I know it sounds weird, but you should never have a second or third verse in your song.
One exception to the rule is, as long as it isn’t uni-versal.
But we’re supposed to be universal in our songs, right?
I said don’t be uni-versal, not universal. Big difference.
Since most songs do have a second or third verse, they aren’t uni-versal.
There’s an old joke.
A preacher preaches a sermon one Sunday.
“Great sermon pastor,” they say as he shakes hands with the parishioners exiting the church.
Next week. He preaches the same sermon. Again, “Great sermon pastor.”
Third Sunday, he preaches the same exact sermon as the previous two services.
This went on for two more sermons.
The elders got a bit concerned, pulled him aside and asked him if he’s aware he’s preaching pretty much the same sermon as last week which was the same as the week before, and the week before that, and so on.
The preacher says, “Oh. I’m glad you noticed.”
The elders look at him puzzled.
The preacher continued… “And I’m going to continue preaching nit until you people start applying it.”
That would be uni-versal, not universal.
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