Re: How do you listen to a song?
I absolutely HAVE to like the singing or the whole thing is over for me. I really admire good singers and wish I could do it myself. That's why Incubus is so great, they have it all IMO. I do break apart all the individual instrument parts once I get past the singer filter. Actual lyrical content comes last, but is sometimes very important. If i didn't care about the singing, I could probably get into some of the prog stuff like Dream Theatre and Coheed and Cambria and other stuff.
I do agree with some other posters about almost unwilligly dissecting a song being a burden for a musician. People who don't play an instrument don't have a clue what that's about, I've asked people before and they just think it's wierd.