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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How Charan Raj is changing Kannada film music

Deccan Herald 02 Jul 2022
His poignant music in ‘Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu’ (2016) has gained a cult status while his electrifying songs in ‘Tagaru’ and ‘Popcorn Monkey Tiger’ are irresistible ... I started learning classical music when I was 6-7 ... Music and lyrics both have an equal role to play. Some people relate to music and then lyrics and others vice versa ... Music....

Diego Gutierrez drops Tagalog song with an int’l pop flavor

Manila Bulletin 02 Jul 2022
Just looking back to the music I grew up with, hearing songs in Tagalog just really felt more authentic and true to my roots ... Incidentally, a music video of Diego’s song has just been completed ... The song’s lyrics were written by Diego Gutierrez and Wilde Quimson while the music was composed by Mark J ... The song was released last June 24....

The Sea Beast: Netflix Releases Captain Crow Sea Shanty

Collider 02 Jul 2022
The song was ... Along with the song itself, the official lyric music video was released....

Virtual concert marketplace Virtuosica launches for select artists and U.S. audiences

Victoria Advocate 02 Jul 2022
We'll likely be in perpetual beta as we continue to add new features for audiences to experience live music in a way that was almost unimaginable just a few years ago." ... Copyrighted materials, such as song lyrics and compositions, require permission from the author to be used or performed and obtaining such permission can be complex and costly....

Raj Kapoor did Teesri Kasam for one rupee, Waheeda Rehman did it for free but ...

Indian Express 02 Jul 2022
Despite having a superhit music album, which was a necessary ingredient for a hit in the 1960s, Teesri Kasam flopped at the box office. The music of Shankar-Jaikishan with lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri, gave the film a musical-like quality as the songs here aided the storytelling, and were a part of the character’s storylines....

Heartache Kid to woo Blue Bonnet Bar: Matt Moran bringing new songs to Main Street

The Norman Transcript 01 Jul 2022
Vignettes like that could be the inspiration for the kind of songs Matt Moran writes ... Moran said that living in his part of the world is absolute inspiration for the lyrics he writes and the music he makes ... Moran uses the term “existential country music” to describe his lyricism, which naturally has begged many questions from listeners....

Pansy Division Celebrate 30 Years of Joy

LA Weekly 01 Jul 2022
Speaking to this writer for SF Weekly in 2017, Jon Ginoli said, “When we began, I wanted the music to be very basic, very stripped-down because I wanted to make sure that it didn’t impede on the lyrics ... But we’ve always wanted to write catchy songs, rock them up, and have lyrics that will be interesting and sometimes amusing.”....

Kara David is new chair of UP Diliman’s Department of Journalism

Manila Bulletin 01 Jul 2022
... musicians who infuse stories in their lyrics. Kara related that as a music fan, she enjoys listening to the songs and memorizing the lyrics ... Kara David on using Taylor Swift, Gloc-9’s songs as reference in teaching journalism....

The revival of “Running Up That Hill” proves the best songs are timeless

New Statesman 01 Jul 2022
Following its inclusion in the soundtrack to the fourth season of the popular supernatural Netflix drama Stranger Things, Spotify streams of the song have risen by 153 per cent, it has topped the iTunes chart, and is trending on TikTok and Twitter – all largely thanks to a Gen Z audience indulging in and sharing their new musical discovery....

Billy Joel brings ‘Piano Man’ and more to Comerica Park after two-year wait

Royal Oak Daily Tribune 01 Jul 2022
The singer, songwriter and, of course, Piano Man is a bona fide, as his own song says, “Big Shot.” He’s sold more than 150 million records worldwide, with 18 platinum or (mostly) better albums to his credit ... And you’re still not writing songs? ... I am still writing music; I’m just not writing lyrics now....

WBWC’s Tom LaMoreaux resurrects a golden age of pop music chart-toppers: Around The Town

Cleveland 01 Jul 2022
LaMoreaux, a Lorain County resident, is among the first area disc jockeys to incorporate music themes throughout his entire show, such as Lyric-less Night (songs without lyrics), and Cleveland Rocks! Night (all Cleveland area artists and bands from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s), and much more....

A timeline of Julia Tutwiler Hall on the University of Alabama campus

Tuscaloosa News 01 Jul 2022
Here's a look at the history of Julia Tutwiler Hall on the University of Alabama campus and the woman who inspired the building's name.. • Aug. 15, 1841 ... • 1893 ... RELATED ... Tutwiler's poem "Alabama" is immortalized as the lyrics to the official state song. The music was composed by Edna Gockel Gussen, an organist and choirmaster from Birmingham....

Crips shooter outlines NC gang life, what happened the night 9-year-old was killed

The Morganton News Herald 01 Jul 2022
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