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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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Band
 
Song
 
Comments & Submittor Name
Macy Gray Caligula The name of the infamous Roman emperor is never mentioned in the lyrics. - xxxpress
Madness Cardiac Arrest Between '79 and '83 Madness had 15 top 10 hits. Cardiac Arrest was one of only two singles during that period not to get in the top 10. (The other being The Prince). - Nick Brown
Madness Shut Up! Now pass the blame and don't blame me Just close your eyes and count to three (One two three) Then I'll be gone and you'll forget The broken window, t.v. set - Ashley Martin
Madonna Bedtime Story Let's get unconscious honey! - Greg
The Mamas & The Papas Creeque Alley The title is not mentioned in the lyrics in this autobiographical song, and the most repeated line is "And no one's gettin' fat 'cept Mama Cass." - crazydon
Manowar Achilles, The Agony And The Ecstacy Despite being almost half an hour long, this song has less than ten minutes of vocals and no mention of more than two of the words in the title together. - GlamRockNinjaLord
Marilyn Manson Come White A pill to make you numb A pill to make you dumb A pill to make you anybody else But all the drugs in this world Won't save her from herself - Katy
Martin Grech Open Heart Zoo The lyric most similar to the title is "Fill this full of light and open up." but hearts and zoos are not mentioned through the entire song. - Leo X Daniels
Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues Make me wanna holler and throw up both my hands! - Joe H
Mary J. Blige Family Affair Let's get it crunk upon, have fun upon/Up in this dancery/We got ya'll open, now ya floatin'/So you gots to dance for me/Don't need no hateration, holleration/In this dancery/Let's get it percolatin' while you're waiting/So just dance for me - xxxpress
Maxine Nightingale Right Back Where We Started From Maxine inserts the word "to" into the title. So instead of "Right back WHERE we started from," she says "Right back TO where we started from." - Isac
Melanie Pebbles In The Sand She never sings "pebbles in the sand", instead singing "pebbles ON the sand". - Sheila Oh
Melissa Williamson You're Not Here This song's vocal bridge is better known than the title: So, now what should I do? I'm strung out, addicted to you My body aches now that you're gone My supply fell through - Romersa's Protege
Melissa Williamson Room of Angel Joe Romersa should really stop naming his songs. Also, this one puts me more in mind of SH2 than SH3. On with the chorus: Here's a lullaby to close your eyes, goodbye It was always you that I despised I don't feel enough for you to cry, oh no Here's a lullaby to close your eyes Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye - Sheogorath
Metallica Enter Sandman Sleep with one eye open./ Gripping your pillow tight./ Exit light./ Enter night./ Take my hand./ We're off to never-neverland. - Brian Kelly
Metallica Disposable Heroes "Back to the front... You will do what I say when I say Back to the front You will die when I say you must die Back to the front You coward...you servant...you blind man" The words 'hungry heroes', but never disposable heroes - FullMoonWisdom
Metallica Ride The Lightning "Flash before my eyes/Now it's time to die/Burning in my brain/I can feel the flame" How odd that an album's TITLE TRACK doesn't mention its name anywhere in the lyrics. - Jonathan S.
Metallica Dyer's Eve "Dear mother, Dear father, what is this hell you have put me through Believer, deceiver, day in day out, live my life through you Pushed on to me what's wrong or right Hidden from this thing they call life..." No where does it say dyer's eve! - FullMoonWisdom
Metallica No Leaf Clover "When It Comes To Be" or "Freight Train" would have been better titles, but who's going to argue with these guys? (From the group's S & M live album.) - hardrock
Metallica Welcome Home (Sanitarium) Another song where only the part in brackets is mentioned. - Jonathan S.
Metallica Fade to Black "Life it seems will fade away Drifting farther everyday Getting lost within myself Nothing Matters, No one else' This is the only mention of fading...no mention of fade to black - FullMoonWisdom
Metallica Prince Charming Look it's Me The one who can't be free Much to young to focus But to old to see Hey hey Look it's Me "When no one wants to see See what you brought this world Just what you wanna see.... Hey Ma! Hey Ma...Look it's Me" No mention anywhere in the song of prince charming - FullMoonWisdom
Metallica Eye of the Beholder "Independence limited Freedom of choice is made for you my friend Freedom of speech is words that they will bend Freedom with their exception" Once again, no mention of eye of the beholder. - FullMoonWisdom
Metallica Slither "Don't go lookin' for snakes you might find them Don't send your eyes to the sun you might blind them Haven't I seen you here before? There ain't no heroes here....No No more..." Never mention's the word slither - FullMoonWisdom
Metallica Fixxxer 'But tell me....can you heal what father's done Or fix this hole in mother's son Can you heal the broken wounds within Can you strip away so we can start again' The only mention of fix in the song, nothing of fixxxer - FullMoonWisdom
MFSB and the Three Degrees T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) Although considered by some to be an instrumental, it does contain the lyrics "Let's get it on, it's time to get down" in the repeat and fade section of the song. - Bob Borst
MGMT Kids Control yourself. Take only what you need from me. - Brian Kelly
MGMT Time To Pretend "We were fated to pretend" is as close as it got. - electric
Mika Kick-Ass We are young, we are strong We're not looking for where we belong We're not cool, we are free And we're running with blood on our knees - EvilFish
Mike + The Mechanics Silent Running Can you hear me? Can you hear me running? Can you hear me running? Can you hear me calling you? - Brian Kelly
Ministry Cannibal Song Neither the word "cannibal" nor the word "song" ever occurs in the lyrics (not that the latter would much be expected to occur). The most repeated line is "Thrown into a cell". Song seems to be more about torture than about cannibalism. - Holly Stefan
Mission Of Burma Academy Fight Song The word "academy" is used a lot, but at no point are the words "academy fight song" used. - G
Moby Porcelain In my dreams I'm dying all the time, as I wake its kaleidoscopic mind I never meant to hurt you, I never meant to lie So this is goodbye, This is goodbye.... (mostly music with few lyrics and used in several ads and movie soundtracks, but still "Porcelain" is never mentioned in the song) - Allen Sanchez
Monkees Good Clean Fun A typical Nesmith country rocker, and another one of his songs that doesn't mention the title. Also known as I Told You I'd Be Back. - JD
The Monkees For Pete's Sake This song is often mistakenly thought to be titled "In This Generation" or "This Generation" because that phrase is prominent in the song. There is no mention of the phrase "For Pete's Sake" anywhere in its lyrics. - Isac
The Monkees Tapioca Tundra It cannot be a part of me For now it's part of you. - Alan of Seville
The Monkees Randy Scouse Git / Alternate Title RCA disliked the title of Mickey Dolenz's song, but told The Monkees that as the words in the title did not appear in the lyrics, they would accept an 'alternate title' for the song. It was promptly named "Alternate Title" in protest. "Why don't you cut your hair?, Why don't you live up there?, Why don't you do what I do, See what I feel when I care?" - FussBudget
Monkees Papa Gene's Blues I have no more than I did before but now I've got all that I need cause I love you and I know you love me. I don't know who Papa Gene is, but he isn't mentioned anywhere in the song. - JD
The Moody Blues Departure The title has one word and it's not even mentioned once! - Alan of Seville
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
Moody Blues Legend of a Mind The song should be called 'Timothy Leary is Dead' because it focuses more on Timothy Leary. - Paul Warren
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
Morrissey Speedway As the last track of one of his best albums, "Vauxhall & I", "Speedway" features the terrifying sound of something like the motor of a chainsaw or maybe the starting of a powerful engine - though the word speedway is never heard in the song. - usedtobeen
Morrissey Alsatian Cousin The title of this song is borrowed from Alan Bennett's play "Forty Years On", but never appears in it. The Song is famous for Morrissey's probably best line "Leather elbows on a tweed coat - is that the best you can do?" - usedtobeen
Morrissey Little Man, What Now?  The title of this song is from the book "Kleiner Mann – was nun?" written by the german author Hans Fallada in 1932, which was filmed in the USA 1934 as "Little Man, What Now?" - usedtobeen
Muse Uprising They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious (So come on) - Sarah
Muse Hysteria I want it now, I want it now - Nurul
Muse Apocalypse Please It's better known as "This is the end of the world". - Paul Warren
Muse Muscle Museum "I don't want you to adore me, don't want you to ignore me, when it pleases you" I thought the title was "Ignore" but when I searched for the title I only found Paramore song - Nurul
Muse Knights of Cydonia No "knights or "Cydonia" are mentioned here, just a course of "No one's going to take me alive; you and I must fight for our rights". - britrock
Muse Uno I thought it was a song with Spanish language, but it's not. The lyric is "You could've been number one". Why the title isn't "One" instead of "Uno" if it doesn't contain any word in Spanish language? - Nurul
Muse Sunburn Chorus : She burns like the sun, and I can't look away, and she'll burn our horizon make no mistake - Nurul
Muse Bliss The lyric is "Give me all the peace and joy in your mind, I want the peace and joy in your mind, give me the peace and joy in your mind" Why the title isn't "Peace" instead of "Bliss"? - Nurul
Muse Hyper Music The most famous lyric is "You know that I don't want you and I never did, I don't love you and I never will" - Nurul
My Bloody Valentine Only Shallow It would be rare that any song from MBV's 1991 album "Loveless" would have the title in their lyrics. - British Bullcrap
My Chemical Romance Welcome to the Black Parade Because one day I'll leave you/A phantom/To lead you in the summer/To join the black parade - flipside
My Chemical Romance House Of Wolves tell me i'm an angel/ take this to my grave/tell me i'm a bad man kick me like a stray/ tell me i'm an angel/ take this to my grave - The Unspoken
My Chemical Romance Famous Last Words I am not afraid to keep on living/I am not afraid to walk this world alone/Honey if you stay I'll be forgiven/Nothing you can say can stop me going home - Lizzie
My Chemical Romance Helena What's the worst that I can say? / Things are better if I stay / So long and good night / So long and good night - Jonathan S.

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