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Michael Jackson

Beat It

Lyrics

playThey told him don't you ever come around here
playDon't want to see your face, you better disappear
playThe fire's in their eyes
playand their words are really clear
playSo beat it, just beat it

playYou better run, you better do what you can
playDon't want to see no blood, don't be a macho man
playYou want to be tough, better do what you can
playSo beat it, but you want to be bad

playJust beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
playNo one wants to be defeated
playShowin' how funky and strong is your fight
playIt doesn't matter who's wrong or right
playJust beat it, beat it
playJust beat it, beat it
playJust beat it, beat it
playJust beat it, beat it

playThey're out to get you, better leave while you can
playDon't want to be a boy, you want to be a man
playYou want to stay alive, better do what you can
playSo beat it, just beat it

playYou have to show them that you're really not scared
playYou're playin' with your life,
playthis ain't no truth or dare
playThey'll kick you, then they beat you,
playThen they'll tell you it's fair
playSo beat it, but you want to be bad

playJust beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
playNo one wants to be defeated
playShowin' how funky and strong is your fight
playIt doesn't matter who's wrong or right

playJust beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
playNo one wants to be defeated
playShowin' how funky and strong is your fight
playIt doesn't matter who's wrong or right

playJust beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
playNo one wants to be defeated
playShowin' how funky and strong is your fight
playIt doesn't matter who's wrong or right
playJust beat it, beat it

playBeat it, beat it, beat it
playNo one wants to be defeated
playShowin' how funky and strong is your fight
playIt doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right

playJust beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
playNo one wants to be defeated
playShowin' how funky and strong is your fight
playIt doesn't matter who's wrong or right

playJust beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
playNo one wants to be defeated
playShowin' how funky and strong is your fight
playIt doesn't matter who's wrong or right
playJust beat it, beat it
playBeat it, beat it, beat it

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meaningMeaning

The lyrics are about life on the streets and gang activity, something Jackson was very detached from.

Michael once said "If you enter a fight and lose, you've gained nothing and lost everything."

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vocabulary Vocabulary

beat it

beat it (slang) to go away immediately

  1. I told the kid to beat it, and that's the last I saw of him.
  2. often used as an order: Go on, beat it!

truth or dare

A game played most frequently by kids, teens and young adults. To begin, a group sits together (often in a circle), and the first questioner asks "truth or dare?" to any player he/she wants in the group. If "truth" is answered, that player must honestly answer a question given, no matter how personal or embarrassing (and often related to sexual themes). If "dare" is answered, that player must complete a task given by the questioner, which is also often embarrassing or awkward. Once the player responds to the truth or completes the dare, he/she can then question another player in the group, and the cycle continues.

  1. While we played Truth or Dare, we learned that John masturbates every day.

tough

person: strong

  1. The football player was so tough that he played with a fractured rib.

defeated

to win against someone in a fight or competition demoralized

  1. She was defeated in the first round of the tournament.

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