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."
"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"
- "Song for the Lonely" by Cher
"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"
- "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.
"My gift is my song and this one's for you. You can tell everybody that this is your song."
- "Your Song" by Elton John is about his inspiration for the song
List of answer songs