They Don't Care About Us

Album: HIStory (1995)
Charted: 4 30
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  • Skin head, dead head
    Everybody gone bad
    Situation, aggravation
    Everybody allegation
    In the suite, 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 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 suite, on the news
    Everybody dog food
    Black man, black mail
    Throw your 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 because you ignore me?
    Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
    I'm tired of bein' 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 do really 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 gone bad
    Situation, segregation
    Everybody allegation
    In the suite, 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
    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
    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
    All I want to say is that
    They don't really care about usWriter/s: MICHAEL JACKSON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 8

  • 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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