Originally Posted by bermuda
Unless I'm singing - which is rare - I'm not concerned with knowing the lyrics per se, any more than I'd need to know what key a song is in. But it is important for me to know where the lyrics are just so I don't step on them, and can cue off of them now and then.
But no, I've never mouthed lyrics or sung along with songs unless it was required.
Kind of odd though, given your main gig's whole career was established and maintained mostly due to Al's lyrics.
After all, what mostly separates the parody versions from the originals is the lines sung (not to discount his other ideas).