[Desktop] Bring back Lyrics


Allow me to re-edit again, in premise, that thanks to all of you this idea keeps receiving votes, and I am grateful to each of you, and when I expressed this desire as an idea I was a newbie, I owe to the professionality of Marco and Toku, whom I thank again, that I became aware that this idea it’s by no means new, nor even mine but Spotify’s, yet it is properly expressed, and it is shared by enough Community members for it to be still alive, and I agree with Arcanscape that, "We really need the lyrics feature", and I just notice an excellent temporary alternative of “SpotifyLyrics” kindly programmed and provided by Mirth (fr31): https://github.com/fr31/spotifylyrics/releases (via scoobyTdog), it works very well on my Pc 🙂 and I invite you all to try it.


Whilst singing might be fun, I have another approach to lyrics and sound, which is of course not mutually exclusive, and I read the words to see if I like them as I enjoy the melody, if I see myself in the lyrics, if I share the values expressed, and this is easier by having the words at hand.


So please Spotify bring back the Lyrics Feature most elegantly -- as you did with restyling the Community -- when you find a better Lyrics Provider.


Reading and listening might be even better than karaoke, although not as fun 😉

and every member could always do both, even just singing, as a very close person in my family does, and many other people do.


Thank you for evaluating, with my warmest and most sincere Regards.


Marco, a poet at heart


Updated on 2019-09-20

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Casual Listener

PLEASE, Spotify, add lyric support for US users! I used to be a Spotify user back in the day, but I was sucked into other provider's platform, and 99% of it was due to the fact that they support synced lyrics. That's the main thing I'm waiting for from you guys, and I really wanna start using Spotify again, but the lack of synced lyric support is enough for that to be a deal-breaker for me. 


I like the little behind the lyrics we get but I, and I think many others, would love a full lyrics feature because many of us enjoy singing along or to check for anything inappropriate. Apple music do this really nicely so it would be lovely if Spotify would also be nice enough to add this feature! Thanks


I guess I'll be switching to apple music as many others have done. 5 years and still nothing? It's like Spotify WANTS to lose all their customers to apple music. Bye! 


I would love to see some thing similar to Apple Music’s live song lyrics! That can be displayed if desired!! 

Casual Listener

I haven't seen your message before... I have been offering this opportunity in spotify for a long time! a very useful feature!!!


I’ve noticed that lyrics are available for some songs now, but they not in full. Sometimes I will be trying to read the lyrics and then it will start stating facts about the song. I don’t care about the facts really I just wanna read the lyrics in app and it’s annoying when they get interrupted. 

Casual Listener

We are in 2021 now, and still..... Apple Music on the other hand has implemented it since 2018, while QQ Music which much more ahead than the rest has implemented it ever since.


I'd love to see this feature again in Spotify. This Genius thing just doesn't work with me. It's nice to see some interesting facts about the song... but it's only applicable for few song and I'd like to see full lyrics - the more songs, the better.


I still hope they bring back the lyrics. Thats what made Spotify unique