I’m impressed that your tone stayed positive.
Single Ladies has chords: https://chordify.net/chords/beyonce-single-ladies-put-a-ring-on-it-beyoncevevo
Pop music is a System 1 endeavor. You’re treating it like a System 2 process , perhaps because intuitive tinkering is impossible to capture in English. I don’t see how a chordless verse implies involvement of System 2 any more than any other production decision would.
All human endeavor involves “avoid[ing] certain things”