Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Lyric Quotes from famous persons: Maren Morris, Billy Collins, Al Madrigal, Seamus Heaney, Craig David. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Lyric Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
My daughter, who is 7 years old – I have no idea where she learned this – she made a video where she’s beat-boxing. We have no idea where the beat-boxing came from, but all of a sudden, there it was. Now we’re launched into lyric sheets for every single song that is current. They’re all over our house.
Of the individual poems, some are more lyric and some are more descriptive or narrative. Each poem is fixed in a moment. All those moments written or read together take on the movement and architecture of a narrative.
I was the lead singer in a lot of the bands I was in. You have to be comfortable. You gotta get up there and sell the song. You have to get up there and sell the lyric. You gotta be able to feel it.
Most of the time, the lyrics are kind of like my secret messages to my friends or my boyfriend or my mom or my dad. I would never tell them that these songs are about them or which specific lyric is about somebody. Often, when I sit down to write a lyric, it is in the heat of the moment, and something has just happened.
Even if I’m writing music, it’s with a lyric in mind, to communicate some kind of feeling.
There is a wonderful Hungarian literature, especially in lyric poetry.
I tend to write out the first iteration of a lyric here and then go over here and make variations on it, on the page opposite.
I feel like for me the lyric writing really comes from just what’s going on in my heart and that’s what consumes me; think a lot of our heart is relationships. Not just with boyfriend or girlfriend but all your relationships in your life with other people and our interactions with other humans.
I said if a woman sings an aggressive guy‘s lyric, it can’t miss.
You know, when I did ‘American Idol‘ the three times, I tried to tell these kids you have to tell the story of the lyric.
In those days, it didn’t take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down.
There is an actor‘s responsibility in presenting the emotional content of the lyrics to an audience. But whether you do that in a straightforward fashion or an ironic fashion or a blase fashion is all about opportunities, and singers are missing opportunities as artists if they don’t pay attention to the lyric.
Lyric poetry is, of course, musical in origin. I do know that what happened to poetry in the twentieth century was that it began to be written for the page. When it’s a question of typography, why not? Poets have done beautiful things with typography – Apollinaire’s ‘Calligrammes,’ that sort of thing.
A lot of people feel that the realm of poetry and the realm of the lyric is personal feeling and should rise above politics, which, in fact, good poetry has never done.
Some of the songs on the radio are really outrageous. I listen to the lyric. If the lyric doesn’t make sense, I don’t like the song.
When I’m performing, sometimes a lyric will touch on my personal life, and it can be difficult to sing. For instance, when I sing ‘How I Love You,’ I’ll choke up.
One thing a lyricist must learn is not to fall in love with his own lines. Once you learn that, you can walk away from the lyric and look at it with a reasonable degree of objectivity.
In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music.
A banal poem is never more than a banal poem. A banal or trite lyric, however, can be – with the right vocal cords – brilliantly and shatteringly conveyed.
Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that’s fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.
Poetry, first and foremost, is the lyric. It’s the music.
A lot of times when I’m performing a song, it tends to take me back to where I was psychologically as the lyric was being written.
Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man’s expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.
I’m not saying everybody has a social responsibility of what art they create, but art should be open-ended. I just feel there’s a lack of consciousness and understanding of impact and reach. Just maybe, for a second, just think of the effect you could have with a lyric.
I understand that transposing a song a half step can effect the believability of a lyric.
I’ve wanted to do a Christmas song for years but thought every lyric and melody had been written.
He doesn’t make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though there’s a lot of production going on. I think that’s the key and that’s the magic, it’s making sure that people could still connect with the lyrics while they’re on the dance floor.
I can’t bear a trite lyric: sometimes this can be overlooked, but rarely.
I have a lyric journal that I write in a lot. When I’m going to play, I just sit down and have my books with me and my notes and tapes and whatever I need to refer to. I just play and try different things. It’s a kind of discipline.
What I want, when I write a poem, is no more than this: that it be preserved in some published form so that, in principle, someone, somewhere, will be able to find it and read it. That is all I need, as a poet, and that is the beauty, the luxury of my position. My lyric is mine and remains mine. Nobody can ruin it.
Music is creation. In reggae the lyric, the music itself, arrangement, that vibe, such melody – everything within the music moves the people, understand?
I don’t really love to perform in music. Some people like it more, but it’s not my thing so much, but just the writing, when you get the lyric, and the lyric just goes just the right way, or you find the right bridge that takes you to the solo, and those moments are tremendous, and it’s difficult to portray.
With Fountains Of Wayne, I almost always start with lyrics – maybe not the entire lyric, but I almost always need a couplet or something, and then I work from there. With Ivy, it’s much more about the atmosphere and the vibe.
The most amazing thing is being onstage and watching the audience sing every song lyric for lyric.
The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric.
Growing up, I was listening to a ton of Motown music, Otis Redding, Aretha, and then there was the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. These were all people that I felt as though they truly felt every single lyric they said, and they weren’t afraid of imperfection.
Rock and roll doesn’t necessarily mean a band. It doesn’t mean a singer, and it doesn’t mean a lyric, really. It’s that question of trying to be immortal.
I’m not a lyric writer to make statements. What I enjoy doing is making paintings with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that’s more what entertainment and music should be.
I’m a real stickler for a great lyric, or what I think is a great lyric. It’s almost impossible for me to sing a song I don’t love. My thing is: If it’s a great lyric, you can do anything with the song.
I am never without my lyric book. If anything inspirational happens, I have it there so nothing‘s forgotten.
For me, music always leads. Lyrics are only about how they sing. It is wonderful if they read well, too. In the very best scenario, sometimes a lyric will pop out with a melody, simultaneously. That’s a lovely thing, but you can’t rely on that.
It’s very rare – and it does happen on occasion – where I’ll take a piece of lyric and I’ll just sit down and purposefully craft that melody around that lyric because I think the lyric is the wellspring for the song, without question.
I’m a lyric man – I’m always looking for meaningful songs.
What makes a great song – you don’t put it into words. You feel it. The perfect lyric. The perfect melody. It makes you feel something.
It must have been when I was 14 or 15 that I started tentatively writing songs and was able to convey an emotion and a lyric with what I wanted to say.