Hello LyricxTOlife, Because I'm a poet, you'd expect me to say, "poetry", but, just like another answerer said, songs can be listened to while you're doing other things. And consider this, all songs started out as poems and jingle-verse. Then later, music was added to give the poem "life". [...for example: learning the alphabet was made a lot easier to remember when it was set to music...] If poems weren't written first, songs wouldn't have taken shape. I carry my MP3 player everywhere I go. OK???