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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, Steely Dan

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Steely Dan's, "Don't Take Me Alive"
The Lyrics:
I'm a bookkeeper's son
I don't wanna shoot no one.
It should be "I don't wanna shoot ANYONE," but the correct lyrics don't fit like the incorrect lyrics do. If Donald Fagen says he doesn't want to shoot no one, obviously he wants to shoot SOMEONE.
Submitted by: Crocodile Dummy
Steely Dan's, "Hey Nineteen"
The Lyrics:
She don't remember the queen of soul
It should be "she doesn't remember" but Steely Dan very rarely did this sort of thing.
Submitted by: Rich Braham

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