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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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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
Paul McCartney's, "Band on the Run"
The Lyrics:
Never seeing no one.
Why:
Two negatives in a sentence is not grammatically correct.
Submitted by: Richard Sieben
Heart's, "Cook With Fire"
The Lyrics:
But it'll learn ya
Way, way better than school
Why:
If she learned "it'll learn ya" in school, that school needs to be closed. "But it'll teach you" is how that sentence should have started.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Heart's, "Who Will You Run To"
The Lyrics:
Who will you run to
Why:
Since the pronoun is used as the object of a preposition, the correct title should be "_Whom_ Will You Run To".
Submitted by: RJSchex
Phil Collins', "I Don't Care Anymore"
The Lyrics:
You listening? I don't care no more
Why:
I think you mean you don't care any more. You got it right in the song title, why mess it up later?
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Sum 41's, "Fat Lip"
The Lyrics:
But you don't make sense from all the gas you be huffing.
Why:
"Be huffing" is incorrect. It either needs to be "all the gas you've been huffing" or "all the gas you are huffing".
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Green Day's, "Words I Might Have Ate"
The Lyrics:
Just tell me the words I might have ate
Why:
The correct word is "eaten" as in "Just tell me the words I might have eaten"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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