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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

Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Bruce Springsteen's, "Streets of Philadelphia"
The Lyrics:
Ain't no angel gonna greet me
It's just you and I my friend
Why:
"Ain't" even when used in the vernacular, is not the proper contraction for (There) "are no angels going to greet me". "You and I" should be "you and me"
Submitted by: S Johnston
Eric Clapton's, "Lay Down Sally"
The Lyrics:
Lay down, Sally, and rest you in my arms
Why:
Lay is a transitive verb. You lay something down. Also rest you makes no sense. Should be just rest
Submitted by: Hime

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