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

Aggpass’s classic banger “Post #14” contains a knowing reference to dodecalicious’ timeless “Post #2

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Subpoenaed in Texas
Stronger than yesterday
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Horrific guilt-lol at this

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I don’t like a song where the lyrics reference another of their song lyrics, I think it’s tacky.

Also, this happens a lot in Bleachers records, along with sampling of other bits from his own songs.

Up In Hudson by Dirty Projectors:

First time I ever kissed your mouth, we both felt time stop
My heart, it leapt up, wow, jumped from a mountaintop
Then I knew: maybe I could be with you
Do the things that lovers do
Slightly domesticate the truth
And write you “Stillness Is the Move”

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Bob D “Staying up for nights in the Chelsea Hotel writing Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands for you”.

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aah that song’s so good gonna have to go listen to it now

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The connection between the closers of both Mellon Collie discs: Think I only realized it after Netphoria was talking about it.

Take Me Down
“there’s a love that god puts in your heart”

Farewell and Goodnight
“goodnight, always to all that’s pure that’s in your heart”

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Afghan Whigs did this on tracks 1 and 4 of both Gentlemen and Black Love.

I like that Veruca Salt’s Volcano Girls refers back to Seether in the style of the referential Glass Onion.

“I told you about the seether before
You know the one who’s neither or nor
Well, here’s another clue if you please
The seether’s Louise”

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Bowie references Major Tom in Ashes to Ashes

Also Decemberists have a Summersong and and Anti-Summersong which references Summersong

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Manics:

You stole the sun
straight from my heart
From my heart, from my heart

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I’ve only gone and Aggpassed myself

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“I was the walrus / But now I’m John”

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Thunder Road, Racing in the Street, and The Promise is basically the best trilogy of thematically-connected songs out there, basically.

(the main connection with Racing in the Street is the piano line in the instrumental bridge after the chorus, which gets sorta washed away by the organ line, which is just perfect.

Ahh fuck now I just wanna spend all night listening to Bruuuuce

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I’ve got this letter before me
It’s buff with a confidential seal
I’d better open it
It’s a fine and a formal threat
I should have listened to “New Face in Hell”