1) To parameterize the conic $x^2+y^2=1$, we can use $(x,y)=(\sin t,\sin't)$ ($\sin'$ meaning the derivative of $\sin$, namely $\cos$).
2) To parameterize an elliptic curve $y^2=4x^3-g_2x-g_3$, we can use $(x,y)=(\wp(t),\wp'(t))$.
(I know how to prove (1) and (2), and that it is possible to parameterize curves of higher genus using the unit disc.)
Question: Is there a common explanation for why both parameterizations are of the form $(F(t),F'(t))$? (as opposed to $(F(t),G(t)$) Does this phenomenon generalize to curves of higher genus?