Norah Jones-Words Without Meaning
Does anyone actually listen to the lyrics of Norah Jones? My question stems from the events in my day. I spent a considerable amount of time walking in the rain, sleet, and snow today, and it’s April! When I returned to my apartment I was drenched, cold, and pissed off. I decided the only way to cheer up was to take a hot shower then lay in bed with candles lit and soft music playing. I made a quick play list of Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Death Cab for Cutie. I put the play list on random to mix it up but Norah Jones kept playing in a row. Not that I was complaining, I love Norah Jones, but after a few songs I realized I never pay close attention to her lyrics, I just key into her soft voice and calming piano.
After realizing this I was considerably upset. If I didn’t know what she was saying how could I openly support her? I was afraid that once I began listening to her words she would say something I completely disagree with and would be horrified to show support for. Thankfully she has no such lyrics, as far as I know, that are that repulsive. They mostly depict relaxing days, moments with those you love, and nature.
But this makes me wonder how many bands I like, but don’t know the implications of their words. I love to sing, so many of the artists I support I sing with. But there are certain artists, like Norah Jones, that have such a distinct sound that singing along with them would completely ruin the song. Norah Jones is the artist you listen to when you want to catch up with your thoughts, when you don’t want silence, but you don’t want a musical distraction. She fills the undesirable silences in our lives with soft melodies.