I have a question regarding the sentence found in the song "Girlfriend in a coma" by The Smiths, and the song goes:
There were times when I could have strangled her
But you know,
I would hate anything to happen to her
Would you please let me see her...
Shouldn't the structure look more like this? :
I would hate if anything should to happen to her
Or is this just a shortened version of what I feel is correct? (I know that these are song lyrics, and it might just be that Morissey wanted the words to fit the rhythm of the song).