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Here's to you - grammatical errors?
Old 14th September 2015
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Here's to you - grammatical errors?

Hi guys!

I really liked the response I got on the last lyrics I posted so here's another one!

I might have some grammatical errors in this one so please help me find and correct 'em!

Thanks in advance!


Here’s to you

I was used to turning people over (or should it be "I was used to turn people over"?)
when you nailed me to the ground
I was heading straight for a disaster
but you reached and grabbed my hand

And you took it, and you shook me
you straightened out a man
from the twisting and turning roads of love
I thought I ran

And here’s to you who saved my life,
darling, will you be my...

Was deep and lost in an addiction
when you took away the glass
I couldn’t stay more than an hour
but you told me "this will last" (or should it be "this would last"?)

And you pushed me, and trusted me
you taught me I could stand
on my own feet, so tall and proud,
and without sinking in the sand

And here’s to you who saved my life,
darling, will you be my...

(Solo)

And tomorrow, till forever
I’ll be here by your side.
To the twisting and turning roads of love
I’ve said good bye

And here’s to you who saved my life,
darling, will you be my wife?
darling, will you be my wife?
Old 27th September 2015
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Originally Posted by RobbyPowell View Post
I was used to turning people over (or should it be "I was used to turn people over"?)
To my ear, "I was used to turn people over" sounds more correct.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobbyPowell View Post
I couldn’t stay more than an hour
but you told me "this will last" (or should it be "this would last"?)
I think the "problem" here is not about grammar. The "I" of the lyrics basically says it won't last and the "you" says it will, so there's a contrast of strong opinions. "Could" here sounds more like the past of the verb "to can", while "would" is an auxiliary which introduces hypothesis.
If a person tries to convince me to stay by telling me "This would last".. I don't know about you but it doesn't sound so convincing to me

I would say "This will last".
Old 28th September 2015
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrCarloB View Post
To my ear, "I was used to turn people over" sounds more correct.
Thanks for your input, although I was hoping for another answer cause this doesn't fit the melody

Old 30th September 2015
  #4
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Originally Posted by RobbyPowell View Post
Thanks for your input, although I was hoping for another answer cause this doesn't fit the melody

You're welcome.. sorry
Old 5th November 2015
  #5
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If you are saying that you were accustomed to turning people over then:

I was used to turning people over

Is the correct slang way to say it.
Old 5th November 2015
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A chance to use the English degree I got in 1975!
I just copied into a text editor and made the corrections I thought were appropriate.
I didn't notate them. Sorry.
Didn't listen to a clip, if there was one, but the lyrics sound like a journey many of us have been through.
Good stuff.

I was used to turning people over
when you nailed me to the ground
I was heading straight for disaster
but you reached and grabbed my hand

And you took it, and you shook me
you straightened out a man
from the twisting and turning roads of love
I thought I ran

And here’s to you who saved my life,
darling, will you be my...

Was deep and lost in an addiction
when you took away the glass
I couldn’t stay more than an hour
but you told me "this will last"

And you pushed me, and trusted me
you taught me I could stand
on my own two feet, tall and proud,
without sinking in the sand

And here’s to you who saved my life,
darling, will you be my...

(Solo)

And tomorrow, till forever
I’ll be here by your side.
To the twisting and turning roads of love
I’ve said good bye

And here’s to you who saved my life,
darling, will you be my wife?
darling, will you be my wife?

PS. Would it fit the meter of the lines to start with "I used to turn people over" ?
Old 5th November 2015
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