Tired of injustice
Tired of the schemes
Your lies are disgusting
What does it mean
Kicking me down
I gotta get up
As jacked as it sounds
The whole system sucks

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

With such confusion don't it make you wanna scream
You're bash abusing victimize within the scheme

You try to cope with every lie they scrutinize

Somebody please have mercy 'cause I just can't take it

Stop pressurin' me
Just stop pressurin' me
Stop pressurin' me
Make me wanna scream

Tired of tellin' the story your way
You're causin' confusion
You think it's okay

You keep changin' the rules
While you keep plain' the game
I can't take it much longer
I think I might go insane

with such confusion
Don't it make you wanna scream
Your bach abusin' victimize within the scheme

You find your pleasure scandalizin' every lie

Oh father, please have mercy
'Cause I just can't take it

Stop pressurin' me
Just stop pressurin' me
Stop pressurin' me
Make me wanna scream

Break down:
Oh my God, can't believe what I saw on the TV this evening
I was disgusted by all the injustice
All the injustice

With such delusions don't it make you wanna scream
You're bash abusin' victimize within the scheme

You try to cope with every lie they scrutinize

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



Lyrics submitted by AgathaKavka

"Scream" as written by James Samuel Iii/lewis Harris, Janet Damita Jo Jackson

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +1
    General Comment:aaaaaAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
    VinDigitalon April 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is awesome!!
    As well as all the rest of his songs.
    I didn't notice it said "stop f***ing with me" either.
    But it does add a good touch.
    They're always on his back.
    Its what everybody that talks crap and the media needs to hear.
    I loveee how its a brother and sister video.
    Like how they dance with each other!!
    That was pretty sick-well michael jackson always is.
    It just looks like they're having a great time.
    And they also reflect the behaviors of little brothers and sisters which makes it an even better music video.
    Not to mention the great theme and graphics ;D
    Kudos to Michael and Janet.
    Allison9481on August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:to me.....this song is like whoa......it's like.....stop pressuring me, MAN!.....i love jack michaelson, yay! =)
    VinDigitalon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:make me wanna scream
    VinDigitalon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm pretty sure this is about the tabloids hounding Michael. Not that he doesn't deserve it sometimes...
    musicmaxon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Not just about tabloids and haters, but about those who control the music and advertising industries. In his song, 'They Don't Care About Us,' he wrote, 'Jew me
    Sue me Everybody Do me Kick me Kike me Don't you
    Black or white me'. So, this was most likely about the managers, studio heads and controllers of Hollywood entertainment.
    proteuson January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Uh, not.

    Obviously this song is about the flaws within America's government, the bias as well as reporters/the media changing stories around and putting everyone on a cross for no particular reason at all other than.. creating drama.
    euphonieson March 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think, even though it's most likely about the industry and such, that it could also apply to things such as dishonesty between the people you thought were your friends. Everything is falling down and it's all one big confusing mess, pressuring you to the point of insanity...? Eh, that's what it applies to in my case.. >_>
    shikonaorion October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I was listening to this song a while ago and I never realized that he actually says 'stop fucking with me'. Wow. Makes the song a whole lot better, because every other time I heard this song, that part was cut out. Go Michael!
    Always-Sweeter67on January 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Best lyrics of the song:
    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...


    Janet and Michael - best brother/sister team ever!!!
    havok_foreveron April 04, 2009   Link

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