I really don't spend that much time on lyrics. It's usually the music that is time consuming for me. I normally write whatever I'm feeling at that moment. Sometimes it's stream of consciousness and sometimes it may be something I'm going through. If I listen back to it and don't cringe, then I keep it. Sometimes I do change it around a fair bit.
"Never Lonely" for example was a song I wrote for my wife before we got married 7 years ago. It's the first "love" song I had ever written. My songs before that tended to be a little darker, especially during the time with my previous band AmIgone.
Someone put up the lyrics for "Never Lonely" online a while back and as usual they got it wrong. Even the people who try to sing it get it wrong. The chorus is almost always sung wrong by whoever is singing along to it.
Honestly, I'm happy anyone would sing along to the song. The fact that the song got on the radio and a whole bunch of people know it, is in itself awesome for me.
Anyway, if you want to get those two lines in the chorus right, here it is:
"I would never only watch the time pass by
I am never lonely with you here by my side"
Nothing could be simpler...
Check one of the previous post for the full lyrics.