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Michael Jackson

Beat It

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play They told him don't you ever come   here
play Don't want to see your   , you better disappear
play The fire's in their eyes
play and their   are really clear
play So beat it, just beat it

play You better   , you better do what you can
play Don't want to see no   , don't be a macho man
play You want to be   , better do what you can
play So beat it, but you want to be bad

play Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
play No one wants to be  
play Showin' how funky and strong is your  
play It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
play Just beat it, beat it
play Just beat it, beat it
play Just beat it, beat it
play Just beat it, beat it

play They're out to get you, better leave while you can
play Don't want to be a   , you want to be a man
play You want to stay   , better do what you can
play So beat it, just beat it

play You have to show them that you're really not  
play You're playin' with your   ,
play this ain't no truth or  
play They'll   you, then they beat you,
play Then they'll tell you it's fair
play So beat it, but you want to be bad

play Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
play No one wants to be defeated
play Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
play It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

play Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
play No one wants to be defeated
play Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
play It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

play Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
play No one wants to be defeated
play Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
play It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
play Just beat it, beat it

play Beat it, beat it, beat it
play No one wants to be defeated
play Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
play It doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right

play Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
play No one wants to be defeated
play Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
play It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

play Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
play No one wants to be defeated
play Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
play It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
play Just beat it, beat it
play Beat it, beat it, beat it

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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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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.