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D'kiky - 07/07/2011 10:56 PM

Britney Spears - Kill The Lights

"You don't like me
I don't like you
It don't matter"

Rihanna - Rude Boy

"Come here rude boy boy, can you get it up
Com here rude boy boy is you big enough ?"

ada lagi lainnya tp lupa hehe

eerhum - 10/07/2011 12:16 AM

Original Posted By tsiqah
Nobody says that D

I made a statement in the very beginning, sir. That it is a colloquaial language, yet it doesn't need to be that grammatically good. However, for our brothers or sisters who are learning English (some of them are thru songs), I think this would be quite useful..

i agree with this one! most of the time i learn English through songs!
Little.Unyu - 15/07/2011 11:27 PM

the meaning is different sometimes
adilo - 20/07/2011 09:31 PM

Here you go...

Spoiler for "Check this out!"
As the son of an English professor and librarian, and being a journalism major, I’m, well, sensitive to proper grammar. I’ve learned to bite my tongue whenever someone says “Between he and I” or “irregardless,” although I have been known to correct signs in grocery stores and restaurants. It’s an affliction, I’ll admit.

Recently, a friend of mine reminded me of how I used to make fun of Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract,” in which every verse begins with the words “It ain’t.” That got me thinking about other grammar violations in songs.

There are a lot of songs with bad grammar. So many, in fact, that I’ve had to limit my search to only the worst offenders. Here they are, grouped by type of grammar felony.

Improper use of the objective pronoun
Bryan Adams, “Run to You” – “But that’d change if she ever found out about you and I.” Simple rule here, folks. Take out the “you and” and see if the sentence makes sense. Sorry, Bryan. It’s supposed to be “you and me.” I’ll give you a break because you’re Canadian.
Queen, “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” – “I’d like for you and I to go romancing.” D’oh! I thought only bad artists committed grammar violations! Freddie, no!
Eric Carmen, “Hungry Eyes” – “I feel the magic between you and I.” “I” doesn’t even rhyme with “eyes,” and it’s almost the same word!
Paula Cole, “I Don’t Want to Wait” – “So open up your morning light /And say a little prayer for I.” Good Lord. She followed the above rule and still screwed it up. And again, the verses don’t rhyme. “What about “Have a cup of morning tea / And say a little prayer for me?” Makes about as much sense and is grammatically correct.
Misspelled lyrics
Fergie, “Fergalicious” – “T to the A to the S-T-E -Y / Girl, you’re tasty.” Thanks, Fergie and will.i.am, a whole generation of kids will now misspell “tasty,” and for that matter, “William.” But what do you expect from two of the people who gave us the song that this blog is named after?
Lie vs. Lay
I learned this one from Mrs. Jenkins’ seventh grade English class. “Lie” is for lying down, to make oneself horizontal on a surface; it does not carry an object. “Lay” requires an object, i.e., you’re laying something on a table. Easy enough, right? Apparently not:

Eric Clapton, “Lay Down Sally”
Bob Dylan, “Lay Lady Lay.” And he’s supposed to be a poet.
Bonnie Raitt, “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” “Lay down with me, tell me no lies.” Maybe she didn’t want to have the word “lie” in two consecutive verses. Still no excuse.
Making up words to complete a rhyme
Gwen Stefani, “Bubble Pop Electric” – “I’m restless, can’t you see I try my bestest.” You didn’t try hard enough, Gwen.
Justin Timberlake, “What Goes Around” – “When you cheated girl, my heart bleeded girl.” I know, Justin, it seems like the past tense of “bleed” should be “bleeded,” but it’s not. English is weird. Hey, I just had this conversation with my 4-year-old the other day…
Trace Adkins, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” – I hate to mention a country song, because that opens up a whole new realm of grammar mistakes. But “badonkadonk”? Really?
Special subcategory: Just making up words
Young Rant/Shorty B, “Can We Conversate” / Case, “Conversate” – When did “conversate” become a word? I guess instead of admiring someone, we’ll soon “admirate” someone. Or instead of authorizing something, we’ll “authorizate” it.
Redundant redundancy
Everclear, ”I Will Buy You a New Life” - ”I will buy you a new car, perfect, shiny and new.” Yes, but will it be new?
Subject-verb agreement
The Police, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” – “Everything she do just turns me on.” Perhaps Sting is keeping in line with the whole reggae/ska feel of the Police’s early music. But using “does” here really wouldn’t hurt.
Timbaland, “The Way I Are” – “Can you handle me the way I are?” Does anyone really talk like this?
The unexplainable
Dan Fogelberg, “Stars” – “Far too many stars have fell on me.” For some reason I expected more from Fogelberg. Jeez, he even uses the word “fickle” in this song. How can you do that and get the past participle of “fall” wrong?
Backstreet Boys, “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” – “As time goes by, you will get to know me a little more better.” Maybe if she spends more time with you, she’ll know you much more betterer. Then she’ll know you the betterest.
Gwen Stefani, “Rich Girl” – “If I was a rich girl…” The rule here is the past subjunctive requires the plural form of the verb to be. That’s a tough rule, and Gwen may not have known that. But this is a remake of the Fiddler on the Roof song, “If I WERE a Rich Man.” So for some reason, she thought the original composers were wrong, and she, the grammar queen, would make the verse grammatically correct. Either that, or she has an evil plot to dumb down America. Or she’s kinda stupid. I mean, who else had two songs on this list?
Kanye West, “Jesus Walks” – “Yo, We at war/We at war with terrorism, racism, and most of all we at war with ourselves/God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down” Now I know targeting Kanye West lyrics is like shooting fish in a barrel, but I find this one fascinating. Kanye doesn’t seem to understand the concept of verbs – action words, Kanye! How hard would it be to change “We” to “We’re”? Still the same number of syllables…
Honorable Mention
Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the U.S.A” – “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.” At first glance, this seems okay. But Regina over at AmIRight.com exposes the grammar offense. Her analysis is spot-on:

While the singer’s patriotic sentiments are touching, the relationship of dependent and independent clauses here just doesn’t work. That is because the connector, “where”, is a place-referent connector and therefore needs an antecedent of place in the independent clause. But there is no antecedent of place. That is to say, “I’m proud to be in America, Where at least I know I’m free” would work grammatically, but the actual lines here don’t, since “an American” does not imply a place, but is followed by “where”, which needs to refer back to a place.

That’s so snobby. I love it.

Finally, I’d like to clear up a misconception about what continually comes up as a grammar felony: Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live and Let Die.” Many have interpreted the lyrics at the beginning of the song as “But if this ever-changing world in which we live in / makes you give in and cry,” and note the two “in”s as a grammar faux pas.

But the correct words could also be: “But if this ever-changing world in which we’re livin’.” So not only would McCartney avoid a grammar felony, but he would also manage to avoid ending his sentence in a preposition. Bravo, Paul!

SOURCE : http://www.myhmphs.com/?p=524
Imanx - 21/07/2011 04:00 PM

what about RHCP - me and my friends?
bayuseptiaaan - 22/07/2011 08:41 PM

Somebody can help me to tell what are the meaning of sentences in this lyric.
I have no understanding what is the meaning from several sentences..

And it's all in how you mix the two,
And it starts just where the light exists.
It's a feeling that you cannot miss,
And it burns a hole,
Through everyone that feels it.

Well you're never gonna find it,
If you're looking for it,
Won't come your way,yeah
Well you'll never find it,
If you're looking for it. (looking for it)

Should've done something, but I've done it enough.
By the way, your hands were shaking,
Rather waste some time with you.

And you never would have thought in the end,
How amazing it feels just to live again,
It's a feeling that you cannot miss,
And it burns a hole, through everyone that feels it.

Well you're never gonna find it,
If you're looking for it, won't come your way, yeah
Well you'll never find it, if you're looking for it. (looking for it)

Should've done something, but I've done it enough.
By the way, your hands were shaking.
Rather waste some time with you.

Should've said something, but I've said it enough.
By the way, my words were faded.
Rather waste some time with you.

Justinmeow - 02/08/2011 11:57 AM

It's Afro-American Vernacular English, used by black Americans then became "cool" language because of hip-hop culture
awn1 - 04/08/2011 04:41 PM

I tried finding errors in songs.. but its hard... because somehow i just end up singing along... hohh..
rubztheclown - 09/08/2011 03:57 AM

excuse me, i learn to create a song with an english lyric.

could someone tell me about the grammatical error that i made in this lyric..
here is the lyric :

you light my fire
when i couldn't see the brightside
it looks invisible
but i really know my heart feel touched

when i realize
it's already all over
i;m holding on empty air with these hands
this is mymistake
that i have made before
sorry i never tried to make things right

you fade away
and ignore everything inside
it looks invisible
but i really know my heart feel touched

and i'm still, and i'm always
standing up here all alone
edwardl95 - 20/08/2011 01:28 AM

IMHO.. they did it on purpose, and it rhymes because of that, even if it is grammatically wrong, the melody or whatever that is (sorry, i'm not good in music thingy), fits perfectly...
lost.in.space - 20/08/2011 03:00 AM

Original Posted By edwardl95
IMHO.. they did it on purpose, and it rhymes because of that, even if it is grammatically wrong, the melody or whatever that is (sorry, i'm not good in music thingy), fits perfectly...

I am not master of music, but as I know from who master it.
they did on purpose D D
for had a rythm.
wishdomdom - 20/08/2011 05:28 AM

Original Posted By Klovers
i think many "BULE" Doesn't really care about "GRAMMAR", because i ever talk to bule with my worst english language, (cos nervous), and he can understand and do what i mean =)...

Grammatical errors in english song lyrics

You're exactly right! But the point is, this not about understanding or what so ever, as English mastery is measured with by how well we can perform.
sijessie - 26/08/2011 08:23 PM

like a child misses their blanket

A child is the third person singular, so that the possessive pronoun should be "his/her", thus the sentence should be:

Like a child misses his blanket

actually the sentence "like a child misses their blanket" is true.

All he'll do is keep me at home >- All he'll do is keeping me at home/ to keep me at home.

i think you tried to correct the right sentence into a wrong one.
emyouel - 29/08/2011 09:38 PM

Everybody knew you are liar

Uhhm it's wrong gramatically , right?

Everybody knew you were liar
Aiuvie - 30/08/2011 06:19 AM

i will try but i have little knowledge..
i am sorry still beginner,

i don't know why...
by Stevie Wonder
mainstreamzz33 - 25/09/2011 09:21 PM

wow,, i have never seen this before. i thought that lyrics in all english lyrics are using correct grammar... nice information...

some of my friends are studying in wall street institute. They said to me that the don't learn grammar very much, the learning programming is aiming to make students do well in english conversation. wew... many americans and european don't speak in grammar corectly. Just like us when we are speaking bahasa indonesia. We often or maybe always miss the grammar... ilovekaskus
coldcelf - 26/09/2011 01:01 PM


That's not grammatical error....it's just slang language that most of the black people use...you should listen to rap songs more!
tobingnyo - 16/11/2011 04:58 PM
the beatles
i forgot the title of the song, but i still remember the lyric though.

"she don't care...(my baby dont care)" is it "she's gotta ticket to ride?" cmiiw..

but what i would like to tell you here is,, they dont give a sh*t with a simple grammar,. its like us, do we really care of our bahasa grammar? i have a "bule" friend, and he said that if i made a mistake while speaking with him, he doesnt really get bother, but some of "indonesian english master" they get bothered and seem like insulting us who has a "not good" grammar,.
kanban - 18/11/2011 07:30 PM

the most important of music is you can communicate \)
Kernenyan - 20/11/2011 11:18 AM

Hi there, I'm a newbie here want to add some song that contain incorrect grammar

Ashley Tisdale - Crank It Up
"So many girls be checkin' my style"
it should be "are", right
it's kinda retarded to apply if you are in English grammatical test, but I bet she intentionally use some "wrong" grammar to make it sounds much more funny and cool.

And I found many misspelling and grammatical error, mostly in rap song cause rap song expect the song to have good rhyme and "lyrical genius" but abandon the correctness of the grammar itself.

Sorry for my bad English, I'm not pro cause I just got 530 on TOEFL test . I know it's quite high for me but I think there are many people here with better TOEFL/other English test.
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