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Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics, Alicia Keys/Jay Z

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Alicia Keys/Jay Z's, "Empire State of Mind"
The Lyrics:
"New York--Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of"
This isn't just a choice to use street talk, accurate depiction of dialect is a good reason for bad grammar, as Mark Twain demonstrates. This is just idiotic grammar to fit the song's demand for syllables; but "where dreams are made" is a complete thought, and the "of" is not only superfluous, it is wrong. Dreams are not made "of a place", and if they are made "in a place" or "at place", that is what "where" means. This lyric is even worse than the common misusage, "Where are you at".
Submitted by: Hartenstein

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