Throughout most of my life, I have been initially drawn to music through lyrics.
That seems to be changing lately. I've been listening to The Postal Service recently, and I've found that although I am enthralled with the music itself I find nearly all the lyrics to be inane.
Then there's tango and swing music. Much of the music I enjoy dancing to has nothing in the way of lyrics, or if it does, it does not factor heavily into my opinion of the music.
I wonder when that all started changing, and if listening to music so that it might inspire movement -- listening for the sake of dance -- has caused me to listen differently.