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. Rappers can also create lyrics (often with a variation of rhyming words) that are meant to be spoken rhythmically rather than sung.
* 1 Etymology * 2 Poems as lyrics * 3 Shifter * 4 Copyright and royalties * 5 Academic study
* 6 Search engines
* 6.1 Riskiest search
* 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links
A lyrist on the
Standard of Ur
"Lyric" derives via
POEMS AS LYRICS
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The differences between poem and song may become less meaningful where verse is set to music , to the point that any distinction becomes untenable. This is perhaps recognised in the way popular songs have lyrics.
However, the verse may pre-date its tune (in the way that "Rule Britannia " was set to music, and "And did those feet in ancient time " has become the hymn "Jerusalem"), or the tune may be lost over time but the words survive, matched by a number of different tunes (this is particularly common with hymns and ballads ).
Possible classifications proliferate (under anthem , ballad , blues , carol , folk song , hymn , libretto , lied , lullaby , march , praise song , round , spiritual ). Nursery rhymes may be songs, or doggerel : the term doesn't imply a distinction. The ghazal is a sung form that is considered primarily poetic. See also rapping , roots of hip hop music .
Analogously, verse drama might normally be judged (at its best) as poetry , but not consisting of poems (see dramatic verse).
In Baroque music, melodies and their lyrics where prose. Rather than paired lines they consist of rhetorical sentences or paragraphs consisting of an opening gesture, an amplification (often featuring sequence ), and a close (featuring a cadence ); in German Vordersatz- Fortspinnung -Epilog. For example:
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; But when I became a man, I put away childish things. - 1 Corinthians 13:11
In the lyrics of popular music a "shifter" is a word, often a pronoun , "where reference varies according to who is speaking, when and where", such as "I", "you", "my", "our". For example, who is the "my" of " My Generation "?
COPYRIGHT AND ROYALTIES
Currently, there are many websites featuring song lyrics. This
offering, however, is controversial, since some sites include
copyrighted lyrics offered without the holder's permission. The U.S.
Many competing lyrics web sites are still offering unlicensed content, causing challenges around the legality and accuracy of lyrics. In the latest attempt to crack down unlicensed lyrics web sites a federal court has ordered LiveUniverse, a network of websites run by MySpace co-founder Brad Greenspan, to cease operating four sites offering unlicensed song lyrics.
A 2009 report published by
LYRICS IN GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS
Beginning in late 2014, Google changed its search results pages to include song lyrics. When users search for a name of a song, Google can now display the lyrics directly in the search results page. When you search for a specific song's lyrics, most songs you search show the lyrics directly through a Google search by using Google Play.
Lyricist , a writer of lyrics
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* ^ Kelly, Thomas Forest (2011). Early Music: A Very Short
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* ^ Durant (1984). Cited in Middleton, Richard (1990/2002).
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