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Band Name Origins:

  • They got the name from the classic Warner Brothers cartoon character Yosemite Sam - when told Bugs Bunny he was going to "Blow ya to Smithereens!" (The band later used this phrase for a B-sides and rarities compilation!) Submitted by: BillyG

Stupid Band Names:

  • What kind of a band would want to be known as a word that means tiny pieces (after something, usually fragile, has been broken)? Submitted by: Brian

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
A Million Tiny PiecesThat's what smithereenies are.Bob

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's On Your Mind?," Information Society"Only A Memory," The Smithereens

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Down In My Own Tears" originally "Drown In My Own Tears"
Bethany Byrd
"Drown In My Own Teas" originally "Drown In My Own Tears"
Unlikely, but more possible than original!
Bethany Byrd
"Drown In My Own Ears" originally "Drown In My Own Tears"
Talk about literally impossible!
Bethany Byrd

Change a Letter:

"House We Used To Love In" originally "House We Used To Live In"
Peter
"House We Used To Give In" originally "House We Used To Live In"
Peter
"Horse We Used To Live In" originally "House We Used To Live In"
Peter
"Mouse We Used To Live In" originally "House We Used To Live In"
Must have been very small space?
Peter
"Louse We Used To Live In" originally "House We Used To Live In"
Glad they moved out of that louse.
Peter

There are additional Smithereens song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Behind a Wall of Sleep""Somewhere Jesus Weeps"CryHavoc
"Only a Memory""Only a TV Freak"Tony Wiseguy
"Behind the Wall of Sleep""I Can't Wear Wool"MasonR
"Drown In My Own Tears""The Bosom Song"Stephen Harrington
"Blood And Roses""Stuffy Noses & Runny Noses"Stephen Harrington
"Drown In My Own Tears""All Our Farts"Stephen Harrington
"Only A Memory""A Pair Of Mammaries"Stephen Harrington
"Only A Memory""Only A Hell Kitty"Stephen Harrington

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Only A MemoryAmnesia DoctorLord Zorlock

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
No Spill Blood
   Oingo Boingo
Blood And Roses
   The Smithereens
No Spill Blood And Roses
Isac
Room Full Of Roses
   Jim Reeves
Blood And Roses
   The Smithereens
Room Full Of Blood And Roses
Sounds like something you'd see in a horror movie!
Kathe
Stop And Smell The Roses
   Mac Davis
Blood And Roses
   The Smithereens
Stop And Smell The Blood And Roses
Isac
Mama Liked The Roses
   Elvis Presley
Blood And Roses
   The Smithereens
Mama Liked The Blood And Roses
Natalie Merchant Marines
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Hodges, James And The Smithereens
Hodges, James And Smith combined with The Smithereens
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Hurricane Smithereens
Hurricane Smith combined with The Smithereens
Kind of t(r)opical now.
Submitted By: windy

Misheard Lyrics:

"Blood And Roses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blooded roses
Original Lyrics:
Blood and roses
"Strangers When We Meet"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's such a carrot cake
Original Lyrics:
She said "Take care, okay?"
"Girl Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna tell them not to go to hell
Original Lyrics:
I wanna tell them all to go to hell
"Blood And Roses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bloody noses
Original Lyrics:
Blood and roses
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Blood And Roses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blooded roses
Original Lyrics:
Blood and roses

Story about this misheard lyric by: Isac

Because I thought the actual lyrics were "blooded roses," I thought THAT was the title, but I Googled "Blooded Roses lyrics" and I got "Smithereens - Blood and Roses" lyrics as one of my search results. Then I played the song on YouTube and it was EXACTLY the song I was looking for. And that's how I figured out that the song was entitled "Blood and Roses."

There are additional Smithereens misheard stories available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Free John Gotti"
The Dated Lyrics:
Free John Gotti now.
Why They're Dated:
He's already been freed, and he's now sleeping with the fishes.
Submitted by: gang
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Free John Gotti"
The Lyrics:
Free John Gotti now.
Who They Mention:
John Gotti
Submitted by: gang
"Behind the Wall of Sleep"
The Lyrics:
Well she held a bass guitar
and she was playing in a band
And she stood just like Bill Wyman
Now I am her biggest fan
Who They Mention:
Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones
Submitted by: Bill

Song Title Space Change:

"Too Much Pass Ion" originally "Too Much Passion"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

She's Met Neither Submitted by: Jenni

Song Title Anagrams:

"Toffee Bar Under Sable" originally "Blues Before And After"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Beetle Snuffer Abroad" originally "Blues Before And After"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Feudal Transferee Bob" originally "Blues Before And After"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"A Resentful Beef Board" originally "Blues Before And After"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Dab Freer Tuba Oneself" originally "Blues Before And After"
Submitted by: Joy Stick

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

BAR: "Blood And Roses"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Town In Dry Moan Ears" originally "Drown In My Own Tears"
Submitted by: R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"We Bind The Hall Of Sleep" originally "Behind The Wall Of Sleep"
Submitted by: R. Jeanine O'Succinate

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