You or she?

So here’s a musical pet peeve that I felt like mentioning. Depending on their content and intended tone, songs are written using some combinatIon of one or more grammatical persons (first/second/third, singular/plural). I’ve noticed that some songs switch between the second person (“you”) and third (“she”) persons to address the same subject, without any clear reason. Case in point:

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=KMihKmoYfe8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKMihKmoYfe8

The person-switching is a real shame in this case because “Nothing” is, in a way, one of my favorite songs of the past couple of years

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