What do you prefer...the music or the lyrics?

Philippines
December 8, 2008 3:03am CST
Many singer artist today, some of them write their own songs. And i admire those kind of artist. But my concern is lots of artist today who made it to the top and yet if you listen to the lyrics of their songs, it seem that it doesn't make sense. And probably, only artist knows what his'her song means. for me, it's sad, a waste of opportunity. It's really a huge opportunity to let the world hear your music and yet when they hear & listen to it, it doesn't give them any benefit.
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@becnh83 (806)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
i prefer lyrics and after the music i want to know the meaning of the music that the writer wrotes... happy posting
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• Romania
9 Dec 08
lol ithink bb you dont know what the music is:))
• Australia
9 Dec 08
Lyrics, then music. Which is perhaps why my own songwriting only had a small, if faithful audience during my years as a singer/songwriter. It depends what you aim is: for me, the music was only ever a vehicle for my ideas and emotions, but for others the music is the key, the feelings it can raise. And then there are the pure entertainers, who use music as a vehicle for their charisma and often ego. Lash
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• United States
9 Dec 08
For me to want to listen to music it has to grab my attention. The music really has to be good. Then I will pay attention to the lyrics and se what they are saying. Sometimes I can't understand and I have to refer to the liner notes. But yep for me it's the music!!!
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
i guess you like pop music then? pop music thrives on the main stream. common ordinary people who wants to just listen to music. but i like the lyrics more. it's like talking to a friend, you get a piece of advice here and there.
• United States
9 Dec 08
OH now I can't stand most pop music. I am a Metal Gal here. I like the very hard Metal and Hards Rock. I also like new age music and Native American. I Like environmental sounds as well. But Metal Rocks my world!!! Pop and Rap you can throw down the porclin highway as far as I am concerned.
• India
9 Dec 08
i prefer both...coz i think both coordinate with each other...Bth have to be good for the song to create some magic...Both do go hand in hand bt sometimes only music does the trick...cheers!
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
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@Porcospino (27966)
• Denmark
9 Dec 08
Sometimes I listen to music from other countries and like listening to the music even if I don't understand the lyrics. In some cases the music is the most important thing to me. I like listening to music while I am writing, and if I understand the lyrics I easily get distracted, so I prefer music in a language that I don't understand. Sometimes I like to really listen to the lyrics, and quite often I get disappointed, because I discover that the lyrics are boring or banale. If I was going to write a song, it would be important to me be to write something meaningful and I would see it as a chance to express a message.
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
i agree, sometime i listen to music from india, the upbeat tempo gives you a rush but at the same time calming feeling inside. same goes to reggae music. i could consider reggae as my 2nd choice in terms of music.
• United States
8 Dec 08
The Music first Lyrics Second, Cause without a good musician there is no band. Lyrics are great but the only great thing about lyrics is the meaning behind them. Take Neil Peart, master musician and Lyricist. His contributions to Rush have made the band an elite band of their and our time. But when you listen to the music you realized the band is actually a form of communication between the band mates. Solos, improv, and natural groove to the music makes you move and feel the power behind each song the band creates.
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
9 Dec 08
Good point. We do often hear the music before we know the lyrics and if the tune strikes a chord in our hearts then we want to go and learn the lyrics. Hmmm sometimes I think is it all blurred. I love them both but am not sure any more which comes first.
@srganesh (6345)
• India
8 Dec 08
Well,I insist that the lyrics must be good enough and the music should only help the lyrics to get a new dimension.The singer artists,you told may be good at the idea of the song and put dummy words for the lyrics.Then they should appproach a good lyric writter to enhance their ideas.And only in that way a good song,we can get.
• Romania
9 Dec 08
hmm i dot know
• India
10 Dec 08
well I feel combination of both music & lyrics makes a perfect song. One can not be good without another. But personally I like the music more. Because I enjoy music of other languages also whose meaning is not known to me.
• China
9 Dec 08
i think you really get a wrong ideal about music .sometimes we don' know what their song means jus because we did not listen it carefully .or we have not experience at that moment .maybe few years later afer hearing the music ,you will get the same feeling with the singer .so just listen the music by your heart and walk your way .....
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
9 Dec 08
I love lyrics first and then tune. Sometimes it is a mixture of both but usually the lyrics I like seem to have great tunes to go with them and oddly enough they are ones I can sing. Since I have a limited vocal range that is interesting but I love a good song I can sing and feel the meaning in the words.
• Norway
9 Dec 08
both.. a good lyrics plus a good rhythm makes a good music..
@kunking (1116)
• China
9 Dec 08
yep..i've heared some kinds of songs that's make no sense...i don't know whether someone else is like me but definetely there are some songs and its lyrics would confused most of us..for example, type of songs about love..often i've listend to that music and even read the lyrics again, i still couldn't figure out what the song wanna tell me and why the singer feel so sad..just sorts of this..they are wasting all our time ..
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
9 Dec 08
Most of the times I prefer music, enjoy the song if the music is good irrespective of its lyrics. But my husband has made me conscious about the lyrics. When I enjoy good music, he sometimes asks me if I am listening to the lyrics, then heck, they are so meaningless that music also gets blurred. Good combination of both would make the song fabulous.
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
I think both should count. Both contribute to the greatness of a song. If only one of them is good, then better leave the other one out and just have a good poem or instrumental piece. Why drag down a good thing by partnering it with something substandard?
@aringwi (136)
• China
9 Dec 08
i prefer music to lyrics.because i can understand music but i can't understand some kind of lyrics in the ancient times.the rythem of the music makes us feel relaxed and happy, but not the lyrics.not only can we sing the music,but also we can listen to it though we may not know the spirit of it.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
hello vddclan, Music makes a song more alive. But I prefer the lyrics more. The message of the song is more important to me. People are so fond in listenning the music. It helps us to make us happy if we're sad and deppress or have a problem. Sometimes, it makes us to remember an event, or someone close and dear to our heart. In other words, it changes our mood. But, if the lyrics and music are both good the better. It will make the song perfect to everybodies ear.
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
IT depends. If the music has good meaning through the lyrics and it's good. I really don't like loud music for it may damage my ear drum. IT really depends.
• India
9 Dec 08
I like to hear good music for fast beat songs and lyrics for the melodious songs.
• India
9 Dec 08
Most of the time I used to listen only music. Only when I am alone and free, don't know what to do, then I will start listening the lyrics of the song and enjoying that.
• China
9 Dec 08
I like the lyrics,music has not paid much attention;must sing the lyrics written by meaningful in order to enduring classics;only the music,lyrics can only be good not popular;real music lyrics and music are all very much concerned,you think it?