Dear New Kids on the Block,
Your new song is awful. Just really, exceptionally atrocious. Which is fine. Quality of musical selection was never your strong point. I guess I wasn't expecting it to be quite as bad as it is, but overall I can't say I'm too surprised. At least it's not, like, comically bad (*cough* Step by Step *cough*).
The problem that I do have is with some of your lyrics. A bad song I could overlook, but glorification of improper verb conjugation I cannot forgive. "You wasn't lookin' for a man", New Kids? "As long as we was together"? What kind of example are you setting FOR THE CHILDREN?
Allow me to point out that "was" and "were" involve the very same number of syllables. So it wasn't a matter of making the word fit. This is just poor grammar for poor grammar's sake. A senseless act of language butchery is what it is and I won't stand for it.
I mean, not that I can actually do anything about it, short of changing the station when it comes on and not
buying the tape downloading it from iTunes. But I will strongly consider throwing out my giant Joey button, antique circa 1990.
See that it doesn't happen again, Kids.
No longer a screaming 12 year-old fan,
P.S. Joey is still the dreamiest. Totally.