I find it really hard to 'absorb' music. I have LOADS of bands im into (mainly indie/alternative) but if I buy a new album and listen to it a few times, I can sit here and think ''this album is very good'' but I couldnt recall a single lyric or song name or remember how the song goes.
This doesnt really improve on repeat viewings either :s I listen to music all the time but I barely ever remember how anything goes!! Its so annoying
It's the other way round for me. I remember the majority of the songs I hear, even if I've only heard them once in my whole life, and then get these songs stuck in my head. Even when I hate them. It's irritating.
I'm the complete opposite, I could real off lyrics years track listings band members etc till I'm blue in the face, and I've never even tried to learn them. Give me a load of revision though and I suck at remember ing stuff.
I can absorb tunes ok, but I am completely bloody awful with lyrics. I mishear them in basically every song I ever hear.
I dont really think about it. Either i pick up lyrics or i dont. Sometimes i look them up in the internet if i cant remember what the songs called, or what the words are. When i was younger, before i really used the internet i used to think eminem was "cool," and sit there pausing my tapes, to write down the lyrics of a song and then learn them. I was a sad child. My parents tried to ban me from listening to his raps at such a young age but sadly they werent able to stop me from going round to a friends house and co-learning the lyrics together...sigh...
And Gwen Stefani... it took me a while to work out what she was singing.
Don't get that problem with Proper Bo artists like:
Do you understand a word of Micro Cuts by Muse? Matt Bellamy's usually really clear but I had to get that little album booklet out to find out what he was going on about.
It's the second best song on Origin Of Symmetry if that helps. Not that our favourites are going to be the same.
He does say 'megaphone screaming my name'. I thought he sang something about butterflies. Butterflies all in a row, or all in my hair. That's what it sounded like.
Sounds almost as bad as Shane Mcgowan (sp) out of the pogues..