Music and Lyrics

Voila…my first post 🙂 ….This is something i wanted to do from a long time…but I’ve been wondering which topic to start with…I guess many of you would’ve faced this problem initially.Well.. after a lot of contemplation , I came to a conclusion that i’ll write about something that has been running in my head from a long time ….about “Music and Lyrics”.

How important do you think the lyrics of a song are??

I know of very few people around me who would appreciate a piece of music even if the lyrics of the song are in a language they are not familiar with,they equally enjoy it.I have at times come across beautiful compositions with average kind of lyrics.They are still a hit with the masses.All it has is a catchy tune. On the other hand there are a few of them who may not be willing to hear a song in language which is alien to them or with lyrics that don’t make sense to them.Well i guess they are missing out on a some good music if the don’t hear the song for the simple reason that the language is not familiar to them.

On the contrary, some people feel lyrics are like the soul of the song,the be-all and end all of a song.Lyrics actually do add that element of magic to a song….Understanding the meaning of a song may help people to appreciate the song better.I simply love this quote from the movie “Music and Lyrics” ……It really makes sense.

“A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. But then, as you get to know the person, that’s the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It’s the combination of the two that makes it magic.”

I guess the importance of lyrics varies with the genre of music we hear.Though I dont mind hearing songs with lyrics I dont understand(songs in a different language),I sometimes can’t stand songs with some very silly lyrics which dont make any sense.I personally like the songs by the duo Gulzar and RD Burman for the same reason that their songs are a treat to the ears….with great lyrics and awesome tunes.I think it would be great if we get to hear more music with some good tunes and also beautiful lyrics.

Published in: on October 6, 2008 at 5:58 pm  Comments (2)