Blue-Ruvy May 4, 2010
I've heard there was
A secret chord
That David played, and
It pleased the Lord
But you don't really care
For music, do you?
It goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king
Composing Hallelujah ~ Leonard Cohen

This is no particular reference to you. But this is a perfect example of why lyrics are so important. Lyric writing is essentially poetry, and if you didnt know the song while reading that (and it wasnt in relation to this topic) you would have thought it a verse of poetry, and not of a song.

It is true, however, that many songs lean more on the beat and tune than the actual lyrics. But this is not indicative of all songs.

I'm not disagreeing with you, but I can't stop myself from adding to the argument. :)