"Lyra" is a song written, produced and performed by British recording artist Kate Bush, from the 2007 soundtrack album The Golden Compass from the film of the same name. It is used in the closing credits of the film. Bush was commissioned to write the song, with the request that it make reference to the lead character, Lyra Belacqua.
According to Del Palmer, Bush was asked to do the song on very short notice and the whole project was completed in 10 days. The song was produced and recorded by Bush in her own studio, and features the Magdalen College, Oxford choir.
 Critical reception and recognition
"Lyra" was nominated for the International Press Academy's Satellite Award for original song in a motion picture.
 Chart performance
The song reached number 187 on the UK Singles Chart, charting on downloads from the album alone.