A couple of my favorite off-beat references in new songs... *G*:
From Snow Patrol, "Hands Open" - a mention of one of hobbitgrrl's favorite singer-songwriters:
"Put Sufjan Stevens on
And we'll play your favorite song;
"Chicago" bursts to life, and your
Sweet smile remembers you..."
And this, from a new song by Morrissey with a Middle Eastern feel; he changes the chorus to this at the very end (sombody will have to help me with this, I don't remember the exact lyrics):
"I hope god watches over you,
As long as the USA doesn't bomb you"
(*meep*! Good hit, Morrissey)