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Band Name Origins:

  • They took their name from a song by the sixties-band The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Submitted by: Snoozle
  • The above is true, but it goes a little deeper. As some Beatles fans know, there was a "Paul Is Dead" conspiracy in the mid sixties, in which the Beatles allegedly replacing Paul with an imposter that had won a Paul look-a-like contest. Anyway, according to the conspiracy theory, the Beatles would give the true fans all kinds of lyrical (and otherwise) hints and clues. "Death Cab For Cutie" was a song performed in Magical Mystery Tour as one of these hints, in that Paul was "the cute one". And that the night he died, he was in a car accident outside London with a cab. A long way to go, but interesting nonetheless. Submitted by: slick nick

Stupid Band Names:

  • It sounds like a name for a death metal band, but that's not what kind of band this is. Submitted by: Frisky
  • What the bleed is a death cab? (a coffin perhaps?) And why is it "for cutie?" . . . You're not getting a casket for your girlfriend are you? Submitted by: Jonathan S.

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Life Term For GuiltyLet's be real!Fig Newton

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Your Heart is an Empty Room.,"Doubt it.Jake
"Your Heart Is An Empty Room,"That would deny physicsAtrichoke_Man

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Advice for the Young At Heart," Tears for Fears"Stay Young, Go Dancing," Death Cab for Cutie
"When Will I See You Again?," The Three Degrees"Meet Me On The Equinox," Death Cab For Cutie
"President of What," Death Cab for Cutie"United States of Whatever," Liam Lynch
"I Will Lead You," Death Cab For Cutie"I Will Follow," U2
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Summer Sin" originally "Summer Skin"
Peter
"Sumer Skin" originally "Summer Skin"
Since Sumer was ancient their skin is long gone.
Peter
"Summer Kin" originally "Summer Skin"
But unrelated through the rest of the year?
Wendy Torrance
"Summer Ski" originally "Summer Skin"
Must be a water ski
Wendy Torrance
"Little Ribes" originally "Little Bribes"
Ribes: scientific name for currants & gooseberries
R. Jeanine O'Succinate

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Catch" originally "Cath"
Lauren
"Cathy" originally "Cath"
Patricia McClure
"Your Hearth Is An Empty Room" originally "Your Heart Is An Empty Room"
That would be one big hearth!
Peter
"Your Heart Is An Empty Broom" originally "Your Heart Is An Empty Room"
Peter
"Little Bribers" originally "Little Bribes"
R. Jeanine O'Succinate

Change a Letter:

"Little Tribes" originally "Little Bribes"
Karen Smith
"Little Brines" originally "Little Bribes"
Karen Smith
"Little Bribed" originally "Little Bribes"
That is, not bribed very muched
Karen Smith
"Little Briber" originally "Little Bribes"
Karen Smith
"Soup Meets Body" originally "Soul Meets Body"
Jessica Childress

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Soul Meets Body""Empty Lobby"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"You Are a Tourist""There's a Buring when you Fart"2nz
"I Will Follow You Into the Dark""What Can I Do With My Deutsche Marks?"thayer
"Soul Meets Body""I'll Kill Charmles"Stephen Harrington
"Soul Meets Bodies""Joel's Neat Parodies"Joel Martinez
"Death of an Interior Decorater""Death of a Democratic Candidate"Emily

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
A Lack Of ColorAcuvue Color ContactsTati

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Crooked TeethOrthodontist's officeIsaac
I Will Possess Your HeartStalkers HotlineRocky
I Will Follow You Into The DarkFuneral HomeCatullus
Soul Meets BodyMorgueParis Hilton is on Fire

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Take The Skinheads Bowling
   Camper Van Beethoven
Summer Skin
   Death Cab For Cutie
Take The Summer Skinheads Bowling
Josh
King Of Pain
   The Police
Crooked Teeth
   Death Cab For Cutie
King Of Crooked Teeth
Austin Powers?
Diddims
Crooked Teeth
   Death Cab For Cutie
To The Rescue
   Danny Elfman
Crooked Teeth To The Rescue
Paris Hilton Is On Fire

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Five Finger Death Cab
Five Finger Death Punch combined with Death Cab for Cutie
Submitted By: JeReMy
Vanity Death Cab Fare For Cutie
Vanity Fare combined with Death Cab For Cutie
Submitted By: Lindana
Death Taxxi Cab For Cutie
Taxxi combined with Death Cab For Cutie
Submitted By: Gnome Pitlik
Megadeth Cab For Cutie
Megadeth combined with Death Cab For Cutie
Submitted By: crazydon

There are additional Death Cab For Cutie Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Soul Meets Body"
Misheard Lyrics:
A memory softly strolling through my atmosphere
Original Lyrics:
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere
"You Are A Tourist"
Misheard Lyrics:
When there's a burning in your heart
And you think little purse apart
Or there's nothing to feel
Save the Jews, save the Jews
When there's a burning in your heart
Original Lyrics:
When there's a burning in your heart
And you think it'll burst apart
Or there's nothing to feel
Save the tears, save the tears
When there's a burning in your heart
"Crooked Teeth"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the mouth of a man who was devouring a fork.
Original Lyrics:
In the mouth of a man who was devouring us both.
"No Sunlight"
Misheard Lyrics:
The octopus died inside of me
Original Lyrics:
The optimist died inside of me
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You Are A Tourist"
Misheard Lyrics:
When there's a burning in your heart
And you think little purse apart
Or there's nothing to feel
Save the Jews, save the Jews
When there's a burning in your heart
Original Lyrics:
When there's a burning in your heart
And you think it'll burst apart
Or there's nothing to feel
Save the tears, save the tears
When there's a burning in your heart

Story about this misheard lyric by: pohlmacs

I seriously thought these were really strange lyrics when I first listened to this song. Thought maybe it was some backwards reference to the holocaust or something dealing with a little girl's purse.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"We Laugh Indoors"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I loved you Guinevere,
I loved you Guinevere -- I loved you.
Why They're Repetitive:
This line is repeated so many times, it literally makes up half of the lyrics. It's still a wonderful song, though.
Submitted by: Kaydria
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Soul Meets Body"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And I do believe it's true
That there are roads left in both of our shoes
Why They're Nonsensical:
Sorry, I *don't* believe that to be the least bit true. Why? Because roads can't exist inside footwear. And is he suggesting that he shares a pair of shoes with the person he's singing to? (As that's what's implied by "both of our shoes")
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
 

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Company Calls"
The Insincere Lyrics:
and your wedding figurines
I'd melt so I can drink them in
Why They're Insincere:
the song is about the wedding of the girl the lead singer loved, and I dont know, I just find it kinda disturbing that anyone would eat melted wax out of love.
Submitted by: Moflo
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"I Will Follow You Into The Dark"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
The time for sleep is now
It's nothing to cry about
Cause we'll hold each other soon

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
Then I'll follow you into the dark
Why They're Inappropriate:
This whole song is talking about how this girl is going to die, and how he's going to kill himself so he can join her again. =( -sniff- So sad.
Submitted by: Blossom
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Soul Meets Body"
The Song Lyrics:
So Brown Eyes I'll hold you near 'cause you're the only song I want to hear
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere
Song They Mention:
Brown Eyes
Submitted by: SJay
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Cath"
Opening Lines:
Cath, she stands with a well-intentioned man.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Meet Me On The Equinox"
Opening Lines:
Meet me on the equinox. Meet me halfway.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Bar Cute Death Coif Submitted by: Olivia Tame
Cobra Death If Cute Submitted by: Eva Shortoria
Makes about as much sense as original name!
Carbo Death Cab If Cute Submitted by: Eva Shortoria
Makes about as much sense as original name!
Death Or Cab If Cute Submitted by: Eva Shortoria
Makes about as much sense as original name!
I Cut Death Crab Foe Submitted by: Donna Fargo North Dakota Fanning The Flames

Song Title Anagrams:

"Eek! Co-ed Troth" originally "Crooked Teeth"
Submitted by: Josh
"Beds Molest You" originally "Soul Meets Body"
Submitted by: Josh

Super Long Pop Songs:

"I Will Possess Your Heart" Length: 8:35 (album version)
This latest stalking song has an almost 5 minute instrumental intro.
Submitted by: Judas Kiss

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Brittle Libes" originally "Little Bribes"
Libe = a given name for certain persons
Submitted by: R. Jeanine O'Succinate

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Death Fab Core Cutie originally "Death Cab For Cutie"
Submitted by: R. Jeanine O'Succinate
Death Cub For Katie originally "Death Cab For Cutie"
Submitted by: Mr. Tibbs
Keth Dab For Duty originally "Death Cab For Cutie"
Submitted by: Ema Nyms is my name
Death Cube For Catty originally "Death Cab For Cutie"
Submitted by: Scarlett Lopez

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Limousine Companies
See what happens when you take your girl in a taxi
Submitted by: JC Foster
Company that sells hearses.
Since a hearse is a "Death Cab".
Submitted by: Peter

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Grapevine Fires"
The Lyrics:
Sounded like an alarm of impending doom
to warn us it was only a matter of time
Before we all burn.
Why:
There have been a couple of arson awareness campaigns and presentations in my area, and I hate to have this go off at a meeting.
Submitted by: JC Foster
 

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