I have often wondered how most musicians write songs. Did the music come first, the lyrics, or do they come at the same time? I have done it both ways...that is written words first and then put them to music and vice versa. But, wondering if one way is better than the other. A book is usually always better than the movie form...so maybe it does matter. For me, more often than not, the music comes first, usually tied to an emotion and then the words quickly follow as I begin to express the emotion in the form of lyrics. What's your verdict and why? Which do you think is more important...the MUSIC or the LYRICS? Or, are they equally important?