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 Nails||88 Lines About 44 Women||The title isn't in the lyrics, but it is a literal description of the song. - Brian Kelly|
|The Naked And Famous||Young Blood||The bittersweet between my teeth.|
Trying to find the in-betweens.
Fall back in love eventually.
Yeah yeah yeah yeah. - Brian Kelly
|Nat King Cole||The Christmas Song||Also known as "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire", from its first line. The word "Christmas is in the song, as it wishes "Merry Christmas to you" in its last line, but the word "song" is not in the lyrics. - Thessaly Danes|
|Natalie Merchant||My Skin||Take a look at my body Look at my hands|
There's so much here That I don't understand
Your face saving promises
Whispered like prayers I don't need them I don't need them - Leo X Daniels
|Natalie Merchant||Kind and Generous||Should really be called "Thank You", as this is the point of the song and the phrase repeated many more times than "kind and generous". - Alex|
|Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats||Wasting Time||He sings "What a waste of time", but that's as close as it gets. - Opie M.|
|Nazareth||Hair of the Dog||Known as "Son of a B*tch", but that may not fly as a title of a song in the 70's. - Paul Warren|
|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|
|Neil Young||After The Gold Rush||The title is never found in the lyrics. Probably the best known lyrics are in the various choruses, with lines like "Look at Mother Nature on the run / In the nineteen seventies." and "They were flying Mother Nature's silver seed / To a new home in the Sun." So a presumed title might be something like "Mother Nature On The Run" or "Mother Nature's Silver Seed". - The Quirkfetch Kid|
|Nektar||A Tab in the Ocean||"A greatly under-rated Prog-Psych. group. None-the-less, I always felt the title of the first cut (and the whole album), was just used as a hook to lure prospective buyer's to take a chance, and spend a buck. It could have been just as easy to label the whole effort "Lake of Acid" - princejellyfish|
|New Order||Blue Monday||New Order wrote a lot of songs like this, other examples include "Thieves Like Us" and "Bizarre Love Triangle". There is a term for these kind of songs, does anybody know what it is?? - Scunny|
|New Order||True Faith||I used to think that this day would never come. I'd see delight in the shade of the morning sun. My morning sun is the drug that brings me near, to the childhood I lost replaced by fear. - Brian Kelly|
|New Order||Bizarre Love Triangle||Another New Order song in which the title is nowhere to be seen. Like "Blue Monday" it had a hit cover---by the group Frente. - britrock|
|New Order||Blue Monday||How does it feel to treat me like you do? - Eric Andrews|
|Niall Horan||This Town||The only time "this" and "town" are used in the same phrase is in the line "It's funny how things never change in this old town". The words "Everything comes back to you" are used much more frequently. - Ariana Grande mocha swirl|
|The Nice||The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack||The name of the title comes from the members of The Nice 'Emer'son, O''List', 'Davi'son, and 'Jack'son. Nowhere was the title to be heard. It should be called "I'm Going Back"...but it just doesn't seem to sound right. - Paul Warren|
|Nightwish||Swanheart||Be my heart a well of love flowing free so far above - thelastaurora|
|Nightwish||Dead Boy's Poem||dead boy's poem was not mentioned - thelastaurora|
|Nightwish||Sahara||1001 nights unseen the philosopher and the queen - thelastaurora|
|Nightwish||Two For Tragedy||beneath the candle bed 2 saddened angels in heaven in death - thelastaurora|
|Nightwish||Lagoon||imagine a perfect beach without a mermaid - thelastaurora|
|Nightwish||Ghost Love Score||my love will be in you my fall will be for you if you be the one who cut me i'll bleed forever - thelastaurora|
|Nik Kershaw||The Riddle||Near a tree by a river there's a hole in the ground. Where an old man of Erin goes around and around. And his mind is a beacon in the veil of the night. For a strange kind of fashion there's a wrong and a right - Nick Brown|
|Nirvana||Tourette's||This title, which refers to a mental disorder where someone stands up and swears a blue steak (among other traits) is not used in the song. In fact, on the lyric sheet all that's listed is, "Cufk", "Tish" and "Sips". You do the math. - Sailor Sam|
|Nirvana||Smells Like Teen Spirit||As this song is known for having misheard lyrics, my dad believed this song was called "Let Me Entertain You". If that was the case, I could belittle Robbie Williams for ruining a perfectly good song. But he didn't, so I can't. - Ned|
|Nirvana||Smells Like Teen Spirit||"Here we are now, entertain us" - B1982|
|Nirvana||Lounge Act||No lounge act mentioned, but Kurt does say the 'f'-word, which would be contraidictory to what a real lounge act would allow. - rocky|
|Nirvana||Sliver||"Grandma" probably would have been better, since Kurt's telling her to take him home several times. - rocky|
|Nirvana||Lithium||Although Kurt Cobain mentions "I'm not gonna crack" several times (and 'cracking' is why some people are prescribed lithium), the drug is not mentioned in the song. - rocky|
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