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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, Rush

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Rush's, "The Spirit of Radio"
The Lyrics:
Bright antennae bristle with the energy
Why:
Wrong plural form of "antenna" used here. The Latin plural "antennae" is used only in zoology; for all other definitions (e.g., radio) the correct plural is "antennas".
Submitted by: RJSchex
Rush's, "Workin' Them Angels"
The Lyrics:
I've been workin' them angels overtime
Why:
"Workin' THOSE angels overtime." Odd that a band like Rush would make such a blatant grammatical error on purpose.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
Rush's, "Workin' Them Angels"
The Lyrics:
Memory humming at the heart of a factory town All my life I've been workin' them angels overtime Riding and driving and living So close to the edge Workin' them angels - Overtime
Why:
Jonathan S. assumes the lyric "Workin' them angels" is a grammatical error. The context of the song is a person in a low paying, menial job (requiring low-education) who is praying constantly in hope that a "god" would solve his problems and make his life better, rather than working to solve them himself. The entire album, "Snakes and Arrows", is a critique upon religion.
Submitted by: P Smith

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