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 I know a song that'll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves,

I know a song that'll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves,

I know a song that'll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves,

And this is how it goes, bom, bom, bom...

(repeat ad infinitum)

A song in which the lyrics are repeated time and time again. They fall under any of the following tropes (and probably Broken Record):


Examples of Looped Lyrics include:


Single Word Songs

Single Stanza Songs

  • Several Daft Punk songs work like this. "Around the World", "Robot Rock", and "Television Rules the Nation" have only their titles for lyrics.
  • Queens of the Stone Age's "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" has one line of lyrics that are repeated ad-infinitum throughout the whole song, with no real chorus. ("Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol...c-c-c-c-c-cocaine"
  • I AM HENRY THE EIGHTH I AM, HENRY THE EIGHTH I AM I AM, I GOT MARRIED TO THE WIDOW NEXT DOOR, SHE'S BEEN MARRIED SEVEN TIMES BEFORE, AND EVERY ONE WAS A HENRY, SHE WOULDN'T HAVE A WILLY OR A SAM, I'M HER EIGHTH OLD MAN I'M HENRY, HENRY THE EIGHTH I AM.
    • Second verse, same as the first!
      • A little bit louder...
        • AND A WHOLE LOT WORSE!
  • "Gangs of Riverside" by Starflyer 59.
  • "The funk phenomena, the funk phenomena, the funk phenomena, the funk phenomena, the funk phenomena" ad nauseam (Armand Van Helden)
  • "A Better Class of Criminal" by Electric Valentine, which has a Non-Appearing Title.
  • Crystal Castles has a little song called "Doe Deer", whose lyrics consist solely of Alice screaming DEATH RAY, DEAAAATH RAAY!
  • "A/B Machines" by Sleigh Bells has the single line "got my a machines on the table, got my b machines in the drawer" repeated throughout it's 3 and a half minute runtime.
  • Lamb Chops Play Along

 This is the song that doesn't end,

yes it goes on and on, my friend.

Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was,

and they'll continue singing it forever just because...

This is the song that doesn't end,

yes it goes on and on, my friend.

Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was,

and they'll continue singing it forever just because...

This is the song that doesn't end,

yes it goes on and on, my friend.

Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was,

and they'll continue singing it forever just because...

  • John Mayer's song "Say" repeats the phrase "say what you need to say" many times.
  • The Police's song "Message in a Bottle" repeats the phrase "sending out an SOS" many times.
  • LCD Soundsystem's "Us v. Them"'s latter half consists of "Us, and them, over and over again" and minor variations thereof... over and over again.
  • DRI's "Reaganomics" is 42 seconds of "Reaganomics killing me, Reaganomics killing me, Reaganomics killing me, Reaganomics killing you!" being repeated.
  • Right about now, the funk soul brother/check it out now, the funk soul brother/right about now, the funk soul brother/check it out now, the funk soul brother
  • "Dicks Are For My Friends" by Mindless Self Indulgence.
  • "Free Speech For The Dumb" by Discharge: "Free speech, free speech for the dumb" repeated for two minutes. The better known Metallica cover actually adds one more line to it - "free fucking speech!".
  • In the play Vanities by Jack Heifner, Joanne offers to "teach the kids the words to 'Hold That Tiger'," which is not such a good idea because the words are just "Hold That Tiger!" repeated over and over again.
  • In BT's song "Nectar", the lyrics are simply, "And it ebbs and goes, ebbs and goes where love can only flow..." repeated until the very end.

Second Verse Recursive

  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • The Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On (MK dub and subsequent remixes): "-Er/ And their lives again -er / And their li- to pull us -er" ad nauseam. One hell of an Ear Worm.
  • Paradise by Coldplay.

Chorus Only Songs

  • A LOT of Church choruses.
  • "I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves; yes, on everybody's nerves. I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, and this is how it goes... I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves; yes, on everybody's nerves. I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, and this is how it goes... I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves; yes, on everybody's nerves. I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, and this is how it goes...." And it can go on for as long as you like.
    • Or until the driver pulls the vehicle over and threatens to put everyone out on the side of the road.

Circular Lyrics

  • "I Don't Wanna Wait" by The Veronicas: It starts just the way it finishes and you could loop it easily.
  • "The Bear Went Over the Mountain:"

 The bear went over the mountain,

The bear went over the mountain,

The bear went over the mountain,

And what do you think he saw?

He saw another mountain,

He saw another mountain,

He saw another mountain,

And what do you think he did?

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