Songs That Reference Themselves

  • Jugband Blues (Pink Floyd)
  • You're So Vain (Carly Simon)
  • Hit Song (Custard)
  • Your Song (Elton John)
  • 1999 (Prince)
  • Weeping Song (Nick Cave)
  • The Fear (Pulp)
  • Tribute (Tenacious D)
  • The Song that Doesn't End (Lambchop)
  • Get On Your Nerves

Jugband Blues

And I'm wondering who could be writing this song?

You're So Vain

I bet you think this song is about you

Hit Song

All my life I've been looking for a hit song, maybe it is this song

Your Song

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple, but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is, while you're in the world
Analysis at

1999 —

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray
Lyric analysis at

Weeping Song

This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep

The Fear

This is our Music from A Bachelors Den
the sound of loneliness turned up to ten.
A horror soundtrack from a stagnant water-bed & it sounds just like this.
This is the sound of someone losing the plot -
making out that they're okay when they're not.


This is not the greatest song in the world, no
This is just a tribute
Couldn't remember the greatest song in the world, no, no
This is a tribute, oh
To the greatest song in the world
Analysis at

The Song That Doesn't End

This is the song that doesn't end

Get On Your Nerves

I know a song that will get on your nerves get on your nerves get on your nerves

(repeat indefinitely)

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