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, Yes
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I hearing it I living it I believe in it
Okay, the last one's correct, but the first two lines are just gut-bustingly bad. "I living it"? Isn't supposed to be "I'm hearing, I'm living it"? I think Jon was in a hurry to finish the lyrics, so I guess he wasn't thinking when he did that. I dunno.
Submitted by: Melissa
I are a camera
I'm fully aware of the phrase 'I Am A Camera' which is the title of a 1951 Broadway play and a 1955 UK dramedy film based on the play but you would think a progressive rock band (as in 'thinking man's' rock) like YES would know better than to use such atrocious grammar like this. Get your arses back to elementary school, guys. You ain't learned your Queen's English very well! LOL
Submitted by: Graduate of Rock'n'Roll HS
', "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
The eagle in the sky
How he dancin' one and only
A word seems to be missing: it should be either "how he's dancin'" or "how he dances".
Submitted by: anon
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