Album title is in a song, but it's not the song's title

Lots of albums have a “title track,” i.e. the album and a song therein have the exact same title. (Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms; Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here; etc., etc…)

So I heard Robert Cray’s Right Next Door (Because of Me) this morning. The first line of the chorus is: “She was right next door and I’m such a strong persuader…”

“Strong Persuader” is the title of the album on which this song appears, but it’s not the title of the song.

What other examples of this do you know of?

The title of Paul Simon’s collection *Negotiations and Love Songs *comes from a line in his song “Trains in the Distance”.

Alanis Morisette’s album Jagged Little Pill is from the lyrics to a song on the album but they aren’t the title of the song.

Off the top of my head I can think of Guster’s "Lost and Gone Forever ", Splender’s “Halfway Done the Sky” and Counting Crows’ “Films About Ghosts”.

But this happens A LOT. We could be listing for weeks.

Dire Straits’ Making Movies is part of a lyric in “Skateaway”.

“She’s making movies on location; she doesn’t know what it means.”

The word “love” occurs in songs on both Aztec Camera’s and the Beatles’ albums of that name :slight_smile: (in the former case, I think it’s partly inspired by the opening line of the song “How Men Are”).
“Selling England by the pound” (Genesis) is a line from “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight”.
Seven Worlds Collide by Neil Finn takes its title from the song “Distant Sun”, although the actual line is “seven worlds will collide”.
The title Bang! is taken from the song “Is it Like Today?” on the World Party album.

It’s true, we could be here for a while.

I wanted to cite Steely Dan’s Katy Lied, but it seems “Doctor Wu” contains the phrases “Katy tried” and “Katy lies,” but not “Katy lied.”

So how about–

Jethro Tull: Stormwatch (“Dun Ringill”)
Kinks: Everybody’s in Showbiz (“Celluloid Heroes”)
Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True (“Alison”)
Elvis Costello: Brutal Youth (“Favourite Hour”)

Ah, but how often does it happen twice?

The closing tracks of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon are Brain Damage, which has ‘I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon’, and Eclipse, in which the lyrics are followed by a bloke saying ‘There is no dark side of the moon really. (Matter of fact it’s all dark)’.

Boys and Girls in America by The Hold Steady. The line is used in two of the songs (Stuck Between Stations and First Night).

From a quick look through my iTunes library:

My Better Self by Dar Williams (line from “I’ll Miss You Till I Meet You”)

Castaways and Cutouts by the Decemberists (line from “Youth and Beauty Brigade”)

Only Way to Be Alone by Good Old War (line from “Window”)

Like Vines by the Hush Sound (line from “We Intertwined”)

Perils and Thrills by LittleHorse (line from “Running Just Ahead of the Devil”)

The Mission Before Us by LittleHorse (line from “George Mallory”)

I Guess I Was Hoping for Something More by Tarkio (line from “Kickaround”)

Big Beautiful Sky by Venus Hum (line from “Montana”)

The Colors in the Wheel by Venus Hum (line from “Genevieve’s Wheel”)

All Your Things Are Gone by Victory at Sea (line from “No Such Thing as Hearts”)

Under the Table and Dreaming by the Dave Matthews Band (line from “Ants Marching”)

The title of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album is repeated at end of the song “Poor Places”, although not as lyrics, but from a snippet of a broadcast from a numbers station.

Just off the top of my head:

Pretty. Odd. Panic at the Disco (from the track That Green Gentlemen (Things Have Changed))
Nevermind. Nirvana (from Smells Like Teen Spirit)

ETA: I forgot Good News for People who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse

Muse’s Black Holes and Revelations (line from “Starlight”), though they also have a song “Supermassive Black Hole” from the same album, but no reference to revelations

In the CD Swamp Ophelia by the Indigo Girls, the term “Swamp Ophelia” only appears in the song “Touch Me Fall”.

This doesn’t quite fit but it’s odd enough that I thought I’d mention it anyway. The album “Starless and Bible Black” by King Crimson contains a song of the same name, but it’s an instrumental. But on their next album, “Red”, there was a song called “Starless” that had the refrain “Starless and bible black”. (The title track to the album “Red” was also an instrumental, but the album also contains a vocal track called “One More Red Nightmare”.)

Somewhat similarly, the live Grateful Dead album “Steal Your Face”, which was sort of a companion piece to The Grateful Dead Movie, takes its title from the lyrics of “He’s Gone”, which appears in the movie but not on the album.

Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill, in the song “You Learn”

XTC mad e a habit of titling their albums after lyrics off the previous album

Apple Venus, Nonesuch and Oranges & Lemons.

Moody Blues – On the Threshold of a Dream. The phrase is spoken in one of the songs.

Yes’s Relayer is like that. The word “relayer” doesn’t appear in the lyrics of that album, but it occurs prominently as a refrain in “The Remembering” from the previous album, Tales from Topographic Oceans.