delete! I have always had what appears to be a rather limiting perception of music - specifically vocals. I am unable or unwilling to understand word in the music I listen to. People always say, "I really like these words" or "this song has so much meaning" and I'm like all "What?" When I listen to music, I hear the vocals as simply another muscial instrument. A very complex one, granted. I mean, the words are important as if they are individual notes in a melody (humming is not the same at all), but I am unable to understand the meaning of the words while simultaneously listening to the tune/melody. Not 100%, mind. I do get much, but there's definitely an element of partial deafness to this input. If asked to listen to the lyrics, I can do so, but then I have to filter out the music. If asked to listen to the melody, I am unable to understand the import of the words. Nobody I know seems to have any trouble doing both simultaneously. I hypothesize that it is due to a relatively poor communication between my left (speech/analytical) and right(creative/musical) brain hemispheres (despite the fact that it is in fashion to consider brain specialization debunked). Anyone else experience this phenom?