Weezer songs seem to quote other Weezer songs pretty frequently.  For example, Tragic Girl references Butterfly, and Longtime Sunshine references Why Bother?  What's your favorite Weezer self-reference? 

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two whole examples, you're off to a good start.

 

El Scorcho references Falling for You: "Or maybe you're scared to say: 'I'm falling for you.'" Smart Girls kinda references Losing My Mind: "Don't you know you make me lose my mind?"  (I could do this all day long... :P )  My favorite is the Butterfly reference in Tragic Girl though. 

I could make tenuous-at-best weezer song connections all day long, bro
Please continue.

Cladeedah said:

 

 I could do this all day long... :P )

The Angel and The One by Weezer & Magic by Rivers Cuomo share the lyric: "I've got the magic in me." This is getting boring. Somebody else go. :P

If you think it's boring you shouldn't have made the thead.

You've now given us only five examples, but you said you could do it all day. So I'm expecting to see a bunch more.

Cladeedah said:

The Angel and The One by Weezer & Magic by Rivers Cuomo share the lyric: "I've got the magic in me." This is getting boring. Somebody else go. :P
I kinda don't give a crap what you expect.  I'm not really into entertaining message board trolls all day.  If you can even give me one, I'll give you two more.  If not, have a good one.  Come back when you have something worthwhile to say.
using a fairly common phrase that happens to be similar to another song title is not a reference.

Cladeedah said:

 

 Smart Girls kinda references Losing My Mind: "Don't you know you make me lose my mind?"

this.   seriously.

Cladeedah said:
I kinda don't give a crap what you expect.  I'm not really into entertaining message board trolls all day. 
you may as well try and claim that "pig" is referencing "the good life."

I don't think you know what a reference is.  What is the "Butterfly" reference in "Tragic Girl"?

In "The Rat Race" I think there's an actual reference to "The Good Life".

I didn't realize this was the official reference approval committee.  Pardon me for not running everything by you guys first.  I'm sure the band really appreciates the hard work you're doing for them.   

 

To answer your question, Tragic Girl: "Ain't no butterfly girl, this ain't no butterfly love. I'm just meant to be your latest tragedy."  I think the reason Pinkerton and the Pinkerton b-sides have so many references to one another/overlapping lyrics/repetative themes is because Pinkerton was originally written as a rock opera.  You know, different songs, same themes? I know. It's hard.  Don't hurt yourseles thinking too hard about it.     

 

Since you managed to pull one out all on your own, I'll reward your effort with two more: 

You Won't Get With Me Tonight referencing Getchoo-- "but i got to got to getchoo" (there I go trying to make something out of nothing again);

Greatest Man referencing King: "I'm the tops, I'm the King. All the girls get up when I sing."

 

Oops, sorry, forgot to run those by the committee.  Here you go guys, have fun.  Let me know if they're okay. 

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