Another good pre-AT40 example is Scott McKenzie's "other" hit "Like An Old Time Movie", the follow up to his iconic "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)". It begins and ends with the line "Every time I see you". (If you've never heard this song, do yourself a favor and check it out on YouTube or somewhere else online. It's a lush, dramatic, gorgeous, slightly upbeat ballad that I discovered several years ago and, little by little, fell in love with. Lyrically, it can be described as a kinder, gentler, more diplomatic version of ELO's "Evil Woman".)
"Who do you love?"---Bo Diddley
"Swear allegiance to the flag, whatever flag they offer. Never hint at what you really feel."---Mike and the Mechanics
Sting's "All This Time" (1991) I looked across the river today I saw a city in the fog and an old church tower where the seagulls play ( The only difference is that Sting repeats the line "All This Time" throughout the final lyric) This one may or may not count because I think he repeats the entire first verse as the song fades.