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To think pop songs should be grammatical? I'm looking at you Paul McCartney...

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MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:09:40

... with your "just you and I" used as the object of a sentence. Seriously, it makes you sound like an Apprentice candidate.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:10:22

And it's a real dirge of a song.

PortofinoVino Thu 11-Dec-14 18:12:01

And how do you propose to make Rap 'grammatical', pray tell us?

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:13:10

And then there's that old Pet Shop Boys song which repeats "If I was you" over and over. I used to turn the radio off.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:14:16

Maybe we could have a go at rewriting some rap songs porto. Could be interesting.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:17:27

I can't get any satisfaction.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:19:00

There isn't any sunshine when she's gone.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:19:27

I'm talking to myself, aren't I?

Hatespiders Thu 11-Dec-14 18:23:05

I'm just laughing at your name, Mardy. And also at your suggestions. LOL

hiddenhome Thu 11-Dec-14 18:23:26

Nobody really cares what the words are. It's all about the tune isn't it?

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:25:05

Why thank you spiders.

Oh dear hidden. Should I have put a lighthearted disclaimer in the thread title? over my dead body

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:26:06

We don't need any education.

Although to be fair I always thought that was ironic.

steff13 Thu 11-Dec-14 18:26:06

Isn't that what they call artistic license?

LineRunner Thu 11-Dec-14 18:29:53

I thought this was going to be about the great Live And Let Die dodgy lyric controversy.

'In this ever changing world in which we live in'. The man's a thumby-uppy gurning tool.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:34:05

Oh yes, the man has form Liney. It all started with "She loves you, yes, yes, yes". wink

Although I think someone told me once that it's "this every changing world in which we're living".

It's the new song I'm talking about - something about Hope for the Future.

hiddenhome Thu 11-Dec-14 18:34:06

I didn't say it wasn't lighthearted confused

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:35:21

Sorry hidden. Misread the tone.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:37:15

Ha ha. Have just googled "Live and Let Die" and wiki page states that Macca can't remember what he wrote. I bet he got it wrong and won't admit it.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:38:25

I do like a bit of Swedish Abba-style word-mangling though: "since many years I haven't seen a rifle in your hand". It sounds quite cute.

Xmas2014MN9993 Thu 11-Dec-14 18:44:01

What new heights of MN froth is this

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:44:28

I'm not happy about Adele chasing pavements though. Although that's more a question of semantics rather than grammar though.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:44:54

Too many "thoughs" in that last post. Apologies.

MardyBra Thu 11-Dec-14 18:46:21

Do I know you Xmas?

Quangle Thu 11-Dec-14 18:48:23

I have a big issue with Alicia Keys and her

"Concrete jungle where dreams are made of "

Actually criminal.

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 11-Dec-14 18:49:29

All about the tune? Nooooooo!

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