They Don't Care About Us

Album: HIStory (1995)
Charted: 4 30
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  • All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
    Don't worry what people say, we know the truth
    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
    Enough is enough of this garbage

    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

    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
    All I want to 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
    Sue me, sue me, everybody do me
    Kick me, kick me, don't you black or white me

    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
    All I want to 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 being the victim of hate
    You're ripping me of my pride, oh, for God's sake
    I look to heaven to fulfill this 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, blackmail, throw the brother in jail

    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
    All I want to 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 being the victim of shame
    They're throwing me in a class with a bad name
    I can't believe this is the land from which I came
    You know, I really do hate to say it
    The government don't want to 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

    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us

    Some things in life, they just don't want to see
    But if Martin Luther was livin'
    He wouldn't let this be, no, no

    Skin head, dead head, everybody's gone bad
    Situation, segregation, everybody, allegation
    In the suit, on the news, everybody, dog food
    Kick me, kick me, don't you wrong or right me

    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us (we're deep in fire)
    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us (I'm here to remind you)
    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
    All I want to say is that they don't really care about
    All I want to say is that they don't really care about
    All I want to say is that they don't really care about us Writer/s: Michael Jackson
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 15

  • Serame Mogale from South AfricaThe song they don't really about us is more relevant to day since this pandemic, though we have lost many lives, is more about profit maximisationnand human control than anything else. Michael was right...' they don't care about us. Rest well and in Peace Michael
  • Awio from UgandaNice motivation
  • Eliana from Gonazles beat me bash me you can never trash kick me spike me don't you wrong or right me
  • J. Shiva Kumar from NaraynkhedLove you Micheal song is fabulous excellent speech less
  • M from CanadaThe whole point of him using the Jew and k. words were to show the racist stance people take, he used it in the same pattern as he used the 'black man, blackmail, throw your brother in jail' he juxtapositioned it to compared it to anti-semitism, ie. nothing offensive whatsoever, he included them in the people who get mistreated for their religion.. to take it out is to act like he wasnt including jews in his message, when he was. there's nothing anti-semitic, in fact, the opposite. so stupid.
  • Passang Kit Lepcha from South Sikkim RavanglaI love this song... MJ you always in my heart
  • Truthseeker from UsaIt is Kick me Kike me Jew me Sue me. Stop the censorship.
  • Dan from London UkI love Michael Jackson and I see this song as a message to the uk to let them know that they don’t care about disabilities as a disabled person in the uk the society sweep disabilities under the rug to make way for fake celebrities there’s no equality,acceptance and awareness in the uk society for disabled people
  • Daniel from BrazilThe press wasn't ready for a Michael Jackson so different from the Off The Wall and Thriller eras. Now he was talking about prejudice, social problems and global issues, unlike the old days when his songs were all about partying and dating. They Don't Care About Us spits out the truth to the listener and makes them aware that are bigger problems out there such as racism and poverty.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 16, 1996, the Sultan of Brunei {Hassanal Bolkiah}, who is a big fan of Michael Jackson, paid the 'King of Pop' about $15 million to perform* at his fiftieth birthday party...
    At the time Michael's "They Don't Care About Us" was at #45 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; six weeks earlier it had peaked at #30 {for 4 weeks}, and those 4 weeks at #30 were also it's first four weeks on the chart, it spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #1 in Germany and #2 in Spain...
    * His performed sixteen songs, but "They Don't Care About Us" was not included in his performance.
  • Nida Rehman from PakistanI beleive Micheal selected the place with the Statue of Jesus to tell the illuminati that he is a beliver and what ever milaignations these elite people are putting on him can not make him weak or he will not take his steps back.
  • Judy from Orlando, FlMichael's message was one of compassion and charity not class envy, the poor are not elevated by destroying the rich. Corrupt government and restricted private enterprise creates poverty.
  • Ruby from Edinburgh, United Kingdomi luv this song. i guess it helps people see what the governmaent and rich people are doing but i don't think it will really help them. i guess it just gives them some sort of hope that there are people who really care.
  • Ekristheh from Halath, United StatesYes, they are from the 'favela'. If people coming to this page want to know about the favela and what goes on in Brazil, read the diaries of Carolina Maria de Jesus. Any library should have them.
  • Boris from Marechal Rondon, BrazilThose guys in Brazil, are not just fans. They live in the poorest parts of our citys. The title "they don´t care about us", means that the government and the rich people don´t care about their lives. I know ´cause i´m a brazilian.
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