Tragic, lyric, ironic, dramatic, realistic, surrealistic—a sure winner.
George would take out his lyric book and acoustic guitar and play us the song we would be working on that day.
But every time he wrapped his voice around a lyric, he owned it.
"a lyric poem," 1580s, from Middle French lyrique "short poem expressing personal emotion," from Latin lyricus "of or for the lyre," from Greek lyrikos "singing to the lyre," from lyra (see lyre). Meaning "words of a popular song" is first recorded 1876. Related: lyrics.