But, you know, Jesus Christ the song an sich is' für Scheiß. Seriously, the lyrics are awful. All the more evidence that I never listened to lyrics when I was a kid, and probably never will give a shit about lyrics. The only thing I remembered was that BEEP BOOP breakdown. I didn't even remember that this song had a craptastic 90s-ass rap in it. The breakdown was the only thing that mattered. Jumping 'cross the Atlantic to my new citizenship, I had fond memories of Snow's Informer - the largely unintelligible but utterly awesome dancehall triplets - till I went back as an adult and noticed the awful rap solo. Rhythm and melody is everything. That's the heart of the song. That's what sticks.
It's these times, when I think back to songs that made a huge impact in my youth and I realize as an adult that as a kid I just ignored the parts that sucked. Nine Inch Nails and Guns'n'Roses are great examples of that. Probably the only two guitar bands of my youth that I still enjoy as an adult, but both of them I can't listen to the lyrics any more or I will bash myself in the head with their stupidity. Fuck that noize, I'd rather listen to some guy talking about the ancients of mu-mu or how it's serious as cancer that rhythm is a dancer. Or, more to the point, I'd rather hear some goddamn synthesizers playing legendary riffs. Occasionally a guitar.
But, for real. Lyrics are a bane upon the purity of the sweet, sexy, perfect sound of synthesizers, dirty samplers and effected-out-the-ass guitars. God knows I love a handful of singers (Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young, Marc Almond, Suzanne Vega, and um... that's a handful), but holy hell. If you aren't going to make your whole song poetry, then just don't even try. All these hundreds of thousands of singers and rappers who can't string a word together to save their lives can go fuck off with all that nonsense. Who I care about is their guitarist, their synth guy, their producer. Oh wait, there's a dub? Shut your fucking mouth while I listen to the song the way it was meant to be heard.
I remember melodies, not lyrics.
Synthesizers are everything.