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Song lyrics aren't supposed to be a fountain of perfect english, but on the other hand some are just so atrocious, they need to get called out. We're not looking for sentance fragments or the word ain't since there are too many instances to count.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics, Index

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Frank Sinatra's, "My Way"
The Lyrics:
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out...
Why:
While this part of the song expresses past tense ("when there WAS doubt, I ATE it up..."), the word "spit" is in present tense. The correct form is: "I ate it up and SPAT it out".
Submitted by: Chowder
System Of A Down's, "Aerials"
The Lyrics:
'Cause we are the ones that wanna play...
We are the ones that wanna choose...
Why:
Both the "that"s should be "who"s, as things and animals, not people, are referred to as "that", Serj. It's not likely that this is sung from the point of view of birds or dogs. Then, the "that" would be correct.
Submitted by: MO

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AmericaAnne Murray 
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Cast of 'Oklahoma'Cast of 'The Little Mermaid'Cast of "Wicked"
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Rhythm CorpsRihannaRob Thomas
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YesYing Yang Twins feat. Wyclef Jean

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