"This Time Around" as written by Michael Joe Jackson and Dallas L. Austin....
This time around I'll never get bit
Though you really wanna fix me
This time around you're making me sick
Though you really wanna get me
Somebody's out
Somebody's out to get me
They really wanna fix me, hit me
But this time around I'm taking no shit
Though you really wanna get me
You really wanna get me

He really thought he really had
Had a hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had
Control of me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really could control me

This time around I'll never get bit
Though you really wanna get me
This time around I'm taking no s...
Though you really wanna fix me
Somebody's out
Somebody's out to use me
They really want to use me
And then falsely accuse me
This time around
They'll take it like spit
'Cause you really can't control me
You know you can't control me

He really thought he really had
Had a hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had
A hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me

He really thought he really had
Had a hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had
A hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me

Listen, I've got problems of my own
Flashin' cameras, taps on my phone
Even in my home I ain't safe as I should be
Things always missin'
Maybe it could be my friends
They ain't friends if they robbin' me
Stoppin' me from makin' a profit, see
Apology shallow like the ocean
I guess I'll resort to gun totin'
If I was dead broke and smokin'
I'd probably be by my lonesome
I'm a killer nigga I ain't jokin'
Endo smoke got me choked and I'm hopin'
The fool comes slippin'
So I could blow'em open
This time around
I changed up my flow
Got rid of the rocks
Got Pitts by the door
I've raised other peoples to watch my back
Stay away from strangers
So I won't slack
And I know my nigga Mike like that
Baby

This time around yeah...
He really thought he really had
Control of me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had
A hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had
Had a hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had
Control of me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had
A hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
This time around yeah
He really thought



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"This Time Around" as written by Dallas L Austin Dallas Austin

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    General CommentI've grown up listening to MJ's more innocent songs that stay PG, somehow. But as I got older, I heard his more mature songs like Morphine, Scream, This Time Around...and it never fails to make me jump at the very pronounced cursing he uses. I'm so used to never hearing him curse that its humorous to me when he curses. He spits it out. =]
    Always-Sweeter67on January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHm... idk if it's just me, but i kinda think just maybe this song's about the molestation trials..? just a guess.
    candizfitinyomouthon July 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about him getting smarter about people he meets and gets friends with. Something like "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me". A "never again" kind of thing.
    Dislbon July 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the above comments and I really like Michael getting his feelings out, negative or positive. I like hearing even the negative and I love how he adjusts his voice to convey emotion as heard in Who is it?ect he sounds slightly strained, darker, angrier. I agree that it is probably a reflection of what was going on his life
    LuluLovesYouMoreon July 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics: self-explanatory
    marie7334on October 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Michael finding out that all the friends he thought he had were just his friends to use them. I mean, it makes sense.
    bnieves0313on October 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The meaning is that there's always going to be a someone after you if your inhumanly famous like he was, trying to write lies about you, but you can't let that get to you. Just do what you do and they'll leave you alone
    DCR1998on April 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHe sounds pretty pissed off in this song, but who could blame him.
    unpoppedon October 19, 2013   Link

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