I have to say I'm probably the world's worst lyric listener. I don't know why. It may be that as a sound guy I'm hired to mix the band not ponder lyric meaning about how I lost my dog or wife over "cowboy chords" (thank you ST member for that one ) I'm hired to listen to each second of what the band is playing and make sure that everyone can hear everything to the best of my ability. So I can't listen to "baby baby ooooh ya" the whole song I have to be aware of everything else and maybe lots of crap coming in remotely like sequenced keys or percussion. But I dunno, I also can't remember lyrics worth a crap. I doubt there's anyone worse than me when it comes to trying to remember them. Why can I remember where to exactly place my fingers on the fretboard and can't get past 5% of any one songs' lyrics? Argh! Anyone else has have that problem? My lovely wife says what great song such and such song is, and I cringe and go REALLY? And she says DONT YOU LISTEN TO THE LYRICS? THEY'RE AWESOME, THEY TELL A STORY!!!! And then I'm belittled to hell and gone. Meanwhile, I've been pondering how great and perfect the reverb on the snare drum was and maybe perfect guitar tone on some other tune and she could give a rat's ass about that. Funny how different we all hear things and let certain parts take over our thoughts.