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    Blame about/for

    My dictionary says 'blame' takes 'for', though, in the lyrics of a Supertramp song below 'about' is used.

    I wonder if they are interchangeable or they just picked it just like others musicians who, though ungramatical, say she don't know because it fit the song better.

    It's just heartbreaking
    I should have known that it would let me down
    It's just a mind aching
    I used to dream about this town

    It was a sight to see
    The place to be,
    Where the living is easy
    And the kicks can always be found

    It's such a shame about it
    I used to think that it would feel so good
    But who's to blame about it
    So many creeps in Hollywood.............
    Last edited by retro; 15-Feb-2008 at 15:20.

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    Re: Blame about/for

    In a song it is the rhyme that is important and takes precedence over grammar.
    So 'shame about it' rhymes
    with 'blame about it' much better.

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    Re: Blame about/for

    Quote Originally Posted by oregeezer View Post
    In a song it is the rhyme that is important and takes precedence over grammar.
    So 'shame about it' rhymes
    with 'blame about it' much better.
    Yes, that's what I was trying to say.

    I have memorized 'blame about' having heard that song a lot of times. So, do I now have to unlearn it?
    Last edited by retro; 15-Feb-2008 at 15:31.

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