By Tom Johnson
Let's look beyond the goofy flutes and whatnotand the oddly aggressive nature of the song, because it's just so out of character for the nice man. Paul McCartney
screwed up Live And Let Die" in a huge way in my book because of a horrible grammar mistake.
It's no wonder the song's so angry, he's mad he wrote such a half-baked line. You know the line, I know you do: But in this ever-changing world in which we live in." Come on, Macca, you're better than this! That's redundant. World in which we live in?" It even works just fine, perfectly fine, to just sing And in this ever-changing world which we live in." I can hear itjust stretch the world" out a little more. OK, no, it's not technically correct, but at least it doesn't double up on the in"; it's gotta either be in which we live" or which we live in," but it can't be both.
And if he was insistent on covering this song, Axl Rose should have at least taken a moment to correct the damned thing. Guns N' Roses could have at least been the smart bad boys of rock and we all would have respected and looked up to them for it. But without correcting that mistake? Just a footnote.
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