What makes a lyric a lyric?

Rymes sometimes, and the meaning. Sometimes it doesn't ryme so it's just the meaning. A lyrics is basicly someone telling you something or speaking something in song form rather than saying it to you normally. It's hard to explain. A lyric says things in different ways than just saying something to someone. It's sometimes more meaningfull and it's not always straight forward. You have to find out what the writer is trying to tell you. It's a lot like a poem.