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
|The Script||The Man Who Can't Be Moved||"Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me And your heart starts to wonder where on this Earth I could be Thinking maybe you'd come back here to the place that we'd meet And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street So I'm not moving I'm not moving, yeah" However, it is worth noting that the title does appear a couple times in the song, just not in the chorus, which is what most people know of the song - Insertnamehere|
|The Script||Science and Faith||"You won't find faith or hope down the telescope. You won't find heart and soul in the stars. You can break everything down to chemicals, but you can't explain a love like ours - Alan O.|
|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||Ambassador Johnson||I've tried listening for it to mention this Ambassador... but no. =] - Katy|
|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|
|Shinedown||Diamond Eyes||EVERYONE OF US IS EXPENDABLE! - Pete|
|Showtek||90s By Nature (feat. MC Ambush)||Fun fact: it samples their earlier track "Laa Di F**king Daa" (from 2009), specifically the line "to get hit with the motherf**king (hardstyle)". - Crafthead|
|Sick Puppies||You're Going Down||What's actually sung is "ONE OF US is going down". - Jonathan S.|
|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||For Emily Wherever I May Find Her||It's a beautiful image-filled love song. - Greg Hulak|
|Simon & Garfunkel||Punky's Dilemma||Wish I were a Kellog's Cornflake.... - Paul Warren|
|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|
|Skrillex ft. Ellie Goulding||Summit||There are four lines in this song, and none of them mention the title. This song has nothing to do with mountains at all. - Crafthead|
|Skylark||Wildflower||They sing "She's a free and gentle flower growing wild". Never the title. - Rich Connelly|
|The Sleeping||Loud and Clear||Back, back, back, back through the radio Now who is listening tonight? - Katy|
|Slipknot||Eyeless||The song does mention eyes quite a lot, particularly the hook "you can't see California without Marlon Brando's eyes", which was inspired by the words shouted by a homeless man at Corey Taylor (the singer). - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Slipknot||Duality||"If the pain goes on, I'm not gonna make it!" Beautiful. - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|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|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Muzzle||"I knew the silence of the world" is sung so many, but no "muzzle" is mentioned. - Mickey D.|
|The Smashing Pumpkins||Pug||"pug" is not said anywhere in the song. - Steve|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Ava Adore||"It's you that I adore|
You'll always be my whore."
Sorry, no Ava. - rocky
|The Smashing Pumpkins||Rhinocerus||This wonderful creature is never actually mentioned in the song. - Blaydeman|
|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 Smashing Pumpkins||Eye||The word "eye" is never used in the song. The same sounding word "I" however, is frequently used. - Steve|
|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||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||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||Cupid de Locke||Billy Singer did not sing the song title in the song. - Mickey D.|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Where Boys Fear To Tread||The title is not mentioned in the song. - Mickey D.|
|Smashing Pumpkins||Jellybelly||However, Billy can't seem to get enough of that "We're nowhere" line. - Mickey D.|
|The Smiths||There Is a Light That Never Goes Out||"There is a light AND IT never goes out" - Evan|
|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|
|Sonic Youth||Hallowe'en||Bad Moon Rising is a great album to listen to for Halloween. The holiday is never directly mentioned in the song, however. - Evan|
|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|
|Sponge||Molly (16 Candles)||Obviously refers to the movie "16 Candles" and its stsr Molly Ringwald. But Molly's name is nowhere in the lyrics. - Opie M.|
|Stabbing Westward||Shame||I don't know if I'm real without you. What is left of me without you? - Brian Kelly|
|Staind||Change||"How do I feel? I've been here before, I've felt this/Retreat to a place, a place within me, I need this/Keep it all down, bottled inside, it breaks me/To torment again and torture me like it used to." - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Staind||Epiphany||"'Cause it's always raining in my head/Forget all the things I should have said." - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Staind||Warm Safe Place||"And then I come to find you here/Through your eyes everything's clear/And I'm home inside your arms/But I'm alone for now." - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|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
|Static -X||I'm With Stupid (He's A Loser)||It only says "he's a loser", stupid, and I've - SpiderSkull98|
|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|
|Steve Miller Band||The Joker||"I"m a joker" He never says the joker.YY2 - Rich Connelly|
|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||Big Empty||The song itself is empty of the title. - Brian Kelly|
|Stone Temple Pilots||Plush||Well, the dogs, they found her/I got time, time, wait for tomorrow - 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||Interstate Love Song||"Leaving on a Southern Train" would have been a better title. - Rocky|
|The Stories||Brother Louie||"Louie, Louie, Louie, Louie.... Louie, Louie, Louie, Lou-eye" The song is obviously about a white male falling in love a black girl--who he introduces to his parents, and things don't go well. "Brother Louie" is never said, so the title is an ironic way of saying how much easier it would have been for Louie--if only he was black.Actually, a rather sad, sobering tune about bigotry. - Rich "Sully" Connelly|
|The Story So Far||Placeholder||"and it's sodomy" , is actually "it's haunting me" - Jack|
|Strawberry Alarm Clock||Pretty Song from Psych-out||It is a Pretty Song, but Psych-out is nowhere to be heard! - Paul Warren|
|The Strokes||Under Cover Of Darkness||Don't go that way./I'll wait for you. - Brian Kelly|
|Strong Bad||Let's Get Started On Doing All Those Awesome Things I Suggested||Uh|
They got the, uh, what
We got the, uh, what
Oh girl, yeah
I said, "Oh girl"
Dang, you don't look half bad
You clean up pretty nice
What do you do, take a shower?
Use some bath salts?
Well anyways, you smell like apricots
Let's get started...[song abruptly winds down] - Jonathan S.
|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||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|
|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
|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|
|Supertramp||Breakfast in America||And you thought the title was "Take a Look at my Girlfriend," didn't you? - Alan the Ottoman|
|Susanne Vega||Tom's Diner||There is a mention of a diner but nothing about "Tom" - Joe H|
|Sylar||Dark Daze||Don't wake me if I'm dreaming If You do, it's not enough Still I don't trust the feeling If I'm too high Don't let me come down Don't wake me if I'm dreaming If You do, it's not enough Still I don't trust the feeling Going "too far" even if get lost - 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||X||We don't need to multiply. - 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||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||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.
|System Of A Down||Question!||Do we, do we know, when we fly/When we, when we go, do we die? - Jonathan S.|
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.
Got something that should be added to this page? Check out the submission form.