#1
Hey, all. This is a random question, but what do you call it when you or a band use a specific line throughout many of your different songs?

Like, what I mean is...
Take the band Mayday Parade. Throughout their whole first album, they used the line "I hope you know I'm scared to death" at least three times, in multiple songs.

So what I'm saying is, what do you call a line that you use a lot in your music?
#2
I call it the Hetfield Effect.

Comes from James Hetfield of Metallica saying "yeah" or "fire" a LOT.
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#4
Motif.
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you're acting like you have perfect pitch or something
#5
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Motif.


Wouldn't motif be more of an umberella term? I'm not saying it isn't applicable, just that a motif can be something different as well. Trying to clarify this for the OP.

Also, you haven't always been a mod have you?
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#6
Motif: It's just a repeated idea throughout a body of work. It could be more general than the OP wants but it works.

Maybe ;D (I'm modding the new contributor section)
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lots of flirting with the other key without confirming. JUST LIKE THEIR LOVE IN THE MOVIE OH DAMN.
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you're acting like you have perfect pitch or something
#7
it's a motif
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