Max Martin, the Swedish songwriter who had Britney Spears telling everyone to hit her one more time, continues his tradition of garbled lyrics with Ariana Grande and Zedd’s hit song “Break Free.” In what sounds like a first draft of lyrics complete with phrases that practically say “lyrics to come” we are treated to bad verb conjugations and more.

Remember, these are professional songwriters, they make money doing this. It’s enough to convince you that no one is actually listening.

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