Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist. The words to an extended musical composition such as an opera are, however, usually known as a "libretto" and their writer, as a "librettist". The meaning of lyrics can either be explicit or implicit. Some lyrics are abstract, almost unintelligible, and, in such cases, their explication emphasizes form, articulation, meter, and symmetry of expression.


"Lyric" derives via Latin lyricus from the Greek λυρικός (lyrikós), the adjectival form of lyre. It first appeared in English in the mid-16th century in reference, to the Earl of Surrey's translations of Petrarch and to his own sonnets.Greek lyric poetry had been defined by the manner in which it was sung accompanied by the lyre or cithara, as opposed to the chanted formal epics or the more passionate elegies accompanied by the flute. The personal nature of many of the verses of the Nine Lyric Poets led to the present sense of "lyric poetry" but the original Greek sensewords set to musiceventually led to its use as "lyrics", first attested in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Stainer and Barrett used the word as a singular substantive: "Lyric, poetry or blank verse intended to be set to music and sung". By the 1930s, the present use of the plurale tantum "lyrics" had begun; it has been standard since the 1950s. The singular form "lyric" still appears; its present use, however, is to refer to a specific phrase within a song's lyrics.

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"Then we pretty much used the beat that fitted [sic] the best, and Troy added different musical components and chords to make it feel like a real song. "We altered a couple [of] lyrics to make the song flow a little better, and then I went into the recording booth and worked on the vocals, which Troy later put to the track....

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Sung by musical superstar trio Yo Yo Honey Singh, American Rapper Lil Pump and DJ Shadow Dubai directed by Mihir ... The artists, the song, location, music and lyrics, everything is top notch.” ... The pulsating song is trending at #1 across all major music platforms, including Spotify....

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The Telegraph India 09 Aug 2022
On her 36th birthday, here’s a look at some of Kendrick’s best musical performances ... Cups included the lyrics from the song When I'm Gone (1931) by Carter and the children’s clapping game, known as the cup game, for its percussion ... the song later....

Mamta Soni shares a teaser of her upcoming monsoon romantic ballad 'Mehuliyo'

The Times of India 09 Aug 2022
The hazel-eyed beauty has recently dropped a teaser of her new song 'Mehuliyo'. It is a romantic song and will ... Shyam Kanabar wrote the lyrics, Vivek Rao provided the music, and Atmiya Thakkar directed the song....

Elton John and Britney Spears to collaborate on new song

Raw Story 09 Aug 2022
Princess of pop Britney Spears will join forces with music maestro Elton John on a new single, the record company releasing the track said Monday ... The title of the song comes from the lyrics of the early 1970s hit "Tiny Dancer," which John co-wrote with long-time creative partner Bernie Taupin....

Elton John, Britney Spears to collaborate on new song

The Philadelphia Inquirer 09 Aug 2022
The title of the song comes from the lyrics of the early 1970s hit "Tiny Dancer," which John co-wrote with long-time creative partner ......

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Digital Trends 08 Aug 2022
The controversial-but-cute military-inspired marine uniforms don’t exactly fit the song, but they look amazing in the iconic music video shot on a rooftop helipad ... Apart from the lyrics about a bad boy fooling a girl, the music video doesn’t have a strict, polished choreography ......

10 Greatest Covers Of Bob Dylan Songs

What Culture 08 Aug 2022
The songs are often musically straightforward but with killer lyrics to tear into, allowing much for the covering artist to interpret (indeed anyone who’s seen Dylan live over the last 30 years will know he plays fast and loose with his own songs) ... Many of Dylan’s songs have been ......

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The Times/The Sunday Times 08 Aug 2022
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The Times of India 08 Aug 2022
After the successful hit of the Tovino Thomas starrer ‘Minnal Murali’, the producers are all up for their sophomore venture ‘RDX’ by teaming up the actors Antony Varghese, Shane Nigam, and Neeraj Madhav ... Sam CS is roped in as the music composer for ‘RDX’ and the lyrics of the songs in the movie will be penned down by Manu Manjith ... ....

Maya Jama and fiancé Ben Simmons quash split rumours as NBA star shares loved-up Instagram ...

The Daily Mail 08 Aug 2022
Maya Jama and her fiancé Ben Simmons quashed break-up rumours as the NBA star shared a loved-up snap of the pair on Monday ... EXCLUSIVE ... Over ... Stormzy seemed to address rumours he had strayed in his subsequent music releases - with his song Lessons said to be about the heartbreaking split and lyrics confessing that he had 'done the dirt' on the TV star....

Saudi teenage singer sings about inner conflicts, traumas

Arab News 07 Aug 2022
Her song was played on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music ... “I have been working on an album for three years now and many songs will be out soon and the lyrics of the music will tell you so much about what I feel, and I stopped being a stubborn person who wants to be a perfectionist about every song,” she said....


Dawn 07 Aug 2022
Beyoncé has yet to release any music videos for Renaissance, other than lyric-only videos ... While Renaissance celebrates diversity in dance music, the star has been called out for using an ableist slur in the song Heated, and has now announced she will remove the lyric....

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