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Why do artists make grammar mistakes in their songs?

I'd quibble that I don't see any error in some of your examples. Like, what's wrong with "If I was your boyfriend"? I don't know the song so maybe you mean there's a problem with the larger ...
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Why do artists make grammar mistakes in their songs?

There are several ideas that must be considered when evaluating the different varieties of grammar usage in song-writing. There are reasons---and sometimes there are unreasonable causes---for this ...
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Why do artists make grammar mistakes in their songs?

I would like to add to @Aracuaria's answer, that most of the examples cited differ prosodically from the "standard" form, and thus they can be a great tool for fitting the semantic meaning ...
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Why do artists make grammar mistakes in their songs?

Here's one linguist's take on this. The following four points appear in order of INCREASING importance. First of all, song writers and poets consciously and unconsciously play with the grammar and ...
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Formatting poetry collection and formatting standards

You write: "I am wondering if most publisher use some kind of software to put some motifs on the page borders and things like that to make it more enticing. I am wondering if it's something you ...
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What makes a poem a poem?

How to recognize a poem: It's short. No one has read it. Not computationally syntactic. Famous writer said it was. Your dad claims it's not. Words on page tend to wander. Words herded into square ...
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Is poetry written along the known song legal from the view point of copyright?

I'm not a lawyer, but as my dad used to say: "As long as you're not trying to make money off it, you can pretty much do any damn thing you want." And especially if it's humorous and you ...
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Is poetry written along the known song legal from the view point of copyright?

You mean you wrote new lyrics to the music of an existing song? That is perfectly legal and you can publish those lyrics (as long as they are completely unrelated to the original lyrics) and even ...
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