"Ys is an example of how nature transforms and helps our understanding of inward problems with which nature might have little to do. The album is richly visual, and in a live performance Newsom’s lyrics are louder, are more substantive. It’s the same effect as being taught something in a classroom, if only one were drunk and standing in a sweaty crowd in a classroom. At a Newsom show, you’re listless, adoring, attentive. There are glimmers of meaning you didn’t hear before. You finally get this or that. And every subsequent listen of the album will yield more meaning."
I suggest you visit Liz's site daily (I do).