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(Updated on 04/01/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

A

  • Breakthrough by Galactic Cowboys :
    "Look out 'cause I'm a bull in a china shop "
  • Genius in France by Weird Al Malkovic :
    "I'm not the brightest crayon in the box
    Everyone says I'm dumber than a bag of rocks...
    I may not be the sharpest hunk of cheese...
    A few peas short of a casserole...
    I'm not the brightest bulb..
    I'm dumber than a box of hair...
    I'm a taco short of a combo plate
    "
  • Storm in a Tea Cup (a poem by Hillol Ray) :
    "Tea was spilled and I got a strong hiccup,
    What a mishap ! A storm in a tea cup !!!!"

 

B

  • Upstairs, Downtown by Toby Keith :
    "She's eighteen and it's time she got out of the wood"
    (to be out of the wood)
  • Down And Out by Genesis :
    "I don't want to beat about the bush
    but none of us are getting any younger."
  • Butter by Ultraspank :
    "Butter me up..."
    (to butter somebody up)
    (lyricsmode.com)

 

C

  • Hush by Craig Morgan :
    "Don't breathe a word, cat's got your tongue
    Hush"
  • By Myself by Linkin Park :
    "Do I sit here and try to stand it?
    Or do I try to catch them red-handed?"
    (to catch somebody red-handed)
  • Midnight Love by Snoop Doggy Dogg : - UPDATED
    "it cost an arm and a leg just to live on your knees"
  • Lena by Fool's Garden :
    "Draw me to the rainbow
    I'm trying to resist
    Cut the ground from under my feet
    Tear me out of that midst"
    (to cut the ground from under somebody's feet)

 

D

  • It's a Big Old Goofy World - sung by John Prine :
    "Work like a dog...
    Like a bump on a log...
    Be quiet as a mouse...
    He eats like a horse...
    She smokes like a chimney...
    With a head like a rock..."
    - with the VIDEO
  • Genius in France by Weird Al Malkovic :
    "I'm not the brightest crayon in the box
    Everyone says I'm dumber than a bag of rocks...
    I may not be the sharpest hunk of cheese...
    A few peas short of a casserole...
    I'm not the brightest bulb..
    I'm dumber than a box of hair...
    I'm a taco short of a combo plate
    "

 

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F

 

G

  • Patrick Fagan -Traditional (A Collection of Scottish and Irish songs) :
    "I rise up in the mornin', I get up with the lark"
  • Fried by Blur :
    "Oh I would like to give you your head"
    (to give somebody his head)
  • Undercut - Nothingface :
    "Give me my head - nothing more, I am dead"
    (to give somebody his head)

 

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I

  • Jeans On by Keith Urban :
    "When I wake up in the mornin' light
    I pull on my jeans and I feel all right...
    I got money in my pocket, I got a tiger in my tank
    And I'm king of the road again"

 

J

 

K

  • When I Rap by Keith Murray :
    "There's nothing left for you to do now but kick the bucket"
  • Bad Bitch by Fabolous :
    "I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone"

 

L

  • Drowning in silence by Steve Pritschet :
    "I want to break out and you lead me up the garden path"
    (to lead somebody up the garden path)
  • Leg To Stand On by Theory of a Deadman :
    "you haven't got a leg to stand on
    You haven't got it, you haven't got the time"

 

M

 

N

  • Genius in France by Weird Al Malkovic :
    "I'm not the brightest crayon in the box
    Everyone says I'm dumber than a bag of rocks...
    I may not be the sharpest hunk of cheese...
    A few peas short of a casserole...
    I'm not the brightest bulb..
    I'm dumber than a box of hair...
    I'm a taco short of a combo plate
    "

 

O

 

P

  • Love To Love You by Caravan :
    "Yes, indeed, I do love you, love you
    My, my, pigs might fly"
  • Esprit De Corps by And Oceans :
    "Seducer sun shine on me
    Familiar scene, fever dream, hallucination
    This beauty of paradise
    Even pigs might fly"
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah by Alice Cooper :
    "Yeah, you could pull my leg
    Or anything"
    (to pull somebody's leg)
  • Kill Yourself by Stormtroopers Of Death :
    "Dig yourself a hole in the ground
    Push up daisies six feet down"
  • Jeopardy by Skyclad :
    "In jeopardy - welcome to the lion's den,
    We skate on thin ice - dice with death"
    (to put your head in the lion's den)
  • A shoulder to the wheel - Bel Canto :
    "But I think that you will always stay like this
    When you put your idle shoulder to the wheel"
  • Heart On The Street by Manfred Mann's Earth Band :
    "It's easy just keep your eyes open
    Put your shoulder to the wheel"

 

Q

 

R

 

S

  • Why Can I See Stars by Alistair M. Cowan : - UPDATED
    "She is standing next to me and,
    She is smiling, who is she,...
    Why can I see stars."
    (Lyrics not found on the internet.)
  • I See Stars by Screaming Trees :
    "I see stars in the morning
    Not knowing if I'm dead"
  • Jeopardy by Skyclad :
    "In jeopardy - welcome to the lion's den,
    We skate on thin ice - dice with death"

 

T

  • Somewhere only we know by Keane :
    "I walked across an empty land
    I knew the pathway like the back of my hand...
  • Genius in France by Weird Al Malkovic :
    "I'm not the brightest crayon in the box
    Everyone says I'm dumber than a bag of rocks...
    I may not be the sharpest hunk of cheese...
    A few peas short of a casserole...
    I'm not the brightest bulb..
    I'm dumber than a box of hair...
    I'm a taco short of a combo plate
    "
  • Just Another Day by Lloyd Banks :
    "she ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer"
  • Frankenstein - Sick on the Bus :
    "Vodka pills and powder all money down the drain, I could have been somebody"
    (to throw money down the drain)
  • Mean Streak by Deep Purple :
    "She drives me crazy gets inside my brain
    She spend my money down a drain"
    (to throw money down the drain)
  • True Colors by Phil Collins :
    "So don't be afraid to let them show
    Your true colors

    True colors are beautiful,
    Like a rainbow"
  • Some Part of Me - Quan :
    "You had the knack to twist me round your little finger
    Till I broke my back..."
    (to twist somebody round your little finger)

 

U

V

W

  • 70 million by Hold your horses
    "An entertaining and cheeky music video for 70 Million, hit song by Franco-American band, Hold Your Horses!, offers a wink at art history as band members playfully reconstruct famous paintings in an off the wall lyrical interpretation all their own."

    (YouTube)
    + Compare with some of the paintings (flavorwire.com)
    + The complete list of the famous paintings. (rtfm.es)
    + the LYRICS
    "And you were white as snow; I was white as a sheet...
    And 70 million should be in the know
    And 70 million don't go out at all
    And 70 million wouldn't walk this street
    And 70 million would run to a hole
    And 70 million would be wrong wrong wrong
    And 70 million never see it at all
    And 70 million haven't tasted snow"

    (sweetslyrics.com)





    Hold your horses - the expression
    "sometimes said as "Hold the horses", is a common idiom to mean "hold on" or wait...
    The saying is typically used when someone is rushing in to something.
    It is often combined with linked idioms such as, cool your jets, or look before you leap..."

    (Wikipedia)

 

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