Is there a correct/preferred/standard way of quoting song lyrics in a story? I'm editing a story tonight where that's an issue.<p>The writer wrote like this: "'Cause in the desert/You can remember your name/'Cause they're ain't no one for to give you no pain/La la la lalalala La la la la"<p>I've also seen writers break lyrics out onto their own graf, with a paragrpah space between the preceding and subsequent paragraphs:<p>Wilson Pickett wrote the immortal words:<p>"All you want to do is
Ride around Sally
Ride, Sally, ride"<p>In 1966, Pickett ....<p>
If you favor backslash or return breaks with each line/stanza, do you capitalize the first letter of the first word in each new line or break?<p>Any thoughts?