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What is the purpose of using “don't” instead of “doesn't” in this phrase: “But she don't know you like I know you Slim” [duplicate]

I was listening to Eminem's song Stan. I noticed in one verse he says: But she don't know you like I know you Slim... At first I didn't believe my ears, but when I read out the lyrics I got ...
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What does “Take on Me” mean in A-ha's song? [closed]

Doe it mean the same as "Take on your enemies" in this question? Or does it mean to confront me as an enemy? I can't figure out the meaning even from the context of the whole song... Update: After ...
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In what ways can this song phrase be grammatically parsed? (From “Close to the Edge” by Yes)

In the song, Close to the Edge by Yes (click link to see lyrics), there is a line that I don't understand how to parse grammatically to make sense of it: "And assessing points to nowhere, leading ...
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Is “I have no story to be told” correct or should it be “I do not have a story to tell”?

I do not have a story to be told . or I do not have a story to tell . In the "Rolling in the deep" song of Adele. Baby, I have no story to be told What if i use " to tell " here instead of " to be ...
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Ellipsis with apostrophe?

This is a strophe from one song: "But the times were hard, Lord, the jobs were few all through Tecumseh valley but she asked around and a job she found tending bar at Gypsy Sally's" ...
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'in-a my heart' correct, or only 'in my heart'?

There are two different lyrics in the hymn. Lord, I want to be a Christian in-a my heart vs Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart Is the first correct too or typing error?