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Music Monday ~ I or Me and Thank You Led Zeppelin

National Poetry Month is coming to a close this week, and I’ve been talking about “poetic license” in songs. It’s the last Monday to highlight some bad grammar.

I grew up being taught never to say “You and me.” It should always be “You and I.”

Hmm … a friend and I had a discussion on this last week, and we all know the English language is full of exceptions.

Take, for example, the incorrect use of “I” in Paula Cole’s song “I Don’t Wanna Wait.” Her song begins with:

So open up your morning light // And say a little prayer for I …

Really? That is just bad.

Or how about Bryan Adams’  “Run To You”?

She says her love for me could never die // But that’d change if she ever found out about you and I …

Again … incorrect. It should be you and me.

And the way to figure it out is easy. In Bryan Adams’ song, just remove the the “you and” in the phrase, isolating the “I” and see if it sounds correct.

In his case, it would be: “But that’d change if she ever found out about I.” 

When you read it like this, it’s much easier to tell that it’s wrong.

Led Zeppelin got it right with their lyrics in “Thank You,” so I’m happy to highlight their song this week. Enjoy,

~eden

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If the sun refused to shine
I would still be loving you
When mountains crumble to the sea
There would still be you and me …

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Music Monday ~ Whole Lotta Love

The last Led Zeppelin song of the month.

“Whole Lotta Love” … something you’ll  find no shortage of in my books.

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Music Monday ~ Going to California

Led Zeppelin continues every Monday this month, and I love the guitar in this song.

Englishmen, California, guitarists … in my current titles on Amazon, where FREE Kindle Apps allow you to read them on all devices.

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Music Monday ~ Black Dog

Led Zeppelin every Monday this month, and the lyrics of this song are so sexy.

Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move,
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove.
Ah, ah, child, way you shake that thing,
Gonna make you burn, gonna make you sting.
Hey, hey, baby, when you walk that way,
Watch your honey drip, can’t keep away …

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Music Monday ~ Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

I’m featuring Led Zeppelin every Monday this month, and I love this song. Though not written by them, it’s my favorite version of this song.

Englishmen, love, heartbreak … you’ll find them all in my books. Pick up any of my current titles on Amazon, where FREE Kindle Apps allow you to read them on all devices.

eden

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