I also had an argument with a guy online, few days ago, he was saying that lyrics aren't important in music.
I disagree, completely.
I got a punk education over it, that means that when I listen to a song I focus on the lyrics first of all. Music just comes then, in the way it goes along the lines.
What would a song be without a good lyric? Just something like the Alphabeth song!
I got some lyrics written down on my bedroom's walls. Most are from Green Day, and I guess I could write down the lyrics of almost each of their song just getting them out of my mind, it's crazy. I also have "but home is nowhere" by AFI and "listed M.I.A." by Rancid, also I've got "passive aggressive" by Placebo and recently added "Il bel canto" by Ministri.
Dad is so not happy about this hobby of mine, he hates written walls :D
N.B.: I didn't write the lyrics of BOBD on my wall, I just made a copy of it from the booklet, zoomed it, reprinted all over thin paper and then glued it to the wall. It was a hell of a job to do and I'll never do that again :D