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Historical Events  Music
The Doors

Lyric change

MMDE: "If I were to say to you"

Current: "If I was to say to you"

The song "Come on baby light my fire" is probably the main one most people remember when you ask them to name a Doors song. For such a famous one, it's surprising to see so many get the wording wrong if you ask them about this line. 

When you hear it today, it does sound a little jarring to some, even thought they say that it aways was "was". There are many example of it being "were" around too, mainly in the form of tributes and covers - did they all get it wrong too?

Jim Morrison was known for his great command of the English language - his poetry recitals at Doors concerts were legendary. There's no argument "was" is technically incorrect, but he could have known this and gone ahead anyway for street cred...