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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, Jamie O'Neal

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Jamie O'Neal's, "God Don't Make Mistakes"
The Lyrics:
Keep believin' .
God don't make mistakes.
If that's so, then God must have some perfect reason why it is better than otherwise to not have Jamie using correct grammar. The correct grammar would be "God DOESN'T make mistakes".
Submitted by: Tiffany Furlong
Jamie O'Neal's, "There Is No Arizona"
The Lyrics:
If there was a Grand Canyon,
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her.
The lyrics are treating the existence of the Grand Canyon as "conditions contrary to fact", and that calls for the subjunctive mood, so it should be "If there WERE a Grand Canyon". Of course, there really IS an Arizona and a Grand Canyon. But in the lyrics taken at face value, the subjunctive form "were" is called for.
Submitted by: Jane Farnsworth

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