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Band Name Origins:

  • Singer James Dean Bradfield used to busk in the streets of Cardiff, but would not accept any money. Somebody dropped a few coins onto the ground by him and Bradders hurled a tirade of abuse at him. The man replied: "What are you, boyo, some kind of manic street preacher?" (From "Everything - a book about the manics") Submitted by: Jon the 1
  • James Dean Bradfield was inspired by a manic street preaching tramp one day. Submitted by: Bobo

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Satanic Street ScreachersThey probably got that way over time.Andy

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"ocean's pray""ocean spray"ocean

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"You Stole The Sun From My Heart,"Not so, I didn't even know the sun could fit therePeter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Vacation," The Go-Go's"Australia," The Manic Street Preachers
"Where Are You Going?," Dave Matthews Band"Australia," The Manic Street Preachers
"Closing Time," Semisonic"Everything Must Go," Manic Street Preachers
"Australia," The Manic Street Preachers"Down Under," Men At Work

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"A Design For Lie" originally "A Design For Life"
Didn't think lies need designs.
"A Design Or Life" originally "A Design For Life"
A new title for an extreme fashion reality show?
"To Repel Hosts" originally "To Repel Ghosts"
Regina Olsen
"His Last Panting" originally "His Last Painting"
Eileen Wright

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"You Glove Us" originally "You Love Us"
I never have laid a hand on street preacher.
"You Love Gus" originally "You Love Us"
"You Stole The Sun From My Hearth" originally "You Stole The Sun From My Heart"
Would the sun actually fit there?
"To Repeal Ghosts" originally "To Repel Ghosts"
How can ghosts be repealed?
Regina Olsen
"His Blast Painting" originally "His Last Painting"
Regina Olsen

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"His Last Printing" originally "His Last Painting"
Eileen Wright
"You Move Us" originally "You Love Us"
"You Live Us" originally "You Love Us"
How do I do that?
"A Design For Wife" originally "A Design For Life"
For getting one or keeping one?
"A Design For Lift" originally "A Design For Life"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Repeat""Retreat"Fack Sabbath
"A Design For Life""Breakfast Becomes Brunch"Vic O
"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next""If You Tolerate That Your Children Will Be Next"Fack Sabbath
"Interiors (Song For Williem De Kooning)""Interiors (Song For Sean Hughes)"Fack Sabbath
"My Little Empire""My Little Ejit"Fack Sabbath
"Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier""Amy Childs Impersonator: Basil Brush"Fack Sabbath
"Motown Junk""Today's Pap"Fack Sabbath
"You Stole The Sun From My Heart""You Stole The Drinks From My Pub"Fack Sabbath
"Faster""Plaster"Fack Sabbath
"Everything Must Go""Everything Must Flow"Fack Sabbath

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
AustraliaAustralia's Department of TourismEdward
Motorcycle EmptinessMotorbikesanon
AustraliaAustralia- Tourism, Etc.anon

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Suicide Is PainlessSuicide Prevention HotlineFbug
Die In The SummertimeSuicide Prevention HotlineFbug
To Repel GhostsSkeptics AssociationNeonblade
TsunamiRodney Marsh's Answering Machinepickle*
If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be NextThe GovernmentBobyBird 7:18
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Bruce Springsteen and the Manic E Street Preachers
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band combined with Manic Street Preachers
Submitted By: Martha Hankins
Black Eyed Street Preachers
Black Eyed Peas combined with Manic Street Preachers
Would be popular with Jehovah's Witnesses in rough neighbourhoods.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Mike & The Manics
Mike & The Mechanics combined with Manic Street Preachers
If you tolerate this, then a Genesis reunion will be next.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Black Manic Street Preachers
Blackstreet combined with Manic Street Preachers
Submitted By: Calop

There are additional Manic Street Preachers Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Motorcycle Emptiness"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eek! Good Lord! They swallow, swallow, swallow
Original Lyrics:
Ego-loaded and swallow, swallow, swallow
"A Design For Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Night priests gave us power
And the cameraman is free
What price now for a small piece, I dig my heels
Original Lyrics:
Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity?
"Motorcycle Emptiness"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone's a figment
Original Lyrics:
Everyone's a victim
"4st 7lb"
Misheard Lyrics:
A weak letter, all my flesh disappears
Original Lyrics:
A week later, all my flesh disappears
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
So God is dead, like Meacham said.
Original Lyrics:
So God is dead, like Nietzsche said.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Spencer

Historian and journalist Jon Meacham is actually pretty religious.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"To Repel Germs"
Better Lyrics:
To repel germs
To repel germs
Original Lyrics:
To repel ghosts
To repel ghosts
Submitted by: Neonblade
Better Lyrics:
and if you don't know where it is,
then your children will be blind
Original Lyrics:
and if you tolerate this,
then your children will be next
Submitted by: claire keep
"A Design For Life"
Better Lyrics:
Seeboard gave us power.
The Sun gave us GOALS! for free.
What price now, for a copy of Jacko's HIStory.
I wish I had a beatle, so I'd sell lots of autographs
Simply Red did Stars, and now, sit, flat on their arse
We dont talk about Love, we only wanna get drunk.
And we are not loud to stand,
'cause we are told terraces must end.
A design, for life
Original Lyrics:
Libraries gave us power,
Then work came and made us free.
What price now, for a shallow piece of history.
We dont talk about love,
we only wanna get drunk.
But we are not allowed to spend.
'cause we are told that this is the end
A design for life
Submitted by: Phip

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Miss Europa Disco Dancer"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Brain dead motherf****rs
Why They're Repetitive:
Nicky Wire keeps saying it over and over again, however great song, great album and great band.
Submitted by: Rob

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"No Surface But All Feeling"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
All that's left is the stains on my teeth. No, not blood just liquid from you
Why They're Inappropriate:
Now, what do you think Nicky was writing about here?
Submitted by: withheld

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Mr. Carbohydrate"
The Lyrics:
Have you heard of Matthew Maynard
He's my favorite cricketer
I would rather watch him play than pick up my guitar
Who They Mention:
Matthew Maynard - cricketer who played for Glamorgan and England
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
The Lyrics:
I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer I spat out Plath and Pinter
Who They Mention:
Sylvia Plath, Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller and Norman Mailer.
Submitted by: xxixii
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Them Asses Against The Classes" originally "The Masses Against The Classes"
Submitted by: Natasha Bly

Band Name Anagrams:

M Street Panic Reachers Submitted by: Marilyn Westbury
Some cities designate streets by letters.
A Prettier Man's Screech Submitted by: Drneil
Cher Tears Princes Meat Submitted by: neptunevsmars
How his voice got that high!!

Lyrics Pronunciation:

The Lyrics:
Grenada, Haiti, Poland, Nicaragua
James pronounces "Nicaragua" as "Nic-a-rah-goo-ah" to fit in with the odd metre of the verses. On a side note, the full title of the song is "Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart" but it wouldn't fit.
Submitted by: Philip the Bold

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"You Stole The Sun From High Mart" originally "You Stole The Sun From My Heart"
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris
"Sold Against The Goal" originally "Gold Against The Soul"
Submitted by: Dogniss Everdeen
"His Past Lane Ting" originally "His Last Painting"
Submitted by: B1982
"Sound That Foal" originally "Found That Soul"
Submitted by: B1982

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Your Love Alone Is Not Enough"
The Lyrics:
Your love alone is not enough, not enough, not enough
They sing about how the love in the relationship is not enough to sustain the relationship and yet they sound really upbeat and kind of teasing about it.
Submitted by: Julia the classy

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