In The Age of Lyric Videos

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It’s late at night and you’re either drunk with your friends or drunk alone with yourself and you’re in the mood for some music. Thankfully, most of us are fortunate enough to have access to YouTube, where you can listen to almost every song ever made AND listen to it while watching cat videos on mute. For a more visceral, engaging experience you can put on a lyric video and have the words of your favorite pop song spelled out for you as you listen.

Or maybe it’s early morning, and the crushing weight of the day ahead, like most days, is too much for you to bear on your own, so you pull your laptop out from under your bed and throw on some lyrical inspiration via Katy Perry. No matter your reasons for adding “lyric video” at the end of your YouTube search, most can agree that lyric videos have become one of the most valuable services that YouTube provides.

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