4 Steps To Connect Song Scenes

You have to connect your song scenes if you want a listener to follow what it is you’re trying to say. This can sometimes be harder than it sounds. Here are four easy steps to help you connect your song scenes.

The scenes of your song will be in your verses nine times out of ten. The chorus will be used for your big message, and while it can contain a scene, the action is usually in the verses.

Following these steps will help make your song more cohesive, flow better if you’ve got a story song plot, and give you a sense of place when you’re writing direct address songs.

Connect Song Scenes For A Unified Song

  • Based on your song idea, who needs to show up first (Verse 1)?
  • Who needs to be in the scene for the song to progress (Verse 2)?


In the bridge, imagine the scene.  If you imagine the scene, it can help you keep the bridge to two lines and get a few surprising or unique lines.

What’s the speaker saying? Is it a revelation or a summary?

  • Has the setting changed as your scenes change from Verse 1 to Verse 2 or Verse 2 to Verse 3?
  • If so, was there a reason, and was it fulfilled by the change?
  • Is the story or sentiment (if attitudinal or situational plot) still easy to follow?

  • What if you remove a scene?  How does the story change – does it?
  • Does it lead you somewhere else or to another option that might be a more interesting outcome?

  • The final test? Roll It!
  • If your song has a storyline song plot, then everything should flow in a logical way.
  • A storyline song plot doesn’t have to be chronological.
  • People should be entering and exiting the song in a way that’s easily followed.
  • Have you hinted at a setting in an attitudinal or situational plot song?
  • If so, is it consistent with the conversation?
  • If you’ve established a setting, make sure it’s consistent throughout. A change in venue is confusing.

There’s nothing that will help you and your song connect with an audience more than to connect song scenes.

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