Some songs just come in with the main hook then lead on to the chorus. After a refrain or a solo it is then straight back to the main hook, the chorus, and then it ends. Simple stuff!
Other songs are like a novel. You are brought in and like a story; the song grows in front of you. Building upon past hooks and chords.
The Killing Moon from Echo & the Bunnymen is one such song.
Death Cab for Cutie – I will Possess Your Heart.
The intro is long but it is worth the ride.