Do you read the lyrics along when listening to the music?

Hong Kong
February 14, 2009 6:23am CST
I do because sometimes I can't really figure out what they are singing *laughs*.
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• United States
14 Feb 09
I always check the lyrics of songs that I've never heard before. I'll read the lyrics, while listening to the song, and sing along a few times... until I can pretty much memorize it. Then I know the words, and can sing it without having to read it :)
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• Hong Kong
18 Feb 09
Yea same as me! *smiles*
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
Well, as much as possible I try to figure out what the lyrics are. As you can see, I not only listed to the tune but the lyrics matters to me. I love music with good lyrics. One that has meaning, those with a message or a story to tell.
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• Hong Kong
18 Feb 09
Yes I agree that lyrics do matter a lot!
@jickyeung (201)
• Hong Kong
14 Feb 09
Sometimes. If I like a song I'll try to make myself understand the lyrics as well, not just listening and singing it. But the bad thing is, sometimes even if I read the lyrics, I don't know what it means. puzzled!
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@djemba (767)
• India
14 Feb 09
Not every time..Most of the time i try to figure them out myself by listening to it over and over again if i really like what I'm listening to .I have a lyrics plug-in downloaded but it comes to use only when i need to memorize it if i am performing it ...
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@youless (93686)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Apr 09
No, most of the time I don't read the lyrics. As I just enjoy listening to the music, I just want to focus it:) I love China
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
3 Apr 09
Hello wondericequeen, Yes, sometimes I do. I prefer to know the lyrics so that I can understand the song better Last time, I loved to send a song lyric to my then boyfriend (my husband now...) and he thought that I am just too emotional sometimes
@quawertz (781)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I also do. Especially when I super love the song and I wanted to sing along with it but then don't know the lyrics to it. I will search for lyrics, print it, and sing with it endlessly until I memorize the lyrics, haha.. Good times!
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
16 Feb 09
If I could read the lyrics when I was listening to music, I probably would read them. Are you listening on some special device that shows the lyrics or something? Just wondering. Anyway, I'm often curious about songs and wonder what their lyrics are.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
15 Feb 09
English is not my native language and even though I can make up a lot of the lyrics just by listening to the song, sometimes it it helpfull to read along with the lyrics. When I want to figure out songs that are sung in languages other than Dutch, English or German I do like to read along as I know little about the language.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
15 Feb 09
Well, I do read the lyrics whenever possible. It lets me go deeper into the songs, and enjoy them more. And yes, sometimes the singers don't say the words properly and becomes difficult to know what the songs are all about! In such cases, if the music is worth it, I hunt for the lyrics.
@unclestan (152)
• Canada
15 Feb 09
Sometimes I do. Especially when the vocals aren't clear. One classic rock song comes to mind......Louie,Louie by the Kingsmens.
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
No, I don't even if there's available near to me. I remember during the time when Songhits are making everybody crazy, but I never bought one. In fact, I am discouraging my teenage daughter to do it too now. I think listening to the song itself is better because it can help you improve your understanding capabilities. Furthermore, I think it's to better if you listen to it every now and then until you memorize the lyrics. This way, you can feel the song more, and not just the talent of the singer. As a matter of fact, I am more amazed with the composer and lyricist, rather than the singer. It's just a pity that only a few know them. The singer is more being recognized, unfortunately. Besides, sometimes you are not sure if the lyrics are correct. But if listen to it, you will be able to notice the real one, and what it is trying to convey. I love music, and I am fond of listening rather than sing it. It's just sucks when I hear revivals that were made just to make money, and not to entertain. For me, the real artists are gone, and what's left are good businessmen. This is based on my experience and comparing the music of the 60~80s of the current ones. The early 90s is still good but the start of getting worst. I just don't know when it will be better again.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
14 Feb 09
When I first bring a CD home, I will read the lyrics along when listening to the music. Especially if there is a particular song of interest. I enjoy reading the words to the lyrics as it gives me a better understanding of the author. I love the art of writing lyrics as well. Once I have read the lyrics along with the music, I likely will not turn to the lyrics again unless there is something I hear that I don't understand or want to clarify. Sometimes, I can not hear or decipher what is being said in a song and is when I will consult the lyrics as well. Sometimes I think I hear something but then when I check out the lyrics, I find they actually said something completely different to what I thought.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
I also do... since there are times when i don't really understand the words they are singing... or the thought... so much better to just read the lyrics while listening to the song...
@katsalot1 (1619)
14 Feb 09
Yes, if I get a new cd, I'll read the lyrics through with the music when I get the chance. It helps to understand the song. I'd hate to be happily listening to something and then finding out later that they were singing something I didn't agree with!