"Jam" as written by Michael Jackson, Rene Moore, Teddy Riley and Bruce Swedien....
Nation to nation, all the world must come together,
Face the problems that we see,
Then maybe somehow we can work it out.
I asked my neighbor for a favor, she said, later.
What has come of all the people, have we lost love of what it's about?
I have to find my peace cause no one seems to let me be.
False prophets cry of doom, what are the possibilities?
I told my brother there'll be problems, times and tears for fears,
But we must live each day like it's the last.
Go with it, go with it.

Jam. It ain't, it ain't too much stuff,
It ain't too much, it ain't too much for me to jam.
It ain't, it ain't too much stuff,
It ain't, don't you, it ain't too much for me to

The world keeps changing, rearranging minds and thoughts,
Predictions fly of doom, the baby boom has come of age, we'll work it out.
I told my brother, don't you ask me for no favors,
I'm conditioned by the system, don't you talk to me, don't scream and shout.
She pray to God to Buddha, then she sings a Talmud song.
Confusions contradict the self, do we know right from wrong?
I just want you to recognize me, I'm the temple,
You can't hurt me, I found peace within myself.
Go with it, go with it.

Jam. It ain't, it ain't too much stuff,
It ain't too much, it ain't too much for me to jam.
It ain't, it ain't too much stuff,
It ain't, don't you, it ain't too much for me to

Uh, huh, it ain't too much stuff, it ain't too much
It ain't too much for me to jam.
It ain't, it ain't too much stuff, it ain't, don't you,
It ain't too much for me to

Jam, jam, here comes the man, hot damn,
The big boy stands, movin' up a hand.
Makin' funky tracks with my man Michael Jackson,
Smooth criminal, that's the man, Mike's so relaxed.
Mingle, mingle, jingle in the jungle, bum rushed to door 3 and 4's in a bundle.
Execute the plan, first I cooled like a fan,
Got with Janet, then with Guy, now with Michael 'cause it ain't hard to

Jam. It ain't, it ain't too much stuff,
It ain't too much, it ain't too much for me to jam.
It ain't, it ain't too much stuff,
It ain't, don't you, it ain't too much for me to

Uh, huh, it ain't too much stuff, it ain't too much
It ain't too much for me to jam.
It ain't, it ain't too much stuff, it ain't, don't you,
It ain't too much for me to

Jam. It ain't, it ain't too much stuff,
It ain't too much, it ain't too much for me to jam.
Uh, huh, it ain't too much stuff, it ain't, don't you,
It ain't too much for me to


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  • +3
    General CommentI forgot one more thing. When talks about false prophets he is speaking of the many false prophets you constantly speak of our worlds doom. In the Bible it teaches us that there will be many false prophets preaching false things that are not of God's word. They don't know anymore than the lay man. Also, in the Bible are examples of God's dislike of religious contradiction when he talks about worshipping false prophets and gods. He also talks about the Jews not marrying Gentiles, and this is why.
    kiree79on May 28, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the song is about how society has become so screwed up that people only care for themselves.......but im not really sure, esspecially with lines like, "False prophets cry of doom" and "She pray to Gpd, to Buddha Then she sings a
    Talmud song".....wutever the hell that means, mayb something deep, i dunno
    laputaon September 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI used to love the whole Dangerous album when I was a little kid. This song is some boss shiznit.

    Wasn't the video for this MJ playing BBall with Michael Jordan?
    xtopheron January 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeh it is... Michael jordan teaches him 2 play BBall and MJ teaches Michael Jordan 2 dance
    xxsxi-sarahxxon March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a commentary on the general state of the world. He is saying that in order to solve the problems plaguing our world we must stop being so selfish and come together as one. When he speaks of the system and conditioning I believe he is talking about all of the violence,sexual content, etc. that we as a society have become so conditioned to shrug off. Television, music, and general media has a hold of the people and they accept violence and explicit content as a way of life. We have become so numb to these things that we so easily will allow all of these things to happen by simply saying, "Its not my problem" or "everybody is doing it". Television tells us what to wear, what to eat, and how to speak. Music tells us that women should be called out of their name. Video games are telling our children that it's okay to steal cars, beat up, and pillage. These are the things that now fuel the human condition, and being conditioned we have become so individualist that we don't care about the plight of our fellow man. People don't even care about their families anymore. He later goes on to talk about people constantly being confused about religion and what to believe. He is saying that so much religious contradiction within ourselves leaves us not know what to believe. That means even rudimentary beliefs of what is right and wrong. He further goes on to say that this is a task he is willing to take on because quote "It ain't too much for me". This is not about being mind controlled by Joe Jackson. If he wanted to address him, he would not disguise it here.
    kiree79on May 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReligious confusion?
    patryxdethon January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was also a base for the Carnival Night Zone music in Sonic 3. There's a video about it and some other MJ/Sonic 3 songs as well here. It's pretty interesting stuff:
    youtube.com/…
    Amaya-chanon March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmaya-chan u r correct infact MJ was suppose to compose some of the music for the game
    JordaNthegreaton June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionTo me in this song Michaels saying its not to much for him...all the public scrutiny and media pressure he was always under. And the lyrics

    She pray to Gad, to Buddha
    Then she sings a
    Talmud song

    always reminded me of madonna for some reason. I think he was just commenting on how so many religious fads were happening and people weren't really grounded at all in one
    billiejean11on July 10, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is actually about the way society programs us with our schools, media, parents, peers... to act in a certain way (a way which we have control over). This problem is actually unsubstantial because it can be healed. Michael Jackson is admitting to being programed by society from a young age possibly through the maladaptive relationship with his father joe jackson. The song speaks out against negative attitudes and cynics in regard to world issues (such as the lack of care for one's neighbors). "predictions fly of doom" could be in reference to the currently prevailing negative trend of society. Which is bullshit. 2012 is not about the end of the world its about a new beginning. The line "it ain't too much stuff" is perhaps in reference to what some may call materialism that is running ramp id... the old fallacy that "things are more important than people." which is bullshit. BUT on the other hand what may appear to the "baby boomers" as a lost, misguided, generation may actually be a generation of visionaries. A generation of visionaries who APPEAR to be simply misguided, mentally ill, and neurotic ("it ain't too much stuff") when perhaps they are trying to change the world for the better by keeping an open, hungry mind...balanced with compassion. The word "Jam" is in reference to music. In the 1960s when music wasn't plagued with the ego, lack of teamwork, care, and humility... People used to get together and say "Lets Jam." From that point on a friendship would begin to seed. A deep friendship a long with the beginning of some really kick ass music and fun times. And that's where the power is. Music. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS RANT PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I WILL SEND YOU A SUBSCRIPTION TO MY BLOG...eventually earthenskai@gmail.com tell me what ya think.
    jfeil04on January 12, 2010   Link

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