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Album cover parody of Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
Parody album cover
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Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, KoRn, Marilyn Manson


DAVID GILMOUR: No one can replace Richard Wright. He was my musical partner and my friend. In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten. "He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound. "I have never played with anyone quite like him. The blend of his and my voices and our musical telepathy reached their first major flowering in 1971 on 'Echoes'. In my view all the greatest PF moments are the ones where he is in full flow. After all, without 'Us and Them' and 'The Great Gig In The Sky', both of which he wrote, what would 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' have been? Without his quiet touch the Album 'Wish You Were Here' would not quite have worked. "In our middle years, for many reasons he lost his way for a while, but in the early Nineties, with 'The Division Bell', his vitality, spark and humour returned to him and then the audience reaction to his appearances on my tour in 2006 was hugely uplifting and it's a mark of his modesty that those standing ovations came as a huge surprise to him, (though not to the rest of us). "Like Rick, I don't find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously." ROGER WATERS: "I was very sad to hear of Rick’s premature death yesterday, I knew he had been ill, but the end came suddenly and shockingly. My thoughts are with his family, particularly Jamie and Gala and their mum Juliette, who I knew very well in the old days, and always liked very much and greatly admired. As for the man and his work, it is hard to overstate the importance of his musical voice in the Pink Floyd of the 60's & 70's. The intriguing, jazz influenced, modulations and voicings so familiar in Us & Them and Great Gig In The Sky, which lent those compositions both their extraordinary humanity and their majesty, are omnipresent in all the collaborative work the four of us did in those times. Rick's ear for harmonic progression was our bedrock. I am very grateful for the opportunity that Live 8 afforded me to engage with him, & David & Nick that one last time. I wish there had been more." Remembering Rick, by NICK MASON: "Losing Rick is like losing a family member – in a fairly dysfunctional family. He's been in my life for 45 years, longer than my children and longer than my wife. It brings one's own mortality closer. I'll remember Rick with great affection. He was absolutely the non-contentious member of the band and probably suffered for it. I wouldn't say he was easy-going, but he certainly never pushed to any aggravation. It made life a lot easier. "I first met Rick at the Regent Street College of Architecture. And I think Rick was always pretty much that same character I met in 1962. Rock'n'roll is a Peter Pan existence; no one ever grows up. Over a period, we gravitated towards the people who were less interested in architecture and more in going to the pictures and making music. The band happened a couple of years later. We all had very different ways of working. He always knew what he wanted to do and had a unique approach to playing. I saw an interview he did on TV, and he said it clearly: "Technique is so secondary to ideas." Roger [Waters] said the more technique you have, the more you can copy. Despite having some training, Rick found his own way. "To some extent, I think, the recognition for what he did in the band was a bit light. He was a writer as well as a keyboard player, and he sang. The keyboard in particular creates the sound of a band. By definition, in a rock'n'roll band people remember the guitar solo, the lead vocal or the lyric content. But a lot of people listen to our music in a different way. The way Rick floats the keyboard through the music is an integral part of what people recognise as Pink Floyd. He wrote "The Great Gig in the Sky" and the music for "Us and Them". "We were a very close-knit band and one always has the memory of that. We spent a lot of time together between 1967 and the mid-1970s. Rick was a very gentle soul. My image of Rick would be him sitting at the keyboard playing when all the fireworks were going on around him. That's the main quality one remembers, in a band where Roger and David [Gilmour] were more strident about what they believed should be done. "If there's something that feels like a legacy, it's Live 8 [July 2005, Hyde Park] and the fact that we did surmount any disagreements and managed to play together. It was the greatest occasion".
Submitted by: Pink Crane 1990
"There were millions of Native Americans and you killed them all," Roger said. "So the idea where, oh good, we've got this huge very rich thing, we're going to keep everybody ... no you're not. It's a joke. There's no possible way. It's called osmosis. Human beings will travel. "Osmosis is the movement of molecules from an area of high concentration to an area of lower concentration through a semipermeable membrane; well, you can build any wall you like and it's still semipermeable and it always will be," Waters adds. "And people will always go. If they're poor as shit over there and they think you're rich, they will move across the border and why shouldn't they?" Roger Waters of Pink Floyd on "pig-norant" Donald Trump and his views on immigration in the U.S.A. 2015
Submitted by: Tear Down the Wall!
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When do you think Pink Floyd will Have There reunion tour? When Pigs Fly
Submitted by: Big Time Timmy Jim
Floyd fan 1: I wish the Floyd would do a reunion tour... Floyd fan 2: Yea right, when pigs fly!
Submitted by: emanuele
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Band Name Origins:

  • It's all in the initials people... They express their entire view of the world with their name before you ever listen to any of their negatively undertoned music. PF. Like pfffff fuck this world that we live in. Same reason that Umphrey's McGee is named so, because they are reinventing where the revolution went wrong by putting a more positive spin on the world and encouraging us to think.. UM... Submitted by: Robert Paulson
  • Syd had a blues compilation album. Two of the featured artists were Georgia artists PINK Anderson and FLOYD Council. It was a random selection and the band went on to greatness and fame. Submitted by: James Jupiter

Stupid Band Names:

  • So Floyd is pink? You've made your point. Anything else we should know? Submitted by: Travis
  • It sounds like a euphemism for... a CERTAIN body part. Submitted by: Tom 'The Deke' Ammon

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Pinkies. Submitted by: Rock Reader

Known informally as: The Floyd. Submitted by: Rock Reader

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Have A Cigar""Oh by the way, which one's Pink?" (from Wish You Were Here) - Agrimorfee

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"David Gilmour""Fashion Model" - Agrimorfee

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Roger Waters""He spent the later albums during his PF career (pure examples are The Wall and The Final Cut) to himself (vocals, songwriting and the like), so he could've just credited them to his name and put the other band members as "produced by" rather than being kicked out." - Aaron
"Syd Barrett""Syd didn't need Pink Floyd to make a name for himself. Gotta admit, "The Madcap Laughs" and "Barrett" were pretty awesome!" - Jenny
"Roger Waters""Let's face it, Amused To Death & Radio KAOS owned." - The Deke

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dogs"The whole song was a metaphor for people acting like dogs. It can be implied in the lyrics without using the word "dog" once. - Steve
"Another Brick In The Wall Parts 1 & 3"Part 2 is the only part that uses the phrase "Another Brick In The Wall". - Brian Kelly
"Brain Damage"Should've called it "The Dark Side of the Moon" (the album it's from) or "The Lunatic" (the first two words.) - Alan of Seville
"Young Lust""Ooh I need a dirty woman Ooh I need a dirty girl" The song, to me, accurately describes Fez from That 70's Show. - The Deke
"Chapter 24"This song should have ben called Chapter 48, because you need to listen to it twice to figure out what the hell Syd is trying to tell us. - princejellyfish

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Stink FloydPeople who hate the band would use this name.Die Dunkel Seite Des Mondes
Punk FloydPsychedelic + Punk = 1 Odd Rock'n'Roll GenreCrazee Diamond
Black FloydWhat guy wants to listen to a pink band?DJ Blaze
Red FloodI think the band would be better with that name.hamburger456
Pink DroidIt'd be awesome if Roger Waters was a robot. :)The Deke

There are additional new band names available.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Tooth Decay""Brain Damage"Opie M.
"Comfortably Dumb""Comfortably Numb"WatersGilmourMasonWright
"Quit Pulling My Ear!""Wish You Were Here"Rob
"Dark Side of the N00b""Dark Side of the Moon (album)"The Deke
"Dark Side Of The Room""Dark Side Of The Moon"brainstem

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"The Dogs of War,"Actual dogs do not fight wars.Brit Boxx
"Mudmen,"People cannot be constructed out of mud.Nitwit
"Shine On Your Crazy Diamond,"Gemstones can't exhibit craziness.Yvette Bristle
"A Saucerful Of Secrets,"Saucers don't contain secrets.Yvette Bristle
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond,"There is such thing as a crazy diamond?Guest #5

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I'm Looking For Blue Eyes," Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer"Any Colour You Want," Pink Floyd
"Lungs," Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer"Breathe (In The Air)," Pink Floyd
"All That She Wants," Ace Of Base"Money," Pink Floyd
"Hey Jean, Hey Dean," Dean And Jean"Hey You," Pink Floyd
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"See Emil Play" originally "See Emily Play"
A gender change by letter removal
Priscilla Gadsden
"See Emily Ply" originally "See Emily Play"
Ply what?
Priscilla Gadsden
"See Emily Lay" originally "See Emily Play"
Priscilla Gadsden
"Keep Taking" originally "Keep Talking"
Wendy Torrance
"Era" originally "Vera"
Joe Siebert

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Great Gigi In The Sky" originally "The Great Gig In The Sky"
"Take Kit Back" originally "Take It Back"
Yvette Bristle
"Seen Emily Play" originally "See Emily Play"
"Keep Stalking" originally "Keep Talking"
"The Dogs Of Warm" originally "The Dogs Of War"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"See Emily Ploy" originally "See Emily Play"
Priscilla Gadsden
"See Emily Plan" originally "See Emily Play"
Priscilla Gadsden
"Vern" originally "Vera"
A gender change through letter change
Bambi (one with a gall bladder)
"Vega" originally "Vera"
Joe Siebert
"Verb" originally "Vera"
Joe Siebert

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


May 17
a parody of "Learning To Fly" by Pink Floyd
Feel the bittersweet drama of learning to swim!
YouTube: (home recording)
Oct 13
a parody of "Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2" by Pink Floyd
This is a parody of a song about a rage-filled fascist-narcissist that wants to build a wall about a rage-filled fascist-narcissist that wants to build a wall.
The FuMP: (mp3)
Aug 2
a parody of "Time" by Pink Floyd
A parody about zombies, on my personal Google website.
Karaoke Parodies: (Mp3)
Nov 25
a parody of "Money" by Pink Floyd
I was shocked and saddened to find out that Malcolm Higgins - one of's most talented parody lyricists had passed away. As a tribute to him, I recorded some of the songs that he wrote. I hope that these songs go to #1 on Soundclick and Malcolm can look down from the heavens and smile.
Soundclick: (Soundclick)
Nov 25
a parody of "Us and Them" by Pink Floyd
I was shocked and saddened to find out that Malcolm Higgins - one of's most talented parody lyricists had passed away. As a tribute to him, I recorded some of the songs that he wrote. I hope that these songs go to #1 on Soundclick and Malcolm can look down from the heavens and smile.
Soundclick: (Soundclick)
Dec 6
a parody of "Money" by Pink Floyd
Commentary on the 2008 financial meltdown
Parody Music Group: (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Another Brick In The Wall""Another App On Your Phone"The Parody Author
"Another Brick In The Wall""All Of These Bugs In The Wall"Annie Gardener
"Wish You Were Here""Wish I Had Beer"G.R.Broski
"Another Brick In The Wall""Still Waiting 4 Mexico 2 Pay 4 The Wall"eeL deaL
"Money""Roger"Adam Bernstein
"Comfortably Numb""Ab-normal Mmm Um"card
"Another Brick in the Wall""Another Trick on Us All (Parts 1,2,3)"Randy Hearn
"Brain Damage""Cow Jumps Over Moon"card
"Comfortably Numb""Utterly Plumb"Plumb Bob
"Comfortably Numb""Ab-normal Mmm Um"grin reaper

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Several Species of Small Furry Animals...The latest Disney movieTom "The Deke" Ammon
Any Color You LikeM&MsTom "The Deke" Ammon
Another Brick In The Wall, Part IEnrichment Centerbecky
Have A CigarQuit-Smoking ProgramCooper Stimson
The Fletcher Memorial HomeSeniors HomeWylie Coyote
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Another Brick in the WallDonald Trump campaign officeJena V
MoneyDonald Trump campaign officeYello Jello
Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)Malala Yousafzai's answering machineYello Jello
Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)Any school, college, or educational establishmentYello Jello
MoneyThe Internal Revenue ServiceMC Blargenfedibblenohip
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
Tell Her About It
   Billy Joel
   Pink Floyd
Tell Her Mother About It
Take Time To Know Her
   Percy Sledge
   Pink Floyd
Take Time To Know Her Mother
Papa Don't Preach
Another Brick in the Wall
   Pink Floyd
Papa Don't Preach Another Brick in the Wall
Scotty Dangerously
You're A God
   Vertical Horizon
   Pink Floyd
You're A Godmother
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Pretty Pink Boy Floyd
Pretty Boy Floyd combined with Pink Floyd
Submitted By: Helena Hoover
Kink Floyd
The Kinks combined with Pink Floyd
Both are British classic rock bands!
Submitted By: Barb Dwyer
The Pink Spots
The Ink Spots combined with Pink Floyd
Would have been formed during Pink Floyd's early days as a band, when at least two of the members of The Ink Spots were still alive.
Submitted By: John
Pink Lady Floyd
Pink Lady combined with Pink Floyd
Submitted By: Cassandra

There are additional Pink Floyd Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Young Lust"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oooh, I need a hairy woman
Original Lyrics:
Oooh, I need a dirty woman
Misheard Lyrics:
Ticking away the moments that make up a dog day
Original Lyrics:
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
"The Happiest Days of Our Lives"
Misheard Lyrics:
Psychedelic lives
Original Lyrics:
Psychopathic wives
"Pigs (Three Different Ones)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ha, ha, she'll ride your wall.
Original Lyrics:
Ha, ha, charade you are.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Have a Cigar"
Misheard Lyrics:
And if we tell you the name of the game, boy,
You're gonna ride on the great big train
Original Lyrics:
And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We call it riding the gravy train

Story about this misheard lyric by: Mathew

First time I heard it I was clueless as to the words. This is what I initially thought.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Another Brick in the Wall"
Better Lyrics:
We don't need no constitution

We just need some mega rich

Self absorbed,obnoxious asshole

Who has become Putin's bitch
Original Lyrics:
We don't need no education

We don't need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teacher leave them kids alone
Submitted by: Ed Ehren
"Comfortably Numb"
Better Lyrics:
I have become ... comfortably dumb
Original Lyrics:
I have become ... comfortably numb
Submitted by: Couch Potato w/ A Bottle Of Wine
"Another Brick In The Wall"
Better Lyrics:
No ducks and caverns inthe classrooms
Original Lyrics:
No dark sarcasms inthe classrooms
Submitted by: peter
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Wish You Were Here"
The Funny Lyrics:
So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain?
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
Why They're Funny:
Who wouldn't??
Submitted by: Some Random Dude
"Have A Cigar"
The Funny Lyrics:
The band is just fantastic,
that is really what I think.
Oh by the way, which one's Pink?
Why They're Funny:
Funny because it's a record exec saying how much he loves the band but thinks there's an actual person called Pink Floyd in the band (which of course there isn't). Cracked me up first time I heard it.
Submitted by: Dutch_Justine
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Bring the Boys Back Home"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Bring the boys back home,
Bring the boys back home.
Why They're Repetitive:
The album version sings this line 3 times in the song. But listen to the movie version. My god. I think they get the idea.
Submitted by: Adam S.
"Is There Anybody Out There?"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Is there anybody out there?
Why They're Repetitive:
Really? The song is called "Is There Anybody Out There?" I never would've guessed!!
Submitted by: Jenny
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Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"In The Flesh"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
To feel the warm thrill of confusion that space cadet glow.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What are they talking about? Space cadets glow a warm thrill of confusion?
Submitted by: Doommaster1994
"Welcome To The Machine"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
What did you dream?
It's alright, we told you what to dream
You dreamed of a big star
He played a mean guitar
Why They're Nonsensical:
Whoever heard of telling someone what to dream?! What if they didn't when they were asleep? And how could the person who is asking know what they were dreaming?
Submitted by: Casey
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Insincere Song Lyrics:

"The Dogs Of War"
The Insincere Lyrics:
You must die so that they may live
Why They're Insincere:
In 2003, I'm now 20 years old, and I'm too young to die!!!!
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Money so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise
It's no surprise
That they're giving none away
Why They're Misrhymed:
It is obvious from the context that they mean a raise, but the say 'rise' so it would rhyme with 'surprise'

[Ed's note: Raise = Pay 'rise' - both expressions mean the same where I live]
Submitted by: Jamie Flower

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Don't Leave Me Now"
The Insulting Lyrics:
I need you, babe To beat to a pulp on a Saturday night, oh babe!
Why They're Insulting:
We're supposed to be sympathetic towards the main character in "The Wall", and I would like to be...only now I'm beginning to sense there's a reason this marriage ended...
Submitted by: Jenny
"Pigs (Three Different Ones)"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are.
And when your hand is on your heart,
You're nearly a good laugh,
Almost a joker,
With your head down in the pig bin,
Saying "Keep on digging."
Pig stain on your fat chin.
What do you hope to find.
When you're down in the pig mine.
You're nearly a laugh,
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry-hi-hiiiiii
Bus stop rat bag
Ha, ha, charade you are
You f*cked up old hag
Ha, ha, charade you are
You radiate cold shafts of broken glass
You're nearly a good laugh
Almost worth a quick grin
You like the feel of steel
You're hot stuff with a hatpin
And good fun with a hand gun
You're nearly a laugh
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry-hi-hiiiiii
Why They're Insulting:
OK Pink Floyd are British but doesn't this sound familiar? Doesn't this describe American politicians or those from anywhere else? Remember last year's election campaigning? A sad joke. This is as anti-politician as it gets! Pink Floyd 4EVER!
Submitted by: American Animal

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Nobody Home"
The Dated Lyrics:
13 channels of shit on the TV to choose from
Why They're Dated:
The Wall album came out in late 1979 and since then thanks to cable TV there's been much more than 13 channels.
Submitted by: Pink Crane

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Candy and A Currant Bun"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Ooh, don't talk to me, Please just f*** with me, Please you know I'm feeling frail It's true Sun shining very bright It's you I'm gonna love tonight Ice cream Tastes good in the afternoon Ice cream Tastes good if you eat it soon Ooh don't touch me child Please, you know you drive me wild Please you know I'm feeling frail!
Why They're Dirty:
And everyone thought "Arnold Layne" was dirty?! I think this is the most sexual song the Floyd...or Syd Barrett, for that matter, have ever done. (I think "Ice cream" is supposed to be an innuendo for something completely different!! O.O)
Submitted by: Mrs. Barrett
"Run Like Hell"
The Dirty Lyrics:
If you are taking your girlfriend out tonight
Park the car well out of sight
If they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box!
Why They're Dirty:
If he's in the backseat "picking her locks", it's likely they are having sex.
Submitted by: carly_carlz
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Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Who They Mention:
Biritish World War II era singer Vera Lynn
Submitted by: Mark Silverman
"The Fletcher Memorial Home"
The Lyrics:
Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome Reagan and Haig Mr. Begin and friend Mrs. Thatcher and Paisley Mr. Brezhnev and party The ghost of McCarthy The memories of Nixon
Who They Mention:
US president Ronald Reagan US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Israeli Prime Minster Menachem Begin British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Northern Ireland MP Ian Paisley Soviet Union Leader Leonid Brezhnev US President Richard Nixon US Senator Joseph mcCarthy
Submitted by: Mark Silverman

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"The Final Cut"
The Lyrics:
Would you sell your story to Rolling Stone?
Product Brand Name:
Rolling Stone magazine
Submitted by: Yaşar Asal
The Lyrics:
I'm in the hi-fidelity first class traveling set, And I think I need a Lear Jet.
Product Brand Name:
Lear Jet.
Submitted by: Justice Carranza
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Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"One of These Days"
Opening Lines:
One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
These aren't just the opening lyrics. They're the only lyrics.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Opening Lines:
Stop! I want to go home.
From their 1979 The Wall album, used as a segue between "Waiting For The Worms" and "The Trial". It was one of the few songs in the movie version that was sung by Bob Geldof, who was portraying the main character Pink in his adult state (the other songs he sung were the two different versions of "In The Flesh", the first version that introduces us to the story, and the later version where Pink becomes delusional and fashions himself as a Hitler-type dictator).
Submitted by: Vic George
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Made Up Words in Songs:

"The Nile Song"
The Made Up Words:
This is shouted out near the end of the song; it is also the title of the band's fourth album. Reportedly, it's a euphemism for "sex."
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Brain Damage"
The Lyrics:
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'till I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me
It makes you paranoid. There's something about the choice of words that makes it really unnerving and it makes you paranoid. ''There's someone in my head but it's not me'' gives me chills.
Submitted by: Thorstein
"Run like Hell"
The Lyrics:
Cause if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks.
They're going to send you back to Mother in a card board box!
This is why you should never kiss on a first date! Now, if you want a big surprise, turn up the volume REAL LOUD at the ending lyrics ; YOU BETTER RUN! Holy Mackerel!!! you know what he is doing!?!
Submitted by: funonthrun
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Song Title Space Change:

"See Emil Y. Play" originally "See Emily Play"
Submitted by: Bellwether That Wants Its Ramparts Back
"Sound's Cape" originally "Soundscape"
Submitted by: Cape Canaveral Lavigne
"Goodbye Blues KY" originally "Goodbye Blue Sky"
Sad about leaving Kentucky?
Submitted by: Josh

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"We don't need no education"
The Lyrics:
We don't need no education
Actually, I think you need to work on your grammar
Submitted by: Fiona

Band Name Anagrams:

Do Fly Pink Submitted by: Maddie's The Boss
Ink Pod Fly Submitted by: James d
N.Y. Flop Kid Submitted by: James d
Fondly Kip Submitted by: Evan
Pink Do Fly Submitted by: Travis

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Assume" originally "Seamus"
Submitted by: Evan
"Me Foot's Runny" originally "One of My Turns"
Baby talk?
Submitted by: Josh
"See Miley Play" originally "See Emily Play"
See her play with reckless abandon!
Submitted by: Victoria's Secret Agent Orange Marmalade
"Pale Slimy Eye" originally "See Emily Play"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Emily Pays Lee" originally "See Emily Play"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Southhampton Dock"
The Lyrics:
She stands upon Southhampton Dock
With her handkerchief, and her summer frock...
The song illustrates a woman at the real-life location in England, seeing British soldiers being shipped to the Falkland Islands, for the brief but highly-criticized war against Argentina in the 1980s.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Songs That Are Banned:

"Arnold Layne"
Banned by pirate radio station; Radio London in 1967 just because of the song's subject (a true story) about a man who stole ladies undergarments from washing lines.
Submitted by: James D
After years + years + years of this song being played with the 'BS' word intact, whether from a studio album OR a live album, NOW radio stations in my home city are playing ONLY the stupid 'bull - ' version as if we were little children. And even little kids can figure the rhyming with the word 'hit'. The FCC are a bunch of IDIOTS!
Submitted by: Diese Ist KuhscheiBe!
"It Would Be So Nice"
Banned by the BBC because one line mentioned a London newspaper
Submitted by: Evan
The original version of this song has the "BS" word on it (it rhymes with "hit", see?). American record label exes discovered this "mistake" on the 45 and so the morals of this were saved in the nick of time. A second issuing of the single was released (the "bull-blank" variety) with a desperate plea to throw the original copy away. Whew!
Submitted by: Ain't That America? Home Of the Free
"Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)"
In the winter of 1980, this Pink Floyd #1 hit single, with its chorus of kids chanting "We Don't Need No Education" is banned by the South African government. Black children, upset about the inferior eduction in that country, adopt the song as their anthem. The South African government says the song is "prejudicial to the safety of the state."
Submitted by: Peter

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Comfortably Numb" Length: 6:21
Submitted by: Evan
"Wish You Were Here" Length: 5:40
Featured on their studio album, "Wish You Were Here".
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Length: Over 10 minutes
I have never made a point to calculate the specific length of the full song, but on the radio, they play all 5 parts of the song as one medley, so it's pretty long.
Submitted by: G
"Atom Heart Mother Suite" Length: 23:44
Surprised no other Floydians have mentioned this one, yet. The song lasts for nearly 24 minutes, it is an instrumental and likely one of teh weirdest songs you'll hear. It's like the audio of what an acid trip might sound like. It's a very avant-garde piece with an orchestra, a choir and lots of fun, quirky sound effects.
Submitted by: Jenny
"Soundscape" Length: 24+ minutes
It's a "performance art piece" like "Alan's Psychedlic Breakfast" but this one is BETTER. It features sounds of nature like chirping birds, singing frogs, along with a lawn mower and more. It's only on the cassette version of their 1995 live album "Pulse".
Submitted by: Crazee Diamond

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Super Short Pop Songs:

"Stop" Length: 0:31
Still better than another brick in the wall.
Submitted by: Clever Name
"Stop" Length: 0:30
Their shortest song as a whole. The clip from The Wall movie kinda makes sense if you read the lyrics.
Submitted by: Aaron Evans
"Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert" Length: 1:17
That name tho.
Submitted by: Aaron
"Bring the Boys Back Home" Length: 1:27
Off the Wall
Submitted by: jdizzy
"Another Brick In The Wall (Part III)" Length: 1:15
The third of the bunch
Submitted by: jdizzy

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Song Title Acrostics:

YAM: "Yet Another Movie"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
SWAM: "She Was A Millionaire"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
POW: "Pillow Of Winds"
Submitted by: Travis

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Bug Jan Blues" originally "Jugband Blues"
Submitted by: Cotton Lorraine
"Bug Jan Blues" originally "Jugband Blues"
Submitted by: Cotton Lorraine
"A Brother Nick In The Wall" originally "Another Brick In The Wall"
Submitted by: Lisa Rose
"Another Wick in the Brawl" originally "Another Brick in the Wall"
Submitted by: Lefty Lucy
"Dain Bramage" originally "Brain Damage"
The way some people say the original title
Submitted by: Isac

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Jugband Blues"
The Lyrics:
It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear that I'm not here...
The song, written by Syd Barret has a catchy, psychedelic vibe and accompanied by a Salvation Army band playing in the background, but could be interpreted as Syd's downfall into drug-induced psychosis. What IS known is that it was Syd's "goodbye" to the band after being kicked out.
Submitted by: Adam S.
"Free Four"
The Lyrics:
The memories of a man in his old age
Are the deeds of a man in his prime.
You shuffle in gloom of the sickroom
And talk to yourself as you die.
Life is a short, warm moment
And death is a long cold rest.
"Free Four", recorded in 1972, has the jauntiest little melody you will ever hear in a Floyd tune, with the start of some of the dark depressing stuff that Roger Waters would fully explore in the rest of his career in the band.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"The Fletcher Memorial Home"
The Lyrics:
Boom boom, bang bang, lie down you're dead.
Roger Waters uses onomatopoeia to refer to the shooting of a gun.
Submitted by: Adam S.

Names as a Word Bank:

Lloyd fold kind yolk plop in dinky food Submitted by: hamburger456

Lyrics Alliteration:

The Lyrics:
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
"C" on "car, caviar"
Submitted by: Oliveira
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Band Name Spoonerisms:

Fink Ployed originally "Pink Floyd"
Submitted by: Herculina Alencar

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered…"
Just weird sounds for 5 minutes. And I really like it.
Submitted by: Clever Name
"Pink Floyd record label, after the band"
Pink Floyd performed one last time at the Live 8 benefit in 2005. Dave Gilmour, Rick Wright, Roger Waters, Nick Mason had settled all differences from the past and went out in a blaze of glory. The next year Pink Floyd disbanded. The members have played with each other in their various solo ventures, and Dave and Roger have played gigs together to benefit Palestinian war children. Rick died of lung cancer. Roger, Dave, Nick have stood up together to protest Israel's blockade of the Gaza strip and they have worked in the studio to remaster the whole PF catalog. They also have been releasing some compilations and live recordings. All these albums have new pictures and art inside. Now they are being released on a new label - PINK FLOYD RECORDS. A band self-titled record label, folks. Don't bands usually do that while they're active and together? Rolling Stones records, Grateful Dead records, Cheap Trick records, Apple records (Beatles), Face Value records (Phil Collins) anyone?
Submitted by: Pink Crane
"Seamus" is the 5th track of the band's classic album Meddle. It is a playful 2 and half minute blues jam featuring a dog howling along with the band. Heralded by many fans as the Worst Pink Floyd Song.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee
"Several Species of..."
The entire title (which cannot be entered in the field above is "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict" is actually Roger Waters imitating squirrels and chipmunks and an early-Scottish lunatic, thanks to the magic of multi-tracking and a bit of imagination. Found on the album Ummagumma, possibly the weirdest recording you are to likely ever hear.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Hidden Tracks:

This is ONLY on the cassette version of the 1995 "Pulse" album. Right after "Run Like Hell" fades off this "performance art piece" kicks in and you get to hear birds chirping, frogs singing, other sounds of nature and occassionally a lawn mower and more. It's much more a pleasure to listen to than the band's other "performance art" number - the listed track "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" which does basically zilch except to fill up space on the 1970 "Atom Heart Mother" album. It ain't on the CD version, red blinking light or no.
Submitted by: I Saw The 1994 Annular Solar Eclipse
"High Hopes"
From The Division Bell. When the song fades out, after a few moments of silence, you'll hear Pink Floyd's manager Steve O'Rourke attempting to talk on the phone with one of David Gilmour's kids.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Hidden Messages:

"The Wall"
If you listen very quietly at the very start of the first track "In The Flesh?", you hear the words "we came in..". Then, if you listen at the very ened of the last track "Outside the Wall" you hear the words "isn't this where?". This is done so if you play the album again straight away, the words become a question, "Isn't this where we came in?". It is also a reference to the fact the last track on the album is similar to the first track on the album, as if the Wall story started all over again.
Submitted by: Lee
"The Great Gig In The Sky"
At around 3:33 you can hear a faint woman's whisper over the music. You can hardly hear it, but she says, "I never said I was afraid of dying."
Submitted by: Nathan Elia
"One of These Days"
The distorted voice is saying "One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces"
Submitted by: Ra'akone
"Several Species of Small Furry Animals..."
If you play it slower, you can hear Roger Waters say "That was pretty avant garde, wasn't it?"
Submitted by: Tom "The Deke" Ammon

Backwards Messages:

"Empty Spaces"
In the song "Empty Spaces" from the "Wall" album it says in backwards messaging "Congratulations. You have just discovered the secret message. Send your answers to, Old Pink, care of the Funny Farm Chalford, UK.
Submitted by: Wade Brock
"Young Lust"
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has been leaving a message on the answering machine and played it backwards [than normal] like..."Congratulations, You have just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to 'Old Pink', Care of the funny farm, Chalfont" until the voice was interrupted [forwards] like "Roger, Caroline's on the phone."
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Empty Spaces(What Shall We Do Now?)"
This is the weird sounds you hear just before Roger Waters begins singing. The reversed message is: "Conguratulations, you have discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the funny farm, Chalfont..." (after which the words are incomprehensible)
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Album With Dirty Title"
The band was under a tight schedule to put out another record before the 60s drewto a close. The double album - one disc new songs, one disc live recordings - was named "Ummagumma" (say "ooma-gooma"). In the band's hometown of Cambridge that word is slang for "having sex". Legend has it that the band members kept saying the F-word in the studio due to the deadline and things got botched up at times. The album was released under that title because "Ummagumma" means nothing elsewhere. Still, imagine the shock when Cambridge people were in the record shops to get the latest from their hometown heroes and ...!
Submitted by: Pink Crane
"Being practically invisible"
Pink Floyd rarely appeared on the covers of their albums. And when they did, the photography was so trippy and/or distorted that your focus was mainly on how weird it was. At their concerts, their light shows and videos and flying inflatable objects were much of the focus. Only people who are REALLY into the band have any kind of idea what the members actually look like.
Submitted by: Jenny
"Their feuding frontmen"
It's no secret that David Gilmour and Roger Waters have always had a personality clash and cosntantly argued over their creative differences. My favorite instance, even though Waters rubbished the whole thing, is that apparently Waters was so frustrated with David that he hired an artist to draw a picture of David Gilmour's face on every sheet of his toilet paper. I don't think any other rock groups have ever had any band members that disliked eachother so intensely...Yet, when they collaborated together on their music, it was always nothing short of a masterpiece.
Submitted by: Jenny
"Flashing Light"
The 1995 live 2 CD set"Pulse" comes in a slipcase. The first X number of units sold had a constantly pulsing red light on the slipcase spine. It was powered by a chip and eventually all Pulse lights quit flickering (and they did it 24/7/365). Later releases of the album (mine included) don't come with the light.
Submitted by: Crazee Diamond

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Bad Ringtone Choices:

"One Of These Days"
The Lyrics:
One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces!
That's all the lyrics this song has. It's a bad ringtone for any place. It might be a "green light" signal or a trigger for somebody to go over the edge and chop things up.
Submitted by: Axe Wielder
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