When writing a verse for a song a lot of times I find it easier to sing if I leave out function words (demonstratives/conjunctions). Is this a bad habit? It seems to cause lack of clarity but I see it done a lot in poetry. I also get tired of using the word 'and' so often.
Example: When I went outside my home I had a feeling, something wasn't right. (that) I guess I didn't have the time (but) that is how I almost died (and)