Did you know that the Goo Goo Dolls’ song “When Everything’s Made (To Be Broken)” was recently declared the best song of the ’90s? It’s true. If you haven’t heard it recently, do yourself a favor and take a listen to the moving City Of Angels theme song:

But did you also know that the song isn’t actually called “When Everything’s Made (To Be Broken)” but rather “Iris”? It’s true. But what if the song was named something else entirely? We asked our writers to come up with alternate song names. Check it out:

  • I Just Want You To Know (Who I Am)
  • City Of Angels
  • I Don’t Wanna Go Home (Right Now)
  • Looking Through Telescopes
  • I Don’t Want The World To See Me
  • I Don’t Think (That They’d Understand)
  • I’d Give Up Forever (To Touch You)
  • Plinkity Plink Plinkity Plink Plink (City Of Angels Song)
  • When You Bleed (Just To Know You’re Alive)
  • Everything’s Made To Be Broken
  • Spinning In Rolly Chair
  • Closest To Heaven
  • Don’t Wanna Miss You Tonight
  • Yeah You Bleed (Just to Know You’re Alive)
  • Who I Am
  • City of Angels (Remix)
  • Give Up Forever
  • Kokomo Pt. II
  • It’s Over (Sooner Or Later)
  • And I (Don’t Want The World To See Cause I Don’t Think That They’d Understand)
  • Closest to Heaven
  • A Song For My Mom Who’s Name Was Iris
  • Track 11
  • Everybody Goo Goo Tonight
  • Would They Understand (I Don’t Think So)
  • Who I Am
  • IDWTWTSM
  • Slide II
  • (Theme For Meg Ryan)
  • Untitled Goo Goo Dolls Project
  • Bleed
  • That popular Goog song
  • Second best song (Slide is \#1, obvi)
  • Telescope Room
  • Peeping on Nicolas Cage
  • Baby’s Black Baloon Makes Her Fly…JK this one’s called Iris
  • \#1 Song on Billboard’s Best Pop Songs 1992-2012
  • I Wish
  • When Everything’s Made (To Be Broken) (Formerly called “Iris”)

Can you think of a better name? Let us know in the comments. See below for lyrics to “Iris” in case you need a refresher.

And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t wanna go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
When sooner or later it’s over
I just don’t wanna miss you tonight

And I don’t want the world to see me
'Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And you can’t fight the tears that ain’t coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah, you bleed just to know you’re alive

And I don’t want the world to see me
'Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me
'Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me
'Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

Mmmm, whatcha say?
Mmmm, that you only meant well?
Well, of course you did
Mmmm, whatcha say (whatcha say)?
Mmmm, that it’s all for the best?
Of course it is
Mmmm, whatcha say?
Mmmm, that you only meant well?
Well, of course you did
Mmmm, whatcha say (whatcha say)?
Wha- wha- wha- wha- what did she say?

I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am

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