Song Lyrics

I’ve had several people ask what songs some of the lyrics I use were taken from. Sometimes you get one of those “man, that sounds familiar” brain farts, but can’t place a song or an artist to the words. So in honor of those who don’t know how to use Google, here ya go…I’ll update it with each new post…provided you don’t piss me off:

“Well I stand up next to a mountain…” – Voodoo Child, Jimi Hendrix

“Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen…” – Soul Kitchen, The Doors

“Some useless information, supposed to fire…” – Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

“I’m the man in the box, buried in my…” – Man in the Box, Alice in Chains

“We could jam in Joe’s garage…” – Joe’s Garage, Frank Zappa

“I’ve seen the lights go out on Broadway…” – Miami 2017, Billy Joel

“I was alone, I took a ride…” – Got to Get You Into My Life, The Beatles

“They disguise it, hypnotize it…” – Hypnotize, System of a Down

“Soapbox, house of cards and glass…” – The Pot, Tool

“One pill makes you larger…” – White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane

“Although I like the Chalet Swiss…” – One Week, Barenaked Ladies

“Nobody does it better…” – Nobody Does It Better, Carly Simon

“What’s your name, little girl…” – What’s Your Name?, Lynyrd Skynyrd

“You know the nearer your destination…” – Slip Slidin’ Away, Paul Simon

“You’ve been thunderstruck…” – Thunderstruck, AC/DC

“The devil bowed his head…” – Devil Went Down to Georgia, Charlie Daniels Band

“She’s going to change the world…” – Can’t Change Me, Chris Cornell

“If I don’t stand my own ground…” – Dogs, Pink Floyd

“Look at that mountain, look at those trees…” – I Love LA, Randy Newman

“Baby, a dangerous idea…” – Love is Blindness, U2

“What the winner don’t know…” – Straight On For You, Heart

“I needed somewhere to hang my head…” – Best of You, Foo Fighters

“It’s not too cool to be ridiculed…” – You Haven’t Done Nothing, Stevie Wonder

“I focus on the pleasure…” – Can You Picture That?, Electric Mayhem (Muppets)

“A girl, she really got to eat…” – Frim Fram Sauce, Diana Krall

“I exploit you, still you love me…” – Cult of Personality, Living Colour

“I don’t have a drinking problem…” – Bad Liver and a Broken Heart, Tom Waits

“The stars and stripes, they’ve been swiped…” – Mosh, Eminem

“Any trick in the book, now baby…” – Sunshine Superman, Donovan

“You’ll come running back…” – Time is On My Side, Rolling Stones

“I got a juke box heart full of…” – Wine Women and Song, Whitesnake

“But I got wise, you’re the devil…” – Devil In Disguise, Elvis Presley

“Oh, it’s not the kill…” – Knockin’ At Your Back Door, Deep Purple

“I may make you feel…” – Thick As a Brick, Jethro Tull

“Dig that heavy metal underneath…” – Trampled Under Foot, Led Zeppelin

“Take off your heavy make up…” – Abandoned Love, Bob Dylan

“I’m so glad that I know more…” – Higher Ground, Stevie Wonder

“And then you run to the store…” – Rapper’s Delight, Sugar Hill Gang

“You haven’t got a clue…” – You Haven’t Got a Clue, The Flaming Lips

“Beelzebub has a devil put aside…” – Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

“Are you for real, it’s so hard to tell…” – I’ll Wait, Van Halen

“Who’s gonna love you, love you…” – Who Loves You, The Four Seasons

“I may be viciously unkind…” – Why, Annie Lennox

“Is that all, there must be more…” – All There Is, Dan Fogelberg

“Don’t ask me what I think of you…” – Oh Well, Fleetwood Mac

“I’ve crept into your temple…” – Angels Would Fall, Melissa Etheridge

“You get a good thing goin’…” – Destroyer, The Kinks

“Oh yeah, give me a reason to love you…” – Glory Box, Portishead

“Skin me a peach, save the fuzz…” – Peel Me a Grape, Diana Krall

“There’s a little bit of fruitcake…” – Fruitcakes, Jimmy Buffett

“Your silver tongue has turned to clay…” – One Less Set of Footsteps, Jim Croce

“I’d eat peaches everyday…” – Peaches, Presidents of the United States of America

“We drank a toast to innocence…” – Same Old Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg

“All going down, looking for…” – The Tango King, Bruce Hornsby

“I’m near the end, and I just…” – Can’t Find My Way Home, Blind Faith

“We talk just like lions…” – Round Here, Counting Crows

“Baby, this town rips the bones…” – Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

“Cuz teacher, there are things…” – Teacher, George Michael

“It’s all designed to blow our minds…” – Cover of the Rolling Stone, Dr. Hook

“How long shall they kill our prophets…” – Redemption Song, Bob Marley

“I have never felt such frustration…” – Dirt, Alice In Chains

“Yeah, I am the knuckle…” – The Devil’s Rejects, Rob Zombie

“My eyes are getting bigger…” – Big Time, Peter Gabriel

“They came to collect…” – Silver and Gold, U2

“There is something I would like…” – New York Mining Disaster 1941, Bee Gees

“You bring the bullets…” – Bullets, Bob Schneider

“Life’s for living, yeah…” – In the Summertime, Mungo Jerry

“Come on baby show your love…” – I’m the One, Van Halen

“And you won’t see me…” – You Won’t See Me, The Beatles

“Don’t you feel like trying…” – Breaking Us In Two, Joe Jackson

“My balls are always bouncing…” – Big Balls, AC/DC

“Don’t wanna be an American idiot…” – American Idiot, Greenday

“My back is broad…” – Beast of Burden, Rolling Stones

“Everything it seems I like’s a little…” – Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Rufus Wainwright

“Baby here’s the game plan…” – Game Plan, Bob Schneider

“So you can get on with your search…” – Wasted Time, Eagles

“You better run, you better hide…” – You Better Run, Pat Benetar

“An’ I don’t know how much longer… ” – Can’t Wait, Bob Dylan

“Tiny bubbles in the wine…” – Tiny Bubbles, Don Ho

“And if you don’t love me now…” – The Chain, Fleetwood Mac

“I’m a ram, bet your life…” – I’m a Ram, Gov’t Mule

“What, what kind of fool…” – What Kind of Fool, Gibb/Streisand

“When you realize you don’t know…” – Words, Missing Persons

“And it’s half past four…” – Radar Love, Golden Earring

“Kid you good a’lookin’…” – Mambo Italiano, Rosemary Clooney

“Your true colors are beautiful…” – True Colors, Cyndi Lauper

“Freedom’s just another word…” – Me & Bobby McGee, Kris Kristofferson

” ‘Cause it’s too darn hot…” – Too Darn Hot, Cole Porter

“No, woman, no cry…” – No Woman No Cry, Bob Marley

“See the face on the billboard…” – Jesus He Knows Me, Genesis

“Through all these cities…” – Life is A Highway, Tom Cochrane

“Smokin’, smokin’, we’re cookin’ tonight…” – Smokin’, Boston

“I’m just a soul whose intentions…” – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Nina Simone

“Now I’m waiting for Wednesday…” – Waiting for Wednesday, Lisa Loeb

“Baby we can do it…” – Take Your Time (Do It Right) SOS Band

“We’re a happy family…” – We’re a Happy Family, The Ramones

“I smell sex and candy here…” – Sex and Candy, Marcy Playground

“I hope you know this will…” – Kiss Off, Violent Femmes

“But all the things you try to hide…” – Hell, Squirrel Nut Zippers

“Qué viva España…” – Viva España, Manolo Escobar

” ‘Cause if my eyes don’t deceive me…” – Is She Really Going Out With Him, Joe Jackson

“If it was a straight mind you had…” – Dear Mr. Fantasy, Traffic

“Really love your peaches…” – The Joker, Steve Miller Band

“I just might stop to check you out…” – Blister In the Sun, Violent Femmes

“Every picture tells a story, don’t it…” – Every Picture Tells a Story, Rod Stewart

“And woman, I will try to express…” – Woman, John Lennon

“The prefix is 516, the top of the dial…” – Long Island Degrees, De La Soul

“Karma police, arrest this man…” – Karma Police, Radiohead

“I’m headin’ for Key West…” – Key West, The Village People

“And I’ve got my act together…” – Gimme Back My Bullets, Lynyrd Skynyrd

“She don’t use butter, she don’t use cheese…” – She Don’t Use Jelly, The Flaming Lips

“You’ll never know if you don’t go…” – All Star, Smash Mouth

“But time makes you bolder…” – Landslide, Fleetwood Mac

“I’ve got this growl in my tummy…” – Too Much, Dave Matthews Band

“Step right up and don’t be shy…” – She’s a Beauty, The Tubes

“Anything you can do, I can do…” – Anything You Can Do, Irving Berlin

“No caffeine, no protein…” – Cancer, Joe Jackson

“Don’t speak, I know just what…” – Don’t Speak, No Doubt

“Try it, you’ll like it…” – Devour, Shinedown

“It’s not that easy being green…” – It’s Not Easy Being Green, Kermit the Frog

“It’s only words, and words are all…” – Words, Bee Gees

“We’re just talkin’ about the future…” – Rock n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, AC/DC

“All the dishes rattle in the cupboard…” – Love You Madly, Cake

“I love the way you break my skin…” – Control, Puddle of Mudd

“And the ship sails on…” – Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Iron Maiden

“Sleep with one eye open…” – Enter Sandman, Metallica

“And looking up I noticed I was late…” – A Day in the Life, Beatles

“I do things I never should do…” – Lilac Wine, Nina Simone

“I feel it in the air…” – Boys of Summer, Don Henley

“You think you know me well…” – You Don’t Know Me, Ray Charles

“Thank you terror, thank you…” – Thank U, Alanis Morissette

“There ain’t another like me baby…” – Boom Boom Baby, Ugly Americans

“Have a little faith in me…” – Have a Little Faith in Me, Joe Cocker

“I want a Chuck Berry record…” – Rock & Roll Christmas, George Thorogood & The Destroyers

“I can feel no sense of measure…” – Leave It, Yes

“So sweet, you make my mouth water…” – I Want Candy, Bow Wow Wow

“Please allow me to introduce myself…” – Sympathy for the Devil, The Rolling Stones

“One of these things is not like the others…” – One of These Things, Sesame Street

“Sail away sweet sister…” – Sail Away Sweet Sister, Queen

“But a fool and his money…” – Evil Woman, Electric Light Orchestra

“Put up your dukes…” – Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat Benetar

“And in the quick of the night they reach…” – Jungleland, Bruce Springsteen

“Inspiration’s what you are to me…” – Thank You, Led Zeppelin

“Give me a nickel, brother can you…” – For the Love of Money, O’Jays

“Despite all my rage I am…” – Bullet With Butterfly Wings, The Smashing Pumpkins

“I don’t have to see tomorrow…” – Tomorrow is Today, Billy Joel

“We all know that crap is king…” – Dirty Laundry, Don Henley

“You’ve left me speechless…” – Speechless, Lady GaGa

“I said it once before, but it bears repeating…” – Fell in Love With a Girl, White Stripes

“Two can be as bad as one…” – One (Is the Loneliest Number), Three Dog Night

“Do you come from a land down under…” – Land Down Under, Men At Work

“There’s one good thing that happens…” – Eat the Rich, Aerosmith

“Swallow future, spit out hope…” – Fuel, Metallica

“Seven are your burning fires…” – Moonchild, Iron Maiden

“Because a vision softly creeping…” – The Sounds of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel

“Don’t need to believe in hereafter…” – Jesus He Knows Me, Genesis

“Though she was born a long, long time ago…” – Your Mother Should Know, The Beatles

“If you’re sick of all the bullshit…” – Fight Like A Brave, Red Hot Chili Peppers

“I’ve been a bad, bad girl…” – Criminal, Fiona Apple

“I think you should check out the ones…” – Meet the Elements, They Might Be Giants

“Why can’t we be friends…” – Why Can’t We Be Friends, War

“Have you been an un-American?…” – Young Americans, David Bowie

“Pick up the pieces…” – Pick Up the Pieces, Average White Band

“Close your eyes and bow your head…” – Burden in My Hand, Soundgarden

“Honesty born in me…” – Heresy, Pantera

“You better run for your life if you can…” – Run For Your Life, The Beatles

“Total abandon, ooh, walla walla..” – Pumping (My Heart), Patti Smith

“How I wish, how I wish you were here…” – Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd

“I’m a man of means by no means…” – King of the Road, Roger Miller

“Chicken Little tells you that the sky…” – Living on the Edge, Aerosmith

” ‘Cause we came here to set this party…” – Encore, Eminem

“Waiting just to catch your eye…” – Waiting For an Alibi, Thin Lizzy

“I was always thinking of games…” – Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Neil Young

“I have my dreams like everybody else…” – Mystery Achievement, Pretenders

“But what is and what should…” – What Is and What Should Never Be, Led Zeppelin

“Frozen here, on the ladder of my life…” – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Elton John

“You just keep on using me…” – Use Me Up, Bill Withers

“Times were hard but now they’re changing…” – Ready For Love, Bad Company

“We believed we’d catch the rainbow…” – Catch the Rainbow, Rainbow (RIP Ronnie James Dio)

“No stop signs, speed limit…” – Highway to Hell, AC/DC

“So where are the strong, and who are…” – What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding, Elvis Costello

“I’ve been wasting my time, ohh…” – Tell Me What You Want, Zebra

“Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor…” – Stuck in the Middle, Stealers Wheel

“I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed…” – All Star, Smash Mouth

“Welcome back my friends to the show…” – Karn Evil 9, Emerson Lake & Palmer

“Why don’t you stay for the night…” – Sweet Transvestite, Tim Curry

“A friend of the devil is a friend of mine…” – Friend of the Devil, Greatful Dead

“Would you forgive me love?…” – Forgive Me Love, Alanis Morissette

“Do this, don’t do that…” – Signs, Five Man Electrical Band

“If I didn’t love you, I’d hate you…” – If I Didn’t Love You, Squeeze

“We got to install microwave ovens…” – Money For Nothing, Dire Straits

“All I gotta do is…” – Act Naturally, The Beatles

“Wake up sunshine, ooh it’s good…” – Wake Up Sunshine, Chicago

“Surrender to the waiting worlds…” – Moonlight Drive, The Doors

“Make ya holler for a dollar…” – I Got One For Ya, Kid Rock

“Today is born the seventh one…” – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Iron Maiden

“I’ll meet you any time you want…” – Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Billy Joel

“There’s a reason for the warm…” – Let Your Love Flow, Bellamy Brothers

“Who is it and where are you from…” – Po’ Boy, Bob Dylan

“Things on your chest you need to confess…” – Personal Jesus, Depeche Mode

“Close to you baby as a pig is to poke…” – Close to You, Willie Dixon

“Could we have kippers for breakfast…” – Breakfast in America, Supertramp

“Like everything else that I’ve been through…” – One Toke Over the Line, Brewer & Shipley

“For once I can touch what my heart…” – For Once in My Life, Stevie Wonder

“I might be great tomorrow…” – Don’t Get Me Wrong, Pretenders

“And when I awoke, the world…” – Weed Out the Weak, Bob Schneider

“Brought ’em down to the corner…” – The Ballad of Curtis Lowe, Lynyrd Skynyrd

“Happy together, unhappy together…” – Come Rain or Come Shine, Ray Charles

“I’ve been to the edge…” – Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love, Van Halen

“Baby is it sweet, sweet…” – Sweet the Sting, Tori Amos

“Give it away, give it away…” – Give it Away, Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Won’t you please, please help me…” – Help!, The Beatles

“My name is (what?), my name is (who?)…” – My Name Is, Eminem

“Why does it hurt when I pee?…” – Why Does it Hurt When I Pee, Frank Zappa

“Just need a little brain salad surgery…” – Right Place Wrong Time, Dr. John

“Meek and obedient you follow the leader…” – Sheep, Pink Floyd

“Grab that cash with both hands…” – Money, Pink Floyd

“I am returning the echo of a point in time…” – Perfect Strangers, Deep Purple

“It’s not where you come from…” – Where Do You Come From, Mighty Mighty Bosstones

“Dizzy, drunk and fightin’ on tequila white lightnin’…” – Have a Drink on Me, AC/DC

“Clowns to the left of me…” – Stuck In the Middle, Steelers Wheel

“With all your sight there’s no sight to see…” – Little Shadow, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

“I don’t like you, but I love you…” – You Really Got a Hold on Me, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“My crops I laid into the banker’s door…” – I Ain’t Got No Home, Bruce Springsteen

“Next year I could be just as good…” – Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt

“Doctor, doctor please, oh the mess I’m in…” – Doctor Doctor, UFO

“Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me…” – Killing In the Name Of, Rage Against the Machine

“Heading out to somewhere, won’t be back for a while…” – Dreamboat Annie, Heart

“Seconal, spanish fly, absinthe, kerosene…” – E-Bow the Letter, REM

“Everybody got to deviate from the norm…” – Vital Signs, Rush

“Lights out, guerrilla radio, turn that shit up…” – Guerrilla Radio, Rage Against the Machine

“We all need someone we can bleed on…” – Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones

“I went from Phoenix, Arizona all the way to Tacoma…” – Rock’n Me, Steve Miller Band

“Each day is Valentine’s Day…” – My Funny Valentine, Take your pick but my fave is Etta James

“Difficult to dance ’round this one…” – The Pot, Tool

“Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer…” – Cheeseburger in Paradise, Jimmy Buffett

“Teach me now, I know I’m not a hopeless case…” – Beautiful Day, U2

“I’m on top of the world looking down on creation…” – Top of the World, The Carpenters

” ‘Cause you gotta blame someone for your own confusion…” Lunatic Fringe, Red Rider

“So much to say, so much to say…” – So Much to Say, Dave Matthews Band

“What a fool believes he sees…” – What a Fool Believes, Doobie Brothers

“It’s nature’s way of telling you…” – Nature’s Way, Spirit

“The waiting is the hardest part…” – The Waiting, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

“You spin me right ’round…” – You Spin Me Round, Dead or Alive

“Pink, it’s my new obsession…” – Pink, Aerosmith

“I could reach nirvana tonight…” – Cosmik Debris, Frank Zappa

“Sweet you rock and sweet you roll…” – Crash Into Me, Dave Matthews Band

“Beauty walks a razor’s edge, someday I’ll make it mine…” – Shelter From the Storm, Bob Dylan

“Under my skin there’s always a catch…” – Under My Skin, Bob Schneider

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…” – Won’t Get Fooled Again, The Who

“I am whatever you say I am…” – The Way I Am, Eminem

“Sleeping with a full moon blanket…” – Seasons, Chris Cornell

“A little bit of this, a little bit of that…” – Game of Love, Michelle Branch

“The heat was on, rising to the top…” – Disco Inferno, The Trammps

“Going to California with an aching…” – Going to California Led Zeppelin

“Yes it’s summer, my time of year…” – Summer, War

“Barbecue, lifts my spirit…” – Barbecue, Emmet Otter’s Jug Band

” ‘Cause sometimes salvation, in the eye of the storm…” – Sometimes Salvation, Black Crowes

“Teacher, there are things that I still have to learn…” – Teacher, George Michael

“Well I’ve never been to Spain, but I kinda like the music…” – Never Been to Spain, Three Dog Night

“Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway…” – On The Road Again, Willie Nelson

“You who are on the road must have a code…” – Teach Your Children, CSN&Y

“I’m a search-light soul they say, but I can’t see it in the night…” – Fell on Black Days, Soundgarden

“What if I say I will never surrender?…” – The Pretender, Foo Fighters

“No one respects the flame quite like…” – Slit Skirts, Pete Townshend

“There’s whiskey in the jar, o…” – Whiskey in the Jar, Take your pick but my fave is Thin Lizzy

“Cuz two out of three ain’t bad…” – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, Meatloaf

“Colors crash, collide…” – Bad, U2

“Find someone who’s turning and you will come around…” – Don’t Let It Bring You Down, Neil Young

“I hope you have a good one, I hope momma gets her…” – Christmas All Over Again, Tom Petty

“Four hundred empty acres that used to be my farm…” – Rain on the Scarecrow, John Mellencamp

“You ain’t a bitch or a ho…” – U.N.I.T.Y., Queen Latifah

“I read the news today, oh boy…” – A Day in the Life, Beatles

“Kid you good-a-lookin’…” – Mambo Italiano, Rosemary Clooney

“Doctor, is there nothing I can take…” – Coconut, Harry Nilsson

“Oh, try and mimic what’s insane…” – Once, Pearl Jam

“And I said no, no, no, no…” – The No No Song, Ringo Starr

“I did it all for the money, Lord…” – Make My, The Roots

“I can bring home the bacon…” – I’m a Woman, Peggy Lee

“Find me in my field of grass—mother nature’s son…” – Mother Nature’s Son, The Beatles

“See through the news and the views…” – Bombtrack, Rage Against the Machine

“Dead and gone, dead and gone…” – Dead and Gone, T.I.

“Well, we’re big rock singers, we got golden fingers…” The Cover of the Rolling Stone, Dr. Hook

“This is the end, beautiful friend…” – The End, The Doors

“Ah shut up silly woman…” – The Snake, Al Wilson

“And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles…” – Red Solo Cup, Toby Keith

“I’ve got the devil in my blood…” – Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer, AC/DC

“There is trouble with the trees…” – The Trees, Rush

“You didn’t have to love me…” – I Thank You, ZZ Top

“Cause I’m just a girl, little ol’ me…” – Just a Girl, No Doubt

“That lady’s stacked, and that’s a fact…” – Brick House, The Commodores

“Oww we want the funk…” – Give Up the Funk, Parliament

“I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation…” – Bad Reputation, Joan Jett

“Every picture tells a story, don’t it…” – Every Picture Tells a Story, Rod Stewart

“No! Don’t sign it! Give me time to think…” – Titties & Beer, Frank Zappa

“But glittering prizes and endless compromises…” – Spirit of the Radio, Rush

“I’m not dead yet…” – I’m Not Dead Yet, For All Those Sleeping

“Freedom, you’ve gotta give for what you take…” – Freedom, George Michael

“I’m the man! I’m the man! I’m so bad I should be in detention!…” – I’m The Man, Anthrax