A few years ago, a friend of mine was given a piece of advice that stuck with me. He asked a well known songwriter for some advice on writing songs and he gave him this advice.
"When writing a song, your priority should be melody first, the lyrics second, and the music third."
I think this has some truth to it, but it can also vary pending on the musical style and intention.
What are your thoughts on this, and what is most important to you when listening to a song? :confused: