Music is universal, though music could be relayed through different languages, our ears and hearts still connect to the emotions that the melody and the feelings of the writers/singers convey. Personally, lyrics are important to me, but, in appreciating good music, I always go for the melody, because I believe that even if you don't know the lyrics, if the song is sincere and heartfelt, listening to the voice of the singer and the dynamics of the songs are enough. Let's take a worldwide phenomenon for example, many people listen to K-pop, most of the listeners are international fans and fans who couldn't even understand Korean. However, they still prefer listening to it, without fully knowing what the lyrics mean. It is because, if the music itself is good and pleasant to the ears, the lyrics will also be felt through the melody. So, if I could choose between knowing the lyrics and listening to the song without the lyrics in mind, I would prefer the latter one. Going for the lyrics doesn't always go primarily. You can search for the true meaning of the song after heaaring a good music. Music is felt through our hearts, so, if the song is good, then our hearts can approve of it, even without looking at the totality of the lyrics.