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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 Jeff Healey Band's, "Angel Eyes"
The Lyrics:
'Cause she's the best thing ever happened to me
Why:
It should be "'Cause she's the best thing THAT ever happened to me." You left out the word "THAT."
Submitted by: Isac
Tony Orlando & Dawn's, "Candida"
The Lyrics:
And there was you and I
Why:
"You and I" is plural; therefore, the verb should be "were".
Submitted by: RJSchex
The Moody Blues', "Is This Heaven?"
The Lyrics:
I want to be there when
The age of love is come again...
Why:
It sounds like it was written by a pre-schooler! The correct form is "the age of love HAS come again"!
Submitted by: Chowder
Ray Parker Jr's, "Ghostbusters"
The Lyrics:
I ain't afraid of no ghost.
Why:
Clear double negative. He's essentially saying "I'm afraid of a ghost". (Note: "Ain't" is actually a contraction for "am not", so it's used correctly here.)
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Kool & The Gang's, "Cherish"
The Lyrics:
I often pray before I lay down by your side
Why:
It should be "I often pray before I LIE down by your side," but "lie" doesn't rhyme with "pray."
Submitted by: Isac
Toby Keith's, "My List"
The Lyrics:
So why put off for tomorrow
What I could get done today?
Why:
Passive voice. It should be "So why put off for tomorrow what I can do today?"
Submitted by: Isac
Green Day's, "Jesus of Suburbia"
The Lyrics:
And I could really care less
Why:
I think you mean you couldn't care less. If you could care less, you would, right?
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Don Henley's, "Johnny Can't Read"
The Lyrics:
Well, he went and did something
That he shouldn't oughta done
Why:
The word "ought" must never be used with "had" or "should"; it should read "That he shouldn't have done."
Submitted by: RJSchex
Michael Franks', "Popsicle Toes"
The Lyrics:
We gotta see-saw 'til we un-thaw those Popsicle toes
Why:
Well, to un-thaw means to freeze now doesn't it!
Submitted by: Tim Fitzgerald
Fatlip's, "What's Up Fatlip?"
The Lyrics:
N****s who ain't seen me in a while be like "Dude, you aight?"
Why:
I think he means "all right" instead of "aight". Also "be like" hurts my head.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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