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  • "Opheliac" by Emilie Autumn uses the psychological version of the trope. "She speaks in third person/So that she can forget that she's me."
  • Tim Minchin's Rock And Roll Nerd doesn't want to seem self-obsessed, so he writes his songs about himself in third person.
  • Soulja Boy Tell 'Em usually starts with his songs with "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em". (Nach.)
  • This doesn't happen all the time, and it doesn't seem to happen as often as it once did, but it has been a recurring feature in rap/hip hop music for the lyrics to include the artist or group referring to themselves in third person. This often happened especially during the 1980s and 90s.
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  • "Whatever Jigga say, Jigga probably do"
  • Eminem does this a lot.
  • MF DOOM tends to refer to himself as "he" or "DOOM".
  • Vocaloid: the singer of "Circus Monster" relates the events in third person until the last verse.


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