What are the rules concerning a character singing a song? If I had a musician character singing a song on stage in front of a crowd, with different verses and a chorus, would it be okay to write the full song without quotation marks and italicized? Kind of like this... The musician started singing on stage. Verse lyrics Verse lyrics Verse lyrics The musician ran around on the stage, and sung the chorus. Chorus lyrics Chorus lyrics Chorus lyrics You get the idea for a full song. To me, it would just look silly having a full song written like this... The musician on stage sang, "Verse lyrics, verise lyrics, verse lyrics." The musician ran around on the stage, and sung the chorus. "Chorus lyrics, chorus lyrics, chorus lyrics." The second example ruins the effect, flow, and format/structure of the song, I think. Especially if it was a full song. I was just wondering what the rules were with a character singing songs. Does anyone have a good source site or anything concerning that?