Songs have been weaponized before to annoy parents, babysitters and other formerly sane adults.

Now "Baby Shark" is being used by city officials in West Palm Beach, Florida, as a property management tool.

To deter homeless people from sleeping overnight at the city's Waterfront Lake Pavilion and Great Lawn, venues that offer "million-dollar views" for special events, city officials began playing the catchy, obnoxious tunes three weeks ago from speakers.

At 10 p.m., "Baby Shark" begins:

"Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

"Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

"Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

"Baby shark! "Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo....."

After 1 minute and 45 seconds of additional "doo doos" for daddy, grandma and grandpa shark, tiny goldfish sing "it's the end," and that's true for the first round of the song but not for the madness, which lasts another eight hours until the sun rises.

The other torturous tune being played is "Raining Tacos," a song about tacos falling from the sky.

The music is a temporary measure while officials explore setting enforceable hours for the park, said city spokeswoman Kathleen Walter. She said the two tunes might "encourage people to seek safer, more appropriate shelter through the many resources that are available."

"Guess it's good that this story is capturing so much attention, because I do hope it opens up a broader conversation, a nationwide conversation frankly, about the state of homelessness throughout the country," West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James said.

So far, the music is working.

"All indications are that it's having the results we anticipated," James said. "Listen, it's a very annoying song. So yes."

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