"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." --Goethe
Read that statement again and think about what you love. Granted, I have no idea who Goethe is/was, but he's right.
I don't feel like I have to break his statement down into my own words. Sometimes words cannot more fully describe an idea. Sometimes less words are more powerful. That's why I like poetry. Good poetry captures powerful imagery and compacts it into small stanzas. Words have power. Yet, poetry gives an emotional impression words usually don't have. Poetry composed into music is even better. Lyrics really do matter.