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* Music/FunLovinCriminals recorded their first demo track in 1995, "King Of New York". Only the chorus was reused in their 1996 hit of the same name, with the music and verses being entirely different. However, the verse line 'I'm the firehose, and everybody knows' was reused in "Mini Bar Blues" in 1998.
* Music/NewRadicals "Mother We Just Can't Get Enough" features some additional lyrics in the booklet - "I know I deceived you, I once told you lies, if you don't believe me, just look in my eyes". These formed part of "A Love Like That" a song frontman Gregg Alexander released as a download a few years later.
** The Gregg Alexander demo track "You're Beautiful (Like No One Before)" leaked in the 2000s, and was rewritten into "Intimidated By You" for the "Begin Again" soundtrack.
22nd Jun '16 4:03:14 AM gewunomox
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* Music/{{Pixies}} recycle 'A white moon's hot, the other side's not' from "Brick Is Red" for 'when one side's hot, the other side of the moon is not' in "All Over The World", two albums later. And the chorus from early versions of "Subbacultcha" (We're having fu-un!) was recycled for "Distance Equals Rate Times Time"[[note]]which is a line from Space (I Believe In) - "now it occurred to me as he drove away, D equals R times T[[/note]] (from looking into the su-un!).

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* Music/{{Pixies}} Music/ThePixies recycle 'A white moon's hot, the other side's not' from "Brick Is Red" for 'when one side's hot, the other side of the moon is not' in "All Over The World", two albums later. And the chorus from early versions of "Subbacultcha" (We're having fu-un!) was recycled for "Distance Equals Rate Times Time"[[note]]which is a line from Space (I Believe In) - "now it occurred to me as he drove away, D equals R times T[[/note]] (from looking into the su-un!).
19th Mar '15 1:19:39 AM Patachou
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* Music/ArcadeFire's third album, ''[[Music/TheSuburbsAlbum The Suburbs]]'', does this for multiple phrases, and to great effect, including (but not limited to):

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* Music/ArcadeFire's third album, ''[[Music/TheSuburbsAlbum ''[[Music/TheSuburbs The Suburbs]]'', does this for multiple phrases, and to great effect, including (but not limited to):



** Slightly modified version: ''[[Music/TheSuburbsAlbum The Suburbs]]'' opens with "In the suburbs I / I learned to drive / And they told me we'd never survive / So grab your mother's keys, we're leaving," whereas the slower, sadder ''Suburban War'' has as its second verse a dark reprise of this: "In the suburbs I / I learned to drive / And you told me we would never survive / So grab your mother's keys, we leave tonight."

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** Slightly modified version: ''[[Music/TheSuburbsAlbum ''[[Music/TheSuburbs The Suburbs]]'' opens with "In the suburbs I / I learned to drive / And they told me we'd never survive / So grab your mother's keys, we're leaving," whereas the slower, sadder ''Suburban War'' has as its second verse a dark reprise of this: "In the suburbs I / I learned to drive / And you told me we would never survive / So grab your mother's keys, we leave tonight."
19th Mar '15 1:18:58 AM Patachou
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* Music/ArcadeFire's third album, ''The Suburbs'', does this for multiple phrases, and to great effect, including (but not limited to):

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* Music/ArcadeFire's third album, ''The Suburbs'', ''[[Music/TheSuburbsAlbum The Suburbs]]'', does this for multiple phrases, and to great effect, including (but not limited to):



** Slightly modified version: ''The Suburbs'' opens with "In the suburbs I / I learned to drive / And they told me we'd never survive / So grab your mother's keys, we're leaving," whereas the slower, sadder ''Suburban War'' has as its second verse a dark reprise of this: "In the suburbs I / I learned to drive / And you told me we would never survive / So grab your mother's keys, we leave tonight."

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** Slightly modified version: ''The Suburbs'' ''[[Music/TheSuburbsAlbum The Suburbs]]'' opens with "In the suburbs I / I learned to drive / And they told me we'd never survive / So grab your mother's keys, we're leaving," whereas the slower, sadder ''Suburban War'' has as its second verse a dark reprise of this: "In the suburbs I / I learned to drive / And you told me we would never survive / So grab your mother's keys, we leave tonight."



* Music/{{Radiohead}} included the line "I don't know why I feel so tongue-tied / I don't know why I feel so skinned alive." in two songs. The first to use it was "Cuttooth," a popular B-side to their album ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}''; the second song, "Myxomatosis," is on ''Hail to the Thief'', released after ''Amnesiac''.

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* Music/{{Radiohead}} included the line "I don't know why I feel so tongue-tied / I don't know why I feel so skinned alive." in two songs. The first to use it was "Cuttooth," a popular B-side to their album ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}''; the second song, "Myxomatosis," is on ''Hail to the Thief'', ''Music/HailToTheThief'', released after ''Amnesiac''.''Music/{{Amnesiac}}''.



** "How to Disappear Completely" has "I'm not here, this isn't happening," which will be followed up by "This is really happening," in "Idioteque."

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** "How to Disappear Completely" from ''Music/OKComputer'' has "I'm not here, this isn't happening," which will be followed up by "This is really happening," in "Idioteque."



* Music/TheBeatles' "Glass Onion" is filled with [[SongOfSongTitles shout outs to other songs of theirs:]]
** I told you about strawberry fields...
** I told you about the walrus and me, man...
** Lady Madonna trying to make ends meet, yeah...
** I told you about the fool on the hill...
** Fixing a hole in the ocean...

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* Music/TheBeatles' "Glass Onion" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' is filled with [[SongOfSongTitles shout outs to other songs of theirs:]]
** I --> ''I told you about strawberry fields...
**
fields...''
--> ''(...)
I told you about the walrus and me, man...
**
man...''
--> ''(...)
Lady Madonna trying to make ends meet, yeah...
**
yeah...''
--> ''(...)
I told you about the fool on the hill...
**
hill...''
--> ''(...)
Fixing a hole in the ocean...''



* Music/FrankZappa was very fond of this, as part of what he called "conceptual continuity." Common examples in his lyrics include references to poodles named Fido, muffins, the mythical groupie/singer Suzy Creamcheese, and the term "conceptual continuity" itself. Of course, he started his career with what some consider to be the first concept album ever. Note that Suzy even has her own article on [[http://en.wikpedia.org/wiki/Suzy_Creamcheese the other Wiki]].

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* Music/FrankZappa was very fond of this, as part of what he called "conceptual continuity." Common examples in his lyrics include references to poodles named Fido, muffins, the mythical groupie/singer Suzy Creamcheese, and the term "conceptual continuity" itself. Of course, he started his career with what some consider to be the first concept album ever.ever, ''Music/FreakOut''. Note that Suzy even has her own article on [[http://en.wikpedia.org/wiki/Suzy_Creamcheese the other Wiki]].



** ''Ill Communication'' has two {{Album Title Drop}}s: Both "Sure Shot" and "Get It Together" feature the line "Like Ma Bell, I got the ill communications".

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** ''Ill Communication'' ''Music/IllCommunication'' has two {{Album Title Drop}}s: Both "Sure Shot" and "Get It Together" feature the line "Like Ma Bell, I got the ill communications".



* Music/ManuChao does this all the time.

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* Music/ManuChao does this all the time. On his album ''Music/{{Esperanza}}'' this occurs several times in a row.



** "Love Is The Seventh Wave" (from the album ''The Dream of the Blue Turtles'') has phrases from "Every Breath You Take" (which he performed with his old band ThePolice).

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** "Love Is The Seventh Wave" (from the album ''The Dream of the Blue Turtles'') has phrases from "Every Breath You Take" (which he performed with his old band ThePolice).Music/ThePolice).



** "Sexx Laws" and "Debra" both have the line "I'm a full grown man but I'm not afraid to cry", although this seems to be more of a CallBack because one's the first song on ''Midnite Vultures'' and the other is the last.
** There was a time when Beck was inordinately fond of the lyric "Yellow cat layin' flat on the road" - "Corvette Bummer" and "Ziplock Bag" both feature this exact line, while in "The Spirit Moves Me", it's a "phony lady" that's "layin' flat on the road" instead. It's probably not a coincidence that "Corvette Bummer" also mentions "a ziplock bag". All three of these songs came out in 1994.
*** Beck sampled an early unreleased folk song of his in "People Gettin' Busy", which features the lines "Empty and cold, burning a light bulb". These lines later appeared in the B Side "One Of These Days". It is speculated that "One Of These Days" was written years before (as most songs recorded for Mutations were), but whether it evolved from that folk song or if that folk song was unrelated remains to be seen.

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** "Sexx Laws" and "Debra" both have the line "I'm a full grown man but I'm not afraid to cry", although this seems to be more of a CallBack because one's the first song on ''Midnite Vultures'' ''Music/MidniteVultures'' and the other is the last.
** There was a time when Beck Music/{{Beck}} was inordinately fond of the lyric "Yellow cat layin' flat on the road" - "Corvette Bummer" and "Ziplock Bag" both feature this exact line, while in "The Spirit Moves Me", it's a "phony lady" that's "layin' flat on the road" instead. It's probably not a coincidence that "Corvette Bummer" also mentions "a ziplock bag". All three of these songs came out in 1994.
*** Beck Music/{{Beck}} sampled an early unreleased folk song of his in "People Gettin' Busy", which features the lines "Empty and cold, burning a light bulb". These lines later appeared in the B Side "One Of These Days". It is speculated that "One Of These Days" was written years before (as most songs recorded for Mutations were), but whether it evolved from that folk song or if that folk song was unrelated remains to be seen.



* Music/{{Devo}}'s 1974 track All Of Us had lyrics reused in the mid 70s track Softcore Mutations, which was rewritten into a synthrock track and played live in 1979, and then eventually evolved into Going Under in 1981. As the song evolved, the music largely changed, and it kept only a few of the original lyrics. Most notably is that "All Of Us" has a different chorus.

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* Music/{{Devo}}'s 1974 track All ''All Of Us Us'' had lyrics reused in the mid 70s track Softcore Mutations, which was rewritten into a synthrock track and played live in 1979, and then eventually evolved into Going Under in 1981. As the song evolved, the music largely changed, and it kept only a few of the original lyrics. Most notably is that "All Of Us" has a different chorus.



** There's also the case of Cracker's ''Forever'' having the phrase "guarded by monkeys" turn up in four different songs - "Brides Of Neptune", "Shameless", "What You're Missing" [[note]]where it appears in GratuitousSpanish as "Protegido por monos"[[/note]], and of course "Guarded By Monkeys". ''Guarded By Monkeys'' was also a WorkingTitle for the album itself, but the label suggested they pick something more marketable, so they made a different song the title track. The gratuitous monkey references originated as an in-joke between David Lowery and [[{{Sparklehorse}} Mark Linkous]] about making fans question one's sanity by mentioning monkeys in every song on an album.
* The opening lyrics of metal band Threshold's Wounded Land reappear somewhere in their third album, Extinct Instinct.

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** There's also the case of Cracker's ''Forever'' having the phrase "guarded by monkeys" turn up in four different songs - "Brides Of Neptune", "Shameless", "What You're Missing" [[note]]where it appears in GratuitousSpanish as "Protegido por monos"[[/note]], and of course "Guarded By Monkeys". ''Guarded By Monkeys'' was also a WorkingTitle for the album itself, but the label suggested they pick something more marketable, so they made a different song the title track. The gratuitous monkey references originated as an in-joke between David Lowery and [[{{Sparklehorse}} [[Music/{{Sparklehorse}} Mark Linkous]] about making fans question one's sanity by mentioning monkeys in every song on an album.
* The opening lyrics of metal band Threshold's Wounded Land reappear somewhere in their third album, Extinct Instinct.''Extinct Instinct''.



* Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Damage Inc." from 1986 contained the line "fuck it all and fucking no regrets". The exact same line appeared on "St. Anger" 17 years later, immediately followed by "I hit the lights on these dark sets", which is a reference to an even older song, 1983's "Hit The Lights".

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* Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Damage Inc." from 1986 ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' (1986) contained the line "fuck it all and fucking no regrets". The exact same line appeared on "St. Anger" 17 years later, immediately followed by "I hit the lights on these dark sets", which is a reference to an even older song, 1983's "Hit The Lights".



* Music/RedHotChiliPeppers reused many of the lyrics from "What It Is" (a song Anthony Kiedis and Flea co-wrote for Nina Hagen) for "The Brothers Cup", with slight variations. Another early song of theirs that borrowed from "What It Is" would be "Green Heaven", specifically the lyric "the smile of a dolphin is a built-in feature" - while little else is directly borrowed from "What It Is" in this case, it's sort of notable that the both songs rhyme "feature" with "creature(s)", "teacher" and "meet you".

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* Music/RedHotChiliPeppers reused many of the lyrics from "What It Is" (a song Anthony Kiedis and Flea co-wrote for Nina Hagen) Music/NinaHagen) for "The Brothers Cup", with slight variations. Another early song of theirs that borrowed from "What It Is" would be "Green Heaven", specifically the lyric "the smile of a dolphin is a built-in feature" - while little else is directly borrowed from "What It Is" in this case, it's sort of notable that the both songs rhyme "feature" with "creature(s)", "teacher" and "meet you".
18th Mar '15 11:01:42 AM rcmerod52
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* The European Portuguese version of "Life in Equestria" from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has its lyrics recycled from "Morning in Ponyville", despite the original English version having original lyrics to that song.
26th Feb '15 6:08:35 PM Genethedirector
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* Young Maylay's songs "He's Uh Felon" and "Commodity" both contain the lines "we stack it like Pringles/Hunnets, fifties, the dubs, dimes, fives and singles."

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* Young Maylay's songs "He's Uh Felon" and "Commodity" both contain the lines "we stack it like Pringles/Hunnets, Pringles / Hunnets, fifties, the dubs, dimes, fives and singles."
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* Young Maylay's songs "He's Uh Felon" and "Commodity" both contain the lines "we stack it like Pringles/Hunnets, fifties, the dubs, dimes, fives and singles."
15th Feb '15 2:02:21 PM MikeK
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** "Egg Man", includes a slightly altered lyrical passage from "Egg Raid On Mojo", an old song from their HardcorePunk era:

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** "Egg Man", Man" includes a slightly altered lyrical passage from "Egg Raid On Mojo", an old song from their HardcorePunk era:
15th Feb '15 2:01:13 PM MikeK
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--->The eggs did crack on Haze's back [[note]]In "Egg Raid On Mojo. "the eggs did crack on Mojo's back" instead. Mojo was a New York club promoter, and "Egg Raid..." was meant as a TakeThat to him. "Haze" is more of an affectionate reference to Eric Haze, an artist and graphic designer the band were friendly with, and who would later design the logo that appeared on ''Check Your Head''[[/note]]

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--->The eggs did crack on Haze's back [[note]]In "Egg Raid On Mojo. Mojo", "the eggs did crack on Mojo's back" instead. Mojo was a New York club promoter, and "Egg Raid..." was meant as a TakeThat to him. "Haze" is more of an affectionate reference to Eric Haze, an artist and graphic designer the band were friendly with, and who would later design the logo that appeared on ''Check Your Head''[[/note]]
15th Feb '15 2:00:29 PM MikeK
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** ''Ill Communication'' has two {{Album Title Drop}}s: Both "Sure Shot" and "Get It Together" feature the line "Like Ma Bell, I got the ill communications".
** "Egg Man", includes a slightly altered lyrical passage from "Egg Raid On Mojo", an old song from their HardcorePunk era:
--->We all dressed in black
--->We snuck up around the back
--->We began to attack
--->The eggs did crack on Haze's back [[note]]In "Egg Raid On Mojo. "the eggs did crack on Mojo's back" instead. Mojo was a New York club promoter, and "Egg Raid..." was meant as a TakeThat to him. "Haze" is more of an affectionate reference to Eric Haze, an artist and graphic designer the band were friendly with, and who would later design the logo that appeared on ''Check Your Head''[[/note]]



* Music/TheBeastieBoys' ''Ill Communication'' has two {{Album Title Drop}}s: Both "Sure Shot" and "Get It Together" feature the line "Like Ma Bell, I got the ill communications".
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