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Google now serves up song lyrics in search results

If you're tired of having to make that extra click just to find out what Miley was talking about in her latest hit, Google has your back. The search giant recently started showing song lyrics sourced from Google Play Music in its search results, replacing the need to click through to dedicated lyric websites.

In a statement to Search Engine Land, which appears to be the first publication to stumble upon the feature, Google said it has licensed the lyrics, which are linked back to specific pages on Google Play Music. Speaking further, Google gave Search Engine Land this rather coy statement:

There's a feeling you get when you turn to a song and you know that the words have two meanings. Well it's whispered that now if you go search the tune, maybe Google will lead you to reason. Ooh, it makes you wonder…

While the lyric search appears to work for quite a few popular tracks, it also seems to leave out quite a few others. You'll have to give it a whirl to see how useful it is for you.

Source: Search Engine Land

14 Comments
  • Led Zepplin Posted via the Android Central App
  • "Ooh, it makes you wonder…"
    Is that a hint to go search for Stairway to Heaven? :P
  • That's what I thought also! Haha Posted via Android Central App
  • Sing the whole message to StoH tune...it works, sort of! Lol I wonder what happens if we play it backwards?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Have they fixed the badge situation with the Google Now Launcher? Posted via Android Central App
  • If there's an Android in your cell phone, don't be alarmed now.
    It's just the system for the Google King. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App
  • Nothing like being Rick-rolled in an android article. ;-) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow that made serach of songs easy. Great
  • Didn't work for me in the uk, and how do you view lyrics in google music, is it an all access option? Posted via Android Central App (Nexus 7)
  • I just tried a search and the lyrics didn't show up for me neither. Maybe it's just a US thing at the moment. Posted via Android Central App
  • Uh oh. The lyrics website owners will be pissed about this move. Google just basically killed their traffic. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well this very help full for music lovers
  • Interesting... it's like they're rolling it out. I've found one song so far (not a ton of looking) that has turned up direct lyrics (without having to click on a link). "O Holy Night" will show lyrics as a search result, but other common Christmas songs, for example, don't... yet.