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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Pinkvilla 02 Mar 2024
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RTE 02 Mar 2024
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The Morganton News Herald 02 Mar 2024
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RTE 02 Mar 2024
Ahead of the Broadway and West End hit musical’s arrival in Dublin, RTÉ Entertainment’s John Byrne speak to Aladdin star Yeukayi Ushe ... Aladdin features the timeless songs from the animated film, as well as new music by multi-award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Beguelin....

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Longview News-Journal 01 Mar 2024
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Stream Mini Trees’ Sleek, Catchy, Emotionally Charged Burn Out EP

Stereogum 01 Mar 2024
Mini Trees, musical project ... Burn Out is said to be an examination of Vega’s struggle with identity as the child of Cuban and Japanese parents; these songs translate those feelings into magnificent artisanal pop music. I like this lyric on the title track ... more from New Music....

Iranian pop star who sang protest anthem jailed and ordered to write anti-US song, rights ...

CNN 01 Mar 2024
The northern Iran resident released yet another controversial song and music video last month, referencing his recent run-ins with authorities, with lyrics indicating that he’s the “trash who didn’t have anyone to post bail for him,” and that even though he’s “not allowed to sing ......

See which Nashville music museums were named the best in the country by USA TODAY

Leaf Chronicle 01 Mar 2024
Two Nashville institutions have been named among the best music museums in the country by USA TODAY ... Readers voted Music City's Johnny Cash Museum as the best music museum in the country ... At the museum, fans can learn more about Cash's musical legacy and admire memorabilia including costumes, gold and platinum records, and handwritten song lyrics....

Country artist David Nail takes the stage in Saratoga Springs this weekend

Times Union 01 Mar 2024
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News18 01 Mar 2024
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The auction includes a backstage tour and band meet-and-greet before settling into prime seats to see Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres tour, signed swag from Billie Eilish, handwritten song lyrics from Phoebe Bridgers, a signed Kid A Mnesia album and artwork from Radiohead, a ......