Saturday, December 17, 2005

Taking a Break From Lyrics

Everything I've listening to lately seems to be instrumental. I'm not sure why, and it hasn't be deliberate, but yes, it appears that I'm taking a break from music with lyrics these days. I'm not sure why that is either, it's just what I've been doing. I suppose lyrics are intelligible to anyone who speaks the language of the lyricist. You might have trouble making them out, and sure, once you do, they may be nonsensical, but you at least know the language. It may be that the more one understands of music, the more one understands the language of music itself. Harmonies, chord changes, rhythms can contain moods and feelings in the same way that words can.