I love Bon Jovi. I'm past the point of feeling embarrassed, ashamed, and even overly proud. I am at the point where I just accept it as part of who I am. I think they are one of the greatest bands of all time. So, there's that.
On the other hand, I love grammar. Seriously. I was an English major, and I love the satisfaction of finding incorrectly placed apostrophes on restaurant menus or misused pronouns in medical literature at the dentist's office.
So, when I hear Jon Bon Jovi sing the words, "I wish I was him; Wish those words were mine," I can't help but sing along, "I wish I were he; Wish those words were mine."
(The subjunctive tense is needed to express a hypothetical, and "he" is needed because a subject pronoun should follow the verb to be.)
It hurts me to change JBJ's lyrics, but I can't help myself. To hear it the other way makes me cringe. I'm sorry, Jon. Please forgive me.
And when I find the boy who cares about the subjunctive tense as much as I do, I will marry him.