Which song has the repetitive lyrics

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The Baden combo PauT won the FM4 protest song contest 2010 with “Sepp said, we have to set everything on fire”. The satirical song became a catchy tune for many radio listeners. Not surprising, because the seemingly simple text is not only neat, but brings the control mania of this generation to the point. Now the five musicians are releasing their debut album "Zuckerbrot & Spiele" on October 13th.

In addition to the winning song, there are nine other songs on the record that couldn't be different from each other. The design and artwork are also bursting with bright colors, wild collages of well-known images and personalities and the always capitalized "T", which refers to the spelling of the band's name.

The group itself describes their genre as “100% made-up mendacious pop music”, which is a modest half-truth, because the lyrics really couldn't be described as mendacious. You can tell from the flow and zest for life that the production of this album must have given them enormous pleasure. It's just a shame that besides the crystal clear instrumentation, the vocals don't sound quite as clean.

Most of the lyrics revolve around everyday scenes wrapped in candy wrappers and the love for not always simple women. It is accompanied by every musical trend that is imaginable.

“Dancing on the Rainbow” is a psychedelic mantra, which in the refrain approaches glam rock and is reminiscent of the soundtrack of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and its singing Umpa-Lumpas. "May it be a little more?" And "Oh Sweet Sweet Girl" are completely different, both of which are addicted to bubble gum pop and the 50s boy band choir singing. “A little jazz music” is reminiscent of a sample by Parov Stelar who made an appointment with an 8-bit song in the circus.

The difficult relationships mentioned above involve a certain Suzie, with a tendency to morbid, Wendy Wednesday, who is the real thing of all women and a cold queen. Especially "Suicide Suzie" is one of the best songs on the album, which is not only due to the successful rock'n'roll jazz mix, but also to the funny lyrics. “Melody for the Queen” sounds a bit like Falco with an acoustic guitar. And "Wendy Wednesday" is all about a 50s big band song.

But one must especially emphasize "I remember me exactly", which is the strongest song despite the minimalist music and the repetitive lyrics. The truism "less is more" proves to be a bit true here. But that doesn't mean that sometimes a piece of cream cake is to be rejected, on the contrary, the musical feast is now and then a real blessing.

Anne-Marie Darok