While listening to my iTunes today, I realized that a few words in my vocabulary were learned solely from song lyrics. So then I wondered: how often has this happened to everyone else?
The words don’t necessarily have to be obscure (the first in my list is pretty common) - they just have to be words that you first heard in a song lyric. Please share the word, and the specific song lyric in which you first heard it.
This is what I’ve got, off the top of my head:
[li]Impetus. “I think you can reach a place where the impetus is pure” - Level on the Inside, by Dovetail Joint[/li][li]Obsequious. “He had the same obsequious manner, that was the reason I had him killed.” - Turn Around, by They Might Be Giants.[/li][li]Limerent. “And the second was worse by far than the first, 'cause it made me limerent.” - Contrecoup, by They Might Be Giants[/li][/ol]