"Give In To Me" as written by and Michael Joe/bottrell Jackson....
She always takes it with a heart of stone
'Cause all she does is throw it back to me
I've spend a lifetime
Looking for someone
Don't try to understand me
Just simply do the
Things I say

Love is a feeling
Give it when I want it
'Cause I'm on fire
Quench my desire
Give it when I want it
Talk to me woman
Give in to me
Give in to me

You always knew just how to make me cry
And never did I ask you questions why
It seems you get your kicks from hurting me
Don't try to understand me
Because your words just aren't enough

Love is a feeling
Quench my desire
Give it when I want it
Takin' me higher
Love is a woman
I don't want to hear it
Give in to me
Give in to me

You and your friends
Were laughing at me in town
But it's okay
And it's okay
You won't be laughing girl
When I'm not around
I'll be okay
And I'll, I'll not find
Gotta, the peace of mind no

Don't try to tell me
Because your words
Just aren't enough

Love is a feeling
Quench my desire
Give it when I want it
Takin' me higher
Talk to me woman
Love is a feeling
Give in to me
Give in to me
Give in to me

Love is the feeling
I don't want to hear it
Quench my desire
Takin' me higher
Tell it to the preacher
Satisfy the feeling
Give in to me
Give in to me

I don't want to
I don't want to
I don't want to
Hear it
Give it to the fire
Talk to me woman
Quench my desire
I don't like a lady
Talk to me baby
Give in to me

Give in to the fire
Give in to me
Give in to me
Give in to me

Love is a woman
Give in to me
Give in to me
Give in to me
Give in to me

'Cause I'm on fire
Talk to me woman
Quench my desire
Give it to the feeling


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"Give in to Me" as written by Bill Bottrell Michael Jackson

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  • +5
    General CommentI see this song as the singer's search for real love. He is tired of people who loved him for things other than love. He wants a woman who will just love him without apprehensions and questions. He doesn't want to take any rubbish anymore. He is craving for love in its pure form.

    The song has a powerful swing. Michael looks super cool in the video.

    Also, the song proves Michael's hold on rock genre too.
    karmic123on September 01, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationExcellent, excellent song. Filled with so much intensity it is overwhelming! Pure genius!

    I think it is about an attraction that started as a deep desire. It could or it couldn't have been consummated by then, it is really irrelevant. But actually at this point what we can have for certain is there is insatisfaction; because he developed strong feelings for her ("I've spend a lifetime looking for someone"), he realizes his feelings had gotten so intense that by now it is HER the person he is thinking can be The One but instead, she has been holding back "all she does is throw it back at me". Even if it is implied she does feel something for him, however twisted, she is acting coldly because she needs to be in control to reassure herself. Her insecurity is the reason why he is probably telling her: "Love as a woman" "Act like a lady". Probably everything started as a misunderstanding, to finally become a power game in which BOTH of them are getting hurt, because it has reached a point in which they both became too selfish to handle it; but he's seen it clearly now. Why do I say so? He says:

    You always knew just how to make me cry
    And never did I answer to your questions why
    It seems you get your kicks from hurting me
    Don't try to understand me
    Because your words just aren't enough

    She HAS tried to understand him, but not in the way he needs to. She keeps on talking, she wants to know how he feels, which is why she asks and drowns herself in reasons; to him it all just feels like endless, empty babbling. She doesn't trust him; he senses that, so besides of her holding back that is why he cries, that is why "she always takes it with a heart of stone". She won't understand he doesn't need her anguish, her probing, her mistrust, her hurt... he wants her to SHOW it all, he wants her to shut up and "quench my desire, taking me higher" to find the answer they both have been looking for in an act of raw intimacy, hence: "love is a feeling, give in to the fire". It is indeed tainted with pain and anguish, but the plea within the melody of the guitar is also feral, passionate, intense; "just simply do the things I say" and "Give it when I want it" is mainly a challenge, not an imposition.

    The feeling has gotten so complex, he doesn't want to be understood by her anymore, because it caused all of this hullaboo including "that she and her friends laugh at him". In a way, that is how he is giving in to her first, acknowledging his deep need of her, his vulnerability (it's ok); despite of how much misunderstood, angry, strung on and hurt he feels. He wants to end this top-dog and under-dog game once and for all, so he challenges her whether to give in to the feeling, so both of them can finally learn to love each other or to warn her he is leaving. Also after giving in, it doesn't really mean they will stick around together, it means it is the final test to see if all of this is really worth it or if they should, after all just walk away. She is also scared of that possible outcome, which is why she flung her crap and anguish at him, as an excuse to keep holding back herself and keep holding the feeling back for fear if she releases it, she will lose him (You won't be laughing when I'm not around, I'll be okay). In desperation for being tied up by her and misunderstood, he beckons her to tell her anguishes and fears "to the preacher, satisfy the feeling".
    VVKon June 14, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is so raw, you can hear the emotion and pain reflected in Michael's voice. This is one of my favorite songs by him because it talks about the pain and frustration from being in a relationship with someone you care for, but they treat you like crap. He's basically talking about having enough of her little games and her way of treating him; taking control.
    Always-Sweeter67on January 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe whole album is really masculine, in comparison with the Michael Jackson we know...this song is raw and real.It's about a woman who's being a little bitch to him and finally he just wants to dominate her.

    I especially like it when he says "Don't try and understand me".There's a kind of sadness,annoyance and distress in his tone.Amazing!!!
    fukkface666on November 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is absolutely the most beautiful powerful perfect Michael Jackson song EVER! This is definitely Michael Jackson's best song he ever made. Nothing better. This song makes me cry everytime I hear it. Slash's guitar solo really gets me. It reflects all the pain in the song. ANd you can just FEEL and HEAR Michael's pain. I love it!
    wiresxandxwaveson March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionJust do as he says
    Dont question
    When he wants
    Never thinks of how you feel, what you need, or want.
    His way only...
    All he needed was STAFF!
    I'm am truely his BETTER HALF. He NEVER thought of asking why i was angry, hurt...because he NEVER CARED. ALL HE WANTED WERE YES MEN!!!!!!
    korinmjswidowon January 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSlash does the guitar for this song
    BlueHellBoyon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video rocks! :)
    Antikaon May 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is the song really about? :S
    fever388on March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion, this song's basically about this guy who has been in a relationship with a woman who abuses his love for her (making him jealous, making fun of him-- 'you can your friends were laughing at me and town'), leaving him feeling completely unfulfilled in their relationship because she's been controlling everything.

    In this song, the guy is basically saying 'enough' and is taking control of the relationship with his woman so he can get the fulfillment he has wanted all along. He wants her to surrender to him and quit with all her little games.
    tyla54on August 13, 2005   Link

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