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What Means More: Lyrics or Music?

On the latest episode of ‘Music Exists,’ Chris Ryan and Chuck Klosterman discuss words and music—or, in other words, just “music.” And also Steely Dan.


What determines the meaning of a song? Is it always the lyrics? How do your feelings about a song change over time as your relationship to the words changes? And what do you do when there aren’t any lyrics at all? This episode is about words and music, or just music. And it’s also about Steely Dan. To listen to all the songs discussed in this podcast, follow the official playlist:


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