The other day in class, after somone had played their song for us, our class got into discussion about meaning in songs. One argument, if i recall correctly, was what if we're not suppose to understand the exact meaning behind the lyrics, or that even by trying to find meaning, we degrade and ruin the song. Someone said that maybe a song is only meant to be understood by the songwriter themself and that is what makes it so delicate. The other argument was that, if we don't try to incorporate meaning into a work- like a song- we are being ignorant and not giving the author justice. I tend to agree with both sides though.