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Stupid Band Names:

  • These guys are not related. Submitted by: Candy Welty

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Tomorrow Is A Long Time,"No, it isn't. Just 24 hours.Yvette Bristle
"Follow The Drinkin' Gourd,"Gourds don't drink.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I'm Dying," Vast"Come To My Bedside, My Darlin'," The Brothers Four
"I'm So Sick," Flyleaf"Come To My Bedside, My Darlin'," The Brothers Four
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Sakura," The Brothers Four
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Malaika," The Brothers Four
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Clean" originally "Cleano"
Candy Welty
"Blue Water Lie" originally "Blue Water Line"
Candy Welty
"My Ani" originally "My Tani"
Ani = thick-billed black bird in cuckoo family
Gretchen Wieners
"My Tan" originally "My Tani"
Gretchen Wieners
"I Am A Roving Ambler" originally "I Am A Roving Gambler"
Lucy Crosland

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Blue Waiter Line" originally "Blue Water Line"
Natalie Snortman
"Blue Walter Line" originally "Blue Water Line"
Natalie Snortman
"Blue Water Liner" originally "Blue Water Line"
Candy Welty
"Bluer Water Line" originally "Blue Water Line"
Candy Welty
"My Tania" originally "My Tani"
Liberty Anderson

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Blue Water Life" originally "Blue Water Line"
Natalie Snortman
"Blue Water Lane" originally "Blue Water Line"
Natalie Snortman
"Blur Water Line" originally "Blue Water Line"
Natalie Snortman
"Blue Wafer Line" originally "Blue Water Line"
Candy Welty
"Blue Water Link" originally "Blue Water Line"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Greenfields""Green Leaves 2"John A. Barry
"Greenfields""Brownfields"Susanna Viljanen
"Green Fields""Green Deals (Solyndra™ Bankruptcy)"Fiddlegirl and Tommy Turtle
"Green Fields""Greenbacks"John A. Barry
"Greenfields""Greenpeace"Royce Miller
"Greenfields""Greenspan"John A. Barry

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Try To RememberClinic for AmnesiacsGretchen Wieners

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Green Leaves Of Summer
   The Brothers Four
Autumn Leaves
   Roger Williams
Greeen Autumn Leaves Of Summer
Hunh?
Gretchen Wieners

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Beckmeier Brothers Six
Beckmeier Brothers combined with The Brothers Four
Beckmeier Brothers are a duo.
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Brother To Brothers Eight
Brother To Brother combined with The Brothers Four
Brother To Brother are a quartet.
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Cooper Brothers Ten
Cooper Brothers combined with The Brothers Four
Cooper Brothers are a sextet.
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Soul Brothers Ten
Soul Brothers Six combined with The Brothers Four
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Brothers Four Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Yellow Bird"
Misheard Lyrics:
Black and yellow you like banana too
They might bake you some day
Original Lyrics:
Black and yellow you like banana too
They might pick you some day
"Green Leaves of Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
A time to be sullen
Original Lyrics:
A time to be sowin'
"Try To Remember"
Misheard Lyrics:
Deep in December
It's nice to remember
The fire of September
That made a smell, oh!
or
Deep in December
It's nice to remember
The fire of September
That made us smell, oh!
Original Lyrics:
Deep in December
It's nice to remember
The fire of September
That made us mellow.
"Frogg"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mollie Mouse was the hatchet girl.
Original Lyrics:
Mollie Mouse was the hat-check girl.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Green Leaves of Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
A time to be sullen
Original Lyrics:
A time to be sowin'

Story about this misheard lyric by: Doug Montgomery

I was 11 years old when this song came out, and I didn't know much about planting crops, or the word "sow"--rhymes with "bow"--for planting seed. I knew what "sullen" meant, though, and that's what I thought they were singing about--though it didn't fit the context at all.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"My Tani"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I loved you dearly,
Why did we have to part? Now I am lonely,
Here with a broken heart.
Once on silver sands,
We held lonesome hands
That's why, my Tani, I cried "Come back to me".
Why They're Nonsensical:
This song is in general perhaps the most underrated song on their "Brothers Four Greatest Hits" album. But the lyrics, especially in the second of the stanzas quoted above, wax a bit nonsensical. While "lonesome hands" is literally nonsensical, that can be reckoned to a figure of speech called synecdoche, where a part of something is mentioned to reference the whole. So it really means they were lonesome, not just their hands. But the problem comes in when we ask why they were lonesome in spite of holding hands. It is especially incongruous how the last two lines above make it seem that their lonesome state in holding hands was the reason for crying "Come Back To Me". And if they were lonesome even when holding hands, that kind of belies the qualifier "Now" in the previous verse that says "NOW I am lonely". The "lonesome hands" of the latter verse makes it seem they were lonesome all along. That sort of answers the question "Why did we have to part?" in the first stanza above, doesn't it?
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"The Green Leaves Of Summer"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
'Twas so good to be young then,
In the season of plenty
When the catfish were jumpin'
As high as the sky.
Why They're Nonsensical:
No doubt the part about "jumpin' as high as the sky" is meant as hyperbole, but even with a hyperbole, one needs to pick a fitting subject of one's hyperbole, or nonsense can result rather than a successful hyperbole. And catfish are just out of place in this attempt. They are a negatively-buoyant type of fish, meaning they sink to the bottom when they aren't actively expending energy to keep themselves afloat. They are bottom feeders. They don't leave the surface of the water like some fish do. If flying fish (which don't truly fly but glide above the water's surface for remarkable distances) had been the subject of choice for the hyperbole, it might have worked. It also might have worked with types of fish that sometimes jump above the water's surface to catch a flying insect above the water. But to make the claim for a bottom-feeding fish such as catfish results in nonsense rather than successful hyperbole. If one said that oysters flew out of the water and soared up to serenade the gulls, that would just be nonsense, rather than a successful hyperbole. It is essentially as nonsensical to imply that bottom-feeding fish would jump up out of the water. This song has a quirkily appealing melody to an unusual degree, while the tone of its lyrics is generally melancholy. But in this line the songwriters pretty much "lost it", with nonsense that makes a mockery of the song's overall mood.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Blue Water Line"
The Lyrics:
Oh, I could tell you stories
of the glories on that train,
'Bout the forty-niner miners
and the time old Jesse James
Stole a thousand golden nuggets
in that great train robbery,
And when old Abe Lincoln rode
with Todd upon his knee.
Who They Mention:
Jesse James
Submitted by: Regina Olsen
"Blue Water Line"
The Lyrics:
We'll have William Jennings Bryan stoking coal on Number 9
Who They Mention:
William Jennings Bryan
Submitted by: Donna Gelpigi
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Sakura"
Opening Lines:
Sakura Sakura, yayoi no sora wa
Comments:
Submitted by: Lily Orange
"Malaika"
Opening Lines:
Malaika, nakupenda Malaika. Malaika, nakupenda Malaika.
Comments:
Submitted by: Lily Orange
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Green Fields" originally "Greenfields"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

Fourth Rose Berth Submitted by: Donna Fargo North Dakota Fanning The Flames
Four Broths There Submitted by: Donna Fargo North Dakota Fanning The Flames
Boost Her Further Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
The Ferrous Broth Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
Free Thrush Robot Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"My Tina" originally "My Tani"
Submitted by: Jerry
"Tin Amy" originally "My Tani"
Submitted by: Anna Faris Wheel

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Loo Blotter Wine" originally "Blue Water Line"
Submitted by: Margo Gram

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Yellow Bird"
The Lyrics:
You could fly away in the sky away.
You're more lucky than me.
Why:
You could fly away in the sky away.
You're more mucky than Lee.
Submitted by: Jessica Junderworth
 

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