Hi, I am writing English lyrics for my songs, could you please help me with the following issues:

1) Is it ok to say "He walked a strange path under these stars" about someone's whole life which has already ended? May be another tense should be used. Past Perfect?

2) What is correct: "How many torments did he see" or "How many torments has he seen" or "How many torments had he seen", if we say it about a man who died long time ago.

3) What is more correct: "until the sun will cast" or "until the sun casts"? Is it still ok to use the first way if it fits the song rhytmically?

Thank you in advance!
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Hi Shade,

Lyrics is completely personal and grammar is not always the most important. Without the whole song, fragmented lyrics is hard to visualize.
Is lyrics a plural or a singular?
Lyrics are or lyrics is?
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WesternAmericanIs lyrics a plural or a singular?
Lyrics are or lyrics is?

Is 'lyrics' plural or singular?
'Lyrics are' or 'lyrics is'?
If lyrics are plural, then why did you add 'is' after?
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Goodman made a little error. It should be 'lyrics are ...'
Thank you!
I thought Goodman would start another lecture about a 'if lyrics comes after X, then you turn it into singular, and therfore add 'is''!
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Shade was in need of your help, please someone pay attention to his post.
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