Words that you have only ever heard used once in a song.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by elaterium, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thought this might be fun. Can you name a word that you have only ever heard once in your life in a song? It should be a word that has a definite meaning, no 'sha la la' etc. I'll start with 'porcomorph'. From the song Yodelling Yippie by Ed Sanders. "Mayor Daley that porcomorph, he chopped down his yodelling friends". A reference to the 1968 Chicago riots. Porcomorph meaning he resembles a pig of course. Let's hear some more. Then maybe someone could write a song using all of them together!
     
  2. Mark Fricke

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    You have to include "pompatus" here. Steve Miller used it in two songs but I don't think I've heard anywhere else.
     
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  3. ANALOGUE OR DEATH

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    Only heard 'squonk' once as in 'have you ever seen a squonk's tears'.Steely Dan:Any Major Dude.
     
  4. Picca

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    Brucellosis
    Warren Zevon 'Play It All Night Long'
     
  5. Picca

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  6. ANALOGUE OR DEATH

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    But the word squonk is not in the lyrics of the Genesis track to my knowledge.
     
  7. The Panda

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  8. "Socialutions written down in our teens"

    Max Webster-Lip Service
     
  9. cdnostalgia

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    Paraselene



    "Paraselene woman, I'm your man on the moon,
    And like a grain of diamond dust, you float,
    and my devotion's outer crust cracks"

    Also a contender for "have you ever had to pause a song to google what the words mean?"
     
  10. Gasman1003

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    Pneumothorax

    Kaiser Chiefs - "Saturday Night"
     
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  11. Picca

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    You win
     
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  12. The Panda

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    Scarpering in Elvis Costello's Man Out of Time
     
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  13. ANALOGUE OR DEATH

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    Brilliant.I never win anything!
     
  14. MikeM

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    It may be in an album cut by one or more other artists, but I believe Aretha Franklin's "Think" is the only Top 40 hit to have the word "psychiatrist" in its lyrics.
     
  15. averica

    averica infinite rider on the big dogma

    predilection-Graham Parker/Sharpening Axes
     
  16. scantregard

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    "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" by Isaac Hayes surely the winner here.
     
  17. ginchopolis

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    Add in anesthetize from "Radio Radio"
     
  18. swandown

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    colitas
    Konis
     
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  19. sloaches

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    Budgie used the word Quacktor in the song "Quacktors and Bureaucrats". I can't recall its use anywhere else.
     
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  20. l-l-d

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    peradventure
    in McCartney's "English Tea"
     
  21. Calling All Stations

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    “Bread bin”

    Genesis - All in a Mouse’s Night
     
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  22. canadian73

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    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    you'll always sound precocious
     
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  23. Timeless Classics

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    Frank Sinatra - At Last Long Love (lyrics by Cole Porter)

    Never heard "Turtle Soup" in a song before, but it's legendary in this tune :cool:

     
  24. BawBag

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    “Circomlocution” in Lou Reed’s There Is No Time. Bet there’s loads of Lou examples.
     
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  25. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Pataphysical, surely.
     

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