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    Posted: September 30 2017 at 09:08
And is that a good thing?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 09:13
Do people have a favorite song, just one? 'cause i don't, I have favorite songs (as in plural), I listen to a lot of genres and subgenres of music, so I can't pick just one particular song. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote condor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 09:17
I guess enough people have a favourite song to make the question worthwhile, even if it's a short-term favourite.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 09:27
Originally posted by condor condor wrote:

I guess enough people have a favourite song to make the question worthwhile, even if it's a short-term favourite.

I guess so, but I don't so I can't participate here :(
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understand how? lyrically or musically?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 09:40
Not prog, but one of my favourites is David Bowie's "Life on Mars." I understand that while it seems nonsensical and I think Bowie called it absurdist or some such thing, it's a surreal song that says something about entertainment meets life, entertainment as life, the desire for escapism, superficiality and the banality of existence. As for if understanding your favourite song is a good thing, if I am reading you correctly, well, why not? I value understanding or at least forming my own impression of something.

Edited by Logan - September 30 2017 at 09:43
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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Right now, my favourite song would have to be Yes' The Remembering.

I would certainly say that I do understand it, although I highly doubt that many (if any) other people would independently come to the same conclusions as I have. As it stands, though, I couldn't be more satisfied every time I hear it, knowing precisely how every note fits into the bigger picture.

Edited by Magnum Vaeltaja - September 30 2017 at 09:47
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Pharoah Sander's Let Us Go Into The House of the Lord is probably my favorite piece of music, but it has no lyrics. My favorite track with lyrics is probably Joanna Newsom's Emily, followed by The Doors' The End. In both those cases, I likely understand the general gist of the song, but plenty of lyrical details elude me. I rarely pay attention to lyrics these days though, and even more rarely contemplate them separately from the music. 

I'm assume by understanding, you meant lyrics.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 10:28
my favourite song is below-Lucky Girl by Triumvirat; the lyrical content is pretty average, but Helmut Koellen's lyrical delivery is stupendous, as  the song is instrumentally, with a stunning synth solo courtesy of Juergen Fritz that knocks you socks off!

 In the lyrical content, there is not that much going on, but I sure understand why I consider it my fave song, as I have explained above, but, I am not a musician, so don't know it, technically.




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I do, in my own limited way of course, if I have to choose just one favorite song without hesitation I take Pink Floyd's Echoes, the music is the background score of the Universe and the lyrics talk about life evolution on planet earth and the meaning of being a sentient, empathetic human being. 



Edited by fredyair - September 30 2017 at 11:12
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Hard to define "Favorite Song", since there are many reasons I like certain songs, like the memories they bring, the way I enjoy them while driving, looking at the rain, Lyrical content, etc. So I like to relate them for a particular reason, and listen/enjoy them that way.
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What do you mean by understand? How can you understand music? You enjoy it. There's nothing there to understand.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tillerman88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 18:14
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

understand how? lyrically or musically?

Lyrically and/or musically? 
C'mon .... once I fully understand its lyrics ...that's all about it man.
Now, whenever a song lasts the most as my favourite, oh boy!... I just manage to understand something freaking new every damn time I listen to it.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 07:10
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Hard to define "Favorite Song", since there are many reasons I like certain songs, like the memories they bring, the way I enjoy them while driving, looking at the rain, Lyrical content, etc. So I like to relate them for a particular reason, and listen/enjoy them that way.
 
I agree
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I never did understand "Suppers ready".  
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I don't understand anything.
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