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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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The Wizz's, "Brand New Day"
The Lyrics:
Let's commence to singing joyfully
Why:
Commence (outdated as it is) can be followed either by 'to sing' (infinitive) or by 'singing' (gerund), but not by 'to + gerund'.
Submitted by: Lonneke
Dio's, "The Last In Line"
The Lyrics:
We're off to the witch
Why:
It should be "we're off to SEE the witch"
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
Larry Gatlin's, "I Don't Wanna Cry"
The Lyrics:
I don't wanna cry this early this morning
So lay back down and love me
And leave the leaving to later on
Why:
Grammatical error #1: Wanna
Grammatical error: Use of the word "lay"
Solution #1: I don't WANT to cry this early this morning
Solution #2: So LIE back down and love me and leave the leaving to later on
Submitted by: Isac
Alabama's, "The Closer You Get"
The Lyrics:
The closer you get, the further I fall
Why:
It should be "The FARTHER I fall." "Farther" implies increase in actual distance. "Further" implies increase in degree. "I can run farther than Michael" but "He explained further."
Submitted by: Stupid SpongeBob
Barry Manilow's, "Let's Hang On"
The Lyrics:
There ain't no good in our goodbye-ing.
Why:
Grammatical error #1: Use of the word 'ain't'
Grammatical error #2: Double negative
Grammatical error #3: Use of the word 'goodbye' as a verb
Correction: There is no good in our saying goodbye
Problem: The corrected lyrics don't fit
Submitted by: Isac
The Lyrics:
And Jet, I thought the Major
Was a Lady Suffragette
Why:
'The Major' appears to refer to the girl's father, but 'suffragette' is the feminine form of the word.
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger
The Four Seasons', "Let's Hang On"
The Lyrics:
There ain't no good in our goodbye-ing.
Why:
First of all, "ain't" is nonstandard and "ain't no" is a double negative. It should be "There IS no good." Second of all, "goodbye" is an interjection and can also be a noun, usually in the plural, but it is not a verb. It should be "There is no good in our saying goodbye," but that line doesn't fit.
Submitted by: Ariana Crowne
Cast of "Wicked"'s, "Popular"
The Lyrics:
You're gonna be popular!
Why:
'Gonna' ain't a word!
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger
Bryan Adams', "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You"
The Lyrics:
Everything I do, I do it for you (same as title)
Why:
The "it" is unnecessary, since "Everything I do" IS the "it" in question. (In other words, "Everything I do" is the clause which is defines what "I do for you." This line should simply be "Everything I do I do for you."
Submitted by: Donna Lee
Jason Mraz's, "The Remedy"
The Lyrics:
Well if you've gots the poison
I've gots the remedy
The remedy is the experience
This is a dangerous liaison
I says the comedy is that it's serious
Why:
First, it's not "you've gots" it's "you have" the poison. Secondly, it's not "I've gots" the remedy, it should be "I have". And lastly it's not "I says" it needs to be "I say". Duh.
Submitted by: Rad

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