“Letter From America” — The Proclaimers

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I’m sometimes asked whether there is any point to lyrics that nobody can understand.

My answer always is… “it depends” (I’m known for being decisive like that).

For example, I don’t speak Spanish, but I love Latin music. Although I can’t understand the words, I get a sense of the emotion of a song just from the singer’s performance…is it fast or slow, tearful or joyful…

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No Words, No Song

No Words, No Song

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Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.