For purposes of deriving/identifying categories, references having to do with
courtship, sex, pair-bonding, parenting, fidelity, mate guarding, and provisioning were
initially targeted, along with themes related to long-term as well as short-term mating
strategies. In the process of attempting to code the lyrics it became apparent that emotional
expressions could be partitioned into different action references. For instance, “love” could
either convey commitment, fidelity assurance, or a non-specific state. “Love” represents
commitment when sung as “I love you.