View lyrics

Spotify has joined forces with Genius to give you the story behind the song. 

Note: This feature is currently only available in English, on select songs and playlists.

  • See key lyrics of many of your favorite tracks as they’re sung (or rapped, or screamed).
  • Get behind the scenes info, including what inspired the lyrics and facts about the song.
  • Also available on your TV with Chromecast.

Get started

  1. Start playing music.
  2. Tap the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the screen.
    Note: On iPad, tap the album artwork in the side menu.
  3. Scroll down to see the song’s lyrics and their story!

    Note: If you don’t see it, the lyrics/story aren’t available for that song. New lyrics and stories are added to Genius every day, so you may find it added in the future.

How else can I see lyrics?

You can download the SoundHound app!

  1. Download the SoundHound app and open it. 
  2. Search for a track, or tap  to detect any song that’s playing out loud.
  3. The lyrics display on the song page. They even scroll along with the music, so you can sing along!

Tip: With SoundHound you can automatically add detected songs to a Spotify playlist. Just connect your Spotify account in SoundHound’s settings, then enable Auto-add to Spotify.

Last updated: 03 March, 2020