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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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John Mayer's, "Waiting On The World To Change"
The Lyrics:
So we keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
Why:
It should be "waiting FOR the world to change". "Wait on" means serve, John.
Submitted by: MO
Lorde's, "Team"
The Lyrics:
The cups are broke
Why:
'Broke' is a past tense verb, not a past participle. So it should be 'The cups are BROKEN'.
Submitted by: MO
Lorde's, "Royals"
The Lyrics:
We will never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
Why:
It DOESN'T run in our blood. But 'doesn't' doesn't fit the meter of the song. That's why she says 'don't'.
Submitted by: MO
Lee Michaels', "Do You Know What I Mean"
The Lyrics:
Her and Bobby were steppin' out
Her and Bobby didn't know I found out
Why:
It should be "SHE and Bobby," not "HER and Bobby"! Get it right, Lee!
Submitted by: Isac
Sum 41's, "With Me"
The Lyrics:
I don't want this to ever end.
Why:
This is a split infinitive. The infinitive in this lyric is "to end". An infinitive must be containing the word "to" and the verb. If another word is present, usually an adjective, in between the two words, it is called a split infinitive.
Submitted by: Kennedy Kozak
Madame X's, "Just That Type of Girl"
The Lyrics:
That's why no man takes me home to meet their mother
Why:
"Man" is singular, "their" is plural; should be "meet HIS mother".
Submitted by: RJSchex
Rhythm Corps', "Common Ground"
The Lyrics:
You'll not have to scream, 'cause we're not that stupid.
Why:
If they're not that stupid, then they should have known the correct sentence is "You do not have to scream" or " You won't have to scream".
Submitted by: Odie Garfield
Train's, "Shake Up Christmas"
The Lyrics:
And don't remember it, so let's December it
Why:
December is not a verb. Also, a literally impossible title.
Submitted by: Isac
Traditional's, "'Twas The Night Before Christmas"
The Lyrics:
But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
Why:
It should be "MERRY Christmas," not "HAPPY Christmas." However, we always say "Happy Thanksgiving," but we never say "Merry Thanksgiving." Do you ever hear anybody say "Merry Thanksgiving"? No. You only use Merry for Christmas. Merry Halloween just sounds weird.
Submitted by: Isac
Paula Cole's, "I Don't Want To Wait"
The Lyrics:
So open up your morning light
Say a little prayer for I.
Why:
Say a little prayer for ME. And no one's submitted this song yet?
Submitted by: MO

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