Billie Jean Lyrics by Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson Lyrics

Billie Jean Lyrics
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[1st Verse]
She Was More Like A Beauty Queen From A Movie Scene
I Said Don't Mind, But What Do You Mean I Am The One
Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round
She Said I Am The One Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round

[2nd Verse]
She Told Me Her Name Was Billie Jean, As She Caused A Scene
Then Every Head Turned With Eyes That Dreamed Of Being The One
Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round

[Bridge]
People Always Told Me Be Careful Of What You Do
And Don't Go Around Breaking Young Girls' Hearts
And Mother Always Told Me Be Careful Of Who You Love
And Be Careful Of What You Do 'Cause The Lie Becomes The Truth

[Chorus]
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son

[3rd Verse]
For Forty Days And Forty Nights
The Law Was On Her Side
But Who Can Stand When She's In Demand
Her Schemes And Plans
'Cause We Danced On The Floor In The Round
So Take My Strong Advice, Just Remember To Always Think Twice
(Do Think Twice)

[4th Verse]
She Told My Baby We'd Danced 'Till Three
Then She Looked At Me
Then Showed A Photo My Baby Cried
His Eyes Looked Like Mine
Go On Dance On The Floor In The Round, Baby

[Bridge]
People Always Told Me Be Careful Of What You Do
And Don't Go Around Breaking Young Girls' Hearts
She Came And Stood Right By Me
Then The Smell Of Sweet Perfume
This Happened Much Too Soon
She Called Me To Her Room

[Chorus]
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
But The Kid Is Not My Son
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, She Says He Is My Son
She Says I Am The One
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Writer: JACKSON, MICHAEL
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Billie Jean Info:

Billie Jean is the second single from Jackson's sixth solo album, Thriller.

There are contradictory claims to what the song's lyrics refer to. One suggests that they are derived from a real-life experience, in which a female fan claimed that Jackson had fathered one of her twins. However, Jackson himself stated that "Billie Jean" was based on groupies he had encountered during the Jackson 5 days.

• This song won 2 1984 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song & Best Male Vocal Performance (R&B).

• The song was mixed 91 times by audio engineer Bruce Swedien before it was finalized.

• The single was released on January 2nd, 1983, certified platinum by the RIAA, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart & the Billboard (R&B) Soul Singles chart.

• Michael debuted 'the moonwalk' while performing this song live at the (1983) Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special.

Michael shot a Pepsi commercial in 1984 performing a reworked version of Billie Jean entitled "Pepsi Generation". During the shoot, his hair caught fire from the pyrotechnics and he was rushed to the hospital. The incident left the singer in need of reconstructive surgery. The commercial premiered at the Grammys, where Jackson wore a hairpiece to cover his burns as he collected a record eight awards.

From the Album:
Thriller (1982)

B-side:
It's The Falling In Love /
Can't Get Outta The Rain

Released:
January 2, 1983

Format:
7" single, 12" single

Recorded:
1982

Genre:
Post-disco, rhythm and blues, funk, dance-pop

Length:
4:53

Label:
Epic

Writer:
Michael Jackson

Producers:
Michael Jackson
Quincy Jones

Certification:
see below

Music video:
"Billie Jean" on YouTube

The music video was directed by Steve Barron, chosen because Jackson and Quincy Jones liked his work on the Human League video for Don't You Want Me.

The music video for this song helped break the racial color barrier on MTV as African Americans were not regularly aired on the channel.




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