Songs that don't match their titles

After listening to “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce on the radio today, I was wondering if Leroy is so bad then why he is the one that looks like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone instead of the other guy.

So in the vein of the many threads here that begin “Songs that . . .”, what other songs lyrically do not match their title?

Pick anything by any Young “emo” band today.
Almost always completely irrelevant.

Note: Fall Out Boy

But the whole point of “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” (and Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” which is virtually the same song) is that even if you’re really bad, there’s someone badder. It doesn’t mean Leroy and Jim weren’t bad to begin with.

A fair few songs by The Shins.

Pink Bullets, Phantom Limb, Know Your Onion!, Split Needles, etc.

Bob Dylan had a bunch: Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [Everybody Must Get Stoned]; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Positively Fourth Street.

Never Argue With A German If You Are Tired or European Song - Jefferson Airplane

Baba O’Riley
Bohemian Rhapsody
Peace Frog

D’yer Mak’er

Zep’s Black Dog - my kid was just asking about that title…

Shinobi vs Dragon Ninja by Lostprophets

Hate to say this, but supposedly it is about a certain black woman’s, ahem, attributes. Not PC, especially with regards to the title.

I guess I should have said songs that contradict their title instead of match.

That’s a good read into the song but I am not sure that was the point of song. Since Jim Croce was considered a folk singer, I read it as just a folk tale so to speak set to music.

But it doesn’t say he lost the fight. He may have got cut up a bit but the listener is left to the conclusion did he win or lose?

Well, “Mr. Brightside” (by the Killers) doesn’t sound like a real cheery person.

The Kinks’ “Well Respected Man” may be respected but he’s not too respectable.

Then there’s ELP’s “Lucky Man”, who didn’t end up real lucky.

The title of Jefferson Airplane’s “The House at Pooneil Corners”, with its A. A. Milne overtones, might lead you to think that it’s a kid’s story, but it’s a horrifying tale of nuclear Armageddon.

“Happy Family”, by King Crimson, is rather ironic; it’s about the rancorous breakup of the Beatles.

Although I accept the standard message that Leroy Brown learned a lesson ‘bout messin’ with the wife of a jealous man via a solid beatdown, if I wanted to argue the other side, I’d point out that:

(A) The bar patrons pull both men from the floor, so the husband obviously didn’t walk out of there unscathed. Let’s not forget that Leroy was armed with a .32 pistol and a straight edge razor.
(B) Unlike “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” where Jim’s fighting superior Slim is lauded in the final chorus (“You don’t mess around with Slim”), the end of “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” continues to state that Mr. Brown is indeed the baddest man in the whole damn town.

Interpol do this a fair bit too; Evil, Narc, Public Pervert, PDA, Roland, New, Leif Erickson, The Specialist, and so on.

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ, Superstar.
Do you think you’re who they say you are?

Lyle Lovett’s “I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You.” While that is the title and the refrain, it’s clear that he didn’t marry her just because she looks like you – it’s because in all other ways, his wife is completely different from his ex-girlfriend.

Ironic by Alanis Morissette.

That shit’s not ironic, it’s unfortunate.

Punky’s Dilemma, Simon and Garfunkel