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1* Austin Lounge Lizards has a song called "[[ Big Rio Grande River]]" made up of redundancies.²-->In the pass they call El Paso back in 1921\²We saddled up and took a ride and ate a picnic lunch outside\²Beneath the firey inferno of a hot August sun\²Alone with me unchaperoned, a local Texas miss\²Yes lovely Linda was the girl, her brilliance brightened up my world\²While I was serving sadly at the fort that’s known as Bliss.\²We viewed a scenic vista in the valley far below\²We ate cheese quesadillas flanked by fragrant beef fajitas\²The insurgents were revolting in the streets of Mexico\²Suddenly to my surprise a sound came from my rear\²It was seventeen armed gunmen and plus one lone mounted horseman\²Who softly whispered, “Por favor, I’ll take the food and beer\²\²By sunrise it had dawned on me, she’d run off with the great Cabrito Kid\²His white mare, [[CriticalResearchFailure Caballo Blanca]], would brave for him the blazing flames of hell\²And after each encounter, he would call his horse and mount her\²And they’d rear off with a stirring grito yell\²His gold tooth flashing in the sun, his song forever endless in my head\²\²Big Rio Grande River, it flows down to the sea\²Bringing back my memories of the past\²High up on Table Mesa, I feel her nearness close to me\²As the evening sun sets in the west\²\²The years have passed and gone, I’m now a wealthy billionaire\²The butler calls my club by phone, I dine there by myself alone\²And shiver in the coldness of my air-conditioned lair\²Looking back in retrospect, my life’s a trite cliché\²Chapters of past history keep echoing repeatedly\²They all come back except the girl who left and went away\²\²A phone bell rings, it’s Linda’s voice, she coos a warm hello (hello, hello, hello)\²Now I am thinking pensively, how we could live expensively\²So we arrange to meet up on the first floor down below\²As we leave the ATM machine she steps aside\²I hear, “Por favor, I’ll take the cash,” I turn and see a gold tooth flash\²Now side by side by side we sing together as we ride\²\²Big Rio Grande River, it flows down to the sea\²Bringing back my memories of the past\²High up on Table Mesa, I feel her nearness close to me\²As the evening sun sets\²As the evening sun sets\²As the evening sun sets in the west.²* [[ I'M GONNA HAVE A HOUSE PARTY IN MY HOUSE]]²* An English [[PostPunk post-punk]] group exists called 'The The'.²* Music/{{Manowar}}'s Dawn of Battle:²-->I bring death and destruction\²to all that I now kill!²* Music/WeirdAlYankovic:²-->Then we drive to the drive-thru!\²Heading off to the drive-thru!\²We're approaching the drive-thru!\²Getting close to the drive-thru!\²Almost there at the drive-thru!\²Now we're here at the drive thru!\²Here in line at the drive-thru!\²[[LampshadeHanging Did I mention the drive-thru?]]²** Of course, that's just a ''slight'' exaggeration of how repetitive Music/RKelly's ''Music/TrappedInTheCloset'' can get:²--->He walks up to the closet\²He goes up to the closet\²Now he's at the closet\²Damn, he's opening the closet...²** There's also his parody of Music/GeorgeHarrison'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.²*** "[[Music/TheBeatles Pleeeeeease don't be long, please don't you be very long, please don't be long...don't be long, don't be looooong, don't be long...]]"²** Al name-checks a slew of Franchise/{{Pokemon}} in "Polkamon". [[StealthPun He mentions Ditto twice.]]²* "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight!" from the band Spinal Tap. First seen in the movie ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', which was about a band named Spinal Tap and included this song, which was named "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight!".²** This song may actually have a real-life parody target in 1979's "Rock You Tonight" by British [[HeavyMetal heavy metal]] band [[ Marseille]], phrased just slightly differently:²-->Tonight\²I'm gonna rock you tonight!²** There are at least three redundancies in the [[ lyrics]] of their song [[ The Majesty of Rock]]:²--> It's all around us and it's everywhere (...)²--> And it feels so real you can feel the feeling! (...)²--> The more it stays the same, the less it changes!²* Alestorm's ''Mexico'' sneaks one in at the start:²-->When the quest is over and the battle's won...\²...there's a land far to the sound where we go to have some fun!\²The wenches, they are plenty! The alcohol is free!\²The party lasts all through the night and the alcohol is free!²* Seminal [[PunkRock punk rockers]] [[Music/TheRamones Ramones]] love this concept, which apparently come both from their influences in stripped-down, repetitive [[TheSixties 60s]] garage rock as well as in how frontman/songwriter Joey Ramone had a real-life obsessive desire to repeat things.²** Their tune [[ "Beat on the Brat"]] from their massively influential [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled debut]] ''Music/{{Ramones}}'' is a great example:²-->[[ Beat on the brat!]]\²Beat on the brat!\²Beat on the brat with a baseball bat!\²Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! Uh-oh!\²What can you do?\²What can you do?\²With a brat like that always on your back\²What can you do? (Lose?)²** That's ''literally the entire song''.²* "I love college, I love drinking, I love women, and I love college!"²** Which is Asher Roth's "I Love College".²* [=Willy DeVille=]'s ''Storybook Love'' for ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.²-->My love is like a storybook story.\²But it's as real as the feelings I feel.\²My love is like a storybook story.\²But it's as real as the feelings I feel;\²it's as real as the feelings I feel.²* For that matter, [=Mink DeVille=] (the band that the aforementioned [=DeVille=] was in before he went solo and dropped the 'Mink'), touched on the same sort of thing before, including in his SignatureSong "Spanish Stroll":²-->Thinking that you’re such a lady killer\²Think you’re so slick!\²Alright!²* Music/{{Dragonforce}}--''Through the Fire and Flames''.²* Music/DirEnGrey--''Kodoku ni Shisu, Yue ni Kodoku'' (I will die in loneliness, [[CaptainObvious because I'm lonely]])²* The title song from Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Film/StateFair'':²-->''It's dollars to doughnuts that our State Fair\²Is the best State Fair in our state!''²** 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.²** Not only that, but Illinois, the state which is the State of Illinois, has two State Fairs in different reagions within the state.²* Jan Terri's "Losing You" has THREE examples, all of which combine with CaptainObvious and two of which are in ''one single verse''. From the first verse:²-->My heart is open [[ShapedLikeItself like an open book]]²-->And yours is closed.²** And the entire second verse.²-->Remember long walks, sandy beaches, all those swims together?²-->We were like a merry-go-round [[ShapedLikeItself going around in circles]]²-->You said we'll always be together²-->But you weren't telling the truth²-->[[CaptainObvious You were telling lies!]]²* Several Music/{{Nirvana}} songs. [[ "Aneurysm"]] from ''Music/{{Incesticide}}'' is a good example.²* "The Future Soon" by Music/JonathanCoulton has the line:²-->''I'll probably be some kind of scientist\²Building inventions in my space lab in space''²* ''Moonlight Shadow''. "Four AM in the morning..."²** Music/{{Eminem}}: [[ It's 3 a.m. in the morning...]]²** "Restless" by electronic music producer Slips & Slurs: [[ It's 5 a.m. in the morning...]]²* During the narrated section in the middle of ''Rhapsody''s Sacred Power of Raging Winds:²-->'''Vankar''': are a have betrayed me!²* The Baka Song. Its lyrics consist solely of the word "baka" (idiot in english) being repeated over and over again.²** [[ 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.²* Music/IronMaiden's "Mother of Mercy". "I'll die a lonely death, of that I'm certain of."²* "[[ The Drugs Song]]" by Music/AmateurTransplants is a ListSong 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.²* Any Other World by Mika has "I tried to live alone, but lonely is so lonely alone."²* "O Superman" by Music/LaurieAnderson features the line "They're American planes, made in America".²** However, if you encounter an American Fokker, it will be an American (owned) plane made in the Netherlands."²* An example is in the [[CampGay Elton John]] song "Love Lies Bleeding" by [[PerformanceArtist Elton John]] which contains the lines:²-->I wonder if those changes have left a scar on you\²Like all the burning hoops of fire that you and I passed through²** 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.²** 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.²-->''I fell into a burning ring of fire''\²''I went down, down, down and the flames went higher''\²''And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire''\²''The ring of fire''²* ''No Air'' by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown has this.²-->So how, do you expect me, to live alone with just me?²* [[Music/TheBeatles Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Number nine...]]²* [[Music/PaulMcCartney ''Live and Let Die'']] has a line saying: ''"But in this ever changing world in which we live in"''²** [[{{Mondegreen}} Though it may be "in which we're livin'"]].²* "Fatal Tragedy" by Music/DreamTheater, also in its lyrics.²* ''The Good Old Hockey Game'' by Stompin' Tom Conners:²-->Oh! The good old hockey game'\²Is the best game you can name;\²And the best game you can name,\²Is the good old Hockey game!²* Rock songs about the road are pretty redundant, and ''Music/TenaciousD'''s song "The Road" exaggerates this for humorous effect:²-->The road is f***in' hard,\²It's also really f***in' tough,\²There's no question that,\²It don't take no guff...²* Tina Turner: [[ "You're simply the best. Better than all the rest."]]²* Music/{{Disturbed}}: Their song The Curse gives us the line²-->No hope for the hopeless²* Music/{{Queensryche}}: "It just started to hit me like a two-ton... heavy thing."²* Music/{{Erasure}}'s "Always" opens with: "Open your eyes I see, your eyes are open."²* Music/{{KidCudi}}: "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.²** Makes more sense in the original version, in which a lonely ''stoner'' frees his mind at night.²* "Blackbirds" by Music/LinkinPark: "I'm alone, on my own..."²* Music/RickAstley hated doing music videos because "they're too repetitive" and "tend to repeat themselves." See the source [[ here]].²* "Disarm" by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins: "What I choose is my choice."²* "Small Town" by Music/JohnCougarMellencamp: "I cannot forget from where it is that I come from."²* "Body and Soul" by Music/TheManhattanTransfer: "That melodic melody."²* Music/CoheedAndCambria and "Apollo I: The Writing Writer".²* "Not Afraid" by Music/{{Eminem}}: "I'ma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly!"²* "World's Greatest Mom in the World" by Parry Gripp.²* In ''Supersonik Elektronik'' there's "Above us, there is nothing above, but the stars...above!"²* Eenie Meenie by Sean Kingston and Music/JustinBieber features the line "She's indecisive, she can't decide"²* Tim Minchin's "Good Book": "the good book is a book, and it is good, and it's a book."²* 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."²* "Free Will" by Music/{{Rush}}: "If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice."²* Music/DrDre, "Nuthin' but a G Thang"²-->Never let me slip, cause if I slip then I'm slipping²* Music/MitchBenn's ListSong of everything that's awesome about Creator/TheBBC has the "I Like X" variant (and he [[JustForFun/OneOfUs really does]]):²-->''You And Me'', ''Me And You'',\²''Creator/MontyPython'', ''Series/DoctorWho''!²** Then later:²-->''Nationwide'', ''Literature/MrMen'',\²''Series/DoctorWho'' again,\²Radio 1, Radio 2,\²Did I mention ''Series/DoctorWho''?²* Drake's "Forever" contains the verse "lil Wayne, that's what they gotta say or mention"²* Music/KingCrimson in "Indiscipline" sorta subverts this: "I repeat myself when under stress; I repeat myself when under stress; I repeat myself when under stress . . ."²* 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."²* "[[Music/TheBlackEyedPeas If you didn't know that, well baby, now you know now.]]"²* From "Why Can't This Be Love?": "[[Music/VanHalen Only time will tell if we stand the test of time.]]"²* The first verse of "Meet James Ensor" by ''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'' mentions "He lived with his mother / and the torments of Christ". The second verse remarks "He lived with his mother / [[LampshadeHanging and repeated himself]]".²** "Older" has the lyrics "Time... is marching on / And time... is still marching on"²* Music/LadyGaga's "Born this way" music video has this:²--> Thus began the beginning of the new race.²* The band "The Los Hermanos Brothers." (If you translate the Spanish, the name works out to "The The Brothers Brothers.")²* Dutch singer Caro Emerald has an album titled "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor".²* Music/{{Phish}} unites this with CaptainObvious:²-->We've got cymbals\²'Cause we've got a band\²We've got cymbals in the band²* Music/JudasPriest[='=]s "Painkiller" contains the following lines:²--> Faster than a bullet\²Terrifying scream\²Enraged and full of anger\²He's half man and half machine²* George Thorogood and the Destroyers:²--> I drink alone\²With nobody else\²And you know when I drink alone\²I prefer to be by myself²* Msuic/{{U2}}'s "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of". Just the song title itself.²* Everclear's "I Will Buy You A New Life":²-->I will buy you a new car\²Perfect shiny and new²* Los Amigos Invisibles' "Ponerte En Cuatro":²--> ¡Te quito la vida y te mato! (I take your life away and kill you!)²* Chicago's "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?":²-->A man came up to me and asked me\²What the time was that was on my watch²* America's "A Horse With No Name":²-->The heat was hot²* Music/TheBeachBoys' "Be True To Your School":²-->I got a letterman's sweater\²With a letter in front²* "T.N.T." by Music/{{ACDC}}:²-->I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean²* Music/TheRollingStones' "Music/LetItBleed":²-->But you knifed me in my dirty filthy basement²* Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden made a song with lots of jokes about aging, including:²-->'''Barry''':My short-term memory's going\²And I'll tell you somethin' else\²[[HypocriticalHumor My short-term memory's going]]\²And I'll tell you somethin' else\²'''Ronnie''': His short-term memory is going\²And he'll tell you somethin' else\²'''Barry''': ([[LampshadeHanging You can see where this is going, can't you?]])\²My short-term memory is going\²And I'll tell you somethin' else.²* Spartan Warrior's "Last Man Standing"²-->I'll be the last man standing here\²I'll still be standing strong\²The last man standing\²I'll be the only one²* Music/TheB52s - "There's a moon in the sky - it's called The Moon!"²* The Christmas carol "Hark the Herald Angels Sing". "Herald" and "Angel" both mean the same thing, messenger.²* The Spanish Christmas carol "Salve, Reina y Madre" (Hail, Queen and Mother") mentions "la nieve fría" (the cold snow).²* The Mississippi Sheiks song "Fingering with Your Fingers".²* Iced Earth do this quite often, often combining it with {{Narm}}.²** Nightmares:²-->Nightmares! In The Night!²** Mystical End²-->For the one who shall deceive us is the one - AAAAAH!!!!²** Reaching The End:²-->Now I feel that I've reached the end\² And the end of my quest is close at hand\² What have I done\² I've reached the end²* Music/StevieNicks gets into the act:²-->Just like the white-wing dove\² Sings a song sounds like she's singing²** There's also "Crystal" by Buckingham Nicks (later re-recorded by Music/FleetwoodMac):²--->Do you always trust your first initial feeling?²* Music/LilyAllen's "The Fear" begins:²-->I wanna be rich\² And I want lots of money²* Music/BonJovi's "It's My Life": ²-->I just wanna live while I'm alive²* Music/TheAllAmericanRejects' "The Wind Blows"²-->Late nights when I sit up late,²* Music/{{Motorhead}}'s "Killed by Death".²* Music/TheWho "Face the Face" by Pete Townshend (from his solo album "White City") is that played straight or rather playing with? Verbing the noun is not completely redundant.²* In ''[[{{Music/Hero}} !HERO: The Rock Opera]]'', the name of the OneWorldOrder is I.C.O.N., which stands for International Confederation Of Nations.²* Music/AdamAnt's "Something Girls"²--> Every girl is a something girl²--> Every girl is a something girl²--> Every girl is a something girl²--> She's got something, she's got something²* The opening lines of Music/BlackSabbath 's song "War Pigs."²--> Generals gathered in their masses²--> Just like witches at black masses.²** Actually this is not an example of this trope as the use of masses is supposed to imply a group of people in the first line and a mass at chuch in the second.²* The band Math The Band have also played shows under the name Math The Band The Band. Justified because Math The Band and Math The Band The Band are different lineups of the same group: Math The Band is a duo, whereas Math The Band The Band adds four more members, and is therefor more properly a "band".²* The credits to Music/RascalFlatts' 2014 album ''Rewind'' credit the production to "Rascal Flatts and Jay [=DeMarcus=]", even though he ''is'' one-third of Rascal Flatts.²* From Music/BeastieBoys's "So What'cha Want."²--> ''Well I think I'm losing my mind, this time''²--> ''This time I'm losing my mind; that's right''²--> ''I said I think I'm losing my mind, this time''²--> ''This time, I'm losing my mind''²** The song "Hold It Now, Hit It" contains the lyric, "And I come from Brooklyn 'cause that's where I'm from!"²* Former Music/SoulCoughing lead vocalist Mike Doughty lives this trope in his solo work; many songs repeat a word or two endlessly as part of the hook, while "Year of the Dog" repeats phrases within singular lines:²--> ''And I'm listless and lost and I cry all the time''²--> ''Lost, and I cry all the time''²--> ''And I felt just the same, though I chuffed off a line''²--> ''High, but I felt just the same''²* There's an Italian BlackMetal band called Necrodeath. "Necro" is the Greek prefix for "death", so their name means "death death". ²* "The Only One" Huey Lewis and the News: ²-->''He was not just the only one.'' ²-->''He was the one and only.''²* "Bored" by Blink 182: ''Life's too short to last long''.²* "Send Me An Angel" by Real Life: "Don't tell a lie, don't be false and untrue"²* Music/{{Madness}} have a song called "The Return of the Los Palmas 7", or "The Return of the the Palms 7".²* "Black Horse Rider" by Metalite: "Through the flames of burning fire".²* If you look at Music/NateWantsToBattle's ''{{Instrumentals}}'' on iTunes, you'll see that the tracks have titles like "Mangled (Instrumental) [Instrumental]" and "Misty (Acoustic Instrumental) [Acoustic Instrumental]".²* Steve Perry's ''Foolish Heart'':²--> ''Feeling that feeling again...''²* Music/TheMegas: "Metal Dance". Metal Man wants you to know that in his metal cave, full of metal devices that bend to his metal will, he throws metal blades from his metal hands as part of his metal dance.


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