Okay, my cousins and I talk about Music a lot and we always argue. I like bands such as Slipknot and Bring Me The Horizon and he like Nine Inch Nails and TOOL. He says stuff like "Slipknot has no talent" or "The screaming in BMTH is gay" and so on. What I am getting at is, I listen to the music I do because I like the lyrics, I can relate to them and it's how I feel. I listen to music for the emotional connection, which does not make me emo. I don't like bands like NIN or TOOL or Cannibal Corpse because the lyrics are most of the time, meaningless and are about drug use or killing people. So I guess, why do you listen to music? for the lyrics? for the beat?