A self referential song is a song that refers directly to itself. A song must directly refer to itself, rather than just describe a song that could fit the current song. Songs in alphabetical order.

Self Referential Songs

"Well I know they've always told you
Selfishness was wrong
Yet it was for me, not you
That I came to write this song"
"There is something amiss, I am being insincere.
In fact I don't mean any of this, still my confession draws you near.
To confuse the issue I'll refer to familiar heroes of long ago;
No matter how much Peter loved her, what made the Pan refuse to grow..."
"Eis aqui este sambinha, Feito numa nota só"
"This is just a little samba, Built upon a single note"
"Here is my song for the asking
Ask me and I will play
So sweetly, I'll make you smile."
  • "Song for the Lonely" by Cher
"This is a song for the lonely, can you hear me tonight?
For the broken hearted, battle scarred
I'll be by your side
And this is a song for the lonely
When your dreams won't come true
Can you hear this prayer
Because someone's there for you"
  • "This Song is Just Six Words Long" by Weird Al Yankovic - Even though the title is a falsehood, the lyrics in the song refer to themselves constantly.
"This song's got nothin' to say
But I'm recording it anyway"
"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"
"I came along, I wrote a song for you, And all the things you do, And it was called 'Yellow.'" "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you"
  • "Your Song" by Elton John is about his inspiration for the song
"My gift is my song and this one's for you. You can tell everybody that this is your song."

See Also

List of answer songs