A misheard lyric on the new (and very good) Ryan Adams record had me hearing the line: “I heard your voice saying ‘Ryan’”. This got me thinking about singers quoting others talking to them by name (or merely referring to themselves by name). Always raises a chuckle from me.
“You say ‘David, what can i do? They wait for me in the hallways’.”
“But this is Phil talking: I want to tell you what I’ve found to be true.”
In live versions of Reptile, the Under the Milky Way Hitmakers’ singer reports that Eve says ‘Steve, we’d better blow’.
Aside from Sweet-style intro chants or MCs mumbling their own names over the intro, any other instances of conversational self-identifiers in pop?