In a certain way, it’s the sound of the words, the inflection and the way the song is sung, the way it fits the melody and the way the syllables are on the tongue that has as much of the meaning as the actual, literal words.
David Byrne, Song lyrics are overrated. cf. Paul Rand: “Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” (thx, Bobby)