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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, Elton John

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Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970-2002 album at
Elton John's, "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"
The Lyrics:
And it won't be long
Before you and me run
To a place in our hearts
Where we'll hide.
Say "Before you and I run" instead of "Before you and me run." "Me" should only be used following a verb, such as "See me run."
Submitted by: Isac
Elton John's, "Levon"
The Lyrics:
Levon wears his war wound like a crown He calls his child Jesus `Cause he likes the name And he sends him to the finest school in town Levon, Levon likes his money He makes a lot they say Spends his days counting In a garage by the motorway He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day When the New York Times said God is dead And the war's begun Alvin Tostig has a son today And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Levon
In tradition with the family plan
It sounds like ESL, but we know Bernie Taupin is a Native English speaker. "In agreement with the family plan" fits just as well.
Submitted by: Jack
Elton John's, "Your Song"
The Lyrics:
If I was a sculptor
Should be "If I were a sculptor."
Submitted by: dxman
Elton John's, "Your Song"
The Lyrics:
It's for people like you that
Have been turned on
As mentioned by several other people in this section, people should be referred to as "who," not "that."
Submitted by: Rpollck

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