Bands with a song where the lyrics reference another of their song's lyrics

“19, you’re only 19 for god’s sake, you don’t need a boyfriend”

“Because you’ll never be 19 again, and I thought I told you before, you don’t need a boyfriend”

Any more? Probably.

“My loneliness ain’t killing me no more”

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Every hold steady song

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Yeah Dalek do this a lot.

First one says “most of these people prefer bullets to ballots” and second one says “said a million times people prefer bullets to ballots”. Few others that I can’t be bothered to post too.

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Beatles - glass onion

Off top of my head it references strawberry fields, fool on the hill and I am the walrus. Maybe more.

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to find this out!

Jed The 4th by Grandaddy:

So Jed he’s dead and gone
And Jed he left a son
But Jeddy-4’s in Betty Ford
And he don’t come around no more

You know it’s all a metaphor
For being drunk and on the floor
So give it up for Jed the 4th
Though he don’t come around no more

He don’t come around no more

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So I got a job
Cleaning toilets
At a nightclub in Baltimore

He wrote: “You wouldn’t recognize me anymore”
“I bet you’d rather be back cleaning toilets in Baltimore”

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surely Los Camp have done this?

Second one also contains the line “Not the only Lionkiller in a California Sate Penn” in reference to his previous tracks Lionkiller and Lionkiller Got Married.

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Ashes To Ashes by ol’ King Nonce.

Three Lions '98

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Imagine how long and self referential the song would be now if they’d continued that pattern.

Stronger by Britney Spears has the line ‘loneliness ain’t killing me no more’, referencing HMB1MT

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do you even read threads

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“there ain’t gonna be no middle anymore / it’s been said before”

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does sampling/reframing your own lyrics count? Nas using his “sleep is the cousin of death” line as the hook here

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Of course not

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The Hold Steady have a song that goes “my loneliness ain’t killing me no more” in reference to Britney probably idk

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In Stronger by Britney Spears she sings about ‘talk about football coming home’ in reference to her previous song ‘Stronger 96’.

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