"Dirty Diana" as written by and Michael Jackson....
You never make me stay
So take your weight off of me
I know your every move
So won't you just let me be
I've been here times before
But I was too blind to see
That you seduce every man
This time you won't seduce me

She's saying that's okay
Hey baby do what you please
I have the stuff the you want
I am the thing that you need
She looked me deep in the eyes
She's touchin' me so to start
She says there's no turnin' back
She trapped me in her heart

Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Di-ana, nah
Dirty Diana
Let me be!

Oh no
Oh no
Oh no

She likes the boys in the band
She knows when they come to town
Every musician's fan after the curtain comes down
She waits at backstage doors
For those who have prestige
Who promise fortune and fame
A life that's so carefree

She's says that's okay
Hey baby do what you want
I'll be your night lovin' thing
I'll be the freak you can taunt
And I don't care what you say
I want to go too far
I'll be your everything
If you make me a star

Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Di-ana, nah
Dirty Diana
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Diana
Dirty Diana!
It's Diana! Yeah, yeah

She said I have to go home
'Cause I'm real tired you see
But I hate sleppin' alone
Why don't you come with me
I said my baby's at home
She's probably worried tonight
I didn't call on the phone to
Say that I'm alright

Diana walked up to me,
She said I'm all yours tonight
At that I ran to the phone
Sayin' baby I'm alright
I said but unlock the door.
Because I forgot the key.
She said he's not coming back
Because he's sleeping with me

Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Di-ana, nah
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Diana, nah
Dirty Di-ana, nah
Dirty Diana
Come on!
Come on!
Come on!
Come on!

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"Dirty Diana" as written by Michael Jackson

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    General CommentWith decades of stardom and countless hit songs, Michael Jackson certainly had his fair share of fans. His Dirty Diana song from the album Bad, hit the charts and became yet another favorite among his fans, and while some of his songs had hidden meanings and questionable reasoning, his lyrics to Dirty Diana were relatively explicit and left little room for interpretation.

    Michael said in an interview that Diana was a groupie who appeared to be dedicated to Michael himself, but in reality was seducing a number of different band members. This song is about Michael coming to the reality that Diana was not the girl he had originally thought she was, and he was making it known that others should be aware of her ways.

    There is some speculation regarding whether or not this was a true story or just another lyrical wonder of the King of Pop. Due to his notoriety and reputation, it is unlikely that he would use the name of the actual person who did this, but more likely he used a well-known name that could be easily disguised. Some even go so far as to speculate that he was referring to Diana Ross or Princess Diana, but his lips remained sealed, though he hinted that the song was not in reference to the princess.

    anima69316on August 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSongs about sleazy groupies always make for a good listen in my own opinion. And the video was just fun!
    murasaki_vchan21on May 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthe didnt av an affair with princess diana... she went 2 1 of his concerts n he cancelled the song dirty diana from the program because he didnt want to offend her but then she told him it woz 1 of her favourite songs.. how direspectful of u 2 say she woz a ''a right dirty scrutter'' as well.. u realise shes ded now!
    xxsxi-sarahxxon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEven though I've known this song for years, it still surprises me, after I haven't heard it for a while.
    IMO it’s one of Michael’s most powerful songs. It is emotional, dramatic and has so many levels in it.
    At times it’s almost like it’s an intercourse.
    In Michael there is sweet misery and at the same time his soul is tortured.
    He sings it with such a pain and fragility.
    There’s even regret detectable in his voice, which leads to desperation by the end.
    You can actually feel just how sorry he is, that he meet Dirty Diana, because she's ruining his life.
    But she’s like a drug and he can’t escape, nor quit her.
    Man, Michael… I know how you feel, dude…
    Tyler2004durdenon March 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMj has the the best enunciation. even though it means i dont know what hes saying sometimes...it always sounds good!this songs deffo not about princess D. People cant we just believe it was a random name just for alliteration purposes?!?so much unecessary speculation...
    ash0amberon July 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI freakin' love this song, don't think i've clapped my beady eyes on the video. Probably have done in past years on MTV but i'm not too sure. I'm a girl, and a friend of mine can be such a groupie to any hot 'rocker' available, kida reminds me of her and the times i've had guys lower themselves just to get what they want from me. x.x; I remember the time when girls used to faint at the name Michael Jackson, I wasnt one of them cuz I respected his music. <3
    Popcorn_adleron July 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh, it's definitely about Diana Ross alright. She was known to sleep around with the Motown boys to advance her career, like Berry Gordy and MJ. Hence the line 'I'll be your everything, if you make me a star". Apparently MJ's brother Marlon was also interested in her. She tried to seduce Marvin Gaye and Lionel Ritchie, but failed.

    MJ was calling her out for ... uh, 'using' him the past few years, but OF COURSE he wasn't gonna tell that to the public. Hence he came out with some half-assed excuse about it being a groupie. There was one source which said that Quincy Jones told MJ to tone down the lyrics because he knew that MJ was being too obvious about it being about Diana Ross. It also wasn't coincidence that Diana and MJ had a strained relationship after the song came out. They eventually made up years later, but yeah.
    Shazazaon March 31, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningIn a TV interview, the producer of this song Quincy Jones was asked by Mary J Blige who was MJ talking about in Dirty Diana, and Quincy said: "I thought it was about Diana Ross, like everyone else."

    Quincy himself was aware that everyone thought it was about her and he didn't object to this assumption, so I'm guessing that it's true.
    Shazazaon June 04, 2014   Link
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    General Commentlol.. thats c0oL
    bandaidon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite mj songs... "she said he's not coming back because he's sleeping with me" oh yeah thats the stuff
    jedibiatchon May 01, 2003   Link

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