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"We were booed and broke." Tim Finn.
"My head swelled til it became bigger than my head, basically, I was infected" Eddie Rayner.
Submitted by: dizrythmia


Q:How did the Finn brothers fix their Split Enz?
A:By moving into a Crowded House.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Band Name Origins:

  • The band was called Split Ends until just before their first trip to Australia. They changed the "nds" to "nz" to relect their origins in New Zealand. Submitted by: Brian Kelly
  • Tim Finn wrote "split ends" down in a book. One day as he and Phil Judd were trying to find a name for the band, Phil flipped through the book and saw "Split Ends" That stuck, and the band also had long hair at that time with Split Ends. It was changed to Split Enz to show their love for their home country of New Zealand, it was also because Tim believes that "the Z sticks in your mind." Submitted by: dizrythmia

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Enz. Submitted by: dizrythmia

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Tim Finn and Eddie Rayner""At one stage they worked in a lolly factory and were always white when they left due to the icing su" - dizrythmia
"Neil Finn""Worked in a record store and a hospital before the phonecall." - dizrythmia

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Icy Dread""I See Red"Ned MacCamden
"I See Dread""I See Red"Ned MacCamden
"Icy Red""I See Red"Ned MacCamden

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Slow Ride," Foghat"Six Months In A Leaky Boat," Split Enz
"I'll Get You," The Beatles"I Got You," Split Enz
"Old Clothes," Randy Stonehill"Time For A Change," Split Enz
"Tired Of Being Blonde," Carly Simon"Time For A Change," Split Enz
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Metal Notes" originally "Mental Notes"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Ate In Rome" originally "Late In Rome"
Editor's note: band name does NOT start with The.
Angelina Laide
"I See Ed" originally "I See Red"
Ursula Turpin
"Six Moths In A Leaky Boat" originally "Six Months In A Leaky Boat"
Flake Effect Snow

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"I See Fred" originally "I See Red"
Ursula Turpin
"I Seek Red" originally "I See Red"
Doug Graves
"Lost For Swords" originally "Lost For Words"
Sheila Evans
"Lost For Worlds" originally "Lost For Words"
Sheila Evans
"Lost Four Words" originally "Lost For Words"
Sheila Evans

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Lust For Words" originally "Lost For Words"
Jessica Childress
"I See Ted" originally "I See Red"
Ursula Turpin
"Six Mouths In A Leaky Boat" originally "Six Months In A Leaky Boat"
Regina Haniger
"I Rot You" originally "I Got You"
"History Never Reheats" originally "History Never Repeats"
Carmen Mistletoe

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Dirty Creature""Flirty Teacher"Merry & Pippin
"I Got You""Fry Jam"BulldozerBegins
"One Step Ahead""One Step, I'm Dead"Merry & Pippin
"Message to My Girl""Besser is Da Man"Porfle Popnecker
"Dirty Creature""Furry Creature"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Six Months In A Leaky Boat""Six Months With A Geeky Coat"Malcolm Higgins
"Six Months In A Leaky Boat""Six Weeks With Irani Goats"Malcolm Higgins
"Six Months In A Leaky Boat""Six Months For A Leaked Report??"Malcolm Higgins
"Six Months in a Leaky Boat""Six Months in a Cheeky Boat"Merry & Pippin
"I Got You""I Got Flu"Merry & Pippin

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Split EndsHairdressersdizrythmia
Lost For WordsMutes Associationdizrythmia
Shark AttackBeach Lifeguardsdizrythmia
Walking Through The RuinsBuilding Companydizrythmia
No MischiefThe Super Nannydizrythmia
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
A Pirate Looks At Forty
   Jimmy Buffett
Six Months in A Leaky Boat
   Split Enz
A Pirate Looks At Forty-Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Stephanie Craddock
I Got You
   Split Enz
I Got You Laid

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Split Girlz
Spice Girls combined with Split Enz
From a submission I saw on New Band Names regarding the first group. However, the name would be awkward, considering the second group was all men.
Submitted By: Bob
The Banana Split Enz
The Banana Splits combined with Split Enz
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Split Peaz
Split Enz combined with Black Eyed Peas
Adding Bowling For Soup would make it Split Pea Soup.
Submitted By: Les Paul McCartney

Misheard Lyrics:

"I Got You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can see my ass
Original Lyrics:
You can see my eyes
"I Got You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
Look at you
"I Got You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can’t chew
Original Lyrics:
Look at you
"Message to My Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can spend the rest of my life here in the sand
Original Lyrics:
I can't spend the rest of my life buried in the sand
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Message to My Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is where God had a bath.
Original Lyrics:
Visions swept under the mat.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Karen Conway

I was 10 or so when the song came out and while I was pretty sure I had mis-heard the line, for the life of me I couldn't work out what the proper line could be. No Google back then!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Message To My Girl"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I don't wanna say "I love you" That would give away too much.
Why They're Insincere:
Well, it is the start of a love song that was written for Neil Finn's wife.
Submitted by: dizrythmia
"Message To My Girl"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I don't wanna say I want you
Even though I want you so much
Why They're Insincere:
Guess what you just said?
Submitted by: Andre Engels

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"I Got You"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
There's no doubt, not when I'm with you
When I'm without, I stay in my room
Where do you go, I get no answer
You're always out, it gets on my nerves
Why They're Misrhymed:
None of the words on the end of each line seem to rhyme at all; however, this may be one of those exceptions to the rule where a song does not have to contain rhyming lyrics in order for it to make sense.
Submitted by: PJ

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Late In Rome"
The Dirty Lyrics:
With ladies on my arm, nights of passion.
Why They're Dirty:
Well, I don't think anymore can be said.
Submitted by: dizrythmia

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"One Step Ahead"
Opening Lines:
One step ahead of you.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Small World"
Opening Lines:
It's a small world, and you must agree.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"I Seer Ed" originally "I See Red"
Kind of hard on Ed!
Submitted by: Cape Canaveral Lavigne

Band Name Anagrams:

Liz Spent Submitted by: Howard
Lent Zips Submitted by: Bruce Curb

Song Title Anagrams:

"Desiree" originally "I See Red"
Submitted by: Joe Siebert
"See Ride" originally "I See Red"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"I Reseed" originally "I See Red"
Submitted by: Stephanie Craddock
"Seedier" originally "I See Red"
Submitted by: Stephanie Craddock

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Haul Away"
The Lyrics:
I was born in Te Awamutu 25th of June 1952 Ten pounds of boy Haul away, haul away, haul away
Tim Finn's birth place, Te Awamutu in New Zealand.
Submitted by: dizrythmia

Songs That Are Banned:

"Six Months In A Leaky Boat"
After the song was released, Argentina's government invaded and seized the Falkland Islands from Britain. The BBC banned the song because they felt its message would be contrary to the Royal Navy's mission of steaming to the islands and taking them back. It took the Royal Navy many extra months to reach the islands, because they were secretly replenishing armaments from the US Navy. The British succeeding in retaking the Falklands. When Latin American government leaders found out about the secret aid from the US Reagan government, they were so pissed that they withdrew their overt support for the Reagan government's war against Nicaragua. The US Congress had banned US funding for the war against Nicaragua, so Reagan's government set up an illegal funding source by selling US weapons to the Islamic fundamentalist Iranian government. The slush fund was used to fly weapons to Reagan's insurgents, known as the Contras. Eventually one of the aircraft crashed enroute and the whole sad caper was revealed. Ollie North turned the ensuing hearings in Congress into a militarist circus and leveraged his fame as far as getting a right wing radio show for himself. Ollie North was found guilty as charged, but his conviction was reversed on the kind of evidentially technicalities the right wingers normally howl about. God save the Queen!
Submitted by: Tom

Super Long Pop Songs:

"The Woman Who Loves You" Length: 6:49
Also known as the spoon solo song.
Submitted by: dizrythmia
"Under the Wheel" Length: 7:48
Great song, and really long, like most on Mental Notes many time changes
Submitted by: dizrythmia
"The Instrumental" Length: About 14 minutes
It was one of the earlier pieces, never released.
Submitted by: dizrythmia
"Stranger Than Fiction" Length: 6.57 (on the Mental Notes album)
Submitted by: dizrythmia

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Mental Notes" Length: 0.33
Fantastic song which has very few unrepeated parts, one of the earlier Split Enz songs... From the album Mental Notes.
Submitted by: i lurve the enz

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"I Don't Wanna Dance"
The Lyrics:
I don't wanna dance no more, not since you walked out the door.
Imagine you are standing in a dancing school then all of a sudden... I don't wanna dance no more...
Submitted by: i lurve the enz

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