Songs that start with "and"

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.. it's bad english, we were told back in Primary school.

But, like all rules, it's done to give the impression that the song is a reply or a continuation of a conversation that has broken into song structure, "Musical" style.

"And I'm Tellllllllling you! I'm not going...."

Mark G, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I love this trick, but I can't think of any examples off the top of my head.

grit of ad hominem (kkvgz), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:22 (six years ago) Permalink

So not titles with the first word "And," but only lyrics?

All Hopped Up and Ready To POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:22 (six years ago) Permalink

the fall - "and this day"

Any one can have ketchup for their food, I don't care any more (Edward III), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Thom Yorke - "And It Rained All Night"

a variable (sic) "League of Nations" (DJP), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:23 (six years ago) Permalink

"And I Love Her"

"And You And I"

BIG HOOBA aka the stankdriver (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:24 (six years ago) Permalink

"...And Justice For All"

Which is... 9:46 long! Jesus.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:24 (six years ago) Permalink

"And She Was"

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:25 (six years ago) Permalink

oh you're talking about the actual lyrics

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:25 (six years ago) Permalink

"And we Danced"

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:26 (six years ago) Permalink

"And She Was" still counts!

a variable (sic) "League of Nations" (DJP), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:27 (six years ago) Permalink

was gonna say

graveshitwave (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Walk Away Renee!

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:35 (six years ago) Permalink

And In Glove

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:36 (six years ago) Permalink

My Way!

ledge, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:37 (six years ago) Permalink

'Into the Groove' - "and you can dance, for inspiration"

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Walk Away Renee!

― R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:35 AM (7 minutes ago)


^this

All Hopped Up and Ready To POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:43 (six years ago) Permalink

My Way!

― ledge, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:37 (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

nah, this

ledge, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:44 (six years ago) Permalink

"Then He Kissed Me" by the Crystals is soooo close, yet so far.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh, wait, lyrics.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

What is this doing in ILE?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Jerusalem

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:48 (six years ago) Permalink

OK, kick off the numbers:

1. "And I'm telling you"
2. "and she was etc"
3. "and now, the end is near.."
4. "and you can dance, for inspiration"

Mark G, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh I get it now!

Man, I love Walk Away Renee.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:50 (six years ago) Permalink

5. My Love by Paul McCartney: "And when I go away, I know my heart will stay . . ."

BIG HOOBA aka the stankdriver (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:50 (six years ago) Permalink

6. And did those feet in ancient times

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:50 (six years ago) Permalink

7. Selling the Drama, by Live: "And to love a god, and to fear a flame."

BIG HOOBA aka the stankdriver (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:51 (six years ago) Permalink

8. This Is A Low - "And into the sea goes pretty England and me ..."

Mark G, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:54 (six years ago) Permalink

9. Fortran 5, "And Erm"

... not sure about this one, "Erm" might be the first word

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:54 (six years ago) Permalink

10. Van Morrison: And the Healing Has Begun

"And we'll walk down the avenue again..."

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:56 (six years ago) Permalink

11. Walk Away Renee "And when I see the sign that points one way The lot we used to pass by every day.."

As per Tom D., catching up...

Mark G, Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Does The End by The Beatles count? Or does that start with "Oh yeah"?

Anyway. Jesus Christ Pose, by Soundgarden. That counts.

nate woolls, Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:06 (six years ago) Permalink

12. AR Kane 'And I Say' - "And I say, don't go away"

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:08 (six years ago) Permalink

^ terrible lyrics tbh

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:09 (six years ago) Permalink

13. Rush 'Closer to the Heart' – "And the men who hold high places..."

SongOfSam, Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:13 (six years ago) Permalink

"The End" still wouldn't count since there's also "Are you going to be in my dreams Tonight?" and several repeats of "Love You" before it gets to the "And in the end" part.

Would the Books "Free Translator", which begins with a repeating sample of a guy singing "And I see", count?

MarkoP, Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:15 (six years ago) Permalink

14. Hole, "Violet" - "And the sky was made of amethysts..."

thewufs, Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

ahhhhhhh! that's the one!

grit of ad hominem (kkvgz), Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Lotsa "modern rock" songs like this

15. Meat Puppets, "Backwater" - "And when I wake up in the morning..."

16. Stone Temple Pilots, "Plush" - "And I feel that time's a-wasting..."

thewufs, Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

17. Aphrodite's Child "Four Horsemen" - "and when the lamb opened the first seal"

AWeAreVEV0 (Spectrist), Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:33 (six years ago) Permalink

18. Genesis, "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:35 (six years ago) Permalink

19. Led Zeppelin "What Is and What Should Never Be" - "and if I say to you tomorrow"

AWeAreVEV0 (Spectrist), Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Andmoreagain - Love

dlp9001, Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:57 (six years ago) Permalink

21. Van Morrison, "Sweet Thing" - "and I will stroll the merry way
and jump the hedges first"

Aglet, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:45 (six years ago) Permalink

And now the end is near, etc...

Dr X O'Skeleton, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:58 (six years ago) Permalink

i think alanis has done this like, several times

nerdlinger weissbrau (donna rouge), Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:59 (six years ago) Permalink

or maybe she hasn't, but tori has!

22. tori amos - 'bells for her' ("and through the life force and there goes her friend...")

nerdlinger weissbrau (donna rouge), Thursday, 21 July 2011 18:02 (six years ago) Permalink

7. Selling the Drama, by Live: "And to love a god, and to fear a flame."

― BIG HOOBA aka the stankdriver (Phil D.), Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:51 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

great thread for providing a context where this song is a good example of something positive

69, Thursday, 21 July 2011 18:02 (six years ago) Permalink

22. Rose Elinor Dougall - "Start/Stop/Synchro"
"And though wistful messages/Sent loaded with lust"

Pheeel, Thursday, 21 July 2011 18:04 (six years ago) Permalink

23 that should be, sorry

Pheeel, Thursday, 21 July 2011 18:04 (six years ago) Permalink

John Cale - Andalucia :-)

StanM, Sunday, 14 August 2011 08:35 (six years ago) Permalink

^ damn. Lyrics start with "When" of course :-(

StanM, Sunday, 14 August 2011 08:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Laura Nyro, "And When I Die"

Josefa, Sunday, 14 August 2011 09:46 (six years ago) Permalink

"Signs"

Lee626, Sunday, 14 August 2011 12:35 (six years ago) Permalink

U2 - Walk On

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 14 August 2011 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Who's gonna be the first to find a rap song that does this?

Young Jeezy - And Then What

Siegbran, Sunday, 14 August 2011 19:56 (six years ago) Permalink

The lyrics have to start with "and", not the song title.

nate woolls, Sunday, 14 August 2011 19:58 (six years ago) Permalink

'Gigantic' - Pixies

My heart goes out to the people of platitudes (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 14 August 2011 20:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Dionne Warwick and Friends - “That's what friends are for”

”And I never thought I'd feel this way”

Megadeth Monk (Paul in Santa Cruz), Sunday, 14 August 2011 21:33 (six years ago) Permalink

50. Smashing Pumpkins - "Pennies"

"and i stumbled onto you as you stumbled over me"

50000000 elves (blank), Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Rap, being more prose-based, presumably has to conform to the rulez in this regard, I guess.

Mark G, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:12 (six years ago) Permalink

'heard em say'?

bear, bear, bear, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Public Enemy - 'Power to the People' (kind of...)

jlgt, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:27 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson

nate woolls, Saturday, 10 November 2012 18:51 (four years ago) Permalink

tame impala - be above it

nostormo, Saturday, 10 November 2012 20:57 (four years ago) Permalink

The Ark - Calleth You, Cometh I.

Go Narine, Go! (ShariVari), Saturday, 10 November 2012 21:15 (four years ago) Permalink

i feel like the wedding present must have done this at some point but who knows

Yorkshire lass born and bred, that's me, said Katriona's hologram. (thomp), Saturday, 10 November 2012 21:22 (four years ago) Permalink

"And I Love You So" by Don McLean.

banjoboy, Sunday, 11 November 2012 04:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Liz Phair - "Divorce Song"

goya cézanne (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 11 November 2012 16:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 11 November 2012 16:04 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The Gaslight Anthem - "Here Comes My Man"

some dude, Thursday, 3 January 2013 14:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Zombies, "Tell Her No"

Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Flaming Lips - "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton" ("And though they were sad, they rescued everyone"

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 3 January 2013 23:33 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

TLC "Baby-Baby-Baby" (And you want my lovin'/Well that's alright)

The Reverend, Friday, 15 February 2013 07:59 (four years ago) Permalink

NO ONE mentioned The Whispers' "And The Beat Goes On"?

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Friday, 15 February 2013 08:23 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Bee Gees, "And the Sun Will Shine" (the opening line is actually "And the rain will fall"... typically upbeat from Robin Gibb there)

A frenzied geologist (Tom D.), Saturday, 10 May 2014 10:58 (three years ago) Permalink

See that I never actually posted the lyric for number 33, which is "And if it's bad, don't let it get you down"

Bo Diddley Is A Threadkiller (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 10 May 2014 11:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Saves the Day - Shoulder to the Wheel

how's life, Tuesday, 20 May 2014 10:09 (three years ago) Permalink

And I say "just go.
Please, Dave, just drive. "

how's life, Tuesday, 20 May 2014 10:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Have you noticed there's a high percentage of great songs that do this?

Compared to a control sample of not "and" songs...

Mark G, Tuesday, 20 May 2014 10:27 (three years ago) Permalink

David Bowie - The Bewlay Brothers

Eyeball Kicks, Tuesday, 20 May 2014 10:37 (three years ago) Permalink

"And you ah? You do ah?"
And So is Love - Kate Bush

"And the beat goes on"
The Whispers

"And I wake up in the morning and she says 'Hi'"
Little Green Apples - Roger Miller

Bloody Snail, Tuesday, 20 May 2014 10:58 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Robert Forster - It Ain't Easy

And a river ran, and a train ran, and a dream ran through everything that he did

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Don McLean - Castles In The Air

(no offence to people) (dog latin), Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:58 (two years ago) Permalink

the 1975 - sex

"and this is how it starts"

feargal czukay (NickB), Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Butthole Surfers - is it called "To Parter?" It's on Rembrandt Pussyhorse iirc

"And all the sailors who were junkies..."

Jon not Jon, Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:34 (two years ago) Permalink

straitjacket fits - she speeds

"and i quietly count with her gone"

feargal czukay (NickB), Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Reading through this and thinking are there even good songs that don't do this?

My fake 6ths album could have started with "and" - http://reading-log-blog.blogspot.com/2009/08/exclusive.html

geoffreyess, Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:48 (two years ago) Permalink

The Sisters of Mercy - Torch
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - And This is What the Devil Does

early rejecter, Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:03 (two years ago) Permalink

I've gotr the beginning of my way running through my head as 'and in the end' but I'm not sure that's the start.

Got a couple of other MOR tracks running through my head and hopefully I'll identify them shortly.
Plus a Pink Floyd and a Beatles.

Cool eh?

Stevolende, Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:12 (two years ago) Permalink

So maybe I'm confusing the beginning of My way with the beatles track?

and seemed to be Cormac McCarthy's favourite word didn't it?

Stevolende, Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:20 (two years ago) Permalink

"and i quietly count with her gone"

Ha, no way, I've always heard this as "and i quietly count with the gun"

MaresNest, Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:42 (two years ago) Permalink

you're possibly right, and i certainly prefer your version as a opening line. i wasn't really sure so checked with some dodgy lyrics website. 'with her gone' does fit in with the whole theme of the woman 'stealing away' etc though. in conclusion, i'm still none the wiser

feargal czukay (NickB), Thursday, 30 July 2015 20:13 (two years ago) Permalink

anyway, what a great goddamn song

feargal czukay (NickB), Thursday, 30 July 2015 20:14 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

"And I Knew" from the new Robert Forster album, which starts with those words.

Ashamed I forgot about Idlewild's really lovely "Take Me Back to the Islands," which begins "and the moon brings us back." (could also have mentioned it on the "songs that sound like other songs" thread, per its strong echoes of Lemonheads' "My Drug Buddy")

Ys Man a.k.a. Have One on G (geoffreyess), Saturday, 29 August 2015 21:21 (one year ago) Permalink

God, I'd have said this thread was one I started last year.

FOUR?

Mark G, Saturday, 29 August 2015 21:52 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Bohannon, "Foot Stomping Music"

"And if you feel like clapping your hands"

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Tuesday, 16 August 2016 20:27 (one year ago) Permalink

If you actually play "Plush" real loud, there's a bit of a garble at the beginning: "ummmannnwhennn I feel.."

Plus, Google says so: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=plush%20lyrics

LimbsKing, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 20:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Staind, "Outside"

And you
Can bring me to my knees
Again

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Spacehog, "In the Meantime"

And in the end we shall achieve in time
The thing they call divine

LimbsKing, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 21:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Now She Sleeps In A Box In The Good Soil Of Denmark - David & the Citizens

kinder, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 20:47 (one year ago) Permalink


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