Song lyrics do not have to be written using perfect English. It's all about artistic liberties, I know this. That doesn't mean I don't cringe when I see song lyrics written out. I have nothing against these songs or their writers. I would simply like to call attention to a few things.
"If I lay here, If I just lay here, Will you lie with me and just forget the world?" The problem is the verb. "Lay" takes a direct object. The correct way to write this would be "If I lie here, If I just lie here, Will you lie with me and just forget the world?"
Yes, it's a classic. However, being dubbed a classic doesn't change the fact that it contains a double negative. "I can't get no satisfaction." Really? Because if you can't get no satisfaction, that actually means you can get some satisfaction. That doesn't make for a good song though, does it?
Mageetah? What is that? Those of us who speak English would say "My Guitar." I love you, My Morning Jacket, but don't make up words.
Would it kill the Chili Peppers to write out the words 'Come On' Would it? It's just two extra letters.
Bubble Pop Electric:
"I’m restless, can’t you see I try my bestest.” Gwen, you are so talented, but "bestest" is not a word. It's not.