10 song lyrics with bad grammar
6 April 2019, 19:30 | Updated: 6 April 2019, 19:31
Not every great song has great lyrics - but some don't even make sense!
Let's take a look at some of the biggest grammatical crimes in music.
Paul McCartney and Wings: Live And Let Die
Often cited as a huge clanger from Sir Paul: "But in this ever changing world in which we live in / Makes you give in and cry." But the lyric is actually "But IF this ever-changing world…" which makes perfect sense! But there are many other songs that don't follow the grammatical rules...
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
"We don't need no education." We beg to differ, you kids! Get back to school!
Space - The Female of the Species
Scouse wonders Space dealt with clever, funny lyrics about modern British life. Well, clever in most cases. They also occasionally dipped into slip-ups like "The female of the species is more deadlier than the male". Tsk tsk.
The Doors - LA Woman
Jim Morrison might have been a poet, but he struggled a bit with this one: "If they say I never loved you, you know they are a liar".
Radiohead - Creep
Creep is about not fitting in. "I wish I was special" would sound so much better if it was "I wish I were special", wouldn't it? And don't even get us started on Thom vs Tom.
The Wannadies - You And Me Song
Shouldn't that be "You And I Song"?
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Rock 'n' roll's most famous double negative? To be honest, "I can't get any satisfaction" isn't quite the same.
AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
"Let there be drums, and there was drums." Although criticising AC/DC for bad grammar is a bit like criticising the sea for being wet...
Blur - Jubilee
"He dresses incorrectly… no one told him seventeen… he not mean enough."
The White Stripes - My Doorbell
"I'm thinking about my doorbell/When you gonna ring it?" Look Jack, your doorbell might need ringing (ahem) but your English skills need a little boning up, it should be "When ARE you going to ring it?". Of course.
Feeder - Buck Rogers
"He's got a brand new car." Should be "He has a brand new car", really.