=The Songs=

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  • "Girl's Not Grey"

Alice In Chains

  • "Nutshell" (covered by Adema)

Tori Amos

  • "Bells For Her"
  • "Professional Widow"
  • "Cloud On My Tongue"
  • "Black-Dove (January)"
  • "For Mark"
  • "Me and You"
  • "Operation Peter Pan"
  • "The Pool"
  • "Til the Chicken"

A Perfect Circle

  • "Judith"
  • "Lullaby"
  • "The Noose"
  • "Orestes"
  • "The Outsider"
  • "Pet"
  • "Thomas"
  • "3 Libras"

Aphrodite's Child

  • "&infin" (featuring Irene Papas) (entire lyrics: "I am/ I am to come/ I was")


  • "Goldfinger"

At The Drive-In

  • "Rascuache"


  • "Cochise"


Bad Religion

  • "Prove It"

The Band

  • "The Weight"

The Bangles

  • "Dover Beach"

Ray Barretto

  • "El Watusi"

The Beatles

Belle and Sebastian

  • "Roy Walker"
  • "Take your carriage clock and shove it"

Black Sabbath

  • "Black Sabbath"
  • "Paranoid"


  • "Alphabetic Aerobics"

Mary J. Blige

  • "Family Affair"

The Bloodhound Gang

  • "The Bad Touch"

David Bowie

  • "Cracked Actor"
  • "Queen Bitch"
  • "Space Oddity"
  • "The Width of a Circle"

Bright Eyes

  • "A Celebration Upon Completion"
  • "A Few Minutes On Friday"
  • "A Line Allows Progress, a Circle Does Not"
  • "A Spindle, a Darkness, a Fever, and a Necklace"
  • "A Scale, a Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks"
  • "Act of Contrition"
  • "All of the Truth"
  • "Amy In the White Coat"
  • "Exaltation on a Cool Kitchen Floor"
  • "Falling Out of Love at This Volume"
  • "February Fifteenth"
  • "Going for the Gold"
  • "I Watched You Take Off"
  • "If Winter Ends"
  • "It's Cool, We Can Still Be Friends"
  • "Jetsabel Removes The Undesireables"
  • "June on the West Coast"
  • "Laura Laurent"
  • "Lila"
  • "Mirrors and Fevers"
  • "Solid Jackson"
  • "When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass"

Brothers Johnson

  • "Strawberry Letter 23" (the song's lyrics say the words "Strawberry Letter 22", because the song is about this being the 23rd letter in the Strawberry Letter chain and he is answering Strawberry Letter 22.)

Buffalo Springfield

  • "For What It's Worth"

Butthole Surfers

  • "Pepper"


The Capris

  • "Morse Code of Love"

The Cardigans

  • "Lovefool" ("love" and "fool" do appear separately in the chorus)

The Carpenters

  • "Superstar"

Rodney Carrington

  • "Second Letter to my Penis"

Neko Case

  • "Blacklisted"
  • "Thrice All American"

Cibo Matto

  • "Le Pain Perdu"

The Clash

  • "Train in Vain" (The whole title is "Train in Vain (Stand by me)" where the words in parenthesis do appear in the song.)


  • "Binge and Purge"
  • "Brazenhead"
  • "Sinkemlow"

Cocteau Twins

  • "Ivo"

Leonard Cohen


  • "Amsterdam"

Harry Connick, Jr

  • "Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There)"

Counting Crows

  • "Murder of One"
  • "Suffocate"
  • "A Mona Lisa"
  • "Carriage"
  • "Speedway"
  • "Another Horsedreamer's Blues"

Country Joe and the Fish

  • "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine"

The Cowsills

  • "The Rain, the Park and Other Things"

Brenda Craven

  • "End of the Tail"
  • "Haunted"


  • "Badge"

David Crosby

Sheryl Crow

  • "The Book"


Dead Kennedys

  • "Religious Vomit"

Death By Stereo

  • "Porno, Sex, Drugs, Lies, Money, And Your Local Government"

The Descendants


  • "Honestly Ok"

Dinosaur Jr

  • "Start Choppin'"


  • "Sunshine Superman" (both words appear in the lyrics, but never together)


  • "Peace Frog"

Dr. Dre

  • "Dre Day"


  • "Convalescent"
  • "Lechium"
  • "Of the Room"
  • "Penguins In the Desert"
  • "Sanzen"
  • "Scissor Lock"
  • "Yatahaze"

Ian Dury

  • "Jack Shit George"

Bob Dylan

  • "Absolutely, Sweet Marie" (he does sing "sweet Marie" several times, but never the word absolutely)
  • "From a Buick 6"
  • "4th Time Around"
  • "I Don't Believe You"
  • "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"
  • "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
  • "Obviously 5 Believers" (... "fifteen jugglers and five believers"... but he never sings obviously five)
  • "Positively Fourth Street"
  • "Rainy Day Women #12 and #35"
  • "Spanish Harlem Incident"
  • "Temporary Like Achilles"
  • "Subterranean Homesick Blues"


Julia Ecklar

  • "Born Again Trek"
  • "Crane Dance"
  • "Fallen Angel"
  • "One Final Lesson"
  • "The Phoenix"
  • "Terminus Est"
  • "Temper of Revenge"
  • "The Wreck of Apollo XIII"


  • "2:1"

Suzette Haden Elgin and Randy Farran

  • "Bargain Basement Blues"
  • "Mary O'Parody"

Emerson, Lake and Palmer

  • "The Endless Enigma"
  • "Karn Evil 9"
  • "The Mass"
  • "Pirates"


  • "Guilty Conscience"
  • "Role Model"

Melissa Etheridge

  • "Royal Station 4/16"


  • "Santa Monica"
  • "Why I Don't Believe In God"


Donald Fagen

  • "I.G.Y."


  • "The Perception of Johnny Punter"
  • "Tara"

Leslie Fish

  • "The Discards"
  • "Firestorm"
  • "Hope Eyrie"
  • "Neutral Zone, Romulan View"
  • "Route 40" (sometimes miscalled "The Tucumcari-Albuquerque-Flagstaff-Phoenix Run", which does appear)
  • "Zero Game" (sometimes miscalled "Vengeance Is Mine", which does appear)

Five For Fighting

  • "Superman"

The Fleetwoods

  • "Come Softly to Me" (they do sing "come softly" but that phrase was considered too risqué for a title)

For Squirrels

  • "Mighty K.C."

4 Non Blondes

  • "What's up?"



  • "#1 Crush"
  • "Supervixen"
  • "Temptation Waits"
  • "Vow"


  • "Afterglow"
  • "Can Utility and the Coastliners"
  • "Guide Vocal"
  • "Supper's Ready" (The lyrics do include the line, "Hey my baby, your supper's waiting for you-oo")
  • "Time Table"

Gentle Giant

  • "Alucard"
  • "Black Cat" (Both words do appear in the lyrics, but never together)

Matthew Good

  • "House of Smoke and Mirrors"
  • "Near Fantastica"
  • "Pledge of Allegiance"

Matthew Good Band

  • "Anti-Pop"
  • "Failing the Rorschach Test"
  • "The Fine Art of Falling Apart"
  • "Flashdance II"
  • "Flight Recorder From Viking 7"
  • "The Inescapable Us"
  • "I, the Throw Away"
  • "Life Beyond the Minimum Safe Distance"
  • "My Life as a Circus Clown"
  • "Running For Home"
  • "Sort of a Protest Song"
  • "Suburbia"
  • "Tripoli"
  • "The Workers Sing a Song of Mass Production"

Goo Goo Dolls

  • "Iris"


  • "19/2000"
  • "Clint Eastwood"

Green Day

  • "Basket Case"
  • "Brain Stew"
  • "Longview"
  • "Pulling Teeth"

Guns and Roses

  • "Estranged"


Roy Hamilton

  • "Ebb Tide"

George Harrison

  • "P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Nite)"
  • "Rocking Chair in Hawaii"
  • "Run of the Mill"

Alex Harvey

  • "Vambo Marble Eye"

Harvey Danger

  • "Flagpole Sitta"

Heaven 17

  • "Penthouse and Pavement"


  • "Biscuits for Smut"
  • "Milquetoast"
  • "Role Model"
  • "Rollo"
  • "The Silver Hawaiian"
  • "Vaccination"

Bobby Hendricks

  • "Psycho"

Johnny Horton

  • "Battle of New Orleans" (Only thing was mentioned was "town of New Orleans.")



  • "American English"
  • "The Bronze Medal"


Ja Rule

  • "Mesmerize (featuring Ashanti)"

Jefferson Airplane

  • "A Small Package of Value Will Come To You Shortly"
  • "DCBA"
  • "rejoyce"
  • "Triad"
  • "White Rabbit"

Jilted John

  • "Jilted John"

The Jive Five

  • "My True Story"

Quincy Jones

Joy Division

  • "A Means to an End"
  • "Atrocity Exhibition"
  • "Candidate"
  • "Ceremony"
  • "Day of the Lords"
  • "Decades"
  • "Dead Souls"
  • "Digital"
  • "Disorder"
  • "Glass"
  • "Insight"
  • "Interzone"
  • "I Remember Nothing"
  • "New Dawn Fades"
  • "Passover"
  • "Sound of Music"
  • "The Eternal"
  • "The Kill"
  • "Twenty-Four Hours"
  • "Wilderness"



  • "Amnzero"
  • "K"
  • "Molten"
  • "S+M (A Love Song)"
  • "Taxicab Messiah"


  • "Adios"
  • "Brute"
  • "Craze"
  • "Dogma"
  • "Naive"
  • "Sycophant"
  • "Terror"
  • "Ultra"


  • "Catamaran"
  • "Conan Troutman"
  • "50 Million Year Trip (downside up)
  • "Gardenia"
  • "Gloria Lewis"
  • "Hurricane"
  • "Mondo Generator"
  • "N.O."
  • "Odyssey"
  • "Phototropic"
  • "Size Queen"
  • "Space Cadet"
  • "Spaceship Landing"
  • "Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop"
  • "Tangy Zizzle"
  • "Whitewater"


Mercedes Lackey

  • "Eumenides"
  • "F.A.P. (Feline American Princess)"
  • "Kerowyn's Ride"
  • "Mazianni"
  • "Medic"
  • "Mis-Conceptions"
  • "Morgaine at the Well"
  • "Of Cabbages"
  • "The Oklahoma Weed Whacker Massacre"

Led Zeppelin

  • "Achille's Last Stand"
  • "Black Dog"
  • "D'yer Mak'er"
  • "Fool In the Rain"
  • "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper"
  • "Over the Hills and Far Away"
  • "Tea For One"
  • "The Battle of Evermore"

  • "Trampled Under Foot"

Legendary Stardust Cowboy

  • "Paralyzed" (maybe)

Lemon Jelly

  • "Nice Weather For Ducks"

Linkin Park

  • "And One"
  • "Papercut"
  • "Points of Authority"
  • "Cure For The Itch" (Mr. Hahn's few lines count as lyrics)
  • "Faint"
  • "Figure.09"


  • "Selling The Drama"

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions

  • "Grace"
  • "Mainstream"
  • "Minor Character"
  • "29"

Patty Loveless

  • "Blame It On Your Heart" Title definitely shortened from the true words in the song.
   So "blame it on your" lying, 
   cheating, cold deadbeating, 
   Two-timing, double dealing 
   Mean mistreating,
   loving "heart" 



  • "Shut Up"


  • "Mer Girl"
  • "Drowned World"
  • "Cyberragga"
  • "Intervention"
  • "X-Static Process"
  • "Impressive Instant"
  • "Up Down Suite"
  • "The Beast Within"
  • "Act of Contrition"

The Mamas and the Papas

  • "Creeque Alley"

The Manic Street Preachers

  • "Elvis Impersonator"

Barry Manilow

  • "Weekend in New England" (the lyrics include the phrase "Here in New England")


  • "Gates of Valhalla"

Kathy Mar

  • "Heartwarming"
  • "Remembrance"
  • "Velveteen"


  • "Blind Curve"

Cynthia McQuillin

  • "Samaritan"
  • "Transition of Power"


  • "What Have They Done To My Song, Ma?" (the label insisted on correcting the grammar in the title)


  • "...And Justice for All"
  • "Astronomy"
  • "Disposable Heroes"
  • "Dyers Eve"
  • "Enter Sandman"
  • "Eye of the Beholder"
  • "Fade To Black"
  • "No Leaf Clover"
  • "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"

George Michael

  • "Killer"


  • "Jesus Built My Hotrod"

The Monkees

  • "Papa Gene's Blues"
  • "Alternate Title" (its original title, "Randy Scouse Git", was also not in the lyrics)
  • "Good Clean Fun"

The Moody Blues

  • "Legend of a Mind"

Van Morrison

  • "Astral Weeks"

Muse (band)

  • "Uno"
  • "Muscle Museum"
  • "Bliss"
  • "Hyper Music"
  • "Stockholm Syndrome"



  • "Fetus"


  • "Hair of the Dog"

Michael Nesmith

  • "Nine Times Blue"
  • "Some Of Shelley's Blues"
  • "The Crippled Lion"

New Order

  • "Bizarre Love Triangle"
  • "Blue Monday"
  • "Ceremony"
  • "Everything's gone green"
  • "In A Lonely Place"
  • "Procession"
  • "Round and Round"
  • "Shellshock"
  • "Subculture"
  • "Temptation"
  • "True Faith"
  • "Your Silent Face"

The New Pornographers

  • "Breakin' the Law"
  • "Chump Change"

Stevie Nicks

  • "Beauty and the Beast"

Nine Inch Nails

  • "The Downward Spiral"
  • "Heresy"
  • "I'm Looking Forward to Joining You, Finally"
  • "Into the Void"
  • "Somewhat Damaged"
  • "The Way Out Is Through"


Heather Nova

  • "Bare" (Not entirely sure it isn't in the underwater speech part)
  • "Maybe An Angel"
  • "Heart And Shoulder" (the chorus is "give me your heart, give me your shoulder", however)


  • "Chin Check"



  • "The Hindu Times"

Phil Ochs


  • "15,000"
  • "Crush on Everyone"


  • "Holding Cell"
  • "New World Order"


  • "Rosa Parks"
  • "Spottieottiedopaliscious"


Pearl Jam

  • "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town"

Wilson Pickett

  • "Land of 1,000 Dances"

Pink Floyd

  • "Astronomy Domine"
  • "Brain Damage"
  • "Chapter 24"
  • "In the Flesh"
  • "Jug Band Blues"
  • "Matilda Mother" (the word "mother" appears but not entire title)
  • "Paint Box"
  • "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict"
  • "Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk"
  • "The Trial"
  • "Young Lust"

The Pixies

  • "Brick Is Red"

The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl)

  • "Fairytale of New York"

Ann Harlan Prather

  • "Space Child Lost"

Primitive Radio Gods

  • "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand"

Procol Harum

  • "A Christmas Camel"
  • "All This And More"
  • "Barnyard Story"
  • "Boredom"
  • "Crucifiction Lane"
  • "Juicy John Pink"
  • "Pilgrim's Progress"
  • "Power Failure"
  • "Quite Rightly So"
  • "Rambling On"
  • "Salad Days (Are Here Again)"
  • "Something Following Me"
  • "The Dead Man's Dream"
  • "The Milk Of Human Kindness"
  • "Too Much Between Us"
  • "Whaling Stories"
  • "Wreck Of The Hesperus"
  • "Your Own Choice"


  • "Disco 2000" - does include the line "Let's all meet up in the year 2000", but the word "disco" is entirely absent.
  • "Babies"
  • "Joyriders"
  • "Live bed show"
  • "The Never-Ending Story"



  • "Cuttooth"
  • "Faithless, the Wonder Boy"
  • "How I Made My Millions"
  • "How to Disappear Completely (And Never Be Found)"
  • "Idioteque"
  • "In Limbo"
  • "Melatonin"
  • "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box"
  • "Palo Alto"
  • "Paranoid Android"
  • "Permanent Daylight"
  • "Planet Telex"
  • "Pulk/Pull Rovolving Doors"
  • "Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong"
  • "Pyramid Song"
  • "Talk Show Host"
  • "The Amazing Sounds of Orgy"
  • "The National Anthem"
  • "The Tourist"
  • "Worrywort"

Lou Reed

  • "Endless Cycle"

Reel Big Fish

  • "Thank You For Not Moshing"

Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • "F.U."
  • "Johnny, Kick a Hole In the Sky"
  • "Mellowship Slinky in B Major"
  • "Punk Rock Classic"
  • "Tearjerker"

Rilo Kiley

  • "Teenage Love Song"
  • "The Annoying Noise of Death"
  • "So Long"
  • "Capturing Moods"
  • "My Slumbering Heart"
  • "Three Hopefull Thoughts"
  • "Spectacular Views"

The Rolling Stones

  • "Sympathy for the Devil"


  • "Jane S. Piddy"
  • "Like Janis"

Roxy Music

  • "Beauty Queen"
  • "Chance Meeting"
  • "Manifesto"
  • "Pyjamarama"
  • "Remake / Remodel"
  • "Sea Breezes"
  • "Strictly Confidential"
  • "2HB"


  • "2112"
  • "A Passage to Bangkok"
  • "Countdown"
  • "Losing It"
  • "The Analog Kid"
  • "Vital Signs"
  • "Witch Hunt"


Kyu Sakamoto

  • "Sukiyaki" (the original title in Japan, "Ue o Muite", did indeed appear in the lyrics)

The Shaggs

  • "Philosophy of the World"

Joey Shoji

  • "Sweet Nectar of Pain"

Simon and Garfunkel

  • "El Condor Pasa" (If I Could)
  • "Punky's Dilemma"
  • "The Boxer"

Skinny Puppy

  • "Testure"
  • "Tin Omen"

Smashing Pumpkins

  • "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
  • "Eye"
  • "Here Is No Why"
  • "Cherub Rock"

Smash Mouth

  • "Beer Goggles"

The Smiths

  • "How Soon Is Now?"

Snoop Dogg

  • That Shiznit
  • What's My Name Part II (even without 'Part II', isn't mentioned)
  • Who Am I [What's My Name] (neither title is mentioned in the song)


  • "Big Dumb Sex"


  • "Groovejet"

Stabbing Westward

  • "Shame"


  • "Epiphany"


  • "I'm With Stupid"


  • "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" The title in those exact words are never together.

Steely Dan

  • "Pretzel Logic"
  • "Caves of Altamira"
  • "Kings"

Cat Stevens

  • "Father and Son"

Al Stewart

  • "Love Chronicles"
  • "Manuscript"
  • "Swiss Cottage Manouevres"

Rod Stewart

  • "Young Turks" (Only the phrase "Young Hearts" appears in the song; the word 'turks' never appears.)

Stone Temple Pilots

  • "Big Empty"
  • "Columbia"
  • "Sex Type Thing"
  • "Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart"

George Strait

  • "The Chair" (maybe an honorable mentioned as many feel that articles in titles wouldn't/shouldn't count within a song)


  • "A.D. 1928"
  • "A.D. 1958"
  • "Street Collage"


  • "Doin' Time"
  • "Let's Go Get Stoned"

Sum 41

  • "Fat Lip"

System Of A Down

  • "Chop Suey!" (its original title, "Suicide", was in the lyrics)
  • "Roulette"


Talking Heads

  • "Artists Only"
  • "The Big Country"
  • "Crosseyed and Painless"
  • "Drugs"
  • "The Great Curve"
  • "Life During Wartime"
  • "New Feeling"
  • "Swamp"

Technical Difficulties

  • "Dreamer's Lament"
  • "Reluctant Freedom"
  • "Wolf and Hawk"

Temple of the Dog

  • "Hunger Strike"


  • "30 Seconds"
  • "Bad Mother"
  • "Brainsaw"
  • "Deep Sleep"
  • "Die Laughing"
  • "Disgracelands"
  • "Epilepsy"
  • "Femtex"
  • "Hellbelly"
  • "Hypermania"
  • "Lunacy Booth"
  • "Nausea"
  • "Neck Freak"
  • "Perversonality"
  • "Screamager"
  • "Unbeliever"
  • "Unrequited"
  • "Zipless"

They Might Be Giants

  • "Absolutely Bill's Mood"
  • "AKA Driver" (only for trademark reasons)
  • "Destination Moon"
  • "We Want A Rock"

Third Eye Blind

  • "Jumper


  • "Possum Kingdom"



  • "Still Frame"


  • "Reoffender"



  • "A Sort of Homecoming"
  • "Bad"
  • "The Unforgettable Fire"
  • "Scarlet"
  • "Exit"
  • "Mothers of the Disappeared"
  • "Hawkmoon 269"
  • "The Wanderer"


  • "Born Slippy"

United States of America (band)

  • "Garden of Earthly Delights"


  • "Cantaloop"


The Valentines

  • "Woo Woo Train"

The Velvet Underground

  • "After Hours"

The Vibrations

  • "My Girl Sloopy"


Tom Waits

  • "Emotional Weather Report"
  • "Postcard from a Hooker in Minneapolis"

Larry Warner

  • "Harry's Dilemma"
  • "Slight Idiosyncracies"
  • "Tribute to a Friend"

Dionne Warwick

  • "Valley of the Dolls"

Roger Waters

  • "4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)"

Keith West

  • "Excerpt from a Teenage Opera" (however, this is sometimes listed as "Grocer Jack", which does appear in the lyrics)

The Who

  • "Baba O'Riley" (however, this is based in part on an earlier song entitled "Teenage Wasteland", which does appear in the lyrics of both versions)

Karen Willson

  • "Magic"

Stevie Wonder

  • "Fingertips"

Brenton Wood

  • "Gimme Little Sign" (he actually sings "gimme some kinda sign")



  • "Have Nots"


Weird Al Yankovic

  • "Bob"
  • "Cavity Search"
  • "Couch Potato"
  • "Ode to a Superhero"
  • "Smells Like Nirvana"
  • "The Saga Begins"


  • "The Ancient/Giants Under the Sun"
  • "The Gates of Delirium"
  • "The Revealing Science of God/Dance of the Dawn"
  • "Siberian Khatru" (lyrics do include the word "khatru" but not "Siberian")


Frank Zappa

  • "Return of the Son of Monster Magnet"

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In order that this list not be inordinately long and repetitive, certain rules have been applied. For a start, any piece of music mentioned must be an actual song and not merely an instrumental. In addition some titles are descriptive of the song and therefore not expected to appear in the lyrics. Examples of this include:

  • "Annie's Song"
  • "Rain Song"
  • "Theme From Flood"
  • "The Ballad of John and Yoko"
  • "The Grand Finale"
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" - perhaps the most famous example of a song without the title in the lyrics, but nevertheless excluded from the list below.
  • "Unchained Melody"
  • "Hymn to Breaking Strain"
  • "The March of Cambreadth"

A song whose title includes a version, part or year number in order to identify it is, for the purpose of this list, considered as not including that number.
  • "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II"
  • "Sofa #2"
  • "3 Lions '98"

Songs where the exact song title does not actually appear, but words only a few parts of speech away from the title do, should not be included. Examples "the calendar hanging itself" as opposed to "The Calendar Hung Itself", or "false advertisements" instead of "False Advertising" (two entries deleted from under the Bright Eyes entry). Presumably the utility of this list arises from songs whose titles cannot be deduced from the lyrics, and which a confused listener might hunt down on this list. Please, before posting a song on this list, do a quick search on google of the format: artist lyrics "song title". This list becomes useless if it becomes too crowded with questionable entries. It is also artistically uninteresting if all that has happened is a shift in parts of speech. Contrast with "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by the Smashing Pumpkins; the question of the possible origins of the title might lend new meaning to the song.

See also