Ben Lyrics by Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson Lyrics

Ben Lyrics
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Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I'll never be alone


And you, my friend, will see
You've got a friend in me
(you've got a friend in me)

Ben, you're always running here and there
You feel you're not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind
And don't like what you find


There's one thing you should know
You've got a place to go
(you've got a place to go)


I used to say "I" and "me"
Now it's "us", now it's "we"
I used to say "I" and "me"
Now it's "us", now it's "we"
Ben, most people would turn you away


I don't listen to a word they say
They don't see you as I do
I wish they would try to
I'm sure they'd think again
If they had a friend like Ben
(a friend) Like Ben
(like Ben) Like Ben

Ben Info:

• This song was written by Don Black & Walter Scharf for the film 'Ben' a 1971 killer rat movie sequal to 'Willard'. It was originally offered to recording artist Donny Osmond, but he had touring conflicts.

• The single was released in July of 1972 and topped the Billboard Pop charts. This was Michael Jackson's first #1 hit single as a solo artist.

• 'Ben' was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Song and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

• The song has been covered by many musicians including pop group Boyzone, Crispin Glover, & Marti Webb. Billy Gillman also performed the song live at the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special in 2001.

• Kipp Lennon, voiced Michael Jackson's character in animated series 'The Simpsons' and sang the song 'Ben' to Homer in the 3rd season episode 'Stark Raving Dad'.

• 'Pearl Jam' references this song on their 1993 album 'Vs.' in the song 'Rats' with the line 'Ben, the two of us need look no more'.




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