Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Music and Lyrics

Ever since I was a preteen, I have had this weird thing about learning lyrics to songs. From time to time, I just make up the words as I go, but I find it so satisfying to be able to sing along and truly know what I'm singing.

The first time I remember making an effort to learn lyrics was when Savage Garden released their album with the song I Want You. You know, the chickacherrycola song. My poor dad was doing some kind of work on my room, and I sat in there for the entire afternoon, song on repeat, little CD booklet in hand, reading the lyrics. I can still sing the entire song (I keep that in my back pocket for parties - not really but I'm still kinda proud).

The other day, I realized this obsession while trying to learn the chorus for Royals by Lorde. It's obviously a lot easier than I Want You, but still, I don't have the same kind of free time to devote to learning song lyrics.

Sometimes I think I could really kill it on that Don't Forget the Lyrics show. At a wedding a couple weeks ago, I was dancing and singing along to a song, and my friend Bonnie just blurts out "she knows all the words!" #hiddentalent.

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  1. I can totally relate! I remember I didn't have Janet Jackson's "Janet" cassette tape so when I went to my cousin's house, I wrote out on paper the lyrics to all the songs I wanted to learn. I didn't realize how not-age appropriate "Any Time, Any Place" was at the time... I'd have to say I'm pretty good with lyrics too, but not sure if I'd kill it on a game show like you!

    1. That's hilarious and so true about Janet Jackson's music! I still love her songs though!


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