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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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Comments & Submittor Name
Taking Back Sunday This Photograph Is Proof I know you know everything/ I know you didn't mean it/ I know you didn't mean it. (truthfully there are PLENTY of TBS songs I could list here.) - Morgan
Taking Back Sunday A Decade Under The Influence Most likely known better for the lyrics, "I got a bad feeling about this" or "To hell with you and all your friends, let's go." - Jonathan S.
Talk Talk I Believe in You The song is from the album "Spirit of Eden". The most repeated word in the song is "spirit", so "Spirit" might be an alternate title. - B1982
Talking Heads Found A Job Judy's in the bedroom, inventing situations
Bob is on the street today, scouting up locations
They've enlisted all their family
They've enlisted all their friends
It helped save their/the relationship
And made it work again - Isac
Talking Heads Life During Wartime This ain't no party! This ain't no disco! This ain't no foolin' around! - Carole Krus
Tegan and Sarah The Con It should be known as "Nobody like me Maybe if I cry". - Paul Warren
The Temptations Masterpiece Break-ins..folks coming home. and finding all their possessions gone. Oh, oh, oh...It's an everyday the ghetto. - Rich Connelly
Tenacious D Master Exploder Cool music, but the title is never used. - Jonathan S.
Theme Songs Cube Checkers (Little Bill opening theme) Despite the name, the only lyrics are "Little Bill" (said multiple times) and "Hello, friend", all of which are only spoken or rapped in the song. - JohnHowarth
Therapy? Screamager Screw that, forget about that
I don't wanna think about anything like that
Screw that, forget about that
I don't wanna know about anything like that
I've got nothing to do
But hang around and get screwed up on you - Jonathan S.
Third Eye Blind Jumper "I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend." The title is not in the lyrics. It's a song about changing someone's mind from committing suicide from jumping off a building. - crazydon
Three Dog Night Black And White "The ink is black...the page is white". - Rich Connelly
Three Dog Night The Show Must Go On "But I must let the show go on". - Rich Connelly
Timbuk 3 Facts About Cats Cats will be cats, and cats will be cruel Cats can be callous, and cats can be cool Cats will be cats, remember these words Cats will be cats, and cats eat birds Cats will be cats, and cats eat birds - Jonathan S.
Timi Yuro Interlude From the 1968 movie of the same title. Later covered by namely Sam Hui and the duet of Morrissey and Siouxsie Sioux. - Joey F.
Toadies Possum Kingdom There's a Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas near Fort Worth, Texas where the band's from. In the beginning of the song, they mentioned a lake, but Possum Kingdom was never mentioned. - MSG
Tom Petty Mary Jane's Last Dance People mistakenly identify this song as "Last Dance With Mary Jane", since those lyrics are actually in it. - Opie M.
Tom T. Hall Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine Every time the three title subjects are enumerated together in the lyrics, there is an additional "and" between "old dogs" and "children". - Karen Smith
Tones and I Dance Monkey Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh - JohnHowarth
Tool ├ćnima Probably the most repeated line is, "Learn to swim." - Jonathan S.
Tool Faaip De Oiad Though the title is latin, all of this song is in English. - GlamRockNinjaLord
Tool Forty-Six & 2 My shadow...changes... - Jonathan S.
Tool Stinkfist Many radio stations found the title, which is not found within the song's lyrics, to be offensive. They had their air personalities introduce the song as "Song #1" (or something similar), because it was the first song on the "Aenima" CD. - Karen Black Sabbath
Tool Prison Sex Another instance where the title fits the song so much, it doesn't need to be sung in the lyrics. - Robert Plant Food
Tori Amos Professional Widow Honey bring it close to my lips, yeah! - Ben
The Toys A Lovers' Concerto "How gentle is the rain" is the first line, and I suppose, the lyrics most likely to be thought of as the title when one doesn't know the actual title, not found in the lyrics. - Thessaly Danes
Tracy Bonham Sharks Can't Sleep But it wasn't ok, no it wasn't ok - John Howarth
Traditional America, The Beautiful Although it does mention America near the end and has the lyric "Oh Beautiful, for spacious skies", they are not sung together with " the". - Floyd DeBarber
Traditional Carol Of The Bells "Christmas is here, bringing good cheer...", "Ding, dong, ding, dong...".(usually accompanied by Christmas bells). - Santa
Traditional The Sans Day Carol "Sans" in the name of this carol of generally the Christmas season is an archaic word for "saint". Each verse of this carol begins "O the holly bears a berry", followed by, depending on which verse, either "as green as the grass", or "as white as the milk", etc. Each of four verses thus invokes a different color phase for holly berries, each with a simile comparing the color to that of something else. Never is the title mentioned in the lyrics, as it typical of titles of the form "The.............Carol". That opening line "O the holly bears a berry" probably is the lyric by which the song might best be known as if by an alternate title. It is sometimes in fact cited in parentheses with the title. - Mary Ann Brite
Traditional Coventry Carol Also known by its first line, "Bye-bye, thou little tiny child". The title "Coventry Carol" is nowhere in the lyrics. - Donna Rand Blitzen
Traditional America Opening and best know line is "My country, 'tis of thee". In fact, that is often parenthetically attached to the title, most likely to distinguish it from "America The Beautiful" another song that also might be thought of as "America" and which DOES have "America" in the title. - Thessaly Danes
Traditional The Angels' Song "The Angels' Song" is in fact the original title given the song by its author, Edmund H. Sears, But today possibly few even know it by that title. It has become generally known by its first line, "It came upon the midnight clear". - Thessaly Danes
Traditional Battle Hymn Of The Republic "Mine eyes have seen the glory" (opening line) or "Glory, glory, Hallelujah" (opens each chorus) could either be the best know lyrics. The title certainly isn't in the lyrics. - Thessaly Danes
Traffic Houses for Everyone They do mention houses, but it aim towards the house of true and lies. - Paul Warren
Train 50 Ways To Say Goodbye There is no mention of the number 50 anywhere in the song. In fact, the only lyrics that are prominent are "Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies and ways to say you died." - Isac
Trapt Still Frame "Please help me 'cause I'm breaking down/This picture's frozen and I can't get out of here/Believe me, I'm just as lost as you." - Danny Hates Dubstep
The Traveling Wilburys Handle With Care The band members insert the word "me" into the title. So instead of "Handle WITH care," they say "Handle ME with care." - Isac
A Tribe Called Quest Electric Relaxation The hook is "Relax yourself, girl, please settle down" - Nat

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