He speaks in heavily-accented English, but fluidly and lyrically, with both force and deliberation.
This is Bey and Nicki at their most lyrically masochistic, and boy, is it a treat.
By and large, pop, both musically and lyrically, was polite.
"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.