OpinionA song's meaning can evolve as you grow older.
      – Lee J Haywood, 2008-09-30 at 16:22:42   (13 comments)

On 2008-09-30 at 16:43:44, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I think there's a lot of songs I liked when I was younger because of the sound alone, without ever realising what the lyrics were about. But other songs you like because of the mood they create, and the impact changes subtly with time. http://www.whatdoesthissongmeantome.com/
On 2008-09-30 at 23:53:32, TheLadiesMan wrote...
the entire record of 'without you i'm nothing' by placebo makes more sense as time goes on. i never fully understood it until i listened to it high on heroin. american pie is another song that gains meaning as it goes on.
On 2008-09-30 at 23:58:38, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
This is true, probably because you have new experiences and they deepen your understanding of the lyrics.
On 2008-11-05 at 04:42:56, Nevermore wrote...
Absolutely. songmeanings.net
On 2008-11-05 at 09:03:53, Lee J Haywood wrote...
That's a pretty interesting / comprehensive site... although the comments there seem to be pretty dumb.
On 2008-11-05 at 23:05:58, BorgClown wrote...
I like that place, even if the meanings are more or less personal interpretations. Almost any obscure song has a insightful comment buried in the comments.
On 2008-11-07 at 02:39:09, Nevermore wrote...
Yeah, many of the comments are pretty stupid. But some of them aren't. I like to see other people's interpretations.
On 2008-11-07 at 02:39:28, Nevermore wrote...
I wish it was busier and had more traffic. Like DNR!
On 2008-11-07 at 18:11:56, BorgClown wrote...
DNr has more traffic because it constantly autorefreshes the page =P
On 2009-05-27 at 02:37:08, Thelevellers wrote...
There are many bands I have liked more and more as I listen to the lyrics. I used to love Offspring when I was 8, then at about 15 I started paying attention to the lyrics and the love rocketed! Ditto The Levellers, they are even more enjoyable simply as sounds, but also have a lot to gain from understanding the lyrics more. Other songs evolve just from re-interpretation, putting the grammar in slightly different places, which is less to do with age.
On 2009-05-27 at 03:26:49, BorgClown wrote...
Ah, good topic. I recently rediscovered "Emotion" by Samantha Sang and The Bee Gees. Couldn't stop hearing it until the lyrics were completely assimilated =) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng6OO09NLyQ
On 2009-05-27 at 09:36:54, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Recently I've been listening to Neneh Cherry for the first time in about 15 years. I still remember the lyrics well, and I don't think that the meanings have changed much for me as such... except that now that I'm older I have more experience and knowledge to interpret it completely differently. So my understanding of the lyrics may have changed slightly, but my perspective has changed more.
On 2009-05-28 at 02:51:56, BorgClown wrote...
It's not the song that changes, but ourselves. You must battle agent Smith now.