I'm trying to get back into writing music and lyrics for the band I'm in, which plays music that is a little more simple than stuff I've written before. In the past I've written songs with too many parts, some jarring changes, and (according to the singers) too many words in the lyrics to remember. So now I have to actually think about how to write listenable song structures. When you listen to music do you actually pay attention to the flow of a song or an entire album? Have you ever said to yourself all of these songs have the same pieces? The typical structure of most rock songs seems to be intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-middle bridge-verse-chorus-outro. But does anyone actually notice this template approach to songs? If I think too hard about a song being too simple or too organized like another song, do I run the risk of ruining the song by over thinking it?