User:HibiscusKazeneko/Parody Lyricist Relationship Type

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This relates a release or track to the person who wrote its lyrics. "Lyrics" in this case are sequences of words in a particular language, in a form that can be written down. Nonsense vocal sounds and noises are generally not considered to be lyrics, and nor are interjections ("oh yeah!", "c'mon!") which don't form a meaningful component of the lyrics.

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  • start date
This indicates the date the lyricist first worked on the lyrics.
  • end date
This indicates the date the lyricist last worked on the lyrics.
  • additional
This should be used to distinguish contributors of lyrics whose contributions form only an "additional", or minor, part of the song.
  • translated
This attribute indicates that the linked lyricist translated the lyrics of the work into another language (independently of whether (s)he also wrote them).
The translated language must be different from the original language. While a literal translation is not required for this attribute, the translated lyrics should still be distinctly and detectably derived from the original lyrics.
  • parody
This attribute indicates that the linked lyricist wrote new lyrics to a song lampooning, or parodying, the originals. Parody lyrics almost always build off the originals, adding humorous intent but leaving the basic structure (and sometimes whole chunks) of the original lyrics intact so listeners will know what song is being made fun of.


Like with translations, parodies do not have to be totally faithful to the original work. They still must be recognizable as being derived from the original, usually through the resulting lyrics. This must be more than just following the same melody and/or rhyming scheme; for example, the first half of the first line of the chorus from "Chow Down" retains the exact same lyrics as that of Wilson Phillips' original "Hold On."