Everyone has their favorite songs, the music that you could actually listen to endlessly and never ever get tired of. I know, it’s easy sometimes to just let that tune’s catchy beat or rhythm take you away, but when was the last time you just stopped to simply examine the meaning of a song’s lyrics?
Sure, it may cross your mind while listening to the music over and over again, but what exactly was the artist going for? More importantly, how do you interpret the lyrics and what does it all mean to you?
With the Web, it’s easy to find out what some of your favorite songs mean. There are a couple of great websites out there where users can offer their own interpretations of any song’s lyrics.
Truth be told, a lot of songs are ambiguous in nature, so you may not be able to find one definitive meaning of a song, but it’s always interesting to gain perspective on something as interpretational as a song’s lyrics. Also, keep in mind that the people sharing their opinions are probably just as big of fans as you are to the same music, so you’ll be in good company.
Here’s the 3 best websites to find the meaning of a song.
SongMeanings is not just another site crammed full of only a song’s lyrics (check out The Top 5 Sites to Find Song Lyrics Online for those). The website allows its users to interact with each other and discuss their favorite songs.
With a growing database covering virtually every artist and thousands upon thousands of songs, its community has chalked up over a million comments about what the lyrics of the music they love mean to them.
Just search for an artist of your choice and comb through the listings of songs. Each song page features the full lyrics and hopefully some users have contributed their views about what the song means in the comments. Feel free to join in and share your opinions as well.
Songfacts is a simply laid out website that takes a different approach to it all. Compiled by radio professionals, music enthusiasts, and just plain-old visitors to the site, it’s a database full of song information.
You’ll find everything from fun facts to interesting background stories about your favorite songs, so it’s not necessarily just the song’s meaning, but it may very well help you discover more about it.
Every song page includes the basic information, such as album title, release year, chart positions, the full lyrics, and even the ability to listen to the song via a widget from Grooveshark.
The “Songfacts” are submitted by users and reviewed by the site before being added to the list. There’s also a comments sections for visitors to chime in about the song.
Lyric Interpretations is another site also worth mentioning. Don’t let its simple design fool you. It’s the content that matters here, and the website is another great place to go to if you’re in search of song meanings.
The site gets straight to the point. Users submit their own interpretations of any song of their choice and they’re published for visitors to read and review.
How do you find the meaning of your favorite songs? Have any of these websites helped you at all? Let us know in the comments.
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