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I'M GONNA HAVE A HOUSE PARTY IN MY HOUSE
There is a band called The The.
Manowar's Dawn of Battle:
I bring death and destruction
to all that I now kill! "Weird Al" Yankovic:
Then we drive to the drive-thru!
Heading off to the drive-thru! We're approaching the drive-thru! Getting close to the drive-thru! Almost there at the drive-thru! Now we're here at the drive thru! Here in line at the drive-thru! Did I mention the drive-thru? He walks up to the closet
He goes up to the closet Now he's at the closet Damn, he's opening the closet... There's also his parody of George Harrison's "(Got my Mind) Set On You", which was titled "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long". A repetitive song about how a repetitive song is repetitive.
Al name-checks a slew of Pokémon in "Polkamon". He mentions Ditto twice.
"Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight!" from the band Spinal Tap. First seen in the movie , which was about a band named Spinal Tap and included this song, which was named "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight!".
This Is Spinal Tap This song may actually have a real-life parody target in 1979's "Rock You Tonight" by NWOBHM-ish band Marseille, phrased just slightly differently:
I'm gonna rock you tonight!"
I love college, I love drinking, I love women, and I love college.
Which is Asher Roth's "I Love College".
Willy DeVille's Storybook Love for .
The Princess Bride
My love is like a storybook story.
But it's as real as the feelings I feel. My love is like a storybook story. But it's as real as the feelings I feel; it's as real as the feelings I feel.
Dragonforce— Through the Fire and Flames.
Dir En Grey— Kodoku ni Shisu, Yue ni Kodoku (I will die in loneliness, because I'm lonely)
The title song from Rodgers and Hammerstein's :
State Fair It's dollars to doughnuts that our State Fair
Is the best State Fair in our state! While intended to be humorous, this is partially justified in that some states did in fact hold multiple regional "state fairs" in different regions within the state.
Not only that, but Illinois, the state which is the State of Illinois, has two State Fairs in different reagions within the state.
Jan Terri's "Losing You" has THREE examples, all of which combine with Captain Obvious and two of which are in one single verse. From the first verse:
And yours is closed.
And the entire second verse.
Remember long walks, sandy beaches, all those swims together?
You said we'll always be together
But you weren't telling the truth
Several Nirvana songs. Aneurysm is a good example.
"The Future Soon" by Jonathan Coulton has the line:
I'll probably be some kind of scientist
Building inventions in my space lab in space Moonlight Shadow. "Four AM in the morning..."
During the narrated section in the middle of Rhapsodys Sacred Power of Raging Winds:
Vankar: Son...you are a betrayer...you have betrayed me!
The Baka Song. Its lyrics consist solely of the word "baka" (idiot in english) being repeated over and over again.
Not true. It also contains specific descriptions of the ways in which Ranma (the subject of the song) is an idiot, as well as some other lyrics. Most of them refer to him as being an idiot.
Iron Maiden's "Mother of Mercy". "I'll die a lonely death, of that I'm certain of."
" The Drugs Song" by Amateur Transplants is a List Song which pays homage to Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" with drugs in place of elements. Many of the drugs are listed twice, either by their proprietary name and generic name, their slang name (amphetamine and speed) or, in the case of lithium, simply by the same word on two occasions.
Any Other World by Mika has "I tried to live alone, but lonely is so lonely alone."
"O Superman" by Laurie Anderson features the line "They're American planes, made in America".
However, if you encounter an American Fokker, it will be an American (owned) plane made in the Netherlands."
An example is in the Elton John song "Love Lies Bleeding" by Elton John which contains the lines:
I wonder if those changes have left a scar on you
Like all the burning hoops of fire that you and I passed through
Well, a burning ring can burn from having eaten a good bunch of jalapeno peppers the night before; it's not actually on fire, so the redundancy isn't. Maybe he had something like that in mind, but remembered in time that that line was already taken.
It should be noted that this is arguably an homage to Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," itself an eminently worthy example of this trope. Many have joked that it would make a perfect Preparation H commercial.
I fell into a burning ring of fire I went down, down, down and the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire The ring of fire
No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown has this.
So how, do you expect me, to live alone with just me?
Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine...
''Live and Let Die'' has a line saying: "But in this ever changing world in which we live in"
"Fatal Tragedy" by Dream Theater, also in its lyrics.
The Good Old Hockey Game by Stompin' Tom Conners:
Oh! The good old hockey game, Is the best game you can name; And the best game you can name, Is the good old Hockey game!
Rock songs about the road are pretty redundant, and 's song 'The Road' exaggerates this for humorous effect:
Tenacious D The road is f***in' hard, It's also really f***in' tough, There's no question that, It don't take no guff...
Tina Turner: "You're simply the best. Better than all the rest."
Disturbed: Their song The Curse gives us the line
No hope for the hopeless
Queensr˙che: "It just started to hit me like a two-ton... heavy thing."
Erasure's "Always" opens with: "Open your eyes I see, your eyes are open."
Kid Cudi: "The lonely loner seems to free his mind at night..." Not technically redundant as being alone doesn't mean being lonely and vice versa, but it still sounds a little redundant when you listen to it.
Makes more sense in the original version, in which a lonely stoner frees his mind at night.
"Blackbirds" by Linkin Park: "I'm alone, on my own..."
Rick Astley hated doing music videos because "they're too repetitive" and "tend to repeat themselves." See the source here.
"Disarm" by The Smashing Pumpkins: "What I choose is my choice."
"Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp: "I cannot forget from where it is that I come from."
"Body and Soul" by The Manhattan Transfer: "That melodic melody."
Coheed and Cambria and "Apollo I: The Writing Writer".
"Not Afraid" by Eminem: "I'ma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly!"
"World's Greatest Mom in the World" by Parry Gripp.
In Supersonik Elektronik there's "Above us, there is nothing above, but the stars...above!"
Eenie Meenie by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber features the line "She's indecisive, she can't decide"
Tim Minchin's "Good Book": "the good book is a book, and it is good, and it's a book."
Kerry Livgren's "The Traveler" opens with "I began at the beginning..." and a later verse begins with "Now I have seen the far horizon, at the edge of what is known."
"Free Will" by Rush: "If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice."
Mitch Benn's List Song of everything that's awesome about The BBC has the "I Like X" variant (and he really does):
Drake's "Forever" contains the verse "lil Wayne, that's what they gotta say or mention"
King Crimson in "Indiscipline" sorta subverts this: "I repeat myself when under stress; I repeat myself when under stress; I repeat myself when under stress . . ."
Not unlike Talking Heads in "Once in a Lifetime": "Same as it ever was; same as it ever was; same as it ever was; same as it ever was."
" If you didn't know that, well baby, now you know now."
" Only time will tell if we stand the test of time."
The first verse of "Meet James Ensor" by mentions "He lived with his mother / and the torments of Christ". The second verse remarks "He lived with his mother / They Might Be Giants and repeated himself".
"Older" has the lyrics "Time... is marching on / And time... is still marching on"
Lady Gaga's "Born this way" music video has this:
Thus began the beginning of the new race.
The band "The Los Hermanos Brothers." (If you translate the Spanish, the name works out to "The The Brothers Brothers.")
Dutch singer Caro Emerald has an album titled "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor".
Phish unites this with Captain Obvious:
"We've got cymbals
'Cause we've got a band We've got cymbals in the band
Judas Priest's "Painkiller" contains the following lines:
Faster than a bullet
Terrifying scream Enraged and full of anger He's half man and half machine
George Thorogood and the Destroyers:
I drink alone
With nobody else And you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself.
U2's "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of". Just the song title itself.
Everclear's "I Will Buy You A New Life":
I will buy you a new car
Perfect shiny and new
Los Amigos Invisibles' "Ponerte En Cuatro":
ˇTe quito la vida y te mato! (I take your life away and kill you!)
Chicago's "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?":
A man came up to me and asked me
What the time was that was on my watch
America's "A Horse With No Name":
The heat was hot
The Beach Boys' "Be True To Your School":
I got a letterman's sweater
With a letter in front
"T.N.T." by AC/DC:
I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean
The Rolling Stones' "Let It Bleed":
But you knifed me in my dirty filthy basement
Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden made a song with lots of jokes about aging, including:
Spartan Warrior's "Last Man Standing"
I'll be the last man standing here
I'll still be standing strong The last man standing I'll be the only one
The B-52s - "There's a moon in the sky - it's called The Moon!"
The Christmas carol "Hark the Herald Angels Sing". "Herald" and "Angel" both mean the same thing, messenger.
The Mississippi Sheiks song "Fingering with Your Fingers".
Iced Earth do this quite often, often combining it with Narm.
Nightmares! In The Night!
For the one who shall deceive us is the one - AAAAAH!!!!
Now I feel that I've reached the end
And the end of my quest is close at hand What have I done I've reached the end
Stevie Nicks gets into the act:
Just like the white-wing dove
Sings a song sounds like she's singing
Lily Allen's "The Fear" begins:
I wanna be rich
And I want lots of money