There are 10 types of people-- those who understand binary, and those who don't.
I have one of those first names that just isn't musically inspirational (Murray).
There's romance galore to be found for Paul and Paula, and the greatest songwriters of all time have written songs dedicated to Michele, Julia, Angie, and even Billie Jean. How about Roxanne? Gloria?
So with all of the songs out there with a name in them, how do you feel about sharing your name?
I knew two Micheles who both told me that they "hated" the Beatles tune of the same name. I once met a lawyer named Bernie and when I told him that there was a song out there entitled, "My Attorney, Bernie" he was at first incredulous, second amused, and third "pretty sure that (he) wouldn't like it".
I don't think I'd like any song with my name in it, either. I could see someone like Weird Al using it, maybe, but nothing too romantic or serious.
There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. Ripple in still water, when there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow.
To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
Joe, though I never shot my old lady for messing around with another man.
In real life though, I don't think my name has ever been used in a song -- it wouldn't rhyme and doesn't have the kind of rhythm that would fit naturally into lyrics, and I say that as a musician and singer.
Mono Puff (side project of John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants) has a song called Imaginary Friend. Halfway into the song, a random voice says "Erik" and nothing else. Scared the shit out of me the first time I heard it. I thought someone snuck into the room.