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Have you heard of the lyric people vs. beat people theory?
Essentially the concept formulates that people prefer music/songs based on one of two things — the lyrics or the beat. I am, without a doubt, a lyric person. My favorite songs are always based on the story, ideas and raw emotion of a song.
My favorite songs are the ones that “read” like poetry. I favor music that allows me to connect with my internal thoughts and feelings. Almost always I choose songs that evoke a deeper understanding of what I already feel, creating sort of a scaffolding effect, facilitating new thoughts and connections on top of what’s already there.
Because of this, music plays a major role in my mood. Certain music can radically change how I’m feeling. And I listen to a lot of music… I clock around 50 to 60 hours of listening time, weekly. Music is a huge part of my life and I love sharing songs that “mean something to me” with others. So, in no order, I’ve compiled a list of songs that contain some of my favorite lyrics.
Choosing just a few songs to share with you all was grueling, but I hope you found at least one song that resonates. If you’re an Apple Music user and want to look through some of the playlists I’ve made you can find me @katherinerhenderson.
Katherine is a Dual Major in Health Sciences and Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. When not studying or writing, you can find her outdoors, listening to music, traveling, or rereading the Twilight Saga.