Lyric writing is the aspect of songwriting that involves creating the words, or lyrics, for a song. The person who writes the lyrics is known as a lyricist. While some songwriters create both the music and the lyrics for a song, others may specialize in lyric writing and collaborate with composers who create the music.
Lyrics often express personal feelings, tell a story, or convey a specific mood or message. The process of lyric writing can vary greatly from one songwriter to another, but it often involves brainstorming ideas, writing and revising drafts, and fine-tuning the rhythm and phrasing of the words to fit with the music.
Effective lyrics can resonate deeply with listeners, evoking emotions and providing a narrative or thematic focus for the song. They can be straightforward or metaphorical, serious or humorous, and can span a wide range of topics and themes.
Lyrics are protected under copyright law as part of the musical composition once they have been set down in a tangible form, such as being written down or recorded.
For more comprehensive information, visit the Lyric Writing page on Wikipedia.