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--> All examples found in songs are here!
* In Music/{{America}}'s ''A Horse with No Name'', the singer feels the need to point out that "The heat was hot."
* AvrilLavigne, "Sk8ter Boy". "He was a boy she was a girl/[[LampshadeHanging can I make it anymore obvious?]]"
* For some reason, TheBeachBoys make a point of mentioning in the chorus of ''Little Saint Nick'' that "Christmas comes this time each year."
* Music/TheBeatles, in "Come Together", gave us such enlightening information as "He's got feet down below his knees" and "One and one and one is three". You don't say.
** They gained the grand prize for this trope in "All You Need Is Love", in which everything except the "all you need is love" sentiment is basically saying "anything that humans are able to do, humans can do."
-->Nothing you can do that can't be done, nothing you can sing that can't be sung
** "Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand": "Well I don't want to stop the show / But we thought you'd all like to know / That the singer's going to sing a song." (The show in question is a ''concert''. That's right. He interrupted a concert to let everyone know that the singer would be singing. Even if it was done for a rhyme - "[[AudienceParticipationSong And he wants you all to sing along]]" and the supposed lead singer of Sgt. Pepper's band was [[RingoStarr playing drums up to that point]], it's a pretty obvious line)
* In concerts, to introduce the song "[[VulgarHumor I Cum Blood]]," [[CannibalCorpse Corpsegrinder]] says "this song is about shooting blood out of your cock."
* DavidBowie's New Single "Where Are We Now?"' features the line "the moment you know, you know you know". It makes some sense given the overall song but still sounds remarkably obvious when its actually said outloud.
* Fleetwood Mac's song "Dreams" says "Thunder only happens when it's raining".
* ''So Yesterday'' by Music/HilaryDuff states that "If the light is off, then it isn't on" and "You can change your clothes (if you wanna)". [[SarcasmMode No, really?]]
* Music/JonathanCoulton in "Betty and Me", on the subject of genetically engineered children:
-->And although it was expensive, it was legal in the states where it wasn't banned.
** He also does this at least once in "Madelaine":
--->If it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger\\
But if it kills you, you'll be dead
* Lee Ann Womack's song "Liars Lie", after catching her lover trying to lie, the narrator sings:
-->"Losers lose, winners win/ Cheaters cheat, siners sin/ Dreamers dream, cryers cry/Fools believe, and Liars Lie"
* LilWayne seems to like being Captain Obvious. For example, in ''I Can Transform Ya'' he says, "I Can Transform Ya/ Like a [[{{Transformers}} Transformer]]". In ''Mrs. Officer'' the guy singing the chorus sings, "I can make you say, Wee-ooh-wee-ooh-wee, Wee-ooh-wee-ooh-wee" and Lil Wayne chimes in with, "Like a cop car".
* Los Bravos helpfully informs us, "Black is Black".
* The background singers in Manfred Mann's "The Mighty Quinn" at one point carol, "We're singin' a song!"
* In the music video for ''Music/{{Thriller}}'', we have MichaelJackson's statement "I'm not like other guys." Even a FunnyAneurysmMoment considering everything that happened to his private life next.
* The Postal Service's "We Will Become Silhouettes:"
--> "Until our shells simply cannot hold / All our insides in, and that's when we'll explode... / And it won't be a pretty sight."
* The viral Website/YouTube video of Rebecca Black's song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0 Friday]]'' withholds any traces of instinct to take the song seriously.
-->Yesterday was Thursday/ Today it is Friday/ Tomorrow is Saturday/ And Sunday comes afterwards...
** Nobody lampshades it better than [[MemeticMutation Hitler]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24yUUHYlJEI&feature=related]]
* The SimonAndGarfunkel song ''The Boxer'', when performed in concert, usually includes an extra verse that contains the line: "I'm older than I once was and younger than I'll be. ''That's not unusual.''" Is this a lampshade or an intensifier?
* SongsToWearPantsTo wrote a [[http://www.songstowearpantsto.com/songs/captain-obvious-theme theme song]] for this character: "CaptainObvious to the rescue! / CaptainObvious: he will state the obvious".
* In "Total Trash," Thurston Moore from SonicYouth insists "it's a natural fact that I'm not no cow."
* The chorus of ''Bowling Ball'' by Superchic[k]: "You need that boy like a bowling ball dropped on your head, ''which means not at all''."
* Talking Heads' song ''Once in a Lifetime'' has the lyrics "there is water at the bottom of the ocean." Obvious statement much?
* ''Older'' by TheyMightBeGiants. The whole song, but epitomized in:
-->Tiiiime! [Boom! Boom!] Is marching on! [Boom! Boom!] And tiiiime! [Boom!] [{{Beat}}] Is still marching on!
* {{Turisas}}'s "To Holmgard and Beyond" gives us this enormously helpful elaboration in the spoken-word bridge:
-->Threads of different lengths. Some longer, some shorter.
* In "Bad" by Music/{{U2}}, Bono sings at the top of his lungs, "I'M WIDE AWAKE! I'M WIDE AWAKE! I'M WIDE AWAKE!" then softly croons the brilliant corollary, "I'm not sleeping." Yes, I gathered that.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Albuquerque".
-->[[ShapedLikeItself That snorkel's been just like a snorkel to me!]]\\
Hey, you got weasels on your face.
** That's when I knew it was true love!
** Likewise, his song "You Don't Love Me Anymore", in which he expresses that he gets the impression his significant other, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin doesn't love him anymore]], citing the reason for such suspicious as being things as poisoning him, holding up a knife, putting piranhas in his bath ''again'', etc.
* The song "All or Nothing'' by Music/{{Whitesnake}} includes the line "My heart is burning/And the fire is hot".
* 2 Chainz is a contender for MostTriumphantExample. There are so many examples, but let's just go with the most famous one:
--> [[MemeticMutation She got a big booty, so I call her big booty.]]
* The classic '60s love song ''Baby I'm Yours'' (first recorded by Barbara Lewis) has the narrator say that he/she is "yours" until a number of impossible events happen (until the stars fall from the sky, until 2+2 is 3), then helpfully elaborate "In other words, until I die/the end of time/eternity."
* ''[[AwardBaitSong Forever Young]]'' from the second CareBears movie includes the line, "You'll be with me until/The sun shines through the night./It never will."
** Clearly someone's never been to the North Pole.
* [[http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/f/foolishquestions.shtml "Foolish Questions"]]
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