Musical gerunds

As far as I’m aware, there are few songs whose titles are a non-finite clause including a gerund. (Surprised no one else has writen about this very subject.) The only two I can think of are Squeeze’s Pulling Mussels from a Shell and Shed Seven’s Chasing Rainbows. The only such band is Counting Crows, although not sure whether this is acting as a present participle.

That is all.

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3 Responses to “Musical gerunds”

  1. Dave on June 25th, 2008 07:56

    What’s a non-finite clause including a gerund?

  2. Niknej on July 5th, 2008 08:32

    Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
    Twisting the knife – Alison Moyet
    Begging you – The Stone Roses
    Losing My Religion – REM
    …… to name but a few!

    And as for bands, don’t forget Talking Heads though I would go for it being a present participle instead.

  3. Steve on July 11th, 2008 12:44

    Chasing Pavements – Adele
    Telling Stories – The Charlatans
    Joining A Fan Club – Jellyfish

    Yes indeed…

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