French L1 speaker here.
I have a few questions related to the use of the present perfect and the simple past in this song. Would someone be so kind as to explain why certain verbs are in the simple past?
1) I've done my sentence But committed no crime.
Q1. Why isn't it "but I've committed no crime?" After all, the time is unspecified. What am I missing?
2) I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
Q2. Same question here. Why not "I've had my share of sand that has been kicked in my face?"
3) You brought me fame and fortune, and everything that goes with it.
Q3. Why not "You've brought me fame and fortune?". Here, I'm guessing it's because the individuals aren't going to bring him fame and fortune anymore. (finished action) Am I correct?
4) Unrelated Bonus question
And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end.
Q. Why not "And we're gonna keep on fighting 'til the end?" After all, "going to" is used for plans related to the future. While "will" is for when someone makes a decision on the spot.
Thank you for helping me better understand.