if you sing them they become lyrics, whether you want them to be lyrics or not is a personal choice i guess, but i would say shakesphere.
They're both genius' but the times are entirely different and they reflect different messages. So they are very hard to compare.
Seriously? Shakespeare has lasted over 400 years? I dont think you can quite compare the two.
Shakespeare wrote poems not songs, therefore they were not lyrics
whos a better writer than?
of course Shakespeare