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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.

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Song
 
Comments & Submittor Name
Lana Del Rey Cruel World Considering this is one of Lana's longer tunes, it is ironic that it is also one of her few songs in which the title isn't in the lyrics. - Frosty The Cat
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You) The phrase "Houston means THAT I'm one day closer to you" is often repeated in the lyrics, but the lyrics never contain the title line exactly, that is they never contain that lyrics phrase minus "that". Surely a lot who've heard the song think the title contains the word "that", as in the lyrics. I did, in fact. In preparing to make a different amiright post for this song, I googled what I thought was the title, containing the word "that". I only got one "hit" from goggling that as the title, and that is when I suspected something. Surely the song is not so obscure as to give only one "hit" on google for its title I thought. I searched a little more and found that "that" is not in the title. - Fiona Montrose
Led Zeppelin Bron-Y-Aur Stomp This song's name is the name of Plant;s hut, which Plant and Page stayed at when they wrote songs for Led Zeppelin III. It's misspelled on the album by a mistake, the hut's name was(is?) "Bron-Yr-Aur". - Ruben
Led Zeppelin Thank You Mentions of thanks, sans the title, abound the song. - Alan the Ottoman
Led Zeppelin D'yer Mak'r Title is pronounced "Jeh-make-er", a pun on "Jamaica" (inspired by the reggae beat of the song) and British dialect for "Did you make her?" ("have sex with her?"). - Agrimorfee
Led Zeppelin Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) The band members omit the word "maid" from the title. However, they do mention the subtitle. - Isac
Led Zeppelin Bron-Y-Aur Stomp Named for the house that the band lived in during a vacation from touring. - Agrimorfee
Led Zeppelin The Immigrant Song We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow. - Dodd Harris
Led Zeppelin Over The Hills and Far Away Many times I've lied and many times I've listened..... - Matt
Led Zeppelin Fool in the Rain Yeah, the four words are in there… but never together - Alan the Ottoman
Led Zeppelin Black Dog Hey Hey Mama said the way you move gonna make you sweat gonna make you groove. It was named Black Dog because a black dog walked by their cottage as they were writing the song. - Matt
Led Zeppelin The Battle of Evermore I don't see "Battle" or "Evermore" in the lyrics - Alan of Seville
Led Zeppelin Boogie with Stu Had they used Valens' original title of "Ooh, my head," they might have made that work. - Alan the Ottoman
Led Zeppelin Out On The Tiles British slang for a night at the bar - Alan the Ottoman
Led Zeppelin Four Sticks Ooh baby, it's cryin' time. - Jimsdun
Led Zeppelin Trampled Underfoot Yeah, the band seems to be "talkin' 'bout love" rather than saying the title. - Alan the Ottoman
Leonard Cohen The Stranger Song From the film "McCabe And Mrs. Miller", the song does not mention a stranger or song. - Man With The Deep Voice
Leonard Cohen One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong "I lit a thin green candle, to make you jealous of me." I only just realised that some Leonard Cohen song titles are not used as lyrics. - Feurzeug
Leonard Cohen The Old Revolution "I have changed my name so often, I've lost my wife and children but I have many friends, and some of them are with me." - Feurzeug
Leonard Cohen Story of Issac "You who build these altars now to sacrifice these children, you must not do it anymore. A scheme is not a vision and you never have been tempted by a demon or a god." No mention of Issac in the song. - Feurzeug
Limp Bizkit Take a Look Around "I know why you want to hate me". That quote should be the title of this song because it is the most repeated sentence in the song. The title of this song appears in the lyrics of another song by Limp Bizkit, called "My Generation". - B1982
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 Paper Cut It should be called "Beneath my Skin" since that's the Refrain. - Paul Warren
Linkin Park Jornada del Muerto All in foreign language, not English. English translation doesn't contain song title either - Jack
Linkin Park Points of Authority When you hear this song without having heard its title, you might think it's called "You live what you learn", because that's the most repeated sentence in the lyrics. - B1982
Linkin Park Figure.09 And now/You've become a part of me (you'll always be right here)/You've become a part of me (you'll always be my fear)/I can't seperate myself from what I've done/Giving up a part of me, I've let myself become you - Jonathan S.
Linkin Park Iridescent Could probably have been called "Let It Go" because it was around long before Frozen... - Crafthead
Linkin Park Papercut It's like I'm paranoid lookin' over my back/It's like a whirlwind inside of my head/It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within/It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin - Jonathan S.
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
Little Green Cars Harper Lee Oh, there’s a gun in the attic, let me go grab it
Oh, I’d blow holes in my soul just so you can look past it
Oh yeah, there’s glass on the floor, there’s a hole in the roof
Oh yeah, the chandelier fell, now the rain’s falling through - Jonathan S.
Little Green Cars The John Wayne It's easy to fall in love... - Jonathan S.
Little Green Cars Big Red Dragon  I'm not gonna wait for an "oh my god" - Jonathan S.
Little Stevie Wonder Fingertips I don't remember seeing "Fingertips" by Little Stevie Wonder on this list. I don't recall the word "Fingertips" in the lyrics. Most well known lyric is "Everybody say yeah" "Yeah" - Patrick Curley
Live Selling The Drama I've willed, I've walked, I've read, I've talked. I know, I know I've been here before. - Brian Kelly
Live Lakini's Juice The singer, Ed Kowlaczyk, mentions "wine" and "water", but no "juice". And who knows where Lakini is? - newrock
Living Colour Open Letter To The Landlord "Now you can tear a building down but you can't erase a memory
These houses may look all run down but they have a value you can't see." - Reggie Pillbox
Liz Phair Chopsticks The song borrows the melody of the piano piece "Chopsticks", composed by Arthur de Lull Allen (or "Lulli", real name Euphemia Allen) in 1877. - sherock
Local H Bound For The Floor And You just don't get it/Keep your copacetic/And you learn to accept it/You know you're so pathetic - Jonathan S,
Loggins and Messina Danny's Song A top 10 hit for Anne Murray originally recorded by an obscure band called Gator Creek that Kenny Loggins was a part of. Danny is Kenny's brother and the song was written on the occasion of his brother's son. It is the Loggins & Messina version that gets more airplay today. "Even know we ain't got money, I'm so in love with ya honey" - KL Fan
Lou Christie Lightning Strikes They sing "That's lightning striking again"--not "Lightning Strikes".485 - Rich "Sully" Connelly
Love Alone Again Or The word 'or' isn't anywhere. - Opie M.
Lucky Boys Confusion Dumb Pop Song I'm gonna steal your girlfriend! - Jonathan S.
Lush De-Luxe The word "deluxe" is never mentioned, either as one word or a hyphenate. - British Bullcrap
Lush For Love Believe it or not, these two words are never together in the song. - She

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