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Title: What's more Important in a U2 song: Lyrics or Music?
Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 16, 2008, 06:32:37 PM
          I started this post because many of my friends, when asked, have completely different opinions of what makes a song:- the lyrics or the music?  Basically, when you are listening to a U2 song, or any song for that matter, what is it that attracts you to the song.  Is it the way the lyrics are beautifully arranged and weave throughout the soundscape, or the way the melody hits that awesome riff and just keeps building on?  I was tempted to put an option for the Music and Lyrics being equally important, but then I'm thinking most people would probably choose that option instead of having to decide they like the music or the lyrics more. 

Example of MAINLY lyrical song (Running to Stand Still)
Example of MAINLY musical song (Pride)
Example of a combination of the two (any song by U2)

While practically every song has aspects of both, which one is it that tells you that, "this song is good"

        My opinion is that the music of a song is more attractive that what the lyrics are.  Sure, the lyrics are icing on the cake, but for me they don't make or break the song (unless it goes beyond the border of lyrics and it reaches into the realm of pure stupidity)  Songs like Miracle Drug, Elevation, Starring at the Sun, all have pretty obnoxious lyrics some place in there, and many more besides that, by I still like them better than songs like Mofo, Running to Stand Still, and Please, which are said to have awesome lyrics. 
         Granted, its hard to compare lyrics and music against each other when they completely depend on the context of the song, whereas some are meant to be beautiful lyrically and others beautifully musically.  Okay, so before I start to contridicte myself; Lyrics don't always "break" a song for me, while the music, if I don't care for it, will always turn me away from the given song. 
        Now than, if you can understand anything that I just said, please be kind enough to vote, post, give your own opinion, and tell me just what exactly I actually am trying to say. 
Title: Re: What's more Important in a U2 song: Lyrics or Music?
Post by: God, Part II on December 16, 2008, 06:41:01 PM
Same answer I'd give to any artist: the music.  The lyrics for any group are of virtually no consequence to me (obviously--two of my favorite artists are Prince and NIN, neither exactly the Mark Twain of popular music), but it's how they're sung, intertwining perfectly with the music, that makes all the difference.  I've been obsessed with U2 for well over two decades, obsessed, and there are still plenty of lyrics to U2 songs that I have to mumble my way through when I sing them because I'm not sure what they are...
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Post by: Aburrow on December 16, 2008, 07:01:46 PM
The music.
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 16, 2008, 07:04:52 PM
Great choice for a thread.

I reckon music, but lyrics is just as important.
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Post by: StrongGirl on December 16, 2008, 07:09:14 PM
Hi GP II. After the "Grace" thread I knew what your answer was!  ;) Music is very, very important to me but at the end of the day, it is the lyric for me. Poetry set to the music. Remember, there is no right or wrong answer. I'm just posting what I feel and I have great respect for everyone's opinion. I'm looking forward to hearing some more. Mmmmm-will I be in the minority once again? (I sort of think so, but I don't mind. I rather like it there! :)).
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Post by: Joe90usa on December 16, 2008, 07:21:16 PM
I'll vote music. A song with a good melody and bad lyrics can at least get you to tap your toe. A song with a bad melody and good lyrics is like a wasted effort. I think the overwhelming number of musicians would go with music as well. Bands write music and then put lyrics against it. It's extremely rare that it goes the other way.

We had another thread that discussed if one truly has to understand a song to like it with the crux of that understanding being placed upon the lyrics. My guess is this discussion will paraphrase that one to some degree.

All that said, clearly U2 is a band that tries to include an important message in every song and because of that, lyrics will get their share of the vote.
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Post by: vickidvm on December 16, 2008, 08:09:49 PM
My vote's for music.  The first thing that gets noticed in a song and catches your attention is the music.  You listen to and appreciate the lyrics later (if they're worth appreciating).
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Post by: StrongGirl on December 16, 2008, 08:12:10 PM
Ha, ha-StrongGirl holding strong with one vote for the lyric :)
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Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on December 16, 2008, 09:15:09 PM
The music has got to rock.  Lyrics are important, but it has to be about the music 1st.

I will take a mole diggin' in a hole any day if the song rocks as much as Elevation does.
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Post by: Malachi on December 17, 2008, 03:39:02 AM
Music first. But if the lyrics are rubbish I tend to not listen to the song.


Mal
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Post by: spanner on December 17, 2008, 04:49:29 AM
The lyrics don't mean sh*t to be honest, in my opinion. It's all about the drums"  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Malachi on December 17, 2008, 04:58:54 AM
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The lyrics don't mean sh*t to be honest, in my opinion. It's all about the drums"  ;D ;D ;D

Best qote ever. :D

Why do I not think like this. Im a drummer lol.
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Post by: DGordon1 on December 17, 2008, 05:07:19 AM
It depends entirely on the song. For example, One Step Closer from the last album is very subdues musically, but imo it still works because of the lyrics. Meanwhile Elevation has nonsense lyrics, but the music makes you feel good. So both are very important, but some songs are built on the sounds, and others the lyrics. U2 are very good at both, which is why I like them.
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Post by: Dark Angel on December 17, 2008, 05:11:04 AM
As a our favourite drummer once said:

"I couldnt give a sh** abiout the lyrics, its all about the drums"

haha and thats how I feel!
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Post by: u2yooper on December 17, 2008, 07:00:45 AM
I'm with StrongGirl.  For me, it's about the lyrics.  the music is a frame for the message.  i agree that s**t music framing incredible lyrics is meaningless.  But what always has drawn me in was the sheer poetry of Bono's lyrics, set into a beautiful frame.  Even when I was young, and didn't understand the lyrics (Unforgettable Fire, anyone?), I was entranced by the pictures they created in my head.  That's why I've never been in love with COBL.  I know it's a favorite of a lot of people, and the music is incredible.  However, the lyrics just don't move me.  So I'm meh on the whole song.  (There, StrongGirl.  Now lyrics, has 2 votes!)
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Post by: Dark Angel on December 17, 2008, 07:06:25 AM
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I'm with StrongGirl.  For me, it's about the lyrics.  the music is a frame for the message.  i agree that s**t music framing incredible lyrics is meaningless.  But what always has drawn me in was the sheer poetry of Bono's lyrics, set into a beautiful frame.  Even when I was young, and didn't understand the lyrics (Unforgettable Fire, anyone?), I was entranced by the pictures they created in my head.  That's why I've never been in love with COBL.  I know it's a favorite of a lot of people, and the music is incredible.  However, the lyrics just don't move me.  So I'm meh on the whole song.  (There, StrongGirl.  Now lyrics, has 2 votes!)

Who does understand Unforgettable fire?

anywho, I agree with you and StrongGirl but I do believe what makes a good song is the melody.  However, with U2s music the lyrics are beautiful but the melodies are even better.
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Post by: BeneathTheNoise on December 17, 2008, 07:08:50 AM
Sometimes the music is goofy & the lyrics are cool (The Wanderer), but sometimes the music is cool, & the lyrics are goofy (Miami!). Luckily, neither is the case with 99% of U2 songs, and both elements are equally present. :)
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Post by: MirrorballMoon on December 17, 2008, 09:03:54 AM
I'm a musician (make my living as a classical pianist, not that that matters, it just explains where I'm coming from), so if I like a band the music has to be %$#%! amazing, or at least I have to think it is.  But what makes U2 "extra special" is the lyrics.  Great music is the baseline, what has to be there for me to listen at all.  But for a group to become a favorite, there has to be more.  And U2 is at the top of my list because they simply combine all the elements better than anyone.  IMO of course.
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Post by: StrongGirl on December 17, 2008, 12:49:57 PM
Wow, thanks yooper!  3 more votes for the lyrics. I know one place where the lyrics rule- R A P.  ;D But of course the music is important and U2 does both so well so as fans, we are very lucky.
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Post by: Starfish on December 17, 2008, 03:16:39 PM
Music. When I started listening to U2 I didn't speak much English, but I got hooked. I watched a video of the Red Rocks concert and didn't catch a word they were saying, but watching them perform ,the atmosphere, the spirit of the music was very powerful and spoke to my inner being, well, you know what I mean.  ::)
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Post by: adam1 on December 17, 2008, 03:56:14 PM
Music definatly. The instruments, melody, production, singing. What the lyrics say does'nt really concern me. Look at something like 'I am the Walrus' by the Beatles. The lyrics are complete nonsense but it was rated as their 3rd best song ever in a recent poll. Elevation was voted as having some of the worst lyrics ever, but it's still a good song as it sounds good.
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 17, 2008, 04:31:16 PM
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Wow, thanks yooper!  3 more votes for the lyrics. I know one place where the lyrics rule- R A P.  ;D But of course the music is important and U2 does both so well so as fans, we are very lucky.

Ugh, rap, that's probably one reason why I think the music is what's more important, because I detest rap.  But this isn't a discussion about rap so-, here's another question I have-

Many people said that they do not like "Elvis Presley and America" because the lyrics are improvised and mumbled and don't apparently mean anything. Others like it because of that fact.  I actually like this song because of the atmosphericnessism of it, I guess, and the music, not the improvised lyrics.  I'm thinking that many of people who don't like it are people who think that the lyrics are the most important to a song, since the music isn't very bad in my opinion.  This is just a guess so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. 
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Post by: God, Part II on December 17, 2008, 04:48:43 PM
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Many people said that they do not like "Elvis Presley and America" because the lyrics are improvised and mumbled and don't apparently mean anything. Others like it because of that fact.  I actually like this song because of the atmosphericnessism of it, I guess, and the music, not the improvised lyrics.  I'm thinking that many of people who don't like it are people who think that the lyrics are the most important to a song, since the music isn't very bad in my opinion.  This is just a guess so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. 

As someone who loves EPaA, I think you're spot on.
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Post by: StrongGirl on December 17, 2008, 05:19:56 PM
I won't get into rap either and I personally don't care for it, but I just want to say that it is a very important  to some people. Expressing themselves through their words with a beat is "their music". It is not my music but I must show respect for it as I would for heavy metal, jazz, country or any other style of music. Just my opinion and I don't mean to anger anyone.
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Post by: luieu2 on December 17, 2008, 05:30:27 PM
i heard a version of mothers of the disappeared with no music just bonos voice it was awsome i say lyric. ;)
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Post by: u2yooper on December 17, 2008, 05:58:13 PM
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Music. When I started listening to U2 I didn't speak much English, but I got hooked. I watched a video of the Red Rocks concert and didn't catch a word they were saying, but watching them perform ,the atmosphere, the spirit of the music was very powerful and spoke to my inner being, well, you know what I mean.  ::)


Starfish, are you saying you're not an English speaker by birth?  :o   I figured you were American or British.  What the heck?  You are an International Woman of Mystery.  So, where are you actually from and what language do you normally speak?  I'm intrigued! 
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Post by: StrongGirl on December 17, 2008, 06:04:04 PM
Me too!  ???
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 17, 2008, 08:36:41 PM
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I won't get into rap either and I personally don't care for it, but I just want to say that it is a very important  to some people. Expressing themselves through their words with a beat is "their music". It is not my music but I must show respect for it as I would for heavy metal, jazz, country or any other style of music. Just my opinion and I don't mean to anger anyone.

Thank you. So few understand that, even if I myself can't stand rap.  Besides, it's just what people are grown up with usually.  When you think about it though, what might music be in the year 2095?  Just how many new styles can they come up with?  Hurts your head to imagine it.  Kind of like trying to think of an entirely new color that no one's ever seen before, no shades of anything, just a completely new color...that'd be weird.  Okay, back to topic-
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Post by: Starfish on December 18, 2008, 12:54:35 AM
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Music. When I started listening to U2 I didn't speak much English, but I got hooked. I watched a video of the Red Rocks concert and didn't catch a word they were saying, but watching them perform ,the atmosphere, the spirit of the music was very powerful and spoke to my inner being, well, you know what I mean.  ::)


Starfish, are you saying you're not an English speaker by birth?  :o   I figured you were American or British.  What the heck?  You are an International Woman of Mystery.  So, where are you actually from and what language do you normally speak?  I'm intrigued! 

 ;)  All is quiet on New Year's Day
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Post by: Dali on December 20, 2008, 04:58:55 AM
Both. But why can't we tick both in the poll?
Great music is nowhere near as great with crappy lyrics and great lyrics are nowhere near as great with crappy music than great music and great lyrics joined together.
I don't see a song in U2's catalogue that has the quality level of words and music differ greatly, but unfortunately, that doesn't mean all songs are good. Still, when they're great, they're very great.
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Post by: Yggdrasille on December 20, 2008, 10:37:11 PM
Music. There are a few U2 songs that I appreciate both musically and lyrically, but overall I'm pretty indifferent to Bono's lyrics.
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Post by: Revolver7 on December 20, 2008, 11:53:31 PM
You need both for a good song...but I lean towards lyrics
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Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on December 21, 2008, 12:22:52 AM
 It depends with me. I guess I could say the music, because the first time I hear a song I usually get hooked onto it if it has a great melody and normally don't decipher the words (or look them up) until later. Of coure there are some songs where the lyrics get you more than the melody does... They are both very important anyway.
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 21, 2008, 08:56:45 AM
Yes, both the music and lyrics are both important to a song, but asking which is better forces you to think about which you personally like better.  I know, its painful for some, I'm sorry, but just say which you lean toward, and if you don't know then think about it overall with any kind of music, (what gets you hooked with a song on the radio?)
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Post by: uplate6674 on December 21, 2008, 12:19:50 PM
Music is what initially catches my ear, but lyrics are just slightly less important. Elevation is a fun song, but every time I hear it, I think, "I hope people who hate U2 never hear this song, because it'd give them a LOT of ammo" (of course, tons of them HAVE heard it, which makes me cringe).

That said...I still listen to the damn thing all the time and sing along.  :D So my vote goes to music.
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Post by: singnomore on December 21, 2008, 02:25:59 PM
Music - there are a few special moments out there when both happen...
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Post by: Ro~Jo on December 22, 2008, 10:16:47 PM
In the words of Jon Foreman (frontman of modern rock band Switchfoot): "With the best songs the music and lyrics come together, like two branches of the same tree."
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 23, 2008, 11:29:42 AM
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In the words of Jon Foreman (frontman of modern rock band Switchfoot): "With the best songs the music and lyrics come together, like two branches of the same tree."

Ditto
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 17, 2009, 10:31:34 PM
I just had to resurrect this thread one last time because I visited the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York today. A certain artist was quoted as saying this:

"Lyrics are just as important to a song as the music. If there were no lyrics there would be no song."

Bob Dylan 

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Post by: God, Part II on January 17, 2009, 11:01:31 PM
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I just had to resurrect this thread one last time because I visited the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York today. A certain artist was quoted as saying this:

"Lyrics are just as important to a song as the music. If there were no lyrics there would be no song."

Bob Dylan 



Mr. Dylan, I'd like you to meet instrumental tracks.  Instrumental tracks, I'd like you to meet Mr. Dylan.
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Post by: Starfish on January 18, 2009, 05:24:54 AM
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Music - there are a few special moments out there when both happen...

Amen to that. Think of Edge's solos we love, best intros we love, all these things that have nothing to do with the lyrics. We say other bands sound like U2, we don't say their lyrics sound like Bono's lyrics.

However I do love Bono's lyrics, even the goofy, slapstic rhymes. They're each a piece of The Bono Puzzle.
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on January 18, 2009, 01:57:45 PM
Now that I think about it, Music and lyrics often go together such as in a chorus or syncopated part of the song, but that is more of how the lyrics are sung and not what they particularly are.  Think about this, do you enjoy listening to someone sing an awesome-sounding song in Japanese or some foreign language?  I do if the song is good, though I still enjoy it less then I probably would if I could understand what they were saying (but not by too much) Anyway, that's a question of how the lyrics are sung and not exactly what the lyrics are.  Think about it, that Japanese person or whatever could be singing about cows flying past Neptune to engage in a cosmopolic war.  But we don't know that and it still sounds good to us (me) if we can't understand it.  So, I'm not really sure what I'm asking (again), but what's more important-

The way the lyrics are sung

or-

What the lyrics are exactly

Anyone have any examples for either arguments?
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Post by: God, Part II on January 18, 2009, 02:25:58 PM
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what's more important-

The way the lyrics are sung

or-

What the lyrics are exactly


Weird that you're asking this question like it just occured to you when I specifically referenced this issue in my post, the first response you got in this thread.
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on January 18, 2009, 02:53:37 PM
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what's more important-

The way the lyrics are sung

or-

What the lyrics are exactly


Weird that you're asking this question like it just occured to you when I specifically referenced this issue in my post, the first response you got in this thread.

Oh, wow, sorry God, Part II-  You deserve all the credit for that one.  I haven't looked at this thread for a while so I forgot what all had been said.  *slaps himself*
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Post by: luieu2 on January 18, 2009, 03:02:34 PM
its all about the drums ;D
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 03:16:28 PM
Both are needed to make great 'songs', 'I Still Haven't Found' & 'Bad' spring to mind from U2 - fantastic melodies, and awesome lyrics
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2009, 04:45:57 PM
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I just had to resurrect this thread one last time because I visited the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York today. A certain artist was quoted as saying this:

"Lyrics are just as important to a song as the music. If there were no lyrics there would be no song."

Bob Dylan 



Look I'm responding to my own quote ;D I wonder if that has ever been done before?  Could it be a forum first?!
Well, my point of the  post was they are both important. People were dismissing the lyrics right away. I'm thinking Fred Astaire dancing without Ginger Rogers. They are both fantastic but together - MAGIC ;)  And there is the answer to the question that started this thread.  SG
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 04:50:30 PM
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I just had to resurrect this thread one last time because I visited the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York today. A certain artist was quoted as saying this:

"Lyrics are just as important to a song as the music. If there were no lyrics there would be no song."

Bob Dylan 



Look I'm responding to my own quote ;D I wonder if that has ever been done before?  Could it be a forum first?!
Well, my point of the  post was they are both important. People were dismissing the lyrics right away. I'm thinking Fred Astaire dancing without Ginger Rogers. They are both fantastic but together - MAGIC ;)  And there is the answer to the question that started this thread.  SG

Spot on StronGirl, sorry I misread the post!
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2009, 04:56:36 PM
Oh no zoostavox-you didn't. You said exactly what I did. We feel the same way. Nice talking to you.
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 04:58:55 PM
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Oh no zoostavox-you didn't. You said exactly what I did. We feel the same way. Nice talking to you.

You too StrongGirl, Ive been waiting for you to reply to one of my posts  :) Love your name by the way!
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2009, 05:47:29 PM
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Oh no zoostavox-you didn't. You said exactly what I did. We feel the same way. Nice talking to you.

You too StrongGirl, Ive been waiting for you to reply to one of my posts  :) Love your name by the way!

Oh sorry! There have been so many new members recently (I've only been here since November) if you can believe it! I always try to respond to everyone. I will remember you! 
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 05:50:01 PM
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Oh no zoostavox-you didn't. You said exactly what I did. We feel the same way. Nice talking to you.

You too StrongGirl, Ive been waiting for you to reply to one of my posts  :) Love your name by the way!

Oh sorry! There have been so many new members recently (I've only been here since November) if you can believe it! I always try to respond to everyone. I will remember you! 

As I will remember you. 2500 posts since November - that's impressive  :)
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Post by: evel12314 on January 18, 2009, 06:00:22 PM
This seems like a perfect time to quote one of my favorite movies, Music & Lyrics:

"A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. 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 magical. "

 ;D
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 06:03:54 PM
Great quote evel  :)
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2009, 06:06:12 PM
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This seems like a perfect time to quote one of my favorite movies, Music & Lyrics:

"A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. 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 magical. "

 ;D

evel - That's beautiful. Thank you!
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on January 18, 2009, 06:46:14 PM
Very cool quote, and I've even seen the move (that's rare coming from me).

And yes, that is spot on. 

Also, congratulations Angel of Harlem!
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2009, 06:47:38 PM
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Very cool quote, and I've even seen the move (that's rare coming from me).

And yes, that is spot on. 

Also, congratulations Angel of Harlem!

Thanks Proof-the best forum DJ ;)