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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Bond and 'Willy Wonka' songwriter Leslie Bricusse dies at 90

Observer-Reporter 21 Oct 2021
Bricusse wrote both music and lyrics, working alone and with collaborators. He wrote lyrics for the Bond theme songsGoldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice,” with music by John Barry ... Bricusse’s other film work included the music for “Doctor Doolittle,” which won a best-song Oscar in 1968 for “Talk to the Animals.”....

Sooryavanshi Song Aila Re Ailaa Out: Akshay, Ajay, Ranveer amaze with their pelvic thrusts and twerks

India TV 21 Oct 2021
Sooryavanshi's song Aila ... The song was originally composed by Pritam and penned by Nitin Raikwar. For the recreated version, Tanishk Bagchi worked on the music and the new lyrics are penned by Shabbir Ahmed....

Southern Surrealist J.D. Wilkes To Perform At Continental Club

Houston Press 21 Oct 2021
When asked how he picked the comical song to kick off the album Wilkes says, “It’s catchy and has the reference to The Blues Brothers scene where they're trying to pick a country song to sing in this honky tonk ... The album takes in the broadly encompassing sounds of the country music genre while always playing with humor in the lyrics....

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Straits Times 21 Oct 2021
In an homage to the Italian fashion house's unyielding relevance in pop culture, everything centres on the number 22,705 - the number of songs in which the word "Gucci" appears in lyrics from its founding year of 1921 to date, according to music data company Musixmatch....

Bollyboom Announces ‘Moosetape India Tour 2021’ with Sidhu Moosewala

The Eastern Herald 21 Oct 2021
The Bollywood EDM musical ... From kick-starting his career by writing lyrics for the songLicense” sung by Ninja, Sidhu began his singing career on a duet song titled “G Wagon” and later attained massive attention with his track “So High”....

Bond and ‘Willy Wonka’ songwriter Leslie Bricusse dies at 90

The Associated Press 20 Oct 2021
Bricusse wrote both music and lyrics, working alone and with collaborators. He wrote lyrics for the Bond theme songsGoldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice,” with music by John Barry ... Bricusse’s other film work included the music for “Doctor Doolittle,” which won a best-song Oscar in 1968 for “Talk to the Animals.”....

Instagram finally brings the feature we all were waiting for

BGR 20 Oct 2021
... help creators who edit and perform using music on Reels. Superbeat will intelligently apply special effects to music to the beat of the user’s song while Dynamic Lyrics will display 3D lyrics that will flow with the song’s groove,” says Instagram (quoted via TechCrunch)....

AmiananPop champions North Luzon pop music with 1st edition of songwriting festival

Sun Star 20 Oct 2021
The annual competition is committed to bringing modern regional pop music at the forefront of mainstream consciousness by making sure that the songs are well-produced and could compete on a global level ... According to Cabangon, the finalists are selected based on musicality, lyrics, creativity and new sound....

Leslie Bricusse obituary

The Guardian 20 Oct 2021
Pop ballads and romantic torch songs were his speciality in a vast output including music and/or lyrics for more than 40 films and plays; he won his first Oscar for Talk to the Animals, sung, sort of, by ......

NaaKay of Nkasei fame re-emerges as Afro Yesus

Ghana Web 20 Oct 2021
NaaKay of the Hiplife duo Nkasei who made waves in the Ghanaian music industry with their authentic tune and talent is back again ... He outlined that he will release songs that deal with hardship in our everyday lives, as humans; and soulful lyrics that touches the deeper core of who we really are....

When Tom Petty Was at the Height of His Musical Powers

The Daily Beast 20 Oct 2021
But I just thought that they were great songs. And even though I was used to him writing great songs, and I didn’t go, ‘Wow, this is a shift in songwriting,’ I did think a song like ‘Wake Up Time’ was unlike anything we’d recorded before. It felt like the culmination, not lyrically, but musically, of what he’d been writing since I’d joined Mudcrutch....

Athlete of Week: Pomperaug’s Daniel Casanta

Republican American 20 Oct 2021
Nickname. Dan Class. Junior Twitter, instagram, snapchat. d.casanta3 Age. 16 His performance. Shot a 3-under-par 68 to win the South-West Conference championship at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. Q&A Funniest sports moment ... University of North Carolina Intended major ... France Go-to karaoke song ... Music artist ... Music genre. Rap/Pop Song lyrics ... ....

Athlete of Week: Woodland’s Ella Bernegger

Republican American 20 Oct 2021
Nickname. Elle or EllaBella (my nicknames only get used sparingly though) Position. Diver Class. Junior Age. 16 Her performance ... Q&A Funniest sports moment ... Worst sports injury ... Pet peeve ... a good book, friends, and music Foreign country you’d most like to visit ... Go-to karaoke song ... YouTube Music artist ... Music genre. pretty much anything Song lyrics ... ....