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Songs containing or referencing questions.

Songs with a question in the title[edit | edit source]

Songs with questions asked in the lyrics[edit | edit source]

  • 32 Footsteps- "What's the reason? Why'd she go? Where's my baby?", "Why'd she leave? Don't you know we're on the eve of 32 footsteps?"
  • Albany - "When was it new?", "What were they thinking?"
  • All Night Blowout - "Whose left shoe is this? Does anybody know?"
  • All The Lazy Boyfriends - "So who's good for nothing?", "Did you say out loud that you think you've lost your edge?", Who needs a vacation? Who needs a direction? / Who needs motivation when you live in your head?"
  • Alphabet Lost And Found - "Where they gonna go without their letters? How could they survive without their letters? Where they gonna go to find their letters?"
  • Ana Ng - "Who was at the DuPont Pavillion? Why was the bench still warm? Who had been there?"
  • Another First Kiss - "How 'bout another first kiss?"
  • Answer - "When will you recognize that I am the answer to all your prayers?"
  • Anyone Can Fill My Shoes - "But when do I collect my pay?", "Where do I go to put in my complaint? Are you friend or foe?", "Don't you think I know how that all comes down to too much love for only one?"
  • Apophenia - "How could the street light / Blink on and off and / Spell out all your thoughts?", "Middleburgh Police Department how may I direct your call?"
  • Arkansas - "Will the ship return to anchor there and replace the sunken state?"
  • Au Contraire - "Don't you dig my chops?", etc.
  • Austin - "What're we gonna do with these bones?"
  • Bastard Wants To Hit Me - "How has it come to this pass? How can I get to my car?", "And who the hell is he?"
  • Bee Of The Bird Of The Moth - "Is it us or it that's messed up?"
  • Best Of Spin The Dial - "What the fuck is wrong with me?"
  • The Big Big Whoredom - "What is it brings you down?"
  • Boss Of Me - "Can you repeat the question?"
  • Brooklyn - "Now who knows what that spells?"
  • The Cap'm - "Do you think there's somebody out there, someone else who's better than the one you've got?"
  • Careless Santa - "How can I forgive him?"
  • Certain People I Could Name - "Do I need to point or do you see the one I mean?", among others
  • Charleston - "What's that sound coming out of the ground?"
  • Chess Piece Face - "What's gonna happen to Chess Piece Face?"
  • Climbing The Walls - "Can we please clear out this house?"
  • Cloisonné - "What's a Sleestak?"
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog - "Who's gonna get the door?", "Who will protect our home?"
  • Damn Good Times - "Can she do the karaoke?"
  • Dead - "Did a large procession wave their torches as my head fell in the basket, and was everybody dancing on the casket?"
  • Disappointing Show - "What went wrong?"
  • Doctor Worm - "Good morning, how are you?"
  • Dog Walker - "Can you choose your weapon please? Don't you know I come prepared?"
  • Don't Break The Heart - "Is history too much for you to handle?"
  • Don't Let's Start - "(N) Do I need (apostrophe T) need this torture?"
  • Doris Cunningham - "Would you like to perform it? What's the name of this song?"
  • Dr. Evil - "Do you find his subtle ways invite you? Does he excite you?"
  • Drink! - "What words rhyme with buried alive?"
  • ECNALUBMA - "I knew that this would happen / Why does this always happen?"
  • Electric Car - "How can you deny an electric car? / Won't you take a ride with me?"
  • End Of The Rope - "How dumb can you be?", "Where did the end of the rope go? / I forget now, did I let go?"
  • Even Numbers - "2, 4, 6, 8, Who do we appreciate?"
  • Everything Right Is Wrong Again - "Don't you want to know the reason why the cupboard's not appealing? Don't you get the feeling that everything that's right is wrong again?"
  • Experimental Film - "What's going to go in my experimental film?"
  • Exquisite Dead Guy - "How'm I supposed to let you know the way I feel about you?"
  • Extra Savoir-Faire - "What's a man like me supposed to do with all this extra savoir-faire? What is left for me to prove dear?"
  • Fake Out In Buenos Aires - "What is fake?"
  • Feign Amnesia - "Why half-settle for stuff that is half-new?"
  • The Fellowship Of Hell - "Who will use it now?"
  • Figure Eight - "Can you go around?"
  • Finished With Lies - "Couldn't we just put away the ancient history?"
  • Fritalian - "Is it French or is it Italian?"
  • Fun Assassin - "Where did we bury the time?"
  • Get By With A Little Help - "Would you lend me a pair of your finest brown loafers?"
  • Greasy Kid Stuff - "Can't you hear? Hear my plea?"
  • Great - "Dave, where are you going with that hundred dollars in both of your fists?"
  • The Guitar - "Hey - Who's that playing - Hey - the guitar? Is it Jim?"
  • Hate The Villanelle - "Mumbles and stammers, but are those real crimes?"
  • Hell Hotel - "What does he mean by this?"
  • Hello Mrs. Wheelyke - "...Wouldn't you like to write with a pencil?"
  • Hi Honey I'm Home - "How was your day?"
  • Hot Cha - "Hot Cha, where are you?"
  • I Am A Human Head - "What do I really need? Where is my friend, the other head?"
  • I Am A Paleontologist - "Could it be an herbivore crushing plants with rounded teeth?" and "Is it a T-Rex?"
  • I Am Invisible - "Did you notice something? / Was there somebody there?", "Like when I eat my lunch / Does it disappear / Or do you see it going all the way down?", "Did the cat just learn how to fly?", "Did the cat turn on the dishwasher?"
  • I Am Not Your Broom - "What nonsense are you speaking, broom?"
  • I Can Hear You - "What's your order?"
  • I Can Help The Next In Line - "Have you been with us before?", "Do we have a problem here?", "Have you been with us in the past?"
  • I Got My T-Shirt Back - I got a rebus. Don't believe us? / Then just check the signs"
  • I Hear A New World - "How can I tell them what's in store for me?"
  • I Love You For Psychological Reasons - "Why does the mouse share the house with the louse?"
  • I'm All You Can Think About - "Do you recall someone you haven't thought about in a long time?"
  • I'm Your Boyfriend Now - "Can't you admit that I'm your boyfriend now? Why don't you act like I'm your boyfriend now?"
  • Infinity - "How can I reach infinity?"
  • In Fact - "And now that mess has an entourage / All dressed in dungarees / What went wrong?"
  • I've Got A Match - "Which one of us is the one we can't trust? Why can't you be sensitive and good? Why don't you want to be understood?"
  • Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - "Why did Constantinople get the works?"
  • It Said Something - "I wasn't recording / Anyway why would I be?"
  • It's Fun To Steal - "But when do you stop to consider / The events in your recent past?"
  • It's Not My Birthday - "So why do you lunge out at me?"
  • Judy Is Your Viet Nam - "Who knew she could be so reckless? Who knew you could be so wrong?"
  • Kids Are Different Now - "Just what was I thinking? "
  • King Weed - "What about the adaptable and rugged housefly?"
  • The Lady And The Tiger - "Do you surmise it's wise to have laser beams emitting from your eyes?"
  • Let Your Hair Hang Down - "Why do we resemble concrete?", "Did we order all these rainclouds?", "Who overturned the party cart?", "Who said to stomp the fire out?", "Would it be so bad?", "Do we have to drag the drag around, is that the plan?", "Can't we leave the barking dogs and join the caravan", "Can you crawl from under the porch without a helmet?"
  • Letter/Not A Letter - "What is that?"
  • Letterbox - "If I had a pair of eyes in the back of my head for each time you forgot to take out all the things you forgot to talk about when you took a bite out of my spine, I would have a lot of eyes on me by this time, wouldn't I?"
  • London - "When shall I shower in the one remaining hour before the show? Will I get to shower in the one remaining hour? Will there even be the time? Do I sleep in my clothes?"
  • Long White Beard - "Can you stand the excitement?"
  • Lost My Mind - "Do you ever even think of me?"
  • Lucky Ball & Chain - "What's the sense in arguing when you're all alone?"
  • Lullabye To Nightmares - "Have you ever seen a bloody egg? Wouldn't you like to try? Have you ever heard the blackbird's song?"
  • Make It The Same - "Was I wrong to let you go?"
  • Maybe I Know - "But what can I do?"
  • Meet The Elements - "May I introduce you to our friends the elements?"; "Hey, who let in all these elephants?"
  • Moles, Hounds, Bears, Bees And Hares - "Some call them bunnies — who cares?"
  • Mono - "Who likes the podcast, that podcast in mono?"
  • Montana - "What are you staring at in that hospital bed?"
  • Mountain Flowers - "Do you notice something different?"
  • Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2 - "Won't you come with me to music jail?"
  • My Man - "Why then am I in bed? How can he stand? Why can't the message be sent?"
  • My Other Phone Is A Boom Car - "Why must I answer to a public that doesn't appreciate me yet?"
  • New York City - "So why don't you come to stay?"
  • Never Knew Love - "Has there ever been love?"
  • Night Security - "Who's that guy?"
  • Nine Bowls Of Soup - "Please can I have one, Mr. Icthyosaur? Is there one that's kind of extra? Can I have it for my own? What's all the soup for anyway? Why do you need nine bowls?"
  • No! - "May I stay? Can I go?"
  • No Answer - "What's it like to be alive?"
  • No One Knows My Plan - "Why the dancing, shouting? Why the shrieks of pain, the lovely music? Why the smell of burning autumn leaves?"
  • Now Is Strange - "I'd like to hear, what did you change?", among others
  • Now We Have To Go - "What if I don't want to go?"
  • Number Three - "If there's just two songs in ya boy, whaddaya want from me?"
  • O, Do Not Forsake Me - "One thousand years old, but what do you know?" ... "One thousand years old, but what do I know?"
  • Oh You Did - "Why won't you take directions / Or listen to instrections?", "How did the carton of milk get filled with shaved off puppy hairs?"
  • One Everything - "What if you drew a giant circle? What if it went around all there is? Then would there still be such a thing as an outside? And does that question even make any sense?"
  • Particle Man - "What's he like? Is he a dot, or is he a speck? When he's underwater, does he get wet? Or does the water get him instead? Is he depressed, or is he a mess? Does he feel totally worthless? Who came up with Person Man?"
  • Poison Flowers - "Who's going to build my death ray?", among other questions
  • Prepare - "Are all your affairs in order now?"
  • Prevenge - "Can you tell that I'm planning prevenge?"
  • Put It To The Test - "Are you sure that that thing is true? Or did someone just tell it to you?"
  • Put Your Hand On The Computer - "Doesn't that feel better now?"
  • Right Before Showtime - "What are we gonna tell the people?", "Hour three: What about you, Zebediah?", "Hour ten: Can anyone think of a topic?", "Hour eleven: What about you Mrs. Henderson?", "Hour fourteen: Who am I kidding?", "Hour twenty-one: But is it really the truth? / Hour twenty-two: Or is it artifice? / Hour twenty-three: And what's the difference, really?"
  • Rock Club - "Have we played this club before? Is that really the P.A., or just somebody's radio left in the corner of the room?"
  • Rhythm Section Want Ad - "Do you sing like Olive Oyl on purpose?"
  • Santa Claus - "Where have you been? Is there something for me inside that sack?"
  • Santa's Beard - "Why must she climb on his knee?"
  • Say Nice Things About Detroit - "Can't you pretend to pretend?"
  • The Second Longest Night - "Why don't you bring your friends inside?"
  • See The Constellation - "Can you hear what I see in the sky?"
  • Seven - "Won't you come in, Seven?"
  • The Shadow Government - "Where's the shadow government when you need it?"
  • Shape Shifter - "Where did my world go?", "How was I to know they meant the UPS delivery man?", "What used to be my house, is it that purple tentacle? Or is that the TV repairman?"
  • The Share A Story Song - "How do you share a story?"
  • She's An Angel - "Why did they send her over anyone else? How should I react? When you're following an angel, does it mean you have to throw your body off a building? Can I hold for a long long time?"
  • She Was A Hotel Detective - "Is she lonely?"
  • (She Was A) Hotel Detective - "Why don't you check her out?"
  • Shoehorn With Teeth - "What's the sense in ever thinkin' bout the tomb when you're much too busy returnin' to the womb?"
  • (Since You Joined) The Corporation - "Did you promise not to tell?"
  • Skullivan - "How does everybody take their tea?"
  • Snail Shell - "What it something you would do for anybody? Was it what you'd only do for me?", among others
  • Snowball In Hell - "You want it when? How long you been here, Joe? Why do you ask? Back on that old 'time is money' kick, right?"
  • Solid Liquid Gas - "Could you make rock so warm it would be liquid?"
  • Someone Keeps Moving My Chair - "Is this Horrible? Would you mind if we balance this glass of milk where your visiting friend accidently was killed? Would it be okay with you if we wrote a reminder of things we'll forget to do today otherwise, using a green magic marker, if it's alright, on the back of your head?"
  • The Spine Surfs Alone - "What will cure you?"
  • Spiraling Shape - "Who can say what's wrong or right?"
  • Swing Is A Word - "Who can snap my fingers?", "Where's my cat's pajamas?"
  • Take Out The Trash - "Why not take out the trash?"
  • Tavern In Pinsk - "Can you fault such common sense?"
  • Theme From Flood - "Why is the world in love again? Why are we marching hand in hand? Why are the ocean levels rising up?"
  • Thermostat - "When the indicator says you're out of oil should you continue driving anyway?", "Or was it a loud explosion?", "Or is the thermostat engulfed in flames?", "Or is it just me?"
  • They Got Lost - "Could you tell us where we are and the best way out of here?"
  • They Might Be Giants - "What are we gonna do unless they are?"
  • Thunderbird - "Man, are you thinking what I am? Well, what about it then?"
  • Thinking Machine - "What does it mean?", "What?"
  • Till My Head Falls Off - "I ate forty-seven, so what happened to the other ten? Why do you suspiciously change the subject and break my concentration as I dump the bottle out and I count the Advil up again?"
  • Tippecanoe And Tyler Too - "Who has heard the great commotion, motion, motion, all the country through?"
  • Towson - "What's it like in there?"
  • Tumbleweed - "Did you realize that 'vacation' implies all the vacantness left when they go?"
  • Unrelated Thing - "Do you smile 'cause I'm funny? How come you never look me in the eye? Aren't you listening to me?"
  • Untitled - "And then it says 'Another child is born in India every time you call this number,' right?", among many other questions
  • Upside Down Frown - "Are your eyes playing tricks, or should you get your glasses fixed?"
  • Utah - "Weren't you the one I hurt? Weren't you the one that I betrayed? Did you stay angry with me?"
  • Walking My Cat Named Dog - "Now people, what do you think of that?"
  • We Live In A Dump - "Why be realistic?", "What's good about that?"
  • We Want A Rock - "Where was I?"
  • We're The Replacements - "Hey where's Tommy? Where's the equipment?"
  • West Virginia - "Why don't you come outside with me?"
  • We've Got A World That Swings - "What's before me? What's the hassle?"
  • Whence That Wince - "Oh, whence that wince, my wench?"
  • Where Your Eyes Don't Go - "Should you worry when the skull head is in front of you, or is it worse because it's always waiting where your eyes don't go?"
  • Whole Lot Of Glean - "Remember how much you wanted this job?"
  • Withered Hope - "Are you going to say to me this can never be?"
  • The World Before Later On - "Where's my hovercraft? Where's my jet pack? Where's the font of acquired wisdom that eludes me now?", "Where's our tel-ray? Where's our space face? Where are all the complications we won't see around?"
  • Xanthus Saves - "What does he save?", "What does he heal?"
  • Yeh Yeh - "She asks me, Why don't I come to her flat and have some supper, and let the evening pass by by playing records, the sounds of groovy hi-fi?"
  • You Are Old, Father William - "Do you think, at your age, it is right?", "Pray, what is the reason of that?", "Allow me to sell you a couple?", "Pray, how did you manage to do it?", "What made you so awfully clever?", "Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?"
  • You Probably Get That A Lot - "Do you mind?", "Can I just tell you"
  • You're On Fire - "Is that your car they're towing?"
Songs consisting entirely or almost entirely of questions[edit | edit source]

Songs mentioning questions[edit | edit source]

Honorable mention[edit | edit source]

  • S-E-X-X-Y - "X / Because it's extra, baby / Y / Because it's extra, baby"

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