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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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High Inergy's, "You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of...)"
The Lyrics:
You won't do nothin' but please me now
Why:
Double negative. It should be "You won't do ANYTHING but please me now" or "You'll DO nothin' but please me now." Millie Jackson made the same mistake in her version of the song a few years later.

BTW: The full title is "You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)," but it won't all fit in the title box.
Submitted by: Angie Neverhart
Heart's, "Bebe Le Strange"
The Lyrics:
I don't know how to say it no better
Why:
They definitely don't know how to say it "any" better.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.'s, "You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)"
The Lyrics:
Now I don't need no superstar
'Cause I'll accept you as you are
Why:
Double negative. It should be "I don't need A superstar." If you say you don't need NO superstar, obviously you DO need a superstar.
Submitted by: Isac
R.E.M.'s, "You Are The Everything"
The Lyrics:
For you alone you are the Everything...
(Also the title itself)
Why:
I seriously doubt there ever exists an entity of that name.
Submitted by: Chowder
Andy Kim's, "Rock Me Gently"
The Lyrics:
Don't you know that I have never been loved like this before
Why:
Passive voice. It should be "Don't you know that no one has ever loved me like this before."
Submitted by: Isac
Dr. Hook's, "More Like The Movies"
The Lyrics:
But though I tried,
I could not make not one of them come true...
Why:
A double negative!
Submitted by: Chowder
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

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