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re: Grammar in "Left in the Dark"

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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.
>
> Will
>
> > 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" ?


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