My general approach to writing lyrics is to consider that, if someone is going to make the effort to pay attention to what is being said, I ought to try and make it worth their while. Also, sometimes I am a bit of a mush-mouthed singer, so it seems like a good idea to post lyrics to prevent avoidable misunderstandings.
I am also posting texts that I have used for lyrics, including the original language and English translation. (This is primarily for the listener’s convenience, as I realize that not everyone’s idea of a good time involves combing through foreign language poetry sites looking for lyrics. Whatever. Look, I don’t make fun of your hobbies, okay?) Most of the texts are either in the public domain or used with the artist’s permission. If there are any conflicts, misattribution, or misuse of copyright protected material, please contact me.