How do you listen to songs for the first time? That is to say, how do you hear songs that have vocals in them? Do you hear the lyrics first, and then determine how you feel about the song? Or what about the beat and the instrumentation? I have a lot of trouble listening to lyrics in a song. In fact, a lot of the time, I don't care what the lyrics are. However, I think they're very important. How hypocritical I am. I feel that, if the lyrics aren't going to say something (I pretty much detest "yeahs" and "oos," but for certain circumstances) then they shouldn't bother being included in the piece. At the same time, I rarely care what they say. Are you like me at all? I'm curious about what attracts you to songs.