do really listen to the song??/??

United States
April 6, 2008 4:07pm CST
What I mean by the title is do you listen to the song for the beat and music and chords? Or does the music you listen to touch you in some way? Do you know the words and know the meaning behind it? So do you really listen to your music?
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• India
7 Apr 08
Depends on the genre u see. ... If its R n B or hip hop.. its usually for the beats and all.. but if its alter rock, classical etc I listen to it for the inner meaning of the song. for example.. I really love the album Let Love In by Goo Goo Dolls cos the songs have some meaning and they relate to me.. in some way or the other. The same case with Nickelback, Linkin Park et al.
• United States
7 Apr 08
Yep I can see what your saying and understand where your coming from. LOL!!!
• India
7 Apr 08
care to explain plz.. I fail to understand you..
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• United States
7 Apr 08
you said it depends on the genre u see. I said I can understand that and see where your coming from in meaning how you listen to certain things for example Hip Hop for the beat and the goo goo dolls for how it relates to you. Do you understand my comment now?
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
Yes, I do listen to the song and I know the meaning of the song that I like.
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• United States
11 Apr 08
Thank you for your response and have a nice one.
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
I don't really listen to a whole whole lot of music, but i tend to just listen to the beat i think!
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• United States
11 Apr 08
Try and listen to the words and see if you view the song the same way. LOL! when I was younger I used to listen for the beat in highschool and sometimes for the lyrics but when I relistened to the ones with the good beat I either like the song more or just didn't care. But I have a tendency to listen to the words more .. Dang chorus.
@pooh08 (672)
• Vietnam
7 Apr 08
I listen to music to relax but I can hear clear lyric. I only appreciate the melody because it's very interesting with me. It make me want to sing with melody.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Thank you for your response I always love singing along with the songs that move me.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
7 Apr 08
If the sound of the tune captures my 'ear', then I listen. If the singer's voice pleases my 'ear', I pay attention. If the words make sense and are above average in imagery, then I become totally engaged in the music and the song. It takes a lot to musically capture my imagination, but I have a totally eclectic group of favorites, so I'm never bored, always entertained and learning something.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
I know what you mean I'm always for learning something knew. LOL!! I love music in all shapes and forms and can't wait to hear new stuff. My friend is always got something new for me to hear so he helps broaden my horizons.
• United States
7 Apr 08
I love listening to the words in songs. Even though some songs have great beats and rhythyms, if I don't like the lyrics, I just can't bring myself to listen to it. The lyrics are what makes the song. Some music reaches the heart, and some music, well just doesn't sounds like music.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
I definitely know what you mean .. Some songs can have the greatest music but the worst verses and meaning and then that just throws the song completely off.
@gemini_rose (16194)
6 Apr 08
I do and I do not if you know what I mean, some songs that I hear, I just hear the words and that is what makes me like the song, but I like a lot of dance music and so with that sort of music there is not really many words in it, so it is mainly the music that attracts me to like it. I am into really modern music and so some of it does not actually make sense or have words in that mean anything to me. But I have some songs on cds from over the years that the words in them tell my story if you know what I mean, they are songs that are linked to certain parts of my life and certain things that happened that meant an awful lot at that time with the words that were in them.
• United States
6 Apr 08
I know what you mean I have a bunch of songs like that .. like this one. All I Need by Within Temptation. All I Need I'm dying to catch my breath Oh why don't i ever learn I've lost all my trust though i've surely tried to Turn it around Can you still see the heart of me? All my agony fades away When you hold me in your embrace Don't tear me down For all i need Make my heart a better place Give me something I can believe Don't tear me down You've opened the door now Don't let it close I'm here on the edge again I wish I could let it go I know that I'm only one step away From turning around Can you still see the heart of me? All my agony fades away When you hold me in your embrace Don't tear me down For all i need Make my heart a better place Give me something I can believe Don't tear it down What's left of me Make my heart a better place I've tried many times but nothing was real Make it fade away Don't break me down I want to believe that this is for real Save me from my fear Don't tear me down Don't tear me down For all i need Make my heart a better place Don't tear me down For all i need Make my heart a better place Give me something i can believe Don't tear it down What's left of me Make my heart a better place This speaks volumes to me.
@gemini_rose (16194)
6 Apr 08
Wow that has some powerful words in it, do you know that off by heart as well?
• United States
6 Apr 08
yep I can sing this with or with out the music or words in front or around me.
• United States
6 Apr 08
Some songs I like just because of the beat and rhythm (wow, took me forever to get the spelling of that word right!) But most I do know the words to. I don't always know the story behind the song, but I know the words and what they mean to me. I can sing along with many songs I haven't really heard in 20 years. Music is often an emotional experience for me- a good vocalist with passion behind their words can draw me right in and touch my very soul. Even instrumental music, with enough passion in the notes, can do the same thing. So, yes, most of the time I really listen to the song.
• United States
6 Apr 08
Songs with real meaning mean something to me. LOL!! I love good imagry with a good song.
• United States
6 Apr 08
If I am in the mood for music Bella I do tend to really hear a song. Most of the time though the radio is just like the TV its is just background noise. If I am in one of those moods I still love to put the headphones on. I like to play spades on line and play my cd's. With headphones on I can shut out everything and everyone. Yes even this Nana still has to shut everyone off occasionally.
• United States
6 Apr 08
I understand what you mean. I do the shut off thing.