Who Is It

Album: Dangerous (1991)
Charted: 10 14
  • I gave her money
    I gave her time
    I gave her everything
    Inside one heart could find
    I gave her passion
    My very soul
    I gave her promises
    And secrets so untold

    And she promised me forever
    And a day we'd live as one
    We made our vows
    We'd live a life anew
    And she promised me in secret
    That she'd love me for all the time
    It's a promise so untrue
    Tell me what will I do?

    And it doesn't seem to matter
    And it doesn't seem right
    'Cause the will has brought
    No fortune
    Still I cry alone at night
    Don't you judge of my composure
    'Cause I'm lying to myself
    And the reason why she left me
    Did she find someone else?

    (Who is it?)
    Is it a friend of mine
    (Who is it?)
    Is it my brother?
    (Who is it?)
    Somebody hurt my soul
    (Who is it?)
    I can't take this stuff no more

    I am the damned
    I am the dead
    I am the agony inside
    The dying head
    This is injustice
    Woe unto thee
    I pray this punishment
    Would have mercy on me

    And she promised me forever
    That we'd live our life as one
    We made our vows
    We'd live a love so true
    It seems that she has left me
    For such reasons unexplained
    I need to find the truth
    But see what will I do?

    And it doesn't seem to matter
    And it doesn't seem right
    'Cause the will has brought
    No fortune
    Still I cry alone at night
    Don't you judge of my composure
    'Cause I'm bothered everyday
    And she didn't leave a letter
    She just up and ran away

    (Who is it?)
    It is a friend of mine
    (Who is it?)
    Is it my brother?
    (Who is it?)
    Somebody hurt my soul
    (Who is it?)
    I can't take it 'cause I'm lonely

    (Who is it?)
    It is a friend of mine
    (Who is it?)
    To me I'm bothered
    (Who is it?)
    Somebody hurt my soul
    (Who is it?)
    I can't take it 'cause I'm lonely

    And it doesn't seem to matter
    And it doesn't seem right
    'Cause the will has brought
    No fortune
    Still I cry alone at night
    Don't you judge of my composure
    Cause I'm lying to myself
    And the reason why she left me
    Did she find someone else?

    And it doesn't seem to matter
    And it doesn't seem right
    'Cause the will has brought
    No fortune
    Still I cry alone at night
    Don't you judge of my composure
    'Cause I'm bothered everyday
    And she didn't leave a letter
    She just up and ran away Writer/s: MICHAEL JOE JACKSON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Betty from EthiopiaWhat is he whispering in the background.. I am so curious
  • Chris from Germany Dangerous was like Thriller and Bad an album full of awesome songs and many songs were released as singles.
    This song is very dark and good.
    The video directed by David Fincher was on heavy rotation on MTV.
  • Cassidy from Manitou Springs, Cowho is this song about?
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