Then we drive to the drive-thru! Heading off to the drive-thru! We're approaching the drive-thru! Getting close to the drive-thru! Almost there at the drive-thru! Now we're here at the drive thru! Here in line at the drive-thru! Did I mention the drive-thru?
"Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight!" from the band Spinal Tap. First seen in the movie This Is Spinal Tap, which was about a band named Spinal Tap and included this song, which was named "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight!".
This song may actually have a real-life parody target in 1979's "Rock You Tonight" by British heavy metal band Marseille, phrased just slightly differently:
"Tonight, I'm gonna rock you tonight!"
Seminal punk rockersRamones love this concept, which apparently come both from their influences in stripped-down, repetitive 60s garage rock as well as in how frontman/songwriter Joey Ramone had a real-life obsessive desire to repeat things.
Beat on the brat! Beat on the brat! Beat on the brat with a baseball bat! Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! Uh-oh! What can you do? What can you do? With a brat like that always on your back What can you do? (Lose?)
That's literally the entire song.
"I love college, I love drinking, I love women, and I love college!"
My love is like a storybook story. But it's as real as the feelings I feel. My love is like a storybook story. But it's as real as the feelings I feel; it's as real as the feelings I feel.
For that matter, Mink DeVille (the band that the aforementioned DeVille was in before he went solo and dropped the 'Mink'), touched on the same sort of thing before, including in his Signature Song "Spanish Stroll":
Thinking that you’re such a lady killer Think you’re so slick! Alright!
During the narrated section in the middle of Rhapsodys Sacred Power of Raging Winds:
Vankar: Son...you are a betrayer...you have betrayed me!
The Baka Song. Its lyrics consist solely of the word "baka" (idiot in english) being repeated over and over again.
Not true. It also contains specific descriptions of the ways in which Ranma (the subject of the song) is an idiot, as well as some other lyrics. Most of them refer to him as being an idiot.
Iron Maiden's "Mother of Mercy". "I'll die a lonely death, of that I'm certain of."
"The Drugs Song" by Amateur Transplants is a List Song which pays homage to Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" with drugs in place of elements. Many of the drugs are listed twice, either by their proprietary name and generic name, their slang name (amphetamine and speed) or, in the case of lithium, simply by the same word on two occasions.
Any Other World by Mika has "I tried to live alone, but lonely is so lonely alone."
"O Superman" by Laurie Anderson features the line "They're American planes, made in America".
However, if you encounter an American Fokker, it will be an American (owned) plane made in the Netherlands."
I wonder if those changes have left a scar on you Like all the burning hoops of fire that you and I passed through
Well, a burning ring can burn from having eaten a good bunch of jalapeno peppers the night before; it's not actually on fire, so the redundancy isn't. Maybe he had something like that in mind, but remembered in time that that line was already taken.
It should be noted that this is arguably an homage to Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," itself an eminently worthy example of this trope. Many have joked that it would make a perfect Preparation H commercial.
I fell into a burning ring of fire I went down, down, down and the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire The ring of fire
No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown has this.
So how, do you expect me, to live alone with just me?
Queensr˙che: "It just started to hit me like a two-ton... heavy thing."
Erasure's "Always" opens with: "Open your eyes I see, your eyes are open."
Kid Cudi: "The lonely loner seems to free his mind at night..." Not technically redundant as being alone doesn't mean being lonely and vice versa, but it still sounds a little redundant when you listen to it.
Makes more sense in the original version, in which a lonely stoner frees his mind at night.
The first verse of "Meet James Ensor" by They Might Be Giants mentions "He lived with his mother / and the torments of Christ". The second verse remarks "He lived with his mother / and repeated himself".
"Older" has the lyrics "Time... is marching on / And time... is still marching on"