If you need to tabulate lyrics, Logic indeed needs notes on the staff to line up same. That's the very purpose of that function.
If all you need are written chords symbols over lyrics, have you considered hiding the notes and the staff and using TEXT's part (instead of LYRIC's one)?
As you will see, that is all feasible but a rather cumbersome workflow (IMHO), which can be saved as a template anyhow for eventual re-use...
AFAIK, that can also be achieved simply by using a basic word processor... Isn't?
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