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Wouldn't it be great if no one ever got offended?
And wouldn't it be great to say what's really on your mind?
I have always said all the rules are made for bendin'
And if I let my hair down, would that be such a crime?

(Consequence Free - Turn - 1999)

Submitted by: LucidLupin

Band Name Origins:

  • Hove = To rise; to swell; to heave; to cause to swell (past tense of HEAVE). Ex., The sea hove so high that it destroyed a portion of a Newfoundland community. According to a Newfoundland heritage site about costal flooding: Probable result of Lisbon earthquake. Emptied Bonavista harbour and 10 minutes later water returned and overflowed parts of the community. Song 'A Great Big Sea Hove In Long Beach' may have originated from this event. (Song actually titled "Gone By the Board") Submitted by: Aron26
  • Ok it's not "great big sea HOVE"'s "great big sea COVE" But of course that is where the band gets their name..a traditional Newfoundland folk song. Submitted by: Fritter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What Are You Doing?," Mark Wills"Donkey Riding," Great Big Sea
"Bongo Bongo," Steve Miller Band"Beat The Drum," Great Big Sea

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Luke" originally "Lukey"
Tracy Frummond

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"I'm A Drover" originally "I'm A Rover"
Marcia Todd

Change a Letter:

"I'm A Rower" originally "I'm A Rover"
As in one rowing a boat
Renee Sutton
"I'm A Lover" originally "I'm A Rover"
Renee Sutton
"Margarite" originally "Margarita"
Margarite = a "brittle mica" type mineral
Karen Smith
"I'm A River" originally "I'm A Rover"
Daphne Hughes
"I'm A Raver" originally "I'm A Rover"
Daphne Hughes

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Drunken Sailor""Movie Trailer"Insane Steve
"Excursion Around The Bay""Stalingrad"Bret Waldner

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Someday SoonVoter Registration Hotlinetckma
Recruiting SargeantMilitary Recruitment Officetckma
Recruiting SargeantAny Military Recruitment Hotlinetckma
The Chemical Worker's Song (Process Man)Any Human Resources Departmenttckma
The Night That Paddy Murphy DiedFuneral HomeLucy
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Where Were You?
The Night Paddy Murphy Died
   Great Big Sea
Where Were You The Night Paddy Murphy Died?
American Idiot
   Green Day
Stumbling In
   Great Big Sea
American Idiot Stumbling In
Insert drunken Bush joke here.
Gotta Tell You
   Samantha Mumba
Everything Shines
   Great Big Sea
Gotta Tell You Everything Shines
That's nice to know.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

A Great Big SeaWorld
A Great Big World combined with Great Big Sea
Submitted By: Rick O'Shea
Reel Great Big Sea Fish
Reel Big Fish combined with Great Big Sea
Submitted By: Rick O'Shea
The Great Big Mock Sea Turtles
The Mock Turtles combined with Great Big Sea
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
The Great Big Sea Turtles
The Turtles combined with Great Big Sea
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi

There are additional Great Big Sea Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Company of Fools"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meet me in the village,
We'll all be eating scones.
Original Lyrics:
Meet me in the village,
Where all the idiots go.
"Run Runaway"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tom Hanks and everyone run run away let's go!
Original Lyrics:
All thanks to everyone run run away let's go!
"Company of Fools"
Misheard Lyrics:
Many a Jewish word
Has been spoken by the jester
Original Lyrics:
Many a truest word
Has been spoken by the jester
"Come and I Will Sing You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Four abysmal creatures
Original Lyrics:
Four Gospel preachers
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Company of Fools"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meet me in the village,
We'll all be eating scones.
Original Lyrics:
Meet me in the village,
Where all the idiots go.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Elaine

Those are the wrong words someone I was at a GBS concert with was singing. I actually can hear them in my head now instead of the correct version!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"When I'm Up"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When I'm up
I can't get down
Can't get down
can't get level
When I'm up
I can't get down
Why They're Nonsensical:
If you guys got up surely you can get down.
Submitted by: Celeste

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"When I am King"
The Boasting Lyrics:
The world will sing, when I am king
Yeah? Really? Although, the lyric does bring to mind visions of a music-obsessed megalomaniac dictator ruling the world with an iron fist and sending out Death squads to make *sure* everyone keeps singing...
Submitted by: CaffieneKitty

Band Name Anagrams:

Garbage Site Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Garbage Ties Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Baggier Seat Submitted by: Regina Haniger

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