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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
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 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
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
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 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 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 Blue Monday How does it feel to treat me like you do? - Eric Andrews
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
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 Lagoon imagine a perfect beach without a mermaid - thelastaurora
Nightwish Sahara 1001 nights unseen the philosopher and the queen - 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
Nightwish Swanheart Be my heart a well of love flowing free so far above - thelastaurora
Nightwish Two For Tragedy beneath the candle bed 2 saddened angels in heaven in death - thelastaurora
Nightwish Dead Boy's Poem dead boy's poem was not mentioned - 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 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
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit "Here we are now, entertain us" - B1982
Nirvana Sliver "Grandma" probably would have been better, since Kurt's telling her to take him home several times. - rocky
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 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

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