Ben, the two of us need look no more,
We both found what we were looking for.
With a friend to call my own,
I'll never be alone, and you, my friend, will see,
You've got a friend in me.
Ben, you're always running here and there,
You feel you're not wanted anywhere.
If you ever look behind and don't like what you find
There's something you should know, you've got a place to go.
I used to say I and me, now it's us, now it's we.
Ben most people would turn you away;
I don't listen to a word they say.
They don't see you as I do;
I wish they would try to'
I'm sure they'd think again if they had a friend like Ben, like Ben



Lyrics submitted by planetearth

"Ben" as written by Damon Ryan De La Paz, Adam Lewis, Donnie Reyes, William Salazar

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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  • +1
    General Comment:this song is so good i love it so much and it is so cute cause it is about when his pet rat died :(
    musicgodon June 27, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:In general, I don't like MJs music. That is not to deny his talent influence or importance, just a question of taste.

    This song, OTOH, is fabulous. Really showing off his vocal talents ( rather than just his range as so often ). And while it may have been written about a rat, I think it also speaks of loneliness and finding someone to share that with, a subject that I suspect was very close to his heart.
    Schroedingeron June 30, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:michael jacksons true talent shines through in this song.
    his voice is amazing and shows how much of a superstar he was, and always will be.

    (even if he i singing about a rat)
    annieTLSon July 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is a song about a rat. Seriously
    laputaon September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It is for the film 'ben' which is so sad :( and the song is fucking excellent!
    Honey_Eisenon November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is a good song especially for the subject. Have you seen the Crispin Glover video for the "Willard" remake? Weird, but good.
    FloydFanon September 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Yep. About a rat.
    I have Lee Hardings version. He's so pitchy, it's adorable!
    iheartleeon January 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:its kind of cool thats it about a rat. the movie "Ben" made me cry my eyes out.
    like at the end when the boy see's ben, and he takes q-tips to get the blood off, and then they play Ben by Michael Jackson. this made me cry for weeks!
    izabel*on January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This song may be about a rat, but you have to understand one thing, Michael didn't have a childhood, he was a singer. So, naturally, he wrote this song, very well at that.
    bnieves0313on July 23, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:I know how he feels, my pet hamster just had to be put down, so i can relate to this song. :(
    But i love michael jackson too!
    Caitcat08on August 14, 2009   Link

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