"Why You Wanna Trip On Me" as written by Edward Theodore Riley and Bernard Belle....
They say I'm different
They don't understand
But there's a bigger problem
That's much more in demand
You got world hunger
Not enough to eat
So there's really no time
To be trippin' on me

You got school teachers
Who don't want to teach
You got grown people
Who can't write or read
You got strange diseases
Ah but there's no cure
You got many doctors
That aren't so sure
So tell me

Why you want to trip on me
Why you want to trip on me
Stop trippin'

We've got more problems
Than we'll ever need
You got gang violence
And bloodshed on the street
You got homeless people
With no food to eat
With no clothes on their back
And no shoes for their feet

We've got drug addiction
In the minds of the weak
We've got so much corruption
Police brutality
We've got streetwalkers
Walkin' into darkness
Tell me
What are we doing
To try to stop this

Why you want to trip on me [Repeat: x4]
Ooh stop trippin'
Yeah stop trippin'
Everybody just stop trippin'

Why you want to trip on me [Repeat: x4]
Stop trippin'

Why you want to trip on me [Repeat: x4]
Ooh stop trippin'
Yeah stop trippin'
Everybody just stop trippin'

Stop trippin' [Repeat: x4]

Lyrics submitted by Akasha

"Why You Wanna Trip on Me" as written by Bernard Belle Teddy Riley

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  • +1
    Song MeaningMichael is annoyed about why there is so much attention and focus on his life when there are so many problems in the world that need solving.
    He's basically saying, "Leave me alone and concentrate on what really matters".
    ElectricGirrrlon July 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE the rythem of this song. And the way Michael sings it is beautiful. Yet another great song!
    Tyler2004durdenon April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song by the King of Pop.

    He's saying "there are so many other things going on... why are you bothering me for?"
    havok_foreveron April 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningNo brainer here.

    All the problems in the world, why are you taking time to make fun of me?
    Peeto87on September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fantastic, and I absolutely love Michael Jackson.
    But the lyrics are completely wrong?!
    stephanyaon November 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song mean there are other problems in the world its affected the world. but they intend on doing nothing they keep on saying crap about him and trippin on him when there are other things that are more important
    michaeljackson1958on July 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's telling people to stop worrying about him so much when they are bigger problems in the world!
    unpoppedon October 19, 2013   Link

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