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Song lyrics aren't supposed to be a fountain of perfect english, but on the other hand some are just so atrocious, they need to get called out. We're not looking for sentance fragments or the word ain't since there are too many instances to count.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics, Extreme

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Extreme's, "More Than Words"
The Lyrics:
Saying I love you is not the words I want to hear from you.
Its not that I want you not to say....
More than words is all you have to do to make it real....
This song is a grammatical nightmare, with awful sentence structure; these are just some of the lyrics to show it. Gerund-verb agreement, subject-verb agreement, phrasing, and missing pronouns in this song are all atrocious! What were they thinking when they wrote this? Elementary students compose better sentences than this band can!
Submitted by: Mario
Extreme's, "Whole Hearted"
The Lyrics:
If I'm not blind, why can't I see,
A circle can't fit where a square should be?
Assuming the circle is the same size as the square, the circle should fit just fine. It's not often you see a geometric error, but this is a big one.
Submitted by: Mark Brown

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