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Michael Jackson: Beat It Meaning

Song Released: 1983


Covered By: Fall Out Boy (2007)



Beat It Lyrics

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[1st Verse]
They Told Him Don't You Ever Come Around Here
Don't Wanna See Your Face, You Better Disappear
The Fire's In Their Eyes And Their Words Are Really Clear
So Beat It, Just Beat It

[2nd Verse]
You Better Run, You Better Do What...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2012 2:45pm report


    it's about wanking off instead of fucking



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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2012 2:05pm report


    This song is about masterbation. He talks about resisting temptation, the heavy breathing, sitting alone in his bed, the dance move which looks like he's dealing cards can easily be seen as pulling his johnson. It's about avoiding sex (you're playing with your life is a warning about AIDS)and pleasuring yourself instead



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    anonymous
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    Nov 29th, 2011 11:14am report


    it is a nice song.I wish he was till alive he would have done more of is song.I also know he is going to be happy wih this comment.Love you Michael Jackson.



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    anonymous
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    May 23rd, 2011 5:41am report


    This song is about how people getting involved in gangs thinking they can handle it. Michael is trying to tell them to wank off/masturbate hence the title of the song 'Beat It.'



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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 2011 4:50pm report


    The song is about a bycurios guy who wants to go to the gay underground clubs. He is told that if he goes there, he will have to prove his intentions are true and he is not just trying to find a guy to take somewere and beat up. Michael is telling him to either leave and noone will look down on him or continue and have to prove himself as being truely bycurious. He will have to be tested or get hurt. In that time period, gay guys were often tricked into going somewere and then getting beat up. They had to protect their own and certain test amoung the gay gangs were used to test a guys real intensions.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 21st, 2011 3:12am report


    Mj always was known for making songs that had more then one meanings to it, for example "man in the mirror" song only speaks about the poor and needy whereas the video speaks mainly about racism. Also "leave me alone" song speaks about a woman, whereas the video speaks about the press, etc. The reason for this is because mj did not want anyone to know his message to certain songs that were personal to him. Mj once stated that rappers give out to mch info. And they don't leave room for the imagination. And that he liked to make songs where it would keep the listener imagining, etc. So to sum it all up the song "beat it" in mj's heart was really about black and whites fighting and just used it in the form of gangs. For the saying does go: "beat it"- it doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right

    "black or white"-it doesn't matter if your black or white

    Can't you see it?, it takes great wisdom and discernment to figure mj out, that I have, and even mj's greatest indirect forms of messaging will not throw me off such as with the song "beat it".



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2011 3:58pm report


    Talking about the elite group in control of world. The evil in their eyes!



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    Ainrana
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    Mar 8th, 2010 3:05am report


    Maybe it means that violence is never the answer.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 17th, 2009 7:22am report


    This song is about how you shouldn't be a man and face the fight. If a guy tells you to beat it, beat it, don't come back asking for a fight, 'cause someone will get hurt, it's just not worth it.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 28th, 2009 6:57am report


    It means that if someone, particularly a ganger or in a rough neighbourhood is picking a fight with you, that you should just get outta there. No need to prove anything as you'll likely get your ass kicked anyway so it's best just to scram.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 19th, 2009 1:09pm report


    I reckon Beat It is about struggling with yourself and your fears. It may be about gang violence as well, but I think it's about struggling with yourself mostly.



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    DaMzungu
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    Nov 25th, 2008 11:00pm report


    I must agree with Skullfooker. But, the song was not only about pedophilia...t can also be about homosexual gangs in a masterbating competition. Listen to it very closely. No joke. Peace.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 9th, 2007 9:17pm report


    Who comes up with crappy interpretations like that?
    (Just the last one, this is obviously about gang violence)
    Incidentally, I've heard someone said Weird Al's parody of this song "Rocked Harder".



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    Evanescencefreak
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    Jul 21st, 2006 7:30am report


    Yeah, it's obviously about gangs fighting.

    In the music vid, I've never seen a ganster wear a piano shirt before lol. Also in the video,they used ppl who are from real gangs. Just a little fact.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 27th, 2005 11:10pm report


    This song is about how people getting involved in gangs thinking they can handle it. Michael is trying to tell them to beat it.






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