Ever wondered what the lyrics in a beautiful song you heard actually meant? Perhaps you were listening to music in another language. You may have loved the melodies and the notes which soothed your soul, but just one thing was missing. You could not actually understand the words being sung by the performer. If only you knew the lyrics, you would understand where the emotion came from, and what the singer was trying to portray. This would make more sense, wouldn’t it?
It isn’t just legal documents, medical records or birth certificates that need translating. Song lyrics can be important to translate too, which gives the listener more of an understanding of what the singer is actually trying to express. This is also a good way to learn a new language and many language teachers do advise people to watch TV programmes as well as listen to music in the language they are pursuing. This is where the connection between a song’s lyrics, melody and understanding of the message interchange.