[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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Realized Lyrics feature just came back to MacOS. Great!

But just the one line format of Lyrics. Would be nice to have, essentially, the upcoming line.


Absolutely. Look at all this wasted space! It's ridiculous!

Come on, Spotify! You finally got the lyrics there, all you have to do now is present them in a decent way.


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Still no lyrics in Ukraine 


@PeterParker77 the same here, I had to maximize to see it right:



Need lyrics so Spotify can be a one stop shop, love belting songs especially new ones but searching for lyrics is just an extra step. Y'all should partner with Google or an advanced company...or invest in your own lyric library which takes time I know...Karaoke lyrics?!?!?!?  but any type of lyrics for all songs would be a game changer. 

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This is a tweak that allows Apple Music like lyrics to appear on Spotify, it would be excellent if Spotify used this style.


Just recently had the lyrics feature on my desktop spotify, I updated my app awhile ago and the lyrics button is gone. I really hope they will bring the feature back. 😭

Hello Shooookyyy,
I am using it on Mac OS and lyrics button is still available for me (as
long as the song has lyrics and authorization to show them on Spotify)

Hey Spotify, could you please remove this**bleep** bar from my desktop app while I'm seeing lyrics? I don't know why I have this on my app in macOS, I see some don't have this black bar but I have it, why? This is ugly and unuseful!! 

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check this out new post by a Spotify employee