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
|Van Morrison||Astral Weeks||"If I ventured in the slipstream / Between the viaducts of your dream / Where immobile steel rims crack / And the ditch in the back roads stop" Neither Astral, nor Weeks is anywhere in the lyrics. Morrison described it as…"One of those songs where you can see the light at the end of the tunnel… I don’t think I can elaborate on it any more than that." - Doug N.|
|Various||The Little Drummer Boy||" 'Come', they told me, pah-rum-pum-pum-pum" is the opening line. But the song is well known by its title, despite it being a phrase not found in the lyrics, so the song is not likely to be called by any phrase from the lyrics as an "alternate title". Since the song is narrated in the first person by the title character, but the title refers to him in the third person, one would hardly expect the title phrase to occur in the lyrics, unless he were to say in the lyrics somewhere, "And so they call me 'the little drummer boy'," for example. But no such reference occurs in the lyrics. - Ava Murphy|
|Various Artists||any instrumental song||By definition, an instrumental song cannot feature the title in the lyrics because there are no lyrics. - Brian Kelly|
|Velvet Revolver||Slither||Yeah, here comes the water - It comes to wash away the sins of you and I - This time, you'll see... - Jonathan S.|
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