The Songs Lyrics History
Song lyrics are known since the very beginning of song writing in ancient times. Mayan people have written lyrics on stones, for songs dedicated to gods and performed on rituals. Then in ancient Egypt lyrics have been found on papyrus sheets which represented songs that ancient pharaohs wanted to listen, and also song lyrics dedicated to Amon Ra the Egyptian god of the sun. Many song lyrics are now interpreted and translated to English or other languages and the originals writings are kept in museums around the world.
Song lyrics have taken their special place since the ending of the Baroko and special attention has been given since then. The Lyrics revolution appears with the fast development of technology where music has gained a special place in every culture. The early 60es, 70es and 90es bring the first lyrics that people actually paid special attention on, since they represented the emotional adventures, the life experience etc. Love has gained a special place in song lyrics since it's descriptions, stories and adventures are an enormous source of experience and inspiration.
With the appearance of computers, internet, mp3 players etc, lyrics have made yet another revolution in song writing and music it's self. Since the music is developing really fast and the number of different style is constantly increasing, lyrics again become more like one with the music and sometimes are hard to understand or remember. So people wanted to know every songs lyrics and started searching for them everywhere. The demand raised and soon lyrics for each and every song were distributed trough all the media.
Karaoke machines now digitally show the lyrics of every song that plays. Videos with lyrics included actually gain more viewers than the original and official song videos. Many kinds of media for distributing lyrics appear and also millions of websites for distributing lyrics.
The latest gadgets can not be imagined without the ability for distributing lyrics, so now where ever you listen to music you also have the ability to search for the lyrics, read them, and actually be able to sing the song without any mistakes in pronunciation the words or understanding random parts of each song.
The lyrics phenomena is everywhere and it will be here for a long time. People are becoming more and more curious about what's the song about, and not just listening to the melody. This improves the music development quality and helps people enjoy the progress of creating and listening to music.
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Legendary singer, Sir Tom Jones, recently released a new album of covers, called "Spirit in the Room". The disc is a collection of enchanting tracks in which Tom Jones has infused his special magic. The selection is broadly diverse. Some of the songs include Sir Paul McCartney's "Come Home (I Want To)", Odetta's "Hit or Miss", Paul Simon's "Love and Blessings", and the popular Leonard Cohen track "Tower of Song". Â
Although Tom is now in his seventies, he is not the sort of person to start slowing down. He recently stated, "I donâ€™t like sitting around too much." As well as still producing music and albums, he is also a judge and mentor on the UK version of The Voice. Â
The "Spirit in the Room" album was created similarly to previous albums, as Tom explained, "... a small amount of musicians, no headphones, no separation, all in one room. Except for the drums, we had to put the girl that played them in a room because drums spill."
Now that the album is out, Tom has released a music video for the track, "Tower Of Song". The clip simply shows Tom sitting alone in a room as he sings the lyrics with his unmistakable voice. He sings the song with heartfelt emotion reflecting on his life detailing the highs and lows of his time as a singer. Like many Leonard Cohen penned songs, this one also tends to be gloomy, but honestly reflective. But unlike some of Tom Jones's songs this song won't have the audience screaming nor having ladies throwing their "unmentionables" at him, as they did back in the sixties and seventies.Â
"Tower Of Song" is about the cold reality of a world class singer's life.
Sir Tom Jones - "Tower Of Song"
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