Beat It Lyrics by Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson Lyrics

Beat It Lyrics
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[1st Verse]
They Told Him Don't You Ever Come Around Here
Don't Wanna See Your Face, You Better Disappear
The Fire's In Their Eyes And Their Words Are Really Clear
So Beat It, Just Beat It

[2nd Verse]
You Better Run, You Better Do What You Can
Don't Wanna See No Blood, Don't Be A Macho Man
You Wanna Be Tough, Better Do What You Can
So Beat It, But You Wanna Be Bad

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or Right
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It

[3rd Verse]
They're Out To Get You, Better Leave While You Can
Don't Wanna Be A Boy, You Wanna Be A Man
You Wanna Stay Alive, Better Do What You Can
So Beat It, Just Beat It

[4th Verse]
You Have To Show Them That You're Really Not Scared
You're Playin' With Your Life, This Ain't No Truth Or Dare
They'll Kick You, Then They Beat You,
Then They'll Tell You It's Fair
So Beat It, But You Wanna Be Bad

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or Right

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or Right
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It

[Chorus]
Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or Right

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or Who's Right

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or Right

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or Right
Just Beat It, Beat It
Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
Writer: JACKSON, MICHAEL
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Beat It Info:

Beat It was the third single from Michael Jackson's sixth solo album, Thriller. The lyrics are about life on the streets and gang activity.
• The song won two 1984 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Vocal Performance (Rock). It also won 2 American Music Awards for Favourite Video (Pop/Rock) & Favourite Video (Soul/R&B).

• Eddie Van Halen performs the guitar solo on the track. Eddie at first thought this was a prank, and perfomed the solo free of charge after finding out the request was genuine. He later regreted performing the solo for free.

• The single was released on February 14, 1983, was certified platinum by the RIAA, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the singles charts worldwide including in the UK & Canada.

• Wierd Al Yankovic has a parody of the song called Eat It


From the Album:
Thriller (1982)

B-side:
Burn The Disco Out (UK) /
Get On the Floor

Released:
February 3, 1983

Recorded:
1982

Genre:
Hard rock, dance rock

Length:
4:19

Label:
Epic

Writer:
Michael Jackson

Producers:
Quincy Jones
Michael Jackson (co-producer)

Certification:
Platinum (RIAA)
Gold (RIANZ)

Music video:
"Beat It" on YouTube

The music video was directed by Bob Giraldi and choreographed by Michael Peters, and is about the treatment of black youth in the streets. The video starred 80 genuine gang members, cost $150,000 which CBS refused to finance, and was based on the Broadway musical West Side Story.



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