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03 Dec 2016

Lyrics - Musical Poems

An easy definition of lyrics is really a list of words that define music. However, a more precise definition are "singing for the lyre" in the Greek word "lyrikos". That's where the term lyrics is derived. Meanings of lyrics can be hidden, obvious, explicit, or implicit. Some lyrics are abstract, or almost unintelligible. In 1876, the word lyric was first accustomed to mean the "words of an song". Lyrics can be a type of social commentary. Lyrics can be about any subject dear on the human heart, for example love. Sometimes lyrics encompass political or economic subjects, themes, and messages.


Lyrics can intentionally or unintentionally communicate ideas, morals, and values. Today, many...