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Album cover parody of Book of Dreams by Steve Miller Band
Parody album cover
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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

The Steve Miller Mand, The Steve Miller Bank, Steve Miller

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Maurice. Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Gangster of Love"Toward the end of the song, the question "Are you Guitar Stevie Miller?" is asked. This song is mentioned in "Space Cowboy" and "The Joker." - Martha Hankins

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Boz Scaggs""William Royce Scaggs helped found the group in the 1960's. However, by the time Steve had struck gold with the "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Book of Dreams" albums, Boz had his own hits with such songs as "Lido Shuffle" and "Lowdown."" - Martha Hankins

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Joker""I"m a joker" He never says the joker.YY2 - Rich Connelly

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Take The Funny And Run""Take The Money And Run"Sarah
"Fly Like A Beagle""Fly Like An Eagle"Regina Haniger
"Avada Kedavra""Abracadabra"Scandia
"Die Like A Beagle""Fly Like An Eagle"oldsong

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Jungle Love,"A jungle does not have its own type of love.Rock Maninoff
"Space Cowboy,"There are no cowboys or cows in space.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Swingtown,"There's no locality called Swingtown.Open Mike
"Macho City,"There is no city with that name.Paul Bear
"Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash,"Cash has value.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)," Eurythmics"Wild Mountain Honey," Steve Miller Band
"Leaving On A Jet Plane," Peter, Paul & Mary"Jet Airliner," Steve Miller Band
"Up In The Air," 30 Seconds To Mars"Jet Airliner," Steve Miller Band
"Born In The U.S.A.," Bruce Springsteen"Living In The U.S.A.," Steve Miller Band
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Bongo Bono" originally "Bongo Bongo"
Bono of U2 playing a bongo?
Yvette Bristle
"Bono Bongo" originally "Bongo Bongo"
A bongo belonging to Bono of U2?
Yvette Bristle
"Bong Bongo" originally "Bongo Bongo"
Yvette Bristle
"Bongo Bong" originally "Bongo Bongo"
Yvette Bristle
"Jet Airline" originally "Jet Airliner"

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sewingtown" originally "Swingtown"
A new store that sells sewing machines?
"Jungle Clove" originally "Jungle Love"
"Spaced Cowboy" originally "Space Cowboy"
Bambi (one with a gall bladder)
"Taken The Money And Run" originally "Take The Money And Run"
As in I've taken the money and run (p participles)
"Fly Like Any Eagle" originally "Fly Like An Eagle"
Cheryl Jordan

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Hock'n Me" originally "Rock'n Me"
Yvette Bristle
"Sock'n Me" originally "Rock'n Me"
Yvette Bristle
"Rack'n Me" originally "Rock'n Me"
Yvette Bristle
"Rock'n Ma" originally "Rock'n Me"
Yvette Bristle
"Dock'n Me" originally "Rock'n Me"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Apr 16
a parody of "Takes The Money and Run" by Steve Miller Band
Flip side of the story, cop catches ‘em years later using DNA.
Songspace : (Mp3)
July 23
a parody of "Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller Band
Wrote this prior to The Giants playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles last season.
YouTube: (Windows Media)
May 13
a parody of "Jet Airliner" by Steve Miller Band
A parody in regard to the Air Force One flyby in NYC, all for a photo op.
Youtube: (Windows Media)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Jet Airliner""Long Stairs Climber"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Take The Money and Run""Feed the Pigeons Some Lunch"Darius Whitehead
"Abracadabra""Grab a Viagra"Rob S.
"Rock'N Me""Rocks at Me"Darius Whitehead
"The Joker""The Bertman"Darius Whitehead
"Fly Like An Eagle""Be Like Darius Matthews"Darius Whitehead
"Take The Money and Run""Get Derailed and Get Banned"Darius Whitehead
"Jungle Love""Cowboy Jones"Darius Whitehead
"Jet Airliner""Mr. Fardeen Aly"Darius Whitehead
"Abracadabra""Awful Pyjamas"the_conqueror_of_parodies

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Electro Lux ImbroglioElectrolux VacuumsNot the Same Bob
AbracadabraHarry Potter movie promosThe Nerd
Fly Like An EaglePhiladelphia Eagles NFL teamMark Silverman
Fly Like An EagleAmerican Airlinesmoo
Take The Money And RunBankRatticis
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But TrashBankBob
AbracadabraMagicianLarcen Tyler
Jungle LoveZoophiliacs anonymousScrappleberry
Take The Money And RunBankFussBudgetVanPelt
Take The Money And RunEnron HQSyncronos

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Won't
   Colbie Caillat
Take The Money And Run
   Steve Miller Band
I Won't Take The Money And Run
Jungle Fever
Jungle Love
   Steve Miller Band
Jungle Love Fever
I Wanna Be A Cowboy
   Boys Don't Cry
Space Cowboy
   Steve Miller Band
I Wanna Be A Space Cowboy
Two Steps Behind
   Def Leppard
The Joker
   The Steve Miller Band
Two Steps Behind The Joker
Try to keep up, Batman!
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Steve Miller Dazz Band
Steve Miller Band combined with Dazz Band
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Steve Miller Band Perry
Steve Miller Band combined with The Band Perry
Submitted By: Candy Welty
The Steve Miller Stain Limit Band
The Steve Miller Band combined with The Miller Stain Limit
Submitted By: Candace Troy Powers
Miller Time
Steve Miller Band combined with Morris Day and the Time
You know what brand of beer would be sold at these concerts! In addition, both these bands had a song called "Jungle Love"!
Submitted By: Martha Hankins

Misheard Lyrics:

"Rock'n Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fairy dust and pixie dust, hooray!
Original Lyrics:
Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A.
Misheard Lyrics:
Angel, angel or devil
Original Lyrics:
"Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
There go Jed and Lionel
Original Lyrics:
Big ol' jet airliner
"The Joker"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m a picker, I’m a critter, I’m a lover and I’m a sitter
Original Lyrics:
I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Jungle Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
You swim in my butt when it's warm
Original Lyrics:
You swim in my blood when it's warm

Story about this misheard lyric by: Sherman

When we were kids, my sister and I thought that Steve Miller said "butt." We thought it was so funny and shocking. Did a singer really say "you swim in my butt" on CD?!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Take The Money And Run"
Better Lyrics:
Peter T, is a TV host down in L. A.
And he always shows just exactly how to play
He tells the players to beware of the Whammies
He makes his livin' off of being on the airwaves
Bobbie Sue, oh, she hit one right away
Billy Joe, later had the the very same fate
They got no money, hey, and the Whammies got away
Dancin' across the screen and they're still dancin' today, singin
'I'm gonna take your money and run' (4x)
Original Lyrics:
Billy Mac, is a detective down in Texas
And though he knows just exactly what the fact is
He ain't gonna let those two escape justice
He makes his livin' off of other people's taxes
Bobbie Sue, oh, she slipped away
Billy Joe, caught up with the her the very next day
They got the money,hey, you know they got away
They headed down south and they're still runnin' today, singin'
Go on, take the money and run (4x)
Submitted by: twhamette

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"The Joker"
The Funny Lyrics:
Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice (whew whoo)
Why They're Funny:
Maurice? Hehehe That's so random. Plus it does that sound afterwards which makes me laugh.
Submitted by: Lisa L.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

The Repetitive Lyrics:
We've been workin' so hard.
We've been workin' so hard.
Why They're Repetitive:
Heck, I don't know! Maybe Steve Miller had nothing else to say so he had to repeat 'We've been workin' so hard.'
Submitted by: Donald Phillips

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Rockin' Me"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
...Northern California where the girls are warm
Why They're Nonsensical:
So are girls cold everywhere else?
Submitted by: mysticrose
"The Joker"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
'Cause I speak of the Pompatus of love
Why They're Nonsensical:
Ever since I first heard this song I always wondered what a Pompatus was, and hence this line made no sense to me. Turns out, it's a neologism originating from "The Letter", a 1954 song by The Medallions. The lines "Oh my darling, let me whisper / sweet words of pizmotality / and discuss the puppetutes of love," which contain this reference, were apparently a description of that songwriter's dream woman. And when Steve Miller wrote "The Joker", he made reference to this, like he often does with most of his songwriting, to demonstrate R&B influences.
Submitted by: Ed
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Take The Money and Run"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Billy Mack is a detective dowin in Texas
, You know that he knows just exactly what the fact is,
He ain't gonna let those two escape justice,
He makes his living off the people's taxes.
Why They're Misrhymed:
Let's see; Texas...facts is....justice...taxes. I still love Steve Miller. I'm sure this the whole song (rhymes and all) are toungue in cheek. Personally I think it's a great verse.
Submitted by: John
"Take The Money And Run"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
They headed down to New Old El Paso
That's where they ran into a great big hassle
Billy Mac is a detective down in Texas
And he knows just exactly what the facts is
Why They're Misrhymed:
Ok, El Paso and hassle is at least an honest attempt (albeit a failed attempt), but 'Texas' and 'What the facts is'? WHAT THE FACTS IS? Come on Steve, at least try!
Submitted by: Disco 3:!6
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Jet Airliner"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Big old jet airliner
Don't carry me too far away
Big old jet airliner
'cause it's here that I got to stay
Why They're Inappropriate:
Uhh... Steve... if that's the case, shouldn't you be home instead of on an airliner? This guy's lyrics are generally pretty lame, but this is just 'plane' idiotic.
Submitted by: Kieran from Nevada
"The Joker"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Really love your peaches, want to shake your tree
Why They're Inappropriate:
Is this supposed to be a metaphor referring to a womans breast, either complementing for the size or just wanting to motorboat them?
Submitted by: Lori
There are additional inappropriate lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Mercury Blues"
The Dated Lyrics:
Had my money
I tell you what I'd do
I would go downtown
Buy a Mercury or two
Why They're Dated:
Mercury ceased to exist in 2011, so if he wants a Mercury now, it'll have to be a used one.
Submitted by: David Jones
"Jet Airliner"
The Dated Lyrics:
But my heart keeps calling me backwards
As I get on the 707
Why They're Dated:
Today, Steve would probably be boarding a 767 or 777.
Submitted by: Glenn
There are additional dated lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"The Joker"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Really love your peaches
want to shake your tree
Why They're Dirty:
I think everyone picked up on this one right away. Of course 'peaches' is a euphamism for parts of female anatomy. And we know what tree he wants to shake!
Submitted by: Dar

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

The Song Lyrics:
Silk and satin, leather and lace
Song They Mention:
"Leather and Lace" by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley (it was a hit 1 year earlier).
Submitted by: Cody Finke
"The Joker"
The Song Lyrics:
Some people call me the Space Cowboy
Some call me the Gangster Of Love
Song They Mention:
Space Cowboy; Gangster Of Love. Those are two little-known songs of his, from early in his career.
Submitted by: Mark Richardson

Made Up Words in Songs:

"The Joker"
The Made Up Words:
Used in the lines "Some people call me Maurice, / Cause I speak of the Pompatus of love".
Submitted by: ChuckyG

Song Title Space Change:

"I Want To Make The World Turn: A Round" originally "I Want To Make The World Turn Around"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"A Bra Cad A Brad" originally "Abracadabra"
Cad: A man who treats women irresponsibly
Submitted by: Peter
"Mac Ho City" originally "Macho City"
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Take the Money and Run"
The Lyrics:
Bobbie Sue took the money and run
Shift in tense—should be "took the money and RAN"
Submitted by: RJSchex
"Mercury Blues"
The Lyrics:
You know that gal I love I stole her from a friend
Fool got lucky stole her back again Because she knowed he had a Mercury
I can't imagine Steve thinking the past tense of 'know' is 'knowed'!
Submitted by: Mark M
There are additional Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Vet Dan Mills Beer Submitted by: Peter
Reveal Mist Blend Submitted by: Alexis
Debit Never Small Submitted by: Alexis
Label Reminds Vet Submitted by: Alexis
Blamed Silver Net Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Men Rock" originally "Rock'n Me"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Cork Men" originally "Rock'n Me"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Rock Men" originally "Rock'n Me"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Go Comical" originally "Cool Magic"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Comic Goal" originally "Cool Magic"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Going to Mexico"
The Lyrics:
You're much too slow,
I'm goin' to Mexico
Mexico - country in Central America
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
"Rock'n' Me"
The Lyrics:
I went from Phoenix, Arizona
All the way to Tacoma
Philadelphia, Atlanta, LA
Phoenix, Arizona; Tacoma, Washington; Philadelphia; Atlanta; Los Angeles
Submitted by: crazydon
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Jet Airliner"
On the album we hear "and I don't want to get caught up in no
funky sh*t going down in the city". On the single edit played on the radio the profane word is replaced by "kicks".
Submitted by: Space Cowboy Toker

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Macho City" Length: 16:26
The song took up the entire second side of the 1981 LP, "Circle Of Love".
Submitted by: rocky

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Space Intro" Length: 1:14
Believe it or not, this is considered a separate track from Fly Like An Eagle on the LP FLAE...
Submitted by: G

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Swish Upon a Tar" originally "Wish Upon a Star"
Submitted by: Bob
"Rake The Money And Tun" originally "Take The Money And Run"
Tun = 252 gallons (Kinda hard to rake!)
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla
"Lie Like Fan Eagle" originally "Fly Like An Eagle"
However Fan Eagle Lies
Submitted by: Ron N. O'Connor
"Dan, Gang Foe" originally "Fandango"
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism

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