Another quick instalment on how to revise and edit your lyrics:
Objectively, you want your verses and choruses/refrains to be different from another.
Verses are designed to the show the details of the story while choruses/refrains should tell the overall meaning of the story.
Because the chorus is used as a “home-base” to reiterate the meaning to the listener, the verses should have the job to add color.
Basically, ask yourself, “What is the meaning of the song?” and “Does the chorus/refrain alone get the message across?”
If you need the verses as crutches to support the meaning of the song, it means you have a weak chorus. So refine and edit the chorus till the point you have no doubt about it.
As for the verses, they should be connected and related to the overall meaning of the song, but should also be used to express the details.
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