Re: How much do lyrics matter to you?
for me it depends on the music. if the music is there to support the lyrics they are very important to me (though the might be silly or dull as well if it fits). but if they are "just" an equal part to the other instruments, i don't pay additional attention to them. but its always a pity if i really like a song and then find out the lyrics are not as beautiful as the music would call for.
when i play drums in a band, i try to fit the muscial vibe first, and then care for the actual lyrics. i had a rehearsal on tuesday, where i didn't get a single word of what the singer was singin but the sound as a whole just took me away... with a singer there is more than one way to get the lyrics i guess.... did ask her for them afterwards though