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, Dr. Hook
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...please don't say nothin'....
I'd have hung up on him immediately after that.
Submitted by: Jim S.
When your body's had enough of me
And I'm laying flat out on the floor
It should be "And I'm LYING flat out on the floor." The verb "lay" takes an object; however, the verb "lie" never takes an object. Therefore, it would be gramatically incorrect to say "LIE the rug flat out on the floor" when you mean "LAY the rug flat out on the floor." Do you see the difference?
Submitted by: Isac
's, "Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk"
She don't say nothin'
But Baby makes her blue jeans talk.
Dr. Hook repeating the same double negative from "Sylvia's Mother" 2 decades later.
Submitted by: oldsongs
But though I tried,
I could not make not one of them come true...
A double negative!
Submitted by: Chowder
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