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Re-used Lyrics, Titles, Music & Images


This page contains re-used lyrics, titles, music, and images found on GBV & GBV-related recordings. This is by no means complete, so if you have something to add send an email to jeff@gbvdb.com. Special thanks to David Tandy and Dan Jircitano for coming up with alot of these.

Recycled Lyrics & Titles
Lyric/Title Appears
7 strokes from heaven's edge Appears as a song on:
Delicious Pie & Thank You For Calling (from the Hardcore UFO's Box Set)

Appears as a lyric in:
King Arthur The Red
Alien Lanes Appears as album title on:
Alien Lanes

Appears as song title on:
The Grand Hour EP
All That Glue Appears in lyrics of:
2nd Moves To Twin

Appeared as album title of early version of:
Bee Thousand
An earful o' wax Appears as album title:
An earful o' wax

Appears as song title on:
Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia
Ask Them Appears in lyrics of:
Circling Motorhead Mountain

Appears as album title of:
Ask Them
Astral city slickers Title of cover art used on:
Mag Earwhig!

Appears as lyric in :
Finks
Back to where we were
We're back to where we'll be
Appears as lyrics in :
Once In A While
The Candyland Riots
Bee Thousand Appears as album title on:
Bee Thousand

Appears as song title on:
The Grand Hour EP
Burns Carpenter Appears in title of these songs:
Burns Carpenter, Man Of Science

Appears as fake band name on:
Suitcase
Bump Uglies Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Let It Beard

I'm Dirty
car/far Appears as lyrics of (in slighty different forms):
Bulldog Skin
I took a car. I drove it far.

Quality of Armor
Oh yeah I'm going to drive my car. Oh yeah I'm going to go real far.
Ceramic Cock Einstein Appears as song title on:
In Shop We Build Electric Chairs...

Appears as fake band name on:
Suitcase
Clown prince of the menthol trailer Appears as album title on:
Clown prince of the menthol trailer EP

Appears in Alien Lanes album notes beneath lyrics for "Chicken Blows": i am the clown prince of the menthol trailer
crash/nerve Appears as lyrics of (in slighty different forms):
Bulldog Skin
I crashed my nerve.

King Of Arthur Avenue
Crashing your nerve
crying your _____ away Appears in lyrics of these songs:
If We Wait
"Crying your life away"

Appears as album title on:
Crying your knife away
cum engines Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Peace Needle
Appears as GBV pseudonym on this album:
The Cum Engines (Featuring The Cannot Changes) - Live At The Athens Time Change Riots
Daredevil Stamp Collector Appears as album title:
Daredevil Stamp Collector

Was to appear as character in:
original Mag Earwhig! concept album
Delicious Pie and Thank You For Calling Appears as disc title on:
Hardcore UFO's Box Set

Appears as lyrics of (in slighty different forms):
Big Boring Wedding
To call and thank you for such delicious pie

Fine To See You
Delicious and thank you for calling
Discussions In The Cave Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Indian Was An Angel

Appears as song title on:
Circus Devils - The Harold Pig Memorial
Do The Collapse Appears as album title on:
Do The Collapse

Appears as song title on:
Hold On Hope EP

Appeared as potential album title for:
Mag Earwhig!
Fast Japanese Spin Cycle Appears as album title on:
Fast Japanese Spin Cycle EP

Appears in lyrics of:
3rd World Bird Watching
Flings Of The Waistcoat Crowd Appears as song title on:
Kid Marine

Appears in lyrics of:
Snatch Candy
glass in foot Appears as lyric in:
I Drove A Tank ("Had glass in foot, but I pulled it out.")

Appears as song ("W/ Glass In Foot") on:
English Little League
Go Back Snowball Appears as artist name on:
Calling Zero

Appears as fake band name on:
Suitcase
God's Brother Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Mascara Snakes

Appears as fake band name on:
Suitcase
Half Smiles of the Decomposed Appears as album title on:
Half Smiles of the Decomposed

Appears in lyrics of:
Sleep Over Jack
Hazzard Hotrods Appears as artist name on:
Big Trouble

Appears as fake band name on:
Suitcase
Human Amusements At Hourly Rates Appears as album title on:
Human Amusements At Hourly Rates: The Best Of Guided By Voices

Appears in lyrics of:
In Stitches
Instructions For The Rusty Time Machine Appears as album title on:
early working version of Bee Thousand

Appears in lyrics of:
Lethargy
Isolation Drills Appears as album title on :
Isolation Drills

Appears as song title on:
Glad Girls
jellyfish reflector Appears as album title on :
Jellyfish Reflector

Appears as song title on:
Tonics & Twisted Chasers
John Strange Appears as nickname for:
producer/musician John Shough

Appears in title of song:
John Strange School
Kenneth Ray Appears as lyric in:
Expecting Brainchild

Appears in title of song on:
Nightwalker's In Shop We Build Electric Chairs
King Shit And The Golden Boys Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Don't Stop Now

Appears as title of:
"Box" box set outtakes LP

Appears as early band pseudonym of:
Guided By Voices
Kuda LaBranche Appears as artist name on:
Tractor Tunes Vol. 1

Appears as fake band name on:
Suitcase

Appears as poet name on:
"Hotels Green Houses Red" poem (from poetry/art zine pLopLop)
Learn Something Old Every Day Appears in lyrics of these songs:
7 Strokes To Heaven's Edge
The Great Blake Street Canoe Race

Appears in song title on:
Howling Wolf Orchestra "Speedtraps For The Bee Kingdom"
look at the photographs,
nothing is true
Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Perhaps We Were Swinging
Why Did You Land?
Mag Earwhig! Appears as album title on:
Mag Earwhig!

Appears as song title on:
Mag Earwhig!
maximum torso Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Amazed
Mannequin's Complaint (Wax Dummy Meltdown)
microscopes are fun Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Beach Towers ("Microscopes are fun, but the fun has just begun.")
Flunky Minnows ("Everything is wonderful, and microscopes are fun")
Milko Waif from The Bug-Eyed Mums Appears in lyrics of these songs:
The Word Business

Milko Waif is a fake band name in Suitcase II.

The Bug-Eyed Mums is a fake band name in Suitcase II.
Mist King Urth Appears as album title on:
Mist King Urth

Appears in lyrics of these songs:
First Of An Early Go-Getter
never really knowing Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Those Little Bastards Will Bite
Look At Them
Not in my airforce Appears in lyrics of this song:
Roofer's Union Fight Song

Appears in song title on:
Howling Wolf Orchestra "Speedtraps For The Bee Kingdom"

Appears as album title:
Not in my airforce
Now I know it's not so impossible
Now I know we can't go back to where we were
We're back to where we'll be
Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Candyland Riots
Once In A While
It's the number on your head Appears in lyrics of this song:
Navigating Flood Regions

Similar reference appears in the title of this song:
The Numbered Head
one more! (people shouting) Appears in these songs:
Gift (on Suitcase)
Jabberstroker (on Sunfish Holy Breakfast)
Out Of The Universe By Sundown Appears in lyrics of this song:
Prom Is Coming

Appears as album title:
The Greatest Hits Of Boston Spaceships: Out Of The Universe By Sundown
plantations of pale pink Appears in lyrics of this song:
Subtle Gear Shifting

Appears as album title:
plantations of pale pink EP
Pirate's Coffee Appears in lyrics of these songs:
The Future Is In Eggs

Appears as text on cover of:
original Propeller #35
Pre-Med's A Trip Appears as title and lyrics of these songs:
Pre-Med's A Trip

Appears in intro of live version of this song from Live in Daytron:
Hot Freaks
quail and quasar
undetermined person
empties fired away
Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Subspace Biographies
In The House Of Queen Charles Augustus
quality of steel Appears in lyrics of this song:
Bulldog Skin

Similar reference appears in title of this song:
Quality Of Armor
radioactive weather Appears in lyrics of these songs:
158 Years Of Beautiful Sex
June Salutes You!
Trashed Canned Goods
Ragged Enzyme Appears as musician credit on:
Sons Of Apollo (outro)
- as The Ragged Enzymes

Appears in lyrics of:
Sleep Over Jack
Same Place The Fly Got Smashed Appears as album title on:
Same Place The Fly Got Smashed

Appears in lyrics of:
Local Mix-Up
Double Standards, Inc.

Variation appears in lyrics of:
Circus World
"the human fly gets smashed again"
Scalping The Guru Appears as song title on:
Clown Prince Of The Menthol Trailer

Appears as early title of album:Alien Lanes
Sea of Dead Appears as song titles on these albums:
Mist King Urth
Fiction Man
Secret star of heavenly bundles
Firmly confirmed yesterday
Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Playhouse Hostage
Secret Star
Secrets bleeding...
Painted over...
no aim which follows...
Appears as lyrics in :
Finks
"A lie that's of no aim which follows secrets bleeding to you
Painted over beauty with tattoos of pink and blue"


The Enemy
"Aligned outside no aim
Which follows me
Painted over a well cleansed abdomen
Tattooed ugly and blue"
....
"Secrets bleeding to untold families"

soft-rock renegades Appears in lyrics of these songs:
A Big Fan Of The Pigpen

Appears in this side project band name:
Robert Pollard And His Soft Rock Renegades
sometimes i'm programmed
better then the other ones
Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Heavy Metal Country
Talk To Me
Speed up, slow down, go all around
In the end
Appears as lyrics in :
Still Worth Nothing
Tractor Rape Chain
Stabbing A Star Appears as song title on :
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

Appears as lyrics in :
Ding Dong Daddy (Is Back From The Bank)
Static Airplane Jive Appears as album title on :
Static Airplane Jive EP

Appears as song title on :
Suitcase

Partially appears as lyrics of this song :
What About It?
- just "static jive"
Strawberry philadelphia drive Appears as potential album title for :
Do The Collapse

Appears as lyrics of this song :
Dayton, Ohio-19 Something And 5
Strong words and big black birds
On a telephone wire
She says ah look over there
There's a car on fire
Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Pantherz
Turbo Boy
taste it with my own two eyes Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Dusted
Tobacco's Last Stand (same song as I'll Buy You A Bird)
television prison Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Enjoy Jerusalem!
Television Prison
The Everlasting Big Kick Appears in lyrics of these songs:
The Enemy

Appears as title of:
aborted 6-song Robert Pollard 7" EP
the last text on village firearms Appears in lyrics of these songs:
158 Years Of Beautiful Sex
Mr. Gene-O
Ticket to Sugar Pie Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Glow Boy Butlers
Want One?
Tigerbomb Appears as title of:
Tigerbomb EP

Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Stabbing A Star (Male Slut version by Thurston Moore on Blatant Doom Trip comp)
tilted cubicles galvanized Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Carnival at the Morning Star School
White Gloves Come Off
Try to find you
No matter where you may go
Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Try To Find You
Storm Vibrations
Under the bushes under the stars Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Bunco Men (lyrics are separated as "under the bushes" and "under the stars" in different parts of the song
Planet's Own Brand

Appears as album title:
Under The Bushes Under The Stars
Way up! Appears in lyrics of these songs:
Dancing With My Gun
Trampoline
Waved Out Appears as album title on:
Waved Out

Appears as song title on:
Waved Out
We've Got Airplanes! Appears as lyric in :
Our Value Of Luxury

Appears as song title on :
King Shit And The Golden Boys (from Box)

Appears as band name of early Pollard bros. project:
We've Got Airplanes!
what makes big daddy happy Appears as text on the following album cover :
Devil Between My Toes

Appears as lyric in this song:
Don't Stop Now (which appears on Box and UTBUTS)
whiskey ships Appears as song title on:
Waved Out

Appears as lyric in this song:
A Contest Featuring Human Beings
wish in one hand Appears as album title :
Wish In One Hand... EP

Appears as lyric in this song:
Now I'm Crying
__________ throw parties than stones
__________ break virgins than bones
Appears as lyrics in :
Curse Of The Black Ass Buffalo
Would rather throw parties than stones
Would rather break virgins than bones


The Theory Of Broken Circles
Would sooner throw parties than stones
Would sooner break virgins than bones


Slave your beetle brain (reversed)
most of them would rather throw parties then stones
surely they'd rather break virgins then bones
You offer salvation and I salivate Appears as lyrics in :
Deaf Ears
Do The Earth

Similar Songs & Music
Song Similar Songs
2nd Moves To Twin Snippet used as outro on:
A Big Fan Of The Pig Pen
Alaska To Burning Men Same piano thing as on this song:
The Harold Pig Memorial
At Odds with Dr Genesis Snippet used as intro on:
Ester's Day
Ballyhoo uses hooks and lyrics from these other songs on Choreographed Man Of War:
I Drove A Tank
Citizen Fighter
becoming unglued similar riff as on:
Sensational Gravity Boy
Blasted But It's Easy similar song as :
Broken Brothers
Broken Brothers similar song as:
Blasted But It's Easy
Candyland Riots Similar to (just slower):
Once In A While
Ceramic Cock Einstein plays as intro to:
Paper Girl
Daily Planet used in background of:
Alright
Dirty Water (intro) similar to:
Silver Eyeballs (intro) - could DW intro actually be sped up version or SE intro?
Do The Collapse Instrumental version of:
Girl From The Sun
Eggs instrumental version of this song:
The Future Is In Eggs
Exoskeleton Motorcade same monkey laughter effect is used on:
Gargoyle City
Fish On My Leg contains a few recycled bits, including some from "Blatant Doom Trip" "Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer" and "Break Even"
Gift used as intro to:
Jabberstroker
Hot Freaks plays as intro to:
Off The Floor
I Invented The Moonwalk (And The Pencil Sharpener) early version of:
Whiskey Ships
Invest In British Steel same guitar line as:
Break Even
Kisses To The Crying cooks basically an acoustic version of:
Over The Neptune
Ovarian Angel Architect (background sample) basically a slowed down version of:
Scalping the Guru (background sample)
Pantherz guitar riff same as on :
Don't Stop Now
Perhaps We Were Swinging (chorus melody) similar to chorus melody on:
Why Did You Land?
Pluto The Skate same guitar part used on:
Catfood On The Earwig
Psychic Pilot Clocks Out (intro) uses snippet of:
Soul Flyers (outro)
Secret Service has same music as:
One More
Snuff Movie (She's Gone) Same song as:
Reptilian Beauty Secrets
Idiot Princess
Talk To Me Same "sometimes I'm programmed" part as in:
Heavy Metal Country
Tear The Ticket In Half same riff and melody and some of the same lyrics (including the "Wait for me...one more hour" at the end) as:
Doctor Moon
The Enemy (intro) Includes snippet from the song:
Broadcastor House
The Flying Party Is Here song is played as the backing vocal on this song:
Beekeeper Seeks Ruth
Those Little Bastards Will Bite last portion of the song is very, very similar (albeit a bit more hazy and drunken) to:
Postal Blowfish
Way to a Man's Heart song is played in the background around the 1:00 mark of this song:
Mincer Ray
What Are We Coming Up To? basically same song as:
"Off The Wall" (part of "Medley: This View/True Sensation/Off The Wall")
White Whale same melody as:
Megaphonic Thrift (An Odd Assembly)

Recycled Images
Image Image Name Appears In
Rune logo Isolation Drills (vinyl record label)
Sunfish Holy Breakfast (cover)
one of Doug's guitar straps
...and probably a few more places
Mouth Live At The Wheelchair Races
Propeller #1
Flower/Face Tropic Of Nipples
Propeller #1
Flower/Baby Face Not In My Airforce
Propeller #1
man/woman image The Official Ironmen Rally Song
Propeller #107

Lyrics from Same Place The Fly Got Smashed