>Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music

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>Is that Doobie Brothers song stuck in your head now?

 A few days ago, I was over at Nanny Goats in Panties reading her post about music.  This got me thinking about how lyrics really don’t matter sometimes.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good lyric, but mostly I listen to music for the music. For example, most of the classical music I listen to doesn’t have people singing.  It probably has lyrics in whatever opera it was first featured, but I rarely hear it.  Then there is the music in various foreign languages I don’t understand, yet find beautiful.

Of course, knowing the lyrics does help to deepen the connection to the song.  And sometimes I like to hear the singing because I secretly wish I could sing like that, just belting out the passion.  Unfortunately,  my voice is crappy and untrained, which doesn’t stop me from singing in the car. 

Now, I can name that tune with the best of them, but I don’t know the lyrics to most songs.  That Wayne Brady show, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” would stump me constantly.  Maybe I know 60% of the lyrics in a song unless I took the time to Google the song to better understand what was stuck in my head like Van Halen’s Unchained.

Can I confess that I didn’t know the lyrics to You Give Love a Bad Name until a few years ago? 

About Amy Ruiz Fritz

Wine drinker, LEGO minifigure enjoyer, movie watcher, furniture re-arranger, Nook reader, traveler, online shopper, aphorism collector, cheese lover, humor blogger?

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