HIStory Album Lyrics

historyw 1. Scream
2. They Don`t Care About Us
3. Stranger In Moscow
4. This Time Around
5. Earth Song
6. D.S.
7. Money
8. Come Together
9. You Are Not Alone
10. Childhood
11. Tabloid Junkie
12. 2Bad
13. History
14. Little Susie
15. Smile

Scream

Written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson; vocals by Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson
(Michael):
Tired of injustice
Tired of the scemes
The lies are disgusting
So what does it mean
Kicking me down
I got to get up
As jacked as it sounds
The whole system sucks

(Janet):
Peek in the shadow
Come into the light
You tell me I’m wrong
Then you better prove you’re right
You’re sellin’ out souls but
I care about mine
I’ve got to get stronger
And I won’t give up the fight

(Michael):
With such confusion don’t it make you wanna scream
Your bash abusing victimize within the scheme
(Janet):
You try to cope with every lie they scrutinize
(Both):
Somebody please have mercy
Cause I just can’t take it

Chorus:
Stop pressurin’ me
Just stop pressurin’ me
Stop pressurin’ me
Make me wanna scream
Stop pressurin’ me
Just stop pressurin’ me
Stop pressurin’ me
Make you just wanna scream

(Michael):
Tired of you tellin’ the story your way
It’s causin’ confusion
You think it’s okay
(Janet):
Keep changin’ the rules
While you’re playin’ the game
I can’t take it much longer
I think I might go insane

(Michael):
With such confusion don’t it make you wanna scream
Your bash abusing vicitimize within the scheme
(Janet):
You find your pleasure scandalizin’ every lie
(Both):
Oh Father, please have mercy cause
I just can’t take it

Chorus:
Stop pressurin’ me
Just stop pressurin’ me
Stop pressurin’ me
Make me wanna scream
Stop pressurin’ me
Just stop pressurin’ me
Stop fuckin’ with me
Make me wanna scream

(Janet):
Oh my God, can’t believe what I saw
As I turned on the TV this evening
I was disgusted by all the injustice
All the injustice
(Michael):
All the injustice

(News Man):
A man has been brutally beaten to death by police after being wrongly identified as a robbery suspect. The man was an 18 year old black man…

(Michael):
With such collusions don’t it make you wanna scream
Your bash abusin’ victimize within the scheme
(Janet):
You try to cope with every lie they scrutinize
(Both):
Oh brother please have mercy
Cause I just can’t take it

Stop pressurin’ me
Just stop pressurin’ me
Stop pressurin’ me
Make me wanna scream
Stop pressurin’ me
Just stop pressurin’ me
Stop fuckin’ with me
Make me wanna scream

They Don`t Care About Us

Written and arranged by Michael Jackson
Skin head dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suit on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang shot dead
Everybody’s gone mad

Chorus:
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Beat me hate me
You can never break me
Will me thrill me
You can never kill me
Jew me sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me kike me
Don’t you black or white me

Chorus:
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of hate,
You’re rapin’ me of my pride
Oh for God’s sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy…
Set me free

Skin head dead head
Everybody gone bad
Trepidation speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suit on the news
Everybody dog food
Black man black mail
Throw the brother in jail

Chorus:
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible cause you ignore me
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of shame
They’re throwin’ me in a class with a bad name
I can’t believe this is that land from which I came
You know I really do hate to say it
The government don’t wanna see
But if Roosevelt was livin’,
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

Skin head Dead head
Everybody Gone bad
Situation Speculation
Everybody litigation
Beat me bash me
You can never trash me
Hit me kick me
You can never get me

Chorus:
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Some things in life they just don’t wanna see
But if Martin Luther was livin’
He wouldn’t let this be

Skin head dead head
Everybody’s gone bad
Situation segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suit on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me strike me
Don’t you wrong or right me

Chorus:
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

(Repeat to end)

Stranger In Moscow

Music and arrangement by Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer; lyrics by Michael Jackson
I was wandering in the rain
Mask of life, feelin’ insane
Swift and sudden fall from grace
Sunny days seem far away
Kremlin’s shadow belittlin’ me
Stalin’s tomb won’t let me be
On and on and on it came
Wish the rain would just let me be

Chorus:
How does it feel
(How does it feel)
How does it feel
How does it feel
When you’re alone
And you’re cold inside

Here abandoned in my fame
Armageddon of the brain
KGB was doggin’ me
Take my name and just let me be
Then a beggar boy called my name
Happy days will drown the pain
On and on and on it came
Again, and again, and again…
Take my name and just let me be

Chorus:
How does it feel
(How does it feel)
How does it feel
How does it feel
When you’re alone
And you’re cold inside
Like a stranger in Moscow
Like a stranger in Moscow
We’re talkin’ danger
We’re talkin’ danger baby
Like a stranger in Moscow
We’re talkin’ danger
We’re talkin’ danger baby
Like a stranger in Moscow
I’m livin’ lonely
I’m livin’ lonely baby
A stranger in Moscow

This Time Around

Music by Bruce Swedien, Dallas Austin, Rene Moore; lyrics by Michael Jackson; rap by The Notorious B.I.G.
This time around I’ll never get bit
Though you really wanna fix me
This time around you’re making me sick
Though you really wanna get me
Soebody’s out
Somebody’s out to get me
They really wanna fix me, hit me
But this time around I’m takin’ no shit
Though you really wanna get me
You really wanna get me

Chorus:
He really thought he really had
A hold of me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had
A hold of me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really could control me

This time around I’ll never get bit
Though you really wanna get me
But this time around I’m taking no shit
Though you really wanna fix me
Somebody’s out
Somebody’s out to use me
They really want to use me
And they falsely accuse me
This time around
They’ll take it like spit
‘Cause you really can’t control me

Chorus

Rap:
Lisen, I’ve got problems of my own
Flashin’ cameras, taps on my phone
Even in my home I ain’t safe as I should be
Things always missin’
Maybe it could be my friends
They ain’t friends it they’re robbin’ me
Stoppin’ me from makin’ a profit, see
Apology shallow like the ocean
I guess I’ll resort to gun-totin’
If I was dead broke and smokin’
I’d probably be by my lonesome
I’m a killer nigga I ain’t jokin’
Indo smoke got me choked and I’m hopin’
The fool comes slippin’
So I could blow ’em open
This time around I changed up my flow
Got rid of the Rots, got Pitts by the door
A real set of peoples to watch my back
Stay away from strangers so I won’t slack
And I know my nigga Mike like that
Baby

Chorus

Earth Song

Written by Michael Jackson
What about sunrise what about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain…
What about killing fields, is there a time
What about all the things
That you said were yours and mine
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores?

Chours:
Aaaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

What have we done to the world
Look what we’ve done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son…
What about flowering fields, is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores?

Chorus

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are
Although I know we’ve drifted far

Chorus

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can’t even breathe
(What about us)
What about the bleeding Earth
(What about us)
Can’t we feel it’s wounds
(What about us)
What about nature’s worth
(Oooh, oooh)
It’s our planet’s womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We’ve turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost thier trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We’re ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(Oooh, oooh)
Burnt despite out pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can’t we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can’t you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(Oooh, oooh)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What about us)
What about death again
(Oooh, oooh)
Do we give a damn

Chorus

D.S.

Written by Michael Jackson
They wanna get my ass dead or alive
You know he really tried to take me down by surprise
I bet he missioned with the CIA
He don’t do half what he say

Chorus:
Dom Sheldon is a cold man
Dom Sheldon is a cold man
Dom Sheldon is a cold man
Dom Sheldon is a cold man

He out shock in every single way
He’ll stop at nothing just to get his political say
He think he bad because he’s BSTA
I bet he never had a social life anyway
You think he brother with the KKK?
I know his mother never taught him right anyway
He want your vote just to remain TA
He don’t do half what he say

Chorus х 2

Does he send letters to the FBI?
Did he say to either do it or die?

Money

Written and arranged by Michael Jackson
Money…
Lie for it
Spy for it
Kill for it
Die for it

Say you call it trust
But I say it’s just
In the devil’s game
Of greed and lust
They don’t care
They’d do me for the money
They don’t care
They use me for the money

So you go to church
Read the Holy Word
In the scheme of life
It’s all absurd
They don’t care
They’d kill for the money
Do or dare
The thrill for the money

You’re saluting the flag
Your country trusts you
Now you’re wearing a badge
You’re called the “Just Few”
And you’re fighting the wars
A soldier must do
I’ll never betray or decieve you my friend but…
If you show me the cash
Then I will take it
If you tell me to cry
Then I will fake it
If you give me your hand
Then I will shake it
You’ll do anything for money…

Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil

Insurance?
Where do your loyalties lie?
Is that your alibi?
I don’t think so
You don’t care
You’d do her for the money
Say it’s fair
You sue her for the money
Want you pot of gold
Need the Midas touch
Bet you sell your soul
Cuz your God is such
You don’t care
You kill for the money
Do or dare
The thrill for the money

Are you infested with the same disease
Of lust, gluttony and greed?
Then watch the ones
With the biggest smiles
The idle jabbers…
Cuz they’re the backstabbers

If you know it’s a lie
Then you will swear it
If you give it with guilt
Then you will bear it
If it’s taking a chance
Then you will dare it
You’ll do anything for money…

Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil

You say you wouldn’t do it
For all the money in the world
I don’t think so

If you show me the man
Then I will sell him
If you ask me to lie
Then I will tell him
If you’re dealing with God
Then you will hell him
You’ll do anything for money

Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil

Come Together

Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Here come ol’ flat top
He come groovin’ up slowly
He’s got Joo Joo eyeball
He one holy roller
He got hair down to his knees
Got to be a joker he just do what he please

He wear no shoe shine
He’s got toe jam football
He’s got monkey finger
He shoot Coca-Cola
He say, “I know you, you know me”
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free

Come together
Right now
Over me

He got bag production
He’s got walrus gum-boot
Het got Ono sideboard
He one spinal cracker
He’s got feet down through his knees
Hold you in his arms ’til you can feel his disease

Come together
Right now
Over me

He got roller coaster
He’s got early warning
He’s got muddy water
He one Mojo filter
He say, “One and one and one is three”
Got to be good looking cause he’s so hard to see

Come together
Right now
Over me

You Are Not Alone

Written by R. Kelly
Another day has gone
I’m still all alone
How could this be
You’re not here with me
You never said goodbye
Someone tell me why
Did you have to go
And leave my world so cold
Everyday I sit and ask myself
How did love slip away
Something whispers in my ear and says

That you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you’re far away
I am here to stay
You are not alone
I am here with you
Though we’re far apart
You’re always in my heart
You are not alone
All alone
Why, alone

Just the other night
I thought I heard you cry
Asking me to come
And hold you in my arms
I can hear your prayers
Your burdens I will bear
But first I need your hand
Then forever can begin
Everyday I sit and ask myself
How did love slip away
Something whispers in my ear and says

That you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you’re far away
I am here to stay
You are not alone
I am here with you
Though we’re far apart
You’re always in my heart
You are not alone

Whisper three words and I’ll come runnin’
And girl you know that
I’ll be there
I’ll be there

You are not alone
I am here with you
Though we’re far apart
You’re always in my heart
You are not alone

Childhood

Written by Michael Jackson
Have you seen my childhood?
I’m searching for that world that I come from
‘Cause I’ve been looking around
In the lost and found of my heart…
No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities…
‘Cause I keep kidding around
Like a child, but pardon me…
People say I’m not okay
‘Cause I love such elementary things…
It’s been my fate to compensate,
For the childhood I’ve never known…

Have you seen my childhood?
I’m searching for that wonder in my youth
Like pirates and adventurous dreams,
Or conquest and kings on the throne
Before you judge me, try hard to love me,
Look within your heart then ask,
Have you seen my childhood?

People say I’m strange that way
‘Cause I love such elementary things
It’s been my fate to compensate for the childhood,
I’ve never known…

Have you seen my childhood?
I’m searching for that wonder in my youth
Like fantastical stories to share
The dreams I would dare, watch me fly…
Before you judge me, try hard to love me
The painful youth I’ve had
Have you seen my childhood…

Tabloid Junkie

Written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Michael Jackson
Speculate to break the one you hate
Circulate the lie you confiscate
Assassinate and mutilate
As the hounding media in hysteria
Who’s the next for you to resurrect
JFK exposed the CIA
Truth be told the grassy knoll
As the blackmail story in all your glory

It’s slander
You say it’s not a sword
But with your pen you torture men
You’d crucify the Lord
And you don’t have to read it
And you don’t have to eat it
To buy it is to feed it
Then why do we keep foolin’ ourselves

Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don’t make it factual
Though everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don’t make it factual, actual
They say he’s homosexual

In the hood
Frame him if you could
Shoot to kill
To blame him if you will
If he dies sympathize
Such false witnesses
Damn self-righteousness
In the black
Stab me in the back
In the face
To lie and shame the race
Heroine and Marilyn
The headline stories of
All your glory

It’s slander
With the words you use
You’re parasite in black and white
Do anything for news
If you don’t go and buy it
Then they won’t glorify it
To read it sanctifies it
Then why do we keep foolin’ ourselves

Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don’t make it factual
Though everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don’t make it factual, actual
She’s blonde and she’s bisexual

Scandal
With the words you use
You’re parasite in black and white
Do anything for news
And you don’t go and buy it
Then they don’t glorify it
To read it sanctifies it
Why do we keep foolin’ ourselves
Slander
You say it’s not a sin
But with your pen you torture men
The why do we keep foolin’ ourselves

Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don’t make it factual
Though everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don’t make it factual, actual
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don’t make it factual
Though everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don’t make it factual, actual
You’re so damn disrespectable

2Bad

Written by Michael Jackson, Bruce Swedien, Dallas Austin, Rene Moore; arranged by Jerry Hey, Michael Jackson; rap by Shaquille O’Neal
Told me that you’re doin’ wrong
Word out shockin’ all alone
Cryin’ wolf ain’t like a man
Throwin’ rocks to hide your hands
You ain’t done enough for me
You ain’t done enough for me
You are digustin’ me, yeah yeah
You’re aiming just for me
You are disgustin’ me
Just wnat your cut from me
But too bad, too bad

Look who just walked in the place
Dead and stuffy in the face
Look who’s standing if you please
Though you tried to bring me to my knees

Chorus:
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it

Hell all up in Hollywood
Sayin’ that you got it good
Creepin’ from a dusty hole
Tales of what somebody told
What do you want from me?
What do you want from me?
Tired of you hunting me, yeah yeah
You’re aiming just fof me
You are disgusting me
You got blood lust for me
But too bad, too bad

Look who got slapped in the face
It’s dead and stuffy in the place
Right back where I wanna be
I’m standin’ though you’re kickin’ me

Chorus
Rap
Chorus

History

Written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Michael Jackson; background vocals by Boyz II Men
He got kicked in the back
He say that he needed that
He hot willed in the face
Keep daring to motivate
He say one day you will see
His place in world history
He dares to be recognized
The fire’s deep in his eyes

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
And how many struggles must there be
Before we choose to live the prophet’s plan
Everybody sing…

Every day create your history
Every path you take you’re leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty

Don’t let no one get you down
Keep movin’ on higher ground
Keep flying until
You are the king of the hill
No force of nature can break
Your will to self motivate
She say this face that you see
Is destined for history

How many people have to cry
The song of pain and grief across the land
And how many children have to die
Before we satnd to lend a healing hand
Everybody sing…

Every day create your history
Every path you take you’re leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty
Every day create your history
Every page you trun you’re writing your legacy
Every hero dreams of chivalry
Every child should sing together in harmony
All nations sing
Let’s harmonize all around the world

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
(Lord we need your assistance)
And how many children must we see
Before we learn to live as brothers
And create one family oh…

Every day create your history
Every path you take you’re leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty
Every day create your history
Every page you trun you’re writing your legacy
Every hero dreams of chivalry
Every child should sing together in harmony

A soldier dies
A mother cries
The promised child shines in a baby’s eyes
All nations sing
Let’s harmonize all around the world

Little Susie

Written by Michael Jackson
Somebody killed Little Susie
The girl with the tune
Who sings in the daytime at noon
She was there screaming
Beating her voice in her doom
But nobody came to her soon…
A fall down the stairs
Her dress torn
Oh the blood in her hair…
A mystery so sullen in air

She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care,
Oh the blood in her hair…

Everyone came to see
The girl that now is dead,
So blind stare the eyes in her head…
And suddenly a voice from the crowd said
This girl lived in vain
Her face bears such agony, such strain…
But only the man from next door
Knew Little Susie and how he cried,
As he reached down to close Susie’s eyes…

She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care,
Oh the blood in her hair…

It was all for God’s sake for her singing the tune,
For someone to feel her dispair.
To be damned to know hoping is dead and you’re doomed
Then to scream out and nobody’s there…
She knew no one cared…
Father left home, poor mother died
Leaving Susie alone
Grandfater’s soul too had flown…
No one to care
Just to love her
How much can one bear,
Rejecting the needs in her prayers…
Neglection can kill
Like a knife in your soul,
Oh it will
Little Susie fought so hard to live…

She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care,
So young and so fair.

Smile

Music by Charles Chaplin; lyrics by John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons
Smile though your haeart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by…
If you smile
With your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life’s still worthwhile
If you’ll just…

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just…

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by…
If you just smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just smile

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just smile