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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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Roger Miller's, "Kansas City Star"
The Lyrics:
Kansas City Star, that's what I are
Why:
It should be "That's what I am"
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead
Ly's, "Mrs Potato Head"
The Lyrics:
Do you swear you'll stay forever
Even if her face don't stay together
Why:
Why her face + don't Is this a grammar mistake. Some one help me with this
Submitted by: Lori
Bob Dylan's, "When You Gonna Wake Up"
The Lyrics:
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?
(Also the title itself.)
Why:
Bob, although it wouldn't rhythmically fit in the meter, the correct way to say (or sing) it is: When ARE you gonna wake up?
Submitted by: Chowder
The B-52's', "Love Shack"
The Lyrics:
I got me a Chrysler
It's as big as a whale
Why:
I got MYSELF a Chrysler.
Submitted by: MO
Traditional's, "What Child Is This?"
The Lyrics:
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
Why:
It would need to say "and OF whom angels sing" to be grammatically correct, because "sing" as a transitive verb needs a song or songs as its object. One can't sing a person (including a saviour, king, or Messiah); one sings a song or songs, and that / those song(s) is or are the object of sing as a transitive verb. But it would be difficult or impossible to use "sing" correctly here as a transitive verb and fit the meter of the song. Incidentally, in what I've know as the old original version of this song, these lines are in only the first verse. That is the version I prefer (not necessarily on grammatical grounds). In modern adulterated versions of the song, these lines get repeated in subsequent verses, which doesn't fit "to a T" the context of those later verses. Worse still, the repetition gets boring.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
Adrian Lux's, "Teenage Crime"
The Lyrics:
We don't waste no precious time
Why:
Double negative
Submitted by: gyula
Lana Del Rey's, "Body Electric"
The Lyrics:
Jesus is my bestest friend.
Diamonds are my bestest friend.
Why:
Best is already a superlative word.
Submitted by: gyula
Jonas Blue's, "Perfect Strangers"
The Lyrics:
I'm not playing no games
Maybe we don't need no reason
Why:
Double negative.
Submitted by: gyula
Flo Rida's, "Welcome to my house"
The Lyrics:
Yeah, you know what we is
Why:
It should be "you know what we are"
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead
The Sandpipers', "Come Saturday Morning "
The Lyrics:
Just I and my friend
Why:
It should be "Just ME and my friend"
Submitted by: S. Tim Wood

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