Boxes represent the movement of ideas. They are form neutral. A series of three boxes can represent almost any formal movement:
verse / chorus / verse / chorus / bridge / chorus
verse / refrain / verse / refrain / bridge / verse / refrain (AABA)
verse / pre-chorus / chorus / verse / pre-chorus / chorus / bridge / chorus
verse / chorus / verse / chorus / verse / chorus
Boxes only show how the ideas evolve, regardless of the specific form you use. In this chapter, we'll look a little closer at the responsibility your verses have in making your boxes gain weight.
Think of your verses as colored spotlights. They shine their lights on their chorus or refrain. If two verses project exactly ...