Maybe it's just that I'm getting older, but as Jason & I put together our list of songs that we could potentially use for the wedding before the ceremony, I realize I miss something that I did religiously as a teenager...
Any time I bought a new tape (or CD in high school), I would unwrap it, and then take out the insert/booklet and read all the lyrics from start to finish. I'd then listen to the whole album.
I'm not sure why it is, but it's really hard for me to comprehend lyrics from just listening to a song. I'll listen to a song a hundred times and sometimes have no clue what it's about. The lyrics only make sense when I read them.
I miss reading lyrics!!
That said, I rarely buy CDs anymore. In fact, I hardly buy any music really. But if I did, where's my lyric sheet??
Side note: When I was in high school, my mom gave me my first CD player. It was my big Christmas present that year. Between that and my subscription to Rolling Stone, which I read from cover-to-cover each month (that's another ritual that I miss), I felt in touch with music. I kinda miss that too.