Lystener – A New Way To Share & Discover Lyrics

by Emilio Pérez Miguel on July 5, 2010

Lystener
Name: Lystener
URL: http://www.lystener.com

OK, I am the first to admit that this site is not the greatest thing ever since Swiss Cheese came along, but I quite like it. That is probably because I am a lyricist and I can’t divorce a song’s music from its words, but even casual users could get something good out of it.

If we look at its roots, what the site lets you do is to input your Last.fm username in order for the lyrics to the song that you are listening at that time to be displayed. When that happens, you will be able not only to read them but also to share them with your friends.

That is not as superfluous as some of you might be thinking. For starters, non-native speakers of English (like me) often have trouble catching a word or two, even after years of listening to English music. That is something obvious – it is not the same listening to Liam Gallagher than listening to John Denver. Sometimes we frankly can’t get the words right. That is one use this site will certainly have.

And as far as native speakers go, something like Lystener will give them a further chance to socialize online. Is there a better way to get through to a new acquaintance than sharing the lyrics of the one song that sums up who you are with him/her? And is there something more frustrating and time-consuming than typing them down yourself? Exactly.

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