Tinnitus Referenced in Songs
Audioslave- Show me How to Live: "This ringing in my head, is this a cure, or is this a disease?"
Beck- Nausea: "Now I'm a seasick sailor, on a ship of noise, I got my maps all backwards, and my instincts poisoned, In a truth blown gutter, full of wasted years, like blown-out speakers ringin' in my ears"
Blondie- Fan Mail : "And the bells in my ears kept ringing, In my ears bells are ringing."
Bob Dylan- Call Letter Blues: "My ears are ringing, ringing like empty shells... Well, it can't be no guitar player. Must be convent bells."
Fallout Boy- I've Got All This Ringing In My Ears And None On My Fingers (title)
Peter Frampton- Show Me the Way: "I wonder how you're feeling....there's ringing in my ears."
Garbage- Push It : "This is the noise that keeps me awake, my head explodes and my body aches."
Hazel - Ringing in My Ears: "...So that I'll carry with my years the sound of you ringing in my ears."
The High Dials- Can You Hear The Bells?: "Sad to hear what I hear, so sharp and clear, like a ringing in my ear."
Mark Knopfler- All The Roadrunning: "And when there is only a ring in your ears, and an echo down memory lane, then if it’s all for nothing, all the road running has been in vain."
Looper- On the Flipside: "I'd like to sit down in the shade, maybe drink some lemonade, sit and just be quiet and breathe, but ... my head makes too much noise."
Mr. Bungle- Slowly Growing Deaf: "To my ears the greatest sin, feel a bit like Beethoven... No one is listening, yet ears are ringing."
Nine Inch Nails- Something I Can Never Have : "I still recall the taste of your tears. Echoing your voice just like the ringing in my ears."
Nine Inch Nails- The Becoming : "I can try to get away but I've strapped myself in. I can try to scratch away the sound in my ears. I can see it killing away all of my bad parts. I don't want to listen but it's all to clear. Hiding backwards inside of me I feel so unafraid. Annie, hold a little tighter I might just slip away. It won't give up. It wants me dead. Goddamn this noise inside my head."
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Hillbilly Hollywood : "I played some bars where you never wanna go. From Oklahoma City down to Tupelo. My ears would be ringing like an old fire bell when I'd lay me down in some cheap motel."
Robert Plant- Stairway to Heaven: "You´re head is humming and it won´t go in case you don´t know."
Francis Rossi/Status Quo- Burning Bridges: "I can't escape this ringing in my ears."
Bob Seger- Turn the Page: "Later in the evening as you lie awake in bed, with the echo from the amplifiers ringing in your head."
Snow Patrol- The Last Shot Ringing in My Ears (title)
Thom Yorke- Hearing Damage: "Your speakers are blowing...Your ears are wrecking...Your hearing damage..."
U2- Staring At The Sun: "There's an insect in your ear, if you scratch it won't disappear."
Wilco- Heavy Metal Drummer: "Classical music blasting masks the ringing in my ears."