Another thought on the subject:
Lately I've been trying to do something different with song structure. Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus gets boring after a while, but I
like to maintain some semblance of the pop song format.
I've been a William S. Burroughs fan ever since reading Naked Lunch in high school. One thing I liked about his work is the 'cut up' method
he used when writing. He would write words and phrases on a piece of paper, cut up the paper and string sentences together by randomly selecting
pieces of the paper.
I've been considering applying this method to outlining the structure of a song. I haven't tried it yet, so I have no idea how well it might work,
but considering my boredom with pop music structure and how well the method worked for Burroughs, I figure it's worth a try.
So, at some point (probably when I start on my next song) I'm going to write "verse", "chorus", "bridge", "coda", etc. (two or three times
for each word to make things a bit more random) on a piece of paper, slice and dice, select pieces and see how things turn out.
Does anyone else do things like this, or am I being a little too creative?
[edit on 27-8-2009 by TheAssociate]