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, The Beatles
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I love her and she's loving me
It is not correct English to use the word "love" in the present progressive form. Therefore, it should be "I love her and she LOVES me"; not "I love her and she's LOVING me."
Submitted by: Isac
If the sun don't come you get to tan from standing in the English rain
Unless the subjunctive or whatever is used, the real lyrics should be "If the sun doesn't come."
Submitted by: Alan of Seville
Take a good look around you
Take a good look you're bound to see
That you and me were meant to be for each other
It should say "That you and I are meant to be for each other. Me is an object pronoun and without the "you' it would just say "me was meant to be" which obviously isn't right.
Submitted by: Jizzmaster
"Well I'd rather see you dead, little girl
Than to be with another man."
I know what Lennon's TRYING to say, but it comes out sounding like he'd rather see his girlfriend dead than to be gay. I think this counts as bad grammar. Or at least, it's a phrase that's so awkward that its intentional meaning is lost.
Submitted by: DeeDee
She's got a ticket to ride, but she don't care
Should be "... but she DOESN'T care"
Submitted by: Cecile
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