I love your stressing the importance of the words without the music. I believe the music takes something away from the words for this song: perhaps this is true for many more songs. Thank you for a thought provoking post, Amy.
I agree - I never noticed until the day I wrote this article.
For years I always heard the "beat". Attracted to the sound and not the lyrics - most of the time making up my own versions!
Thanks for reading and your response. It has emboldened the faint thought I had.
Thank you for being you.