||Dark Sky Island||The closest lyric from this song is "In the darkness of the sky above", and the word "island" is nowhere in the song. However, it does refer to an actual "dark-sky preserve" on the island of Sark. - Julian|
|Enya||The Humming||Although the title is not in the lyrics, humming IS part of the song. - Julian|
|Enya||The River Sings||The words of this song are entirely in Celtic, and almost impossible to make out. However, one of the lines translates as "The river sings the endlessness". - Julian|
|Enya||Pax Deorum||These lyrics (Celtic for "peace of the gods") are nowhere in the song, but they fit with its overall theme. - Julian|
|Enya||The Celts||The entire song is in Celtic, and the lyric which sounds like the title is "saol no saol", meaning "life of lives". - Julian|
|Enya||The Spirit of Christmas Past||If I didn't know he title, I would have thought it is "Tomorrow will be Christmas Day". - Julian|
|Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats||Wasting Time||He sings "What a waste of time", but that's as close as it gets. - Opie M.|
|Al Jolson||Anniversary Song||"Oh, how danced on the night we were wed" - Barbara Siegel|
|David Seville & Chipmunks||Chipmunk Song||"Chipmunk Christmas Song" - One a plane loops a loop I still want a hula hoop - Barbara Siegel|
|Dinosaur Jr||Start Choppin'||I ain't telling you a secret./I ain't telling you goodbye. - Brian Kelly|
|Mel Carter||Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me||He sings , for instance... "Kiss me... kiss me...and when you do, I know that you will miss me". All three emotions are mentioned in the recording, but never in succession - Rich Connelly|
|Linus' Blanket||Signal Waltz||Neither the words "signal" or "waltz" are said in the song, and the song is not a waltz. The only lyrics in the song are just non-lexical vocables. - Justin|
|Julia Ward Howe||The Battle Hymn of the Republic||Best known lines include "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord" and "Glory, glory, Hallelujah". - Daisy Pappus|
|Sylar||Dark Daze||Don't wake me if I'm dreaming If You do, it's not enough Still I don't trust the feeling If I'm too high Don't let me come down Don't wake me if I'm dreaming If You do, it's not enough Still I don't trust the feeling Going "too far" even if get lost - Jonathan S.|
|Moose Blood||Sway||And I can't believe that he stole a car|
He left the keys, but he's got a good heart
His hand ain't nothing, if it hasn't got a ring on it - Jonathan S.
|Melanie||Pebbles In The Sand||She never sings "pebbles in the sand", instead singing "pebbles ON the sand". - Sheila Oh|
|Linus' Blanket||Blanket Song||The song doesn't seem to be about blankets, and the word "blanket" isn't said once in the song. But the song is comforting ,like a blanket, so that's likely how it got it's name. - Sweet Anne|
|The Moody Blues||Question||This is a tricky one. The word "questions" appears a least twice, but there is not the singular "question" anywhere. - Frosty The Cat|
|Bastille||Good Grief||Following strict song-titling logic, this song should be called "Watching Through My Fingers" or "I Miss You". However, I can see where the band is coming from; this is an upbeat song about mourning a friend's death, so "Good Grief" is a very appropriate title. - Jonathan S.|
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