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23rd Sep '16 8:59:55 AM PerfumePreppy
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** On the topic of grammar errors, "All I Have to Give" has the lines "does his gifts come from the heart" and "does his friends get on your time". This is especially unsettling because "do his gifts..." and "do his friends..." would have fit the metric just fine.
31st Jul '16 2:12:11 PM missmoon
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* This is ridiculously prolific Swedish record producer Max Martin's preferred method of writing and producing songs, especially since English is also his second language. He deploys a concept that he called "melodic math", in which the song lyrics take a backseat to the music and the syllables must match the beat. While writing and producing "I Want It That Way", for Music/BackstreetBoys, they protested that the lyrics made no sense. He allowed them to record two versions of the song, one where the lyrics made sense, and the original one. The band ultimately chose the original nonsensical lyrics because it made the song flow better.
20th Jun '16 11:31:24 AM gewunomox
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* "All I Want To Do" by Sugarland is a rather notorious example. Just look it up on Youtube and take a listen.

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* "All I Want To Do" by Sugarland is a rather notorious example. Just look it up on Youtube Website/YouTube and take a listen.



* BillyJoel was prone to these. From "Tell Her About It":

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* BillyJoel Music/BillyJoel was prone to these. From "Tell Her About It":



* There's CelineDion's "With This Tear" (written by Prince):

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* There's CelineDion's Music/CelineDion's "With This Tear" (written by Prince):Music/{{Prince}}):
17th Jun '16 2:58:00 AM Doug86
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* ArianaGrande's "Break Free" includes the grammatically incorrect line "Now that I've become who I really are", because "am" doesn't rhyme with "heart".

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* ArianaGrande's Music/ArianaGrande's "Break Free" includes the grammatically incorrect line "Now that I've become who I really are", because "am" doesn't rhyme with "heart".
16th Jun '16 8:42:40 PM Fuzy2K
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-->"They want what they're not/and I wish they would stop/ saying: "Debbity dog dog a ding dang doobie doobie debbity dog dog a ding dang doobie doobie" '''D''': World Destruction/ '''O'''-ver an overture/'''N''': do I need/'''Apostrophe T''': need this torture?

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-->"They want what they're not/and I wish they would stop/ saying: "Debbity dog "Deputy dawg dog a ding dang doobie doobie debbity dog depa depa, Deputy dawg dog a ding dang doobie doobie" depa depa" '''D''': World Destruction/ '''O'''-ver an overture/'''N''': do I need/'''Apostrophe T''': need this torture?
4th Jun '16 7:32:57 PM gewunomox
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* Andy Partridge admitted he was forced to butcher the line "Please don't pull me out/I'm relax in the undertow" in {{XTC}}'s "Summer's Cauldron" simply because that extra syllable from the correct grammar would screw up the meter.

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* Andy Partridge admitted he was forced to butcher the line "Please don't pull me out/I'm relax in the undertow" in {{XTC}}'s Music/{{XTC}}'s "Summer's Cauldron" simply because that extra syllable from the correct grammar would screw up the meter.
4th Jun '16 6:46:34 PM gewunomox
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%%* Bono's infamous [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish counting]] at the beginning of {{U2}}'s "Vertigo:" "Unos! Dos! Tres! Catorce!" That's "Some! Two! Three! Fourteen!" for the non-fluent among you.

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%%* Bono's infamous [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish counting]] at the beginning of {{U2}}'s Music/{{U2}}'s "Vertigo:" "Unos! Dos! Tres! Catorce!" That's "Some! Two! Three! Fourteen!" for the non-fluent among you.
4th Jun '16 6:26:39 PM gewunomox
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* The chorus of {{REM}}'s "Leaving New York" has the grammatically odd line "leaving was never my proud" (probably meaning "pride", but that wouldn't slant-rhyme with "around" and "down"). Like the Carrie Underwood example, it can be read as being in [[WebOriginal/LOLCats LOLCat]] speak.

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* The chorus of {{REM}}'s Music/{{REM}}'s "Leaving New York" has the grammatically odd line "leaving was never my proud" (probably meaning "pride", but that wouldn't slant-rhyme with "around" and "down"). Like the Carrie Underwood example, it can be read as being in [[WebOriginal/LOLCats LOLCat]] speak.
25th May '16 6:56:34 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* NineInchNails is usually better about this, but the beginning of "Terrible Lie" is somewhat cringe-worthy.

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* NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails is usually better about this, but the beginning of "Terrible Lie" is somewhat cringe-worthy.
24th Feb '16 7:50:24 AM spiritsunami
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* BillyJoel was prone to these. From "Tell Her About It":

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* * BillyJoel was prone to these. From "Tell Her About It":



* LFO's "Summer Girls" takes this to WordSaladLyrics extremes, throwing out {{Non Sequitur}}s every other line in order to rhyme with the previous one ([[PainfulRhyme and not always succeeding, infamously rhyming "sonnets" with "hornet".)

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* LFO's "Summer Girls" takes this to WordSaladLyrics extremes, throwing out {{Non Sequitur}}s every other line in order to rhyme with the previous one ([[PainfulRhyme and not always succeeding, infamously rhyming "sonnets" with "hornet"."hornet"]].)
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