I don’t understand how to use of the word lyrics. I would like to know how it is used by a native English speaker.
The Concise Oxford English Dictionary says: lyric noun (also lyrics) the words of a song.
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary says: the words of a song ― often used in plural.
So, I can guess that lyric could be used as a singular word, but I want to be sure that it is commonly used.
When we talk about what a singer says in a song we are talking about the lyrics.
By using the Internet, I can download all the lyrics of an artist. What happens if I want just one? I will download one lyric, the lyrics of one song or both ways are correct?
I read that the word lyric is related to poems but what happens in this case.
Likewise, in the context menu of some lyrics software, if I want to edit the lyrics of a song, which is the best option "edit the lyric" or "edit lyrics"?