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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Do you ignore the lyrics when listening to music?

I do, i prefer the sound of music rather than listening to words, if i wanted to do that, i would read poetry, for me the lyrics are just another instrument adding to the sound of the song.

Does anyone else do this?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, i blame my music teacher father for this! I'm so busy listening to all the harmonies i don't even know what is being sung.

    Was in the car with my g/f and this song came on n i said, oh i really like this song - stupid me didn't know that the song was about the male singer running off and having a fling with another woman - my g/f went mental!

    Oopsies!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If it's Abba or Rush I ignore the lyrics coz mostly they're not great (apart from The Visitors by ABBA) , but the music is superb

    In the case of Half Man Half Biscuit or Bob Dylan the music is secondary to the lyrics

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends which song. Some songs have good music and lyrics, some songs have good lyrics and bad music, and some songs have good music but bad lyrics. I ignore the lyrics if they are bad but the music is good. I never listen to songs with bad music and lyrics. What would be the point of that?

  • 4 years ago

    Lyrics............. there is in lots of cases some thing to p.c. out with the track purely makes it more beneficial proper. besides the actual undeniable actuality that I surely have study lyrics and in no way heard the track yet then after I did i did not like how then went jointly. The lyrics get you in track with the track and artist.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the beat, the music + the lyrics are all so important in music, depending on what kind you're listening to.

    i think i'd have trouble ignoring the lyrics because a lot of the time they're amazing.

  • 1 decade ago

    I do tend to prefer the melody of a song to the lyrics but to be honest that's partly because I sometimes have trouble understanding what they are saying because I'm hard of hearing!

  • 1 decade ago

    I think when you first hear a song, you listen to the rhythm, its a bit like when i listen to billy jean, its an amazing song, but i actually notice the lyrics now. And Mariah Carey's touch my body song.....well....i was just singing along, then realised what she was singing, i don't sing that song in public anymore....lol

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yeah... i'm a musician/songwriter and i tend to that... i've always said a melody is the most important element to a good song. as long as you have a good infectious melody, any words you put to it will sound cool. sometimes when i write songs i just make up and bunch of random jibberish for the lyrics just because i think it's funny to see it get hooked in people's heads and watch them sing it back.

  • 1 decade ago

    Lyrics are a very important part of the song to me. A song can sound great but if the lyrics aren't well-written it kind of loses its magic for me. For me, a song has to be the total package.

  • 1 decade ago

    with some songs i do ignore the lyrics, because i feel that the music itself speaks out loud.

    but most of the time, i pay attention to what the band/artist have to say. with bands like pulp, you really want to listen to the lyrics.. because they always tell stories instead of just random gibberish.

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