"We Don’t Need No Education," and other Grammar Atrocities in ROCK!
Poor musicians. They are too busy rocking us 24/7 (including holidays!) to pay attention to the little things like health, safe sex, and, in some cases, hygiene. They certainly don’t have time for something as tedious as correct grammar!
Still, a few of their mistakes can make me cringe. Even some of my most beloved music artists are guilty of egregious grammatical gaffes. For example, Paul McCartney: “In this ever-changing world in which we live in” (from “Live and Let Die”) and Tori Amos “When you gonna make up your mind? When you gonna love you as much as I do?” (from “Winter”).
What examples have you got of lines that make you want to send your favorite rock/pop/whatever star back to English class? Or any other things that musicians do in songs that bug you to distraction?