Originally Posted by Naigewron
Tell you what: When the singer learns my drum parts, I'll learn her lyrics ;-)
I won't claim to know what the lyrics are, but I could sing the melody for ya. Similarly, although I couldn't physically play the parts, I know what the bass and guitars are doing as well.
Like others, it's usually in the recording process that I actually find out what lyrics are. Even then, I've done recordings where after tracking my parts, the lyrics and melody completely changed.