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Quotes:

Personally, being somewhat envious of Richard's songwriting and guitar playing, it's somewhat satisfying he's not yet achieved household-name status. It serves him right for being so good. (on Richard Thompson)
- David Byrne
Submitted by: LucidLupin
I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing technique as diligently as they possibly can because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me.
- Richard Thompson
Submitted by: LucidLupin

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"God Loves A Dunk" originally "God Loves A Drunk"
Al least, so Baptists believe
Wendy Torrance
"Hose Of Cards" originally "House Of Cards"
Peculiar hose!
Samantha Wayland
"House Of Cars" originally "House Of Cards"
Sutch
"Sighs And Sounds Of London Town" originally "Sights And Sounds Of London Town"
Gretchen Wieners

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"God Gloves A Drunk" originally "God Loves A Drunk"
Wendy Torrance
"House Off Cards" originally "House Of Cards"
Regina Olsen
"House Of Chards" originally "House Of Cards"
Chard = a type of beet
Samantha Wayland

Change a Letter:

"Horse Of Cards" originally "House Of Cards"
Sutch
"House Of Wards" originally "House Of Cards"
Sutch
"God Loves A Drink" originally "God Loves A Drunk"
Gretchen Wieners
"Sights And Hounds Of London Town" originally "Sights And Sounds Of London Town"
Gretchen Wieners
"Sights And Sounds Of London Gown" originally "Sights And Sounds Of London Town"
Gretchen Wieners

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"L Feel So Good""L Feel So Full"ted

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
God Loves A DrunkAlcoholics Anonymousmiss bad example

Misheard Lyrics:

"Tear Stained Letter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cry, cry if it makes you feel better
I said it all now and I just ain't let her
Original Lyrics:
Cry, cry if it makes you feel better
Set it all down in a tear-stained letter
"Wall Of Death"
Misheard Lyrics:
On the waterbed
It's the nearest to being free.
Original Lyrics:
On the wall of death
It's the nearest to being free.
"I Misunderstood"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I'm missing Mister Mood.
Original Lyrics:
But I misunderstood.
"Sights and Sounds of London Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jelly and cheese, a Doncaster lass
Original Lyrics:
Gillian, she's a Doncaster lass.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Don't Tempt Me"
The Funny Lyrics:
If he's your uncle, I'm the Pope!
Why They're Funny:
It just is!
Submitted by: Miles
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Mgb-gt"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Took the rostyles off, put the spoked wheels on
Why They're Inappropriate:
"rostyle" wheels (stamped steel wheels that are supposed to look like custom rims) were not put onto mgb-gt sports cars until 1969, and the year 1965 was mentioned as the song's title subject's model year in another part of the song.
Submitted by: Andria
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"When We Were Boys At School"
The Lyrics:
Teachers spoke of Hannibal and Hector Nimrod and Nietzsche were his fuel
Swastikas and pentagrams
Flourished from his tender hands
But we watched in the rain
As the bully beat him up again
When we were boys at school
Who They Mention:
Hannibal (Carthaginian general)
Hector (Greek mythological soldier)
Nimrod (Mesopotamian ruler)
Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher)
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Old Thames Side"
The Lyrics:
As I was walking down by old Thames side
Well my foot and my heart seemed to falter
For there you were standing by Custom House Landing
Like Venus risen out of the water
Who They Mention:
Venus
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Valerie"
The Song Lyrics:
Oh, you say that I'm history, you say I'm no good
Then you want to be two babes in the wood
Song They Mention:
"Babes in the Wood" by The Steve Miller Band
Submitted by: Sutch
"Valerie"
The Song Lyrics:
Oh Valerie!
You give me heart attack
Song They Mention:
"Heart Attack" by Olivia Newton-John
Submitted by: Sutch
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Valerie"
Opening Lines:
Oh Valerie!, you give me heart attack
Comments:
Submitted by: Sutch
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Can Twin" originally "Can't Win"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"Don't Sit On My Jimmy's Hands" originally "Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands"
Submitted by: Opie M.

Band Name Anagrams:

Moths Nip Orchard Submitted by: Martina McBride Of Frankenstein
Uh, an orchard plagued with pests!
Posh Mint Orchard Submitted by: Martina McBride Of Frankenstein
What kind of posh mints come from an orchard?

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hold Tame Sides" originally "Old Thames Side"
Submitted by: Stan Doff

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Old Thames Side"
The Lyrics:
As I was walking down by old Thames side
Well my foot and my heart seemed to falter
For there you were standing by Custom House Landing
Like Venus risen out of the water
Why:
Thames River and Custom House Landing in London, England
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Don't Shit On My Jimmy Sands" originally "Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands"
That would stink!
Submitted by: obscene

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"House Of Cards"
1993 film with Kathleen Turner & Tommy Lee Jones
Submitted by: Sutch

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