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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.

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Chris Brown ft. Benny Benassi's, "Beautiful People"
The Lyrics:
The only thing I sees is beautiful people.
Why:
"Sees" is the third-person form of "see" which is what he should have used.
Submitted by: Crafthead
Rush's, "The Trees"
The Lyrics:
The trouble with the maples
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
Why:
The first line ("The trouble with the maples...") is a fragment.
Submitted by: DelawareX
Rush's, "Entre Nous"
The Lyrics:
The spaces in between
Leave room
For you and I to grow
Why:
It should be "Leave room for you and me to grow".
Submitted by: DelawareX
Queen's, "Khashoggi's Ship"
The Lyrics:
They was all so sexy
We was bad, we was blitzed
Why:
Strangely, the song also contains the line "We WERE phased."
Submitted by: AdmiralMercurial
Elvis Presley's, "Little Sister"
The Lyrics:
Little sister, don't you do what your big sister done
Why:
The bad grammar is because "did" doesn't rhyme with "run."
Submitted by: crazydon
John Denver's, "Thank God I'm A Country Boy"
The Lyrics:
But the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
Why:
"Good" is an adjective; the adverb "well" is required here.
Submitted by: RJSchex
Eric Clapton's, "Before You Accuse Me"
The Lyrics:
Your Mama said "Son,
Don't call my daughter no more."
Why:
"Don't", then "no more" - double negative.
Submitted by: Chowder
Lou Rawls', "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"
The Lyrics:
Oh I don't wish you no bad luck baby
Why:
It should be either "Oh I don't wish you ANY bad luck baby" or "Oh I WISH you no bad luck baby." If Lou Rawls says he doesn't wish me NO bad luck, obviously he DOES wish me SOME bad luck.
Submitted by: Isac
Little Anthony & The Imperials', "Goin' Out Of My Head"
The Lyrics:
I can't think of anything but you
Why:
It should be "I can't think of ANYONE but you." "ANYONE" is used in reference to a person. "ANYTHING" should be used in reference to a thing. Zachary Breaux made the same mistake in his version of the song several years later.
Submitted by: Isac
Johnny Cash's, "Understand Your Man"
The Lyrics:
Lay there in your bed and keep your mouth shut 'til I'm gone
Why:
LIE there in your bed and keep your mouth shut 'til I'm gone
Submitted by: Isac

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