For me, a song's lyrics are really important. Song lyrics are a great source for inspiration and quotation, but finding the song a lyric came from is sometimes a pain.

LazyWeb, I want an iTunes plugin that lets me search song lyrics. For example, let’s say I search for “down” with this plugin installed. iTunes might return:

  1. All the tunes from Sondre Lerche’s album “Faces Down.”
  2. Liz Phair’s song, “Stratford-on-Guy,” because of the lyric, “As the ground raced beneath them thirty thousand feet down.”
  3. Frank Zappa’s song, “Bobby Brown Goes Down,” because of the title.
  4. All the songs by System of a Down, because of the band’s name.

This could also be extended to Smart Playlists in interesting ways.

You could create a playlist that only included songs with the lyrics “big” and “butt.” This playlist would, of course, include Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.”

LazyWeb, does this exist?

iTunes lyrics search & lyrics playlists