|re: Grammar in "Left in the Dark"|
||Vin 08:04 am MST 01/26/07|
|In reply to:||re: Grammar in "Left in the Dark" - Dr_Rock 07:48 am MST 01/26/07|
|Yes, of course. "Badly" flows better, anway. And, our songs are a reflection of our lives, and we all mangle grammar routinely in speech, so why not in lyrics?|
> Pedantically speaking it does mean that and 'badly'
> shouldn't be used there. But I think we all understand
> what Jim means by that line, and I think if you closely
> examine most songs (especially pop and hip-hop ones)
> you'll find some grammatical errors.
> > Listening to LitD this morning, and this line struck me:
> > I needed you oh so badly tonight
> > "Badly" being an adverb, doesn't this mean that the
> > speaker is doing a poor job of "needing."
> > Shouldn't this properly be "needed you oh so bad" ?
|Previous:||re: Grammar in "Left in the Dark" - Dr_Rock 07:48 am MST 01/26/07|
|Next:||re: Grammar in "Left in the Dark" - SeeingI 08:39 pm MST 01/28/07|