Lyrics are literature.
Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. Good choice, based on his strong poetic style (the Nobel Academy, much like people in music, just pretend like the 80s never happened). I always figured it would be him or Leonard Cohen. So next time I go to see Bob Dylan perform for the umpteenth time, I can say I’m seeing a Nobel Laureate and sound classy, instead of like a girl who spends way too much money on Bob Dylan tickets. Rad.