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    Lyrics are HUGE to me. They can make or break a song sometimes. Ultimately, the music and lyrics are both important to me. There are times the lyrics can be fluffy and I still like the song because of the music & vocal melody. I can also end up liking a song with music that is not particularly special because the lyrics are brilliant.
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    Sometimes it's less about what's sung and more about HOW it is sung. A voice that believably wavers, strains, breaks etc. in emotion is incredibly powerful to me. It can often make a good song a favorite song. In the same way, hearing vocals that don't sound connected to the lyrics can ruin a song for me. However, vocals don't have to sound overwrought and emotional to do so. Powerful lyrics matched with powerful vocals can even make the rest of the song disappear for me sometimes.

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    I'm an avid listener of metal, usually the lyrics are just something that I accept, it doesn't make or break the song to me. I listen to how the song sounds. I usually pick up on lyrics over time and don't really care to look them up, it's fun. A lot of the music I listen to it's hard to make out the lyrics at first, or they just don't have lyrics. Hah, today I just discovered this bit of lyrical mastery in a song I was listening to. I was thinking "Hmm, so this song is about killing people!"

    I rip the axe from the head
    covered in blood and brains
    Leave the body lying dead
    Ready to strike again

    LOL. Viking metal is awesome I do believe.

    Yeah lyrics are pretty neutral to me. If they're meaningful then that's cool, if not then that's cool too.

    When I listen to lighter music I tend to enjoy the lyrics more, since it's not heavy enough for me to get immersed in it. So I entertain myself with what the song is about. If light music has terrible lyrics then it's out the window for me. I don't listen to a lot of light music though... Almost all of my playlist is electronic (no lyrics) or metal (lyrics don't matter).

    It's a double win if the lyrics mean something and it's really hard music. That way I can get immersed in the song and realize that the song has a real meaning behind it. This is why I like melodic death metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Ashley View Post
    Hmmm...I play a lot of attention to the lyrics of a song. I know many songs word for word. I strongly dislike songs where the words have no meaning, unless I'm just having fun and dancing, in which case I like nice beats. This is why I listen to [some] rap; it mixes meaningful lyrics with a fun beat. I also enjoy the puns and metaphors. I annoy my ESFP friend while we are driving places by focusing on the lyrics, she says "Who cares? It sounds good!"
    This how I am, too. I'm inclined to think it's more a left brain/right brain thing than a type tendency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane View Post
    Sometimes it's less about what's sung and more about HOW it is sung. A voice that believably wavers, strains, breaks etc. in emotion is incredibly powerful to me. It can often make a good song a favorite song. In the same way, hearing vocals that don't sound connected to the lyrics can ruin a song for me. However, vocals don't have to sound overwrought and emotional to do so. Powerful lyrics matched with powerful vocals can even make the rest of the song disappear for me sometimes.
    This is a good point. I really like when a vocalist takes a seemingly simple line & sings it in such way that it adds an entirely new depth of meaning & implies so much more beyond the surface. I think these are the kind of singers who could "sing the phonebook" and make it sound amazing.

    An example of a band I like that hardly uses lyrics is Cocteau Twins. The singer doesn't sing many real words, but the way she sings with the music adds meaning & emotion to what otherwise might be called unintelligible sounds.
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    I generally don't even hear the lyrics as separate form melody. I can't think about language and music at the same time unless I concentrate.

    I thought I was the only one to do this until I met a guitar player who does the same. Still a freak though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    This how I am, too. I'm inclined to think it's more a left brain/right brain thing than a type tendency.
    Every left brain/right brain dominance test I've taken has come out balanced, or very slightly one way or the other.

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    Lyrics are really important to me, unless the song is just instrumental. I can't listen to love songs or songs about drugs and bitches. Sometimes they are good for a laugh, but if I am going to listen to a song on repeat for hours on end I'd like some slightly meaningful message to enter my brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Hah, today I just discovered this bit of lyrical mastery in a song I was listening to. I was thinking "Hmm, so this song is about killing people!"

    I rip the axe from the head
    covered in blood and brains
    Leave the body lying dead
    Ready to strike again
    I think I just got interested in metal. And lyrics. An uncharted territory for me. Oh, the possibilities of fun I could have. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grand Chameleon View Post
    Is this typical to NF?
    It is for me. The song could be about killing cute puppies, but with a nice melody I'll be associating it with far more pleasant themes.

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