Music is also great for tuning the ears for picking up great wording. Lyrics need to be short but precise. It's like poetry set to a rhythm. How's this for a great lyric:
I love that lyric because there's just so much in it."Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable.And life's like an hour glass glued to to the table. No one can find the rewind button, girl. So cradle your head in your hands. And Breathe...Just breathe" excerpted from the song Breath (2 AM), by Anna Nalick
It's funny because my husband doesn't pay attention to the lyrics when he's listening to a song, but for me the words are often more important than the musicality, but then I am a writer - words are my life!