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Songs With Singing Need Lyrics

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Since yesterday’s blog was about music, I thought I’d go ahead and follow today with a little bit of spill over/continuation. We won’t be revisiting yesterday’s blog, so if you didn’t read it, you don’t have to go back and read it first to understand today’s. (Although I’m not excusing you from reading yesterday’s blog, mind you!)

The only real correlation is that music is still the topic. So let’s begin, shall we? Great!

I like music. No, I love music, all kinds of music. I don’t think that anyone who truly appreciates music can answer the boring and tired question of, “What’s your favorite kind of music?” Someone who really appreciates music would have to answer either, “I don’t have one” or “I like all kinds of music”. I don’t care what kind of music you think you like or hate, if you can’t find one song from each genre, you haven’t heard enough songs.

Most of the time music is used to compliment your mood or situation. If you’re sad or feeling sorry for yourself, one doesn’t usually reach for speed metal, whereas if you’re cleaning your house you’re not likely to put on, “I cry myself to sleep”. I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of different moods and like the many flavors that life has to offer. I can’t eat pancakes every day for my entire life. To quote Mike McCormick’s mother, “…that’s why they made chocolate AND vanilla”.

I also like to hear things I have never heard and things that are like nothing I have ever heard before. As an American, usually anything foreign fills the bill on this one. Traditional music from other countries can be very hard for the “everyday listener” I know, but to me it’s always a wonderful treat to get to hear it. Even if it’s not true, it makes me feel cool and worldly when I hear ’60s Korean pop music or something that is “exotic”. It’s like an inside joke or a secret that you carry with you all day, all week, all month, etc. So I think I have a pretty good tolerance for music styles. I don’t judge singers for the vocal training or technique, just the soul they put behind it. Now I don’t mean it has to be gospel quality soul, just enough soul that you know they’re heart is 100% into it.

There is a time and a place, through creative perfection, that the lack of words being used while singing a melody seems fitting, but most of the time I hate it. I hate it because it sounds like the writer gave up on the establishment of the words. Is it that they couldn’t think of what to say, so they half-assed it, as though “La La De Da” would be fine and dandy? I guess one could argue that those are words, but then that would be all I needed to punch you clean in the mouth.

All I’m saying is that it isn’t that hard to write words. I hear songs all the time with horrible rhymes, lines and lyrics all the time. Sometimes it doesn’t even bother me. I don’t even mind when you can’t understand a single word the singer is singing, just as long as you know he/she is saying something.

Bottom line? I feel ripped off. I can’t write my blog: “Do Da De Do, Skeetely dum, Beetly boo, dosey de la ta de do, do rum be do” and get away with it. Or can I?

Tomorrows blog? Do Da De Do, Skeetely dum, Beetly boo, dosey de la ta de do, do rum be do.

Egg On,

Ramblin’ Rooster


Written by Ramblin' Rooster

September 27, 2008 at 5:50 am

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