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Mr. Blue Sky
06-11-2004, 07:44 PM
For some people, you just gotta spell it out. Even in song:

"Method of Modern Love" - Hall & Oates
"D-I-V-O-R-C-E" - Tammy Wynette
"SOS" - ABBA (the only palindrome group to have a palindrome song in the Top 40)
"R.O.C.K. in the USA" - John Mellon Cougarcamp
"ABC" - The Jackson 5ive
"Respect" - Arethea Franklin
"YMCA" - The Village People
"Bingo" - traditonal
"Gloria" - Van Morrison
"Oscar Meyer" jingle
"Saturday Night" - The Bay City Rollers

Reeder
06-11-2004, 07:48 PM
The song in your title is.."I Feel like I'm fixing to die rag" by Country Joe and the Fish.

Murcielago
06-11-2004, 07:51 PM
Megadeth, "Hook in Mouth":

F is for fighting, R is for red,
ancestors' blood in battles they've shed.
E, we elect them, E, we eject them,
in the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
D, for your dying, O, your overture,
M, they will cover your grave with manure.
This spells out Freedom, it means nothing to me,
As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

Forgive me, I love contrived metal lyrics.

GorillaMan
06-11-2004, 07:52 PM
"D-I-S-C-O" - although I've no idea who sang it :p

pesch
06-11-2004, 07:55 PM
How about phone numbers?

867-5309
PEnnsylvania6-5000

peri
06-11-2004, 07:58 PM
Mickey - Toni Basil

peri
06-11-2004, 07:59 PM
Scratch my first post. I meant the Mickey Mouse song.

MovieMogul
06-11-2004, 08:09 PM
L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)

MovieMogul
06-11-2004, 08:13 PM
I Stand Accused (Elvis Costello)

MovieMogul
06-11-2004, 08:16 PM
I'm a Man (Muddy Waters)
I'm a Woman (Peggy Lee)

ioioio
06-11-2004, 08:16 PM
Muddy Waters:
I'm a man
Spell, M-A chile, N
That'll well within' man
No, B.O. child Y
That mean mannish boy

---
M is for the many things she gave me
O is only that she's growing old
... (okay, I can't remember the rest, but)...
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER
A word that mean the world to me.

MovieMogul
06-11-2004, 08:18 PM
Sorry, that should be Bo Diddley, not Muddy. :smack:

Also, Lola by the Kinks.

wolf_meister
06-11-2004, 08:55 PM
Going WAY back in time here - VACATION by Connie Francis

and Mr BlueSky don't forget the Shadows of Knight also had a rendition of "Gloria". (Yeah same song but I like their rendition better).

Manduck
06-11-2004, 09:03 PM
Girlfriend by Jonathan Richman:

That's a girlfriend,
I said G-I-R-L-F-R-E-N

:cool:

Guinastasia
06-11-2004, 09:08 PM
Also, Lola by the Kinks.

Add "Yoda" by Weird Al


"I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo"-Glenn Miller

Silver Fire
06-11-2004, 09:39 PM
"L is for the way you look at me... O is for the only one I see..."

No clue who sang it. I saw it on an episode of Full House once. :D

Nonsuch
06-11-2004, 10:08 PM
"Your Dictionary" by XTC ("F - U - C - K, is that how you spelt me in your dictionary?")

The Scrivener
06-11-2004, 10:08 PM
"Your Dictionary" -- XTC. In which Andy Partridge spells out several words describing his ex-marriage and the ways his ex-wife maligned him. Not easy listening.

The Scrivener
06-11-2004, 10:11 PM
"T---I---E, because we're both XTC fans?" ;)

The Scrivener
06-11-2004, 10:16 PM
"F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E." -- Pulp

The Scrivener
06-11-2004, 10:22 PM
"S.E.X.X.Y." -- They Might Be Giants (TMBG).

I'm not sure what category "I Palindrome I" would fit, but it would probably be the only entrant in its field.

RealityChuck
06-11-2004, 10:24 PM
M.O.N.E.Y. -- Lyle Lovett
Tell it like it T.I. Is -- B-52s

Snooooopy
06-11-2004, 10:27 PM
For some people, you just gotta spell it out. Even in song:

"Method of Modern Love" - Hall & Oates


It always seemed ... wrong to me somehow that they only actually spelled M-E-T-H-O-D O-F L-O-V-E in the song. Admittedly, they would have had to spell awfully fast to fit in M-O-D-E-R-N, but it still felt like cheating that they omitted a word. And I expected BETTER from those two!

rowrrbazzle
06-11-2004, 10:29 PM
"M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)" by Howard Johnson.

"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears were shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,
A word that means the world to me.

"The Salvation Army Song" (parody)

Oh, G-L-O-R-Y,
I'm S-A-V-E-D!
I'm so H-A-P-P-Y
To be F-R-double-E (hee-hee!)
F-R-double-E from the ways of S-I-N,
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Tra-la-la, ay-men!

Chorus:
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the drum,
save another drunken bum!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the drum and you'll be saved!

angelicate
06-11-2004, 10:31 PM
"F-I-R-E-I-N-C-A-I-R-O!"
Fire in Cairo- The Cure
(On a misheard lyrics site I saw that someone had misheard this lyric as F-I-R-E-A-N-T-S, oh oh oh!" :D )

"And the D and the A and the M and the N and the A and the T and the I-O-N"
Hell- Squirrel Nut Zippers

dbygawdcapn
06-11-2004, 10:38 PM
"S.E.X.X.Y." -- They Might Be Giants (TMBG).

I'm not sure what category "I Palindrome I" would fit, but it would probably be the only entrant in its field.


Don't Lets Start - They Might Be Giants

D World destruction
O ver and overture
N do I need apostrophe
T need this torture

The Scrivener
06-11-2004, 10:39 PM
O.K., this is pretty lame, but...

"D.I.Y." -- Peter Gabriel

dbygawdcapn
06-11-2004, 10:55 PM
[QUOTE=rowrrbazzle]"M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)" by Howard Johnson.

"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears were shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,
A word that means the world to me.
[/QUOTE=rowrrbazzle]

Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Ray Wiley Hubbard

"M" is for the mud flaps you gave me for my pickup truck
"O" is for the oil I put on my hair
"T" is for T-bird
"H" is for Haggard
"E" is for eggs
"R" is for redneck

Loopydude
06-11-2004, 10:56 PM
"U. G. L. Y.
You ain't got no alibi
You're just uglay!"

-Fishbone

Silver Fire
06-11-2004, 11:29 PM
"L is for the way you look at me... O is for the only one I see..."

No clue who sang it. I saw it on an episode of Full House once. :D
:reads the rest of the thread:

:smack:

No, no, don't mind me...

Interrobang!?
06-11-2004, 11:52 PM
"W! A-S-H! I-N-G! T-O-N-baby! DC!"
-- "Washington D.C." by the Magnetic Fields

"M-I-S-S you much."
-- "Miss You Much" by Janet Jackson

Otto
06-11-2004, 11:59 PM
H-A-double-R-I-G-A-N spells Harrigan (George M Cohan?)

interface2x
06-12-2004, 12:04 AM
Anything Box - Vile

F-U-C-K Y-O-U!

Soapbox Monkey
06-12-2004, 12:12 AM
Be aggressive
B-E aggressive
B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E

Sung by an actual group of cheerleaders on Faith No More's Angel Dust.

sturmhauke
06-12-2004, 03:18 AM
I think it's pronounced thusly:

BE! AGGRESSIVE!
B! E! AGGRESSIVE!
B! E! A-G-G! R-E-S-S-I-V-E!

I nominate Gloria, by Van Morrison:

G-L-Or-Are-iA! Gloooooria!
I'd like t'shout it evr' day! Gloooooria!

Evil Death
06-12-2004, 03:27 AM
The song in your title is.."I Feel like I'm fixing to die rag" by Country Joe and the Fish.

Pedant: it's the Fish Cheer. The song also only spelled ... that at Woodstock; on the album, and I believe in all other live performances, it spelled F-I-S-H.

Evil Captor
06-12-2004, 04:38 AM
I can't BELIEVE no one has cited the song that relates most directly to the OP:

If You See Kaye

Farmwoman
06-12-2004, 04:44 AM
R-a-g-g-m-o-p-p Raggmopp!

Dangerous Nan McGrew
06-12-2004, 04:51 AM
C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E

It's as easy to sing it as saying your ABCs!

Murcielago
06-12-2004, 05:53 AM
S...s...s...
A...a...a...
F....f....f...
E....e...e...
T....t....t...
Y....y....y...
Safety...Dance

Many of my early childhood memories are of MTV bands. Cable TV is a curse on us all.

Horatio Hellpop
06-12-2004, 08:04 AM
On the Ghost World soundtrack, there's an old Country song--racially insensitive to the extreme, but it ties in to the plot-- called "C-H-I-C-K-E-N Spells Chicken."

Reeder
06-12-2004, 08:17 AM
H-A- Double R-I
G-A-N spells Harrigan!
Proud of all the Irish that's in me.
Divil a man can say a word agin me!
Oh, H-A-Double R-I
G-A-N you see!
It's the name,
That no shame has ever been connected with
It's a name that a shame never has been connected with
Harrigan, that's me!

Reeder
06-12-2004, 08:23 AM
Pedant: it's the Fish Cheer. The song also only spelled ... that at Woodstock; on the album, and I believe in all other live performances, it spelled F-I-S-H.

http://www.countryjoe.com/game.htm

HeyHomie
06-12-2004, 09:57 AM
T-R-O-U-B-L-E by (I think) Travis Tritt.

And that old Sunday School chestnut: "The B-I-B-L-E, yes that's the book for me...."

Annie-Xmas
06-12-2004, 10:13 AM
From musical theatre:

U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.--Starlight Express
G.E.K.U.P.P.L.E.T.--German Starlight Express
Me C.O.R.T.O.--Mexican Starlight Express

Assassin's Song--Blondel (I'm an A-double-S, and A-double-S, A-double-S-I-N)

Annie-Xmas
06-12-2004, 10:17 AM
You could kinda, sorta toss "Buenos Aires" from Evita in here:

I want to B-A part of B.A. Buenos-Aires Big-Apple.

ioioio
06-12-2004, 10:19 AM
Oklahoma, okay.....L- A - H - O - M - A !!!

Annie-Xmas
06-12-2004, 10:42 AM
Cause I'm a woman
W-O-M-A-N say it again.

Evil Death
06-12-2004, 10:44 AM
http://www.countryjoe.com/game.htm

I hope that wasn't meant to be a disagreement, given that the song is headed:

"The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag"

AwSnappity
06-12-2004, 12:17 PM
"The Fever" by the Von Bondies

Exapno Mapcase
06-12-2004, 12:46 PM
and Mr BlueSky don't forget the Shadows of Knight also had a rendition of "Gloria". (Yeah same song but I like their rendition better).
Blasphemy!

"Communicate" by the B-52s.

Talk from your heart and not just your brain
Talk from your heart and not just your brain
C-O-M-M-U-N-I-C-A-T-E
(Your brain that is)
C-O-M-M-U-N-I-C-A-T-E

And the Encyclopedia song.

Marley23
06-12-2004, 12:47 PM
And the Encyclopedia song.
Holy childhood flashbacks, Batman!!

Marley23
06-12-2004, 01:26 PM
Oklahoma, okay.....L- A - H - O - M - A !!!
And from the Jerry Seinfeld/Superman adventures (http://www.jerry.digisle.tv/room.html), there's "Oh Yes, Wyoming!"

angelicate
06-12-2004, 02:59 PM
F, I said F-I, F-I-N, F-I-N-K. Fink! F-I-N-K, fink, fink, fink, fink!
R, I said R-A, R-A-T, R-A-T-T. Rat! R-A-T-T-F-I-N-K!
Ratfink, ratfink, ratfink, etc. etc. etc.
Rat Fink The Misfits

I know, deep stuff, huh?

RealityChuck
06-12-2004, 03:22 PM
"Ratt Fink" is just a slight change from the older "Rag Mop" by the Ames Brothers (and Beany and Cecil):

Oh, R.
I say R.A.
R.A.G.
R.A.G.G.
R.A.G.G.M.O.P.P.
Ragmop.

Then there's:

Meet the Mets
Meet the Mets
Meet the M.E.T.S. Mets! :D

Exapno The Encyclopedia Song! Jiminy Cricket! ;)

angelicate
06-12-2004, 03:37 PM
Yeah, seeing the Rag Mop entry earlier in this threat made me think of Rat Fink.

An Arky
06-12-2004, 04:43 PM
...and there's always the subtle If You See Kay by April Wine

capacitor
06-12-2004, 05:10 PM
"M E T H O D Man" by the Wu Tang Clan

and

'S A T-U-R D-A-Y Night!" by the Bay City Rollers

xizor
06-12-2004, 06:42 PM
"Rock You" by Helix

Skywatcher
06-12-2004, 09:41 PM
F, I said F-I, F-I-N, F-I-N-K. Fink! F-I-N-K, fink, fink, fink, fink!
R, I said R-A, R-A-T, R-A-T-T. Rat! R-A-T-T-F-I-N-K!
Ratfink, ratfink, ratfink, etc. etc. etc.
Rat Fink The MisfitsThey got it from Allan Sherman.

TellMeI'mNotCrazy
06-12-2004, 11:16 PM
Say A,
Say M,
Say E,
Say R,
Say I,
Say C,
Say A,
Say N,
American woman gonna mess your mind

CanvasShoes
06-12-2004, 11:25 PM
Billy Squire Love (4 Letter Word)

L is for losin' the
Love that you crave

And O is when it's over
And your heart can't explain

V is for the victim...
The victim of the crime and

E is every morning when
You break down on time

So you see my friend...
Love is just a four letter word

Really Not All That Bright
06-13-2004, 01:45 AM
Be Aggressive by Faith No More.

Sususudio by Genesis, maybe? It sure as hell isn't a word.

Mr. Blue Sky
06-13-2004, 08:53 AM
Sususudio by Genesis, maybe? It sure as hell isn't a word.


That was Phil Collins. He admits he made up the name because it fit the song structure. He doesn't spell it, though:

Su-Su-Sussudio.

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