In my opinion, some of the most beautiful lyrics have a poetical nature that remains constant throughout. Songs that have had thought and time put into the lyrics deserve to be greatly appreciated and time should be taken to understand them and their beauty, their metaphors and their juxtapositions, their underlying emotional foundations.
When words are spoken you give them power and authority, therefore wouldn’t it make sense if we sung songs with lyrics which evoked empowerment and were thought-provoking?
A quote that I really like by Patrick Rothfuss says, “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
There’s something about the lyrical nature of words that captivate and cling to you. The words circle through the pits of your emotions and somehow bring to life feelings you thought were impossible to be understood, and yet are written in such a way that make your troubles seem so easily identified and simple! They put words to feelings, which can be so hard to do, especially when we are dealing with the complexity of the human mind.
I am thankful for the lyrics of songs that have rejuvenated my spirit and have brought a sense of understanding to emotions I didn’t comprehend myself. I am thankful for the lyrics that have calmed my soul and soothed a broken heart. I am thankful for lyrics that have brought joy into my being and a leap to my step. I am even thankful for those songs that made me angry and dark and brought out emotions I had been trying to hide away.
So, I urge you to spend time actually reading lyrics. Most people behind lyrics didn’t just write them for kicks, they actually were inspired and spent time putting their feelings into words for the rest of us to enjoy! So go ahead and Google ‘songmeanings.com’, read the lyrics, take the time to really appreciate them, and then check out different people’s opinions on what the writer is really trying to say. That’s what I do anyway.