Thanks everyone and @reosarevok, that kinda makes sense. And now I have a few follow up questions as I had previously read these using standard English meanings of the words. I had thought I had been selecting these correctly. And now I have heaps of “instrumental” recordings of “English” language “songs” that need correcting.
1\ Can the main documentation be updated to say this a bit clearer? Ideally on the How To Use Works page as that database relationship page quoted above is harder to find and read?
2\ Has anyone got a script or two so I can bulk fix this? I have dozens of releases marked like this. Works that I am now told are not “songs” if no one sings and language that has to change from “English” to “no lyrics” (I had never seen that option before).
Then I have hundreds of recordings with “instrumental” ticked as I had been thinking like @hiccup that an Instrumental is an Instrumental. Now I realise it is “No Lyrics”.
If there is any script out there that can work at least at Release level to flip those three settings I can buzz through and untangle these. Otherwise doing them one by one will take days. I’ll complete the mission, but any assistance with tools would be appreciated.
Edit: Okay - I think I have the scripts I need to correct this from here: https://bitbucket.org/loujine/musicbrainz-scripts/wiki/documentation.rst#rst-header-on-the-relationship-editor I’ll look into this this evening and start correcting my muddled errors.
Thanks to those brilliant scrips, the “instrumental” flags now stripped from 80% of the recordings I changed at the weekend. Will manually check to see if I missed any this evening.
Now to the Works, but I can’t get this script to work in Violentmonkey ( https://bitbucket.org/loujine/musicbrainz-scripts/wiki/documentation.rst#rst-header-id7 )
I am still confused by some of the language. So a song writer who writes a song without lyrics is not writing a song in MB eyes? Sometimes language is a little weird in this MB World.