"Beat It" as written by and Michael Jackson....
They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't want to see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it

You better run, you better do what you can
Don't want to see no blood, don't be a macho man
You want to be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you want to be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it

They're out to get you, better leave while you can
Don't want to be a boy, you want to be a man
You want to stay alive, better do what you can
So beat it, just beat it

You have to show them that you're really not scared
You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare
They'll kick you, then they beat you,
Then they'll tell you it's fair
So beat it, but you want to be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it

No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it


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"Beat It" as written by Michael Joe Jackson

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  • +9
    General Commentto me..when i read the lyrics i could see like..a lil devil and a lil angel on the shoulders of this young boy getting involved in gangs.

    These lines for example:

    Angel- They're out to get you, better leave while you can
    Devil- Don't wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man
    Angel- You wanna stay alive, better do what you can
    So beat it, just beat it

    Devil- You have to show them that you're really not scared
    Angel- You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare
    They'll kick you, then they beat you,
    Then they'll tell you it's fair
    So beat it, but you wanna be bad
    nershaon July 24, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI don't think "beatin' it" was even used to refer to masturbation yet when this song was written. i don't agree with anyone claiming it's about masturbation or spousal abuse, but I do think it's really funny to think of it from that perspective, lol.

    DEFINETLY not about child molestation.

    the music video sort of explains it all to me, it's about the pressure on young men to prove themselves by standing and fighting vs. the logical and probably smarter option of running for their lives. the youth getting drawn into the world of gang violence was and still is a popular issue in america, and Michael confronted it with this song. It's also loosely based on West Side Story, he said so himself. & I agree with the posiblity of 'Beat It' representing some kind of personal crisis with his identity.

    it's a work of art, either way, rip mj xo.

    ABCatherineon August 09, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI'd say the song meaning is about avoiding a fight before it happens or goes any further love the song nice on Michael

    Indigo567on August 13, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentReally, guys? Really? For those of you who don't have common sense or have never had a conversation with someone, the CLEAN term of "beat it" means to "get out." The song is about avoiding violence before it goes too far. His songs usually have great messages with the right combo of lyrics and beat to make it a masterclass song. That's it. There's nothing more to the song than that. No sexual undertones. Get a life, jerks.
    NatashaVeeeon June 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me stoked! I HATE HAMSTER..he sexes little children.. hamster. beat it!
    xedgyxon May 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreminds me of the fight scene from West Side Story
    rambamslamon November 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh wow, the people who are making really obvious and overused jokes about michael jackson really need to realize that they're not clever or original in the least. it's all been said before and it was never funny in the first place and it takes half a brain (obviously) to repeat it. there's no sense trying to downplay michael's incredible talent and ability...just surrender to it. he will always be the most iconic person in music.

    now, for the song... amazing... unforgettable... legendary... perfect. just like the king himself. this is one of the rare instances (not in micheal's case) where the music video is just as good, if not better than the song itself. that dance just gives me chills up and down.
    Misseveruson July 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI cant believe people took their time to come to this website, this artist, and this song to make pre school jokes. At least he is that important to you. great song by the way like the ending dance off.
    anima69316on February 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHamster, you are a fucking twat.if it was still relevant i would have told you to fuck off. Great song though,the riff is so damn good!
    Razormasticatoron April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is shit hot.

    it reminds me of holidays and back to the future part 2.
    express weldingon October 28, 2004   Link

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