I'm wondering if native speakers understand all the words in songs? For me it is very very difficult, as I can understand only 30% of words and phrases in songs usually. While listening to people's conversations (e.g. podcasts) I understand much more, perhaps about 80%.
This was the first part of the question. The second part involves an example. Listen to this great song from Nick Cave. Do native speakers really understand all the words in this song? I mean without looking at lyrics. Is it possible? He sings very fast and there's no spaces and pauses between words, so I mostly "hear" separated words, and the rest of song is just some kind of Abracadabra.
Let me explain why this question is not off-topic. It's closely related to English because in my native language (which is Russian) we always understand all the word in songs, I mean we understand more than 99% of words all the time. And I was wondering is my English so bad that I can't fully understand all the words in English, or is it just a feature of English language.