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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    There is wonderful music without words, there is even wonderful music that uses the human voice as an instrument but to be a great song the lyrics are all important.
    You are so right -----there is a difference between a song & music and a good song requires good lyrics.

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    You are so right -----there is a difference between a song & music and a good song requires good lyrics.
    Pedantic I know but I do see them as different pleasures - you have music and you have poetry with song combining the two

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

    Quote Originally Posted by jormlet View Post
    Hi friends, I'm new in this forum, I'm very happy to be here. I hope we will share interesting things here, I just wanna know, how important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?
    First jormlet....Welcome to FG.

    I listen to lyrics but unless the tune grabs my attention the lyrics don't mean much...there has to be a combination.

    are you a song writer, a musician or both?

    Lady J

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

    hi there i'm new in this site.. its good to be here with you guys..

    i love music it complete my days when i'm at work or in the house.. lyrics is just a secondary to the song..music is important cause you can still feel the rhythm even without knowing the lyrics, if you would love to hear it...

    but for me really is both.. must good if there is a lyrics,..

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Very, without meaningful lyrics a song is just noise.
    I disagree...I have a hard time understanding the lyrics in choral music but I find it incredibly soothing...

    Perhaps it's my inexperience and perhaps I can grow to appreciate choral music more but that doesn't mean that I do not enjoy it...

    On the flip side, here's an event I'll be attending with my fiance, daughter, and some friends...Exhibition - Math Midway - Boonshoft Museum Of Discovery, Dayton, OH 04-14-2012 09:00am - AmericanTowns.com I suppose knowing the lyrics to such music is essential otherwise it probably will seem like "noise"...

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Very, without meaningful lyrics a song is just noise.
    I take it you are not an opera fan then. There is a lot of opera when you see the lyrics I wish I hadn't bothered. On the other hand there are some pieces where knowing the lyrics can distract quite considerably.

    Then there are others where the lyrics are really incomprehensible.

    Welsh National Anthem + lyrics - YouTube

    But you can still sense the meaning.

    must confess I thought this was the welsh anthem.

    Men of Harlech - YouTube

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

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    I take it you are not an opera fan then. There is a lot of opera when you see the lyrics I wish I hadn't bothered. On the other hand there are some pieces where knowing the lyrics can distract quite considerably.

    Then there are others where the lyrics are really incomprehensible.

    Welsh National Anthem + lyrics - YouTube

    But you can still sense the meaning.

    must confess I thought this was the welsh anthem.

    Men of Harlech - YouTube
    No fan of Opera at all - far to stylised for my taste.

    As for Land of My Father's, that stirring music that is, whatever language it might be sung in.

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

    Trust the welsh to take rifles to a karaoke contest.

    Zulu Men of Harlech & Welsh anthem - YouTube

    I would put it to you the lyrics are almost irrelevant in a large number of cases and sometimes understanding them can really put you off. to not listen to something because you don't understand the language means you miss out on a lot. I like opera in small doses much of it is incredibly boring. I can't stand rap music very much and that's where, arguably, it's the words that matter most.

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post

    I like opera in small doses much of it is incredibly boring. I can't stand rap music very much and that's where, arguably, it's the words that matter most.
    But you can probably understand the opera more than some crap....I mean rap
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: How important to you are lyrics when listening to a song?

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    But you can probably understand the opera more than some crap....I mean rap
    Uh oh, I see Operap in our future.

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