Sufjan Stevens Has Some Friendly Advice for Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus and Sufjan Stevens
BREAKING: Even the indie music scene is completely on board with Miley Cyrus now, though Sufjan Stevens has a little constructive criticism.

In a jocular letter posted to his Tumblr, Stevens mentioned that he "can't stop listening to #GetItRight," but he's got some problems with the grammar in her lyrics.

One particular line causes concern: “I been laying in this bed all night long.” Miley, technically speaking, you’ve been LYING, not LAYING, an irregular verb form that should only be used when there’s an object, i.e. “I been laying my tired booty on this bed all night long.” Whatever. I’m not the best lyricist, but you know what I mean. #Get It Right The Next Time.
Stevens goes on to explain the somewhat-complicated present perfect continuous tense, which, simply put, dictates the lyric should be "I have been lying" and not "I been laying." He finishes the letter, "Girl, you work it like Mike Tyson. Miley, I love you because you’re the Queen, grammatically and anatomically speaking. And you’re the hottest cake in the pan. Don’t ever grow old. Live brightly before your fire fades into total darkness. XXOO Sufjan."

You're never too old for a quick grammar lesson. Or in Miley's case, too young. The grammatically incorrect lyrics to "Get It Right" are now on Directlyrics.



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  • hilarydufffan

    It is not only other celebrities that have problems with Miley Cyrus. I am a fan and I am feeling hurt and betrayed. I waited for 12 hours on a line with a broken foot for Miley Cyrus's album signing for Bangerz. I had wristbands and I was told all day that I would get in. She canceled the event a few minutes before we were about to go in because of a hand cramp. She didn't even turn it into a meet and greet.She didn't into care what her fans had done to get there for her. She went our the back to make her escape. She didn't even apologize to her fans or explain why she had to leave. The security guards said that if we gave our booklets they would get them signed which makes no sense because she had a "hand cramp" and had to cancel. This makes me believe that what I got was fake. She got what she wanted that day. All of her fans waiting on line to buy her CD. She didn't care if she gave back what we wanted in return. Celebuzz should write an article about this.