Yes, the whole package is meaningful, but lyrics are words, and the best lyrics are those that have life and meaning and power of their own without the music. Quite a few opera librettos contain lyrics that are no different from daily conversation, but are made beautiful by the music. But great lyrics don’t need the music to be great, and that’s why I think Simon is elite
That's not the way I look at it. I listen to songs; with rare exceptions, I don't read the lyrics. Some song lyrics stand alone very well; others don't. But what I care about is the package of lyrics, melody, arrangement, instrumentation and vocal performance. I realize that some of those elements are independent of the songwriter.
That's interesting. I would have originally guessed that the resurgences of Hays, Mullins, Valaika, and DJ, the continually hot Iglesias and Mountcastle, and the subtraction of Davis and Smith, Jr. would have bolstered the team stats more during the last 20 games.
And...Stewart's good catches and a few Mullins + Hays days late got the Orioles up to 9th (this is perhaps the same thing Mountcastle/Kremer will do for the FARM rank).
If Yusniel is actually any good, it could be fun to see what Hays/Mullins/Diaz could do, with Mountcastle/Santander 1B/DH.
Thi is all about the possibility that the 2021 season will be shortened. The Orioles saved a ton of money on Davis this season. If they can save a chunk again next year, they will wait to let it play out.