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Songs dealing with books and the act of reading or those containing literary references
- I Could Write A Book
- The Lady And The Tiger - Based on a short story by Frank R. Stockton
- Or So I Have Read
- Read A Book
- Robert Lowell
- The Share A Story Song
- Snapping Turtle - Based on the short story The Man Who Shot Snapping Turtles
- So Crazy For Books
- You're On Fire - "Oh damn, you must've got one of them / Combustible heads / I read an article all about them"
- 3 Chords, 2 Teeth, 1 Eye - "Some Tim Conway joke books"
- A Stranger's Eye - "I picked up the paperback that you put down, skimmed through the introduction", This was exactly the type of thing that I would never read"
- Authenticity Trip - "I'm not Ichabod Crane"
- Bed Bed Bed, Bed Bed Bed Bed Bed - "I read my book"
- Broke In Two - "Then is when I maybe should have wrote it down"
- Celebration - "I read this stuff, but I don't believe it"
- Cells - "The instructions are spelled out in letters—one on every step—in a language that the cell knows how to read"
- Daylight - "When paperbacks and radios tell the tale"
- Exploding Invitation - "She said that all men must read a Jackie Collins"
- Flying V - "...it's hard to read"
- Fortnight - "Where did you come from anyway, a book?"
- Hide Away Folk Family - "As the fuse is spelling out these words"
- I Can't Be Sure - "Reading all the books that I owe"
- I Left My Body - "But I don't know if she read the directions"
- I Need Some Lovin' - "With a sign that reads / 'Nobody rides for free'"
- I Should Be Allowed To Think - quotes Ginsberg's "Howl"
- I'm All You Can Think About - "Your attention wanders when you're trying to read"
- I'm Your Boyfriend Now - "I read your book..."
- Kings Of The Cave - "Get a little help from Friday"
- Mainstream U.S.A. - "There was a man with a book beside me"
- Money For Dope - "Edna Ferber novel"
- Mountain Flowers - "They are spelling out a message / But are too far away to read"
- My Evil Twin - "With that book of Nostradamus..."
- Nanobots - "Sharing comic books"
- No One Knows My Plan - "In the allegory of the people in the cave by the Greek guy"
- Purple Toupee - "I remember the book depository..."
- Renew My Subscription - "...I recognized the words when I read them"
- The Second Longest Night - "Rachel bogged down at The Tragic Muse" (a novel by Henry James)
- She Was A Hotel Detective - "She read that motel directive"
- The Spine Surfs Alone - "So said the rule book"
- Stone Cold Coup D'État - "The words assassinated the book"
- Stomp Box - "Pour the poison in my ear" references Hamlet
- The Poisonousness (Hand Witch) "Like the end of Lord of the Flies"
- Too Tall Girl "With her magazine", "There's no kind of guidebook or catalogue"
- Towson - "...I'll jealously read your blog"
- When It Rains It Snows - "There's a note on the door"
- Withered Hope - "...a picture in a book..."
- You Don't Like Me - "Woody Harrelson, reading in the bath, Nirvana"
- Bed, Bed, Bed (Book)
- Kids Go!
- Spoiler Alert - Linnell describes writing a book as he drives.
- The Partly Cloudy Patriot
- BOOK - TMBG’s 23rd studio album which is packaged in a book.