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
|Santana||Mother's Daughter||The song is clearly a poke at an ex. (girlfriend? wife? succubus?), but the lyrics only paraphrase the title. - princejellyfish|
|Sarah McLachlan||Possession||And I would be the one./To hold you down, kiss you so hard./I'll take your breath away,/and after, I'd wipe away your tears/ and close your eyes dear. - Brian Kelly|
|Savage garden||Affirmation||I believe the sun should never set upon an argument... - Greg Hawkins|
|Savage Garden||Affirmation||I believe (THEN THE REST) - LAC|
|Say Anything||Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too||"I called her on the phone|
And she touched herself
I laughed myself to sleep." - Katy
|Sean Morey||The Beach Song||We're goin' down to Forgotten Beach / Some people say it's a rotten beach... - Jonathan S.|
|Seekers||The 59th Street Bridge Song||Slow down, you move too fast. |
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy. - Pat Kenski
|Serj Tankian||Beethoven's C***||Find the little evil perpetrator/And feed him to the hungry alligator/You want it all, You want it all/Love is not about the profits/Nor the riches in your dreams/The arms of time are breaking off/Civilization is on trial/The clocks eliminating time/Do you believe in me - Jonathan S.|
|Sgt. Barry Sadler||Ballad Of The Green Berets||Not surprisingly, neither the word "ballad" nor the phrase "ballad of" tend to be found in the lyrics of songs whose titles begin with that phrase. This one might be simply called "The Green Berets", from its obvious subject matter. The opening line, "Fighting soldiers from the sky" might also be cited as an apparent "title", but I suspect that that is less likely. - Thessaly Danes|
|Shabutie||Zut||The lyrics are ridiculous, and amazing, but not ridiculous enough to have "Zut" thrown in =] - Katy|
|Shabutie||Strung Short||"Well, I’m a snake in the grass, girl.|
You better watch out, I might strike.
And I’m hard on running as fast as I can,
and here we go to save the world." - Katy
|Shabutie||Sarah Lawrence Strikes Back||"Hold mine. Hold mine. Hold mine.|
Hold mine. Hold merit. Hold mine." - Katy
|Shabutie||Sarah Lawrence||"I miss you. You said you’d be coming home.|
To my home, move over to mine, to share.
We’re inside you now.
Well, I’m never going backward or outside, yeah, yeah.
Think about it. Well, this dies tonight." - Katy
|Shabutie||Disciple's Anthem||"Could have sworn that you’d fall,|
a beautiful girl whose smiles could cut me."
Cute, yeah? But it never says "Disciple's Anthem" - Katy
|Shabutie||Camouflage||Yes, I caught this stain!|
Begins to multiply, whoa!
We echo through this song, yes, and in it's words, I'll rise! - Katy
|Shabutie||Bloody Brit Song||These lyrics are insane, but they NEVER say anything about a bloody Brit. - Katy|
|Shabutie||Ambassador Johnson||I've tried listening for it to mention this Ambassador... but no. =] - Katy|
|Shinedown||Diamond Eyes||EVERYONE OF US IS EXPENDABLE! - Pete|
|Sick Puppies||Street Fighter (War)||Made for the game Street Fighter 4, which explains the main title. However, only the parenthetical title appears in the song. - Jonathan S.|
|Sigue Sigue Sputnik||Love Missile F1-11||It's not called "Shoot It Up." - dxman|
|Simon & Garfunkel||The 59th St. Bridge Song||The opening line, "Slow down, you move too fast/got to make the morning last" and "feelin' groovy" are the best-known lines from this 60's tune. The "59th Street Bridge" is actually the span's nickname. It's official name is the Queensboro Bridge, and it connects Long Island City, Queens, with 59th Street in Manhattan over the East River. - MasonR|
|Simon & Garfunkel||Punky's Dilemma||Wish I were a Kellog's Cornflake.... - Paul Warren|
|Simon & Garfunkel||Bookends||The short title song from the duo's 1968 album doesn't contain the word 'bookends' in the lyrics. 1st verse: 'Time it was and what a time it was it was, A time of innocence a time of confidences.' 2nd verse: 'Long ago it must be, I have a photograph. Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you.' - George Straitjacket|
|Simon and Garfunkel||El Condor Pasa||I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail |
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would - Joe H
|Sister Janet Mead||The Lord's Prayer||The classic prayer sung with music; a hit in the US during the 70s - Joe H|
|The Sleeping||Loud and Clear||Back, back, back, back through the radio Now who is listening tonight? - Katy|
|Slowdive||When The Sun Hits||If you listen closely, you'll hear Neil and Rachel sing "As the sun hits" and not "When". - British Bullcrap|
|The Smashing Pumpkins||Rhinocerus||This wonderful creature is never actually mentioned in the song. - Blaydeman|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Where Boys Fear To Tread||The title is not mentioned in the song. - Mickey D.|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Ava Adore||"It's you that I adore|
You'll always be my whore."
Sorry, no Ava. - rocky
|Smashing Pumpkins||Bullet With Butterfly Wings||However, Billy can't seem to get enough of that "Despite all my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage" line. - Brian Kelly|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Jellybelly||However, Billy can't seem to get enough of that "We're nowhere" line. - Mickey D.|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Galapogos||However, Billy can't seem to get enough of that "I won't deny the pain" line. But a good key. - Mickey D.|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Thirty-Three||"To make it last forever you" was used as a chorus. But no "thirty-three" was mentioned in the lyrics. - Mickey D.|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Cupid de Locke||Billy Singer did not sing the song title in the song. - Mickey D.|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Muzzle||"I knew the silence of the world" is sung so many, but no "muzzle" is mentioned. - Mickey D.|
|The Smashing Pumpkins||Cherub Rock||However, Billy can't seem to get enough of that "Let me out" line. Another thing, my imagination is in the version 2 of the video where Billy Corgan and another man plays boxing with each other on the ring. - Mickey D.|
|The Smiths||How Soon Is Now?||"When you say it's gonna happen "now"|
Well, when exactly do you mean?
See I've already waited too long
and all my hope is gone."
That just about as close to mentioning "How Soon Is Now?" as the song got. - British Bullcrap
|Snow Patrol||Chocolate||This could be the very minute I'm aware I'm alive All these places feel like home With a name I'd never chosen I can make my first steps As a child of 25 This is the straw, final straw in the Roof of my mouth as I lie to you Just because I'm sorry doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it at the time You're the only thing that I love It scares me more every day On my knees I think clearer Goodness knows I saw it coming Or at least I'll claim I did But in truth I'm lost for words What have I done it's too late for that What have I become truth is nothing yet A simple mistake starts the hardest time I promise I'll do anything you ask...this time - Zakery "The Weird Man" Wood|
|Soilwork||Overload||Trusting the ways of my vulnerable heart A million times before I get things right. So fragile it hurts when I just fall apart. - Katy|
|Soundgarden||Mailman||You know im heading for the bottom but im riding you all the way - Morbid J|
|spandau ballet||chant number 1||the song is called chant number 1 (i dont need this pressure on) they never mention chant number 1 in the song which is the main title while i dont need this pressure on is in brackets - anthony edwards|
|Spin Doctors||Jimmy Olsen's Blues||Lois Lane, please put me in your plan./Yeah, Lois Lane. You don't need no Superman./Come on downtown and stay with me tonight./I got a pocketful of Kryptonite. - Brian Kelly|
|Spineshank||Perfect Ending||I'm home as only you can see. I want to know why this happening to me. - Katy|
|Stabbing Westward||Shame||I don't know if I'm real without you. What is left of me without you? - Brian Kelly|
|Stars||Your Ex-Lover Is Dead||There's one thing I want to say so I'll be brave|
You were what I wanted, I gave what I gave
I'm not sorry I met you
I'm not sorry it's over
I'm not sorry there's nothing to save.
A popular You Tube video. I'm not sorry there's nothing to save - Indy
|Steely Dan||Pretzel Logic||Though this is the song that's also the album title, it should be known as "Those Days are gone forever over a long time ago". - Paul Warren|
|Stereophonics||Dakota||The chorus is "I don't know where we are going now." The line "Wake up thinking of you" is used a few times so could be the title, but instead it's 'Dakota' which doesn't occur anywhere in the lyrics. - Chris|
|Steve Forbert||Romeo's Tune||The title wasn't in the lyrics, and the lyrics had nothing to do with Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet". - Bill Medley of Hits|
|Stevie Wonder||As||Okay, it IS the first word of the song, but after seven minutes of hearing "Always" and "Until", it's hard to remember the title. -- JDonVance - JDonVance|
|Sting||Saint Augustine In Hell||Although you hear the h-word at least once, you never hear the name 'Saint Augustine' once in the song. Some would probably know it best from the chorus: 'The minute I saw her face, the second I caught her eye, the minute I touched the flame, I knew it would never die!' - Larcen Tyler|
|Stone Temple Pilots||Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart||Its most famous line: "I am I am I said I'm not myself, but I'm not dead and I'm not for sale." - Rocky Rhodes|
|Stone Temple Pilots||Sex Type Thing||The title implies that the song is about rape, so none of these words appeared in the song. - Rocky Road|
|Stone Temple Pilots||Piece Of Pie||It's staring me down|
Wearing a crown... of apathy
I'm standing around
Dressed like a clown
Don't know my name
You know where to find me - Jonathan S.
|Stone Temple Pilots||Plush||Where are you going for tomorrow? Where are you going with the mask I found? - Brian Kelly|
|Stone Temple Pilots||Plush||Well, the dogs, they found her/I got time, time, wait for tomorrow - Jonathan S.|
|Stone Temple Pilots||Interstate Love Song||"Leaving on a Southern Train" would have been a better title. - Rocky|
|Stone Temple Pilots||Big Empty||The song itself is empty of the title. - Brian Kelly|
|Strawberry Alarm Clock||Pretty Song from Psych-out||It is a Pretty Song, but Psych-out is nowhere to be heard! - Paul Warren|
|Styx||A.D. 1928||"Tonight's the night we'll make history" - David Jones|
|Styx||A.D. 1958||"And, so, my friends, we'll say good night" - David Jones|
|Suede||Metal Mickey||"She sells heart, she sells meat|
Oh dad, she's driving me mad, come see."
According to Wikipedia, the only Suede song not to include the title within the song. - Brit Boxx
|Sugar Hill Gang||Rapper's Delight||Hotel, motel Holiday Inn ... - Joe H|
|Sugar Ray||Disasterpiece||All over the world|
She's that kind of girl
There's one in every scene
Do you know what I mean?
She's got that kind of face
You see in every place
Another beautiful girl
All over the world - Jonathan S.
|Sum 41||Fat Lip||I don't wanna waste my time|
Become another casualty of society
I don't wanna fall in line
Become another victim of your conformity
And back down... - Katy
|Sum 41||Crazy Amanda Bunkface||What's so hard about goodbyes? I'm sorry I'm just not as keen On planning out our perfect lives When I'm only 19 - Katy|
|Supertramp||Breakfast in America||And you thought the title was "Take a Look at my Girlfriend," didn't you? - Alan the Ottoman|
|Supertramp||The Logical Song||There are times when all the world's asleep, the questions run too deep for such a simple man. Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am - Don|
|Susanne Vega||Tom's Diner||There is a mention of a diner but nothing about "Tom" - Joe H|
|System Of A Down||This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song||There's so many repeated lines....Probably something like "Don't eat the fish," "Killers never hurt feelings" or "Gonnorhea gorgonzola." - Jonathan S.|
|System Of A Down||B.Y.O.B.||Neither B.Y.O.B. or its definition (Bring Your Own Bomb) is mentioned. - hardrock (or another alias)|
|System Of A Down||CUBErt||Humans everywhere, canned|
Cliche people, organs rare
Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people cannot DARE!
[Note: According to their self-titled album's back cover, the song's title is SUPPOSED to be "Cube" followed by the sign for pi (π). However, since Greek letters can't be typed on a computer, other places usually have it listed as "CUBErt"] - Jonathan S.
|System of a Down||Chop Suey||Should be known as 'Self-Righteous Suicide' because There's no Chop Suey in this song whatsoever. - Paul Warren|
|System Of A Down||Question!||Do we, do we know, when we fly/When we, when we go, do we die? - Jonathan S.|
|System Of A Down||X||We don't need to multiply. - Jonathan S.|
|System Of A Down||Chic'N'Stu||"What a splendid pie!/Pizza pizza pie!/Every minute, every second, buy, buy, buy, buy, buy, buy!"...."Need, therapy, therapy/Advertising causes need!"
Explanation of title taken from Wikipedia:
The song is named for Chick Hearn and Stu Lantz, the Los Angeles Lakers broadcasters. The first lyric "[This] ballgame's in the refrigerator" refers to what Hearn said when the Los Angeles Lakers were in control during the game. - Jonathan S.
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