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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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Halsey's, "Him and I"
The Lyrics:
The title says it all ... "Him and I"
It's either "Him and Me" (objective case) or "He and I" (nominative case), but you can't mix and match!
Submitted by: Dana Powers
Rythm Syndicate's, "P.A.S.S.I.O.N."
The Lyrics:
I try to cool the fire, fire! Like I oughta should, but it's too late to turn back, the S-E-X is just too good.
I'm not usually one to complain about grammar in song lyrics but this one really bugs me and sticks out like a sore thumb. Never mind I think it's weird they repeat the word "fire" in this line. But then they have this awful "oughta should" in there. Number one, ought and should basically mean the same thing so that's redundant. Number two, "Like I know I should" would've worked just fine and been grammatically correct. I can't figure out why they went with saying "oughta should" that just makes it sound like it was written by a 10 year old. But whatever I've never liked the song anyways.
Submitted by: Edward
Marshall Tucker's, "Heard It in a Love song"
The Lyrics:
I was born a wrangler and a rambler And I guess I always will
Will what?
Submitted by: Ken
Yes', "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
The Lyrics:
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
The Charlatans UK's, "Weirdo"
The Lyrics:
There's someone feeling sorry for theirselves
Two errors here: (1) the correct form is "themselves", there is no such word as "theirselves"; (2) "someone" is singular; "themselves" is plural
Submitted by: RJSchex
Steve Miller Band's, "Take the Money and Run"
The Lyrics:
Bobbie Sue took the money and run
Shift in tense—should be "took the money and RAN"
Submitted by: RJSchex
Lana Del Rey's, "Love"
The Lyrics:
That don't mean that you should abuse it
[chorus 1]
It don't matter because it's enough
That DOESN'T mean that you should abuse it;
It DOESN'T matter because it's enough - would be grammatically correct.
Submitted by: gyula
John Mellencamp's, "I Need A Lover"
The Lyrics:
I need a lover that won't drive me crazy
When the subject is a person (a human being), the correct pronoun should be "who", not "that".
Submitted by: RJSchex
Melanie Martinez's, "Alphabet Boy"
The Lyrics:
If you dingle that diploma and I dead
You don't be surprised
I'm sorry, but just, what? I don't even know what to point out here.
Submitted by: Gracelynn
Ben Folds Five's, "Battle Of Who Could Care Less"
The Lyrics:
Fight the battle of who could care less
It should be "who COULDN'T care less", Ben! If you care less, it means you do care.
Submitted by: MO

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