What does Blood on the Dance Floor mean?

Michael Jackson: Blood on the Dance Floor Meaning

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Song Released: 1997

Blood on the Dance Floor Lyrics

She got your number
She know your game
She put you under
It's so insane

Since she seduced you
How does it feel
To know that woman
Is out to kill

Every night stance is like takin' a chance
It's not about love and romance
And now...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 10th 2016 !⃝

    The song is about fame and fame's betrayal. "Susie" is fame . A seductive force that promises things like "love and romance" The author says that to escape the world , all he wanted to do was "enjoy this simple dance"; to create art and have his art appreciated. Then comes the backlash and scandals and fame becomes his worst enemy "it happened fast". The author offers a warning to "every hot man taking a chance" That it's not about "love and romance" , or in other words, any aspiring artist reaching for fame that is not always going to be pretty.


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    Jan 23rd 2010 !⃝

    What I think of BOTDF is..a man has a dance with a woman he meets at the club.. And to him it's just a dance of course.. looking for a good time. But Susie is taking it really seriously, and gets jealous.. I believe "seven inches in" refers to the knife she used to kill him, leaving blood on the dance floor. She probably becomes crazed..chasing after him, angry and rejected. I think Michael was referring to the romance nowadays..how jealousy always intervenes, and people have such mixed thoughts of love.


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    May 15th 2011 !⃝

    I agree with most, but also... Suzie is the Illuminati, that M.J. no longer wanted to play "their" game in entertainment. He also did "They don't really care about us" and while he was dancing on the stairs, you see on the wall "the all seeing eye" which represents the illuminati. In this video, he creates the actual pyrimid with the girls legs, and puts his head in the middle to signify the eye. Not to mention the illuminating atmosphere around him, and the silver bracelets on his wrist...I can't really remember a time that MJ wore a lot of jewelrey, I could be wrong though. MJ is dead because he parted from them in the entertainment world and was trying to warn others through his music. Think I'm nuts... that's okay... but look into it, and I wont sound as crazy as I do right now, to someone who has never heard of the Illuminati. They control our money and entertainment. Just look on the back side of your dollar bill, you'll see the "all seeing eye" looking back at ya...lol Peace all!!

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 28th 2020 !⃝

    The song is all about a girl trying to kill a guy she pretend to love during a dance

    MJ the greatest of all time

    @Emmy Wizz

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  5. anonymous
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    Jun 8th 2019 !⃝

    Susie is Debbie.

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  6. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2019 !⃝

    This amazing timeless tune was about a relationship that Michael was in then he got his heart broken and the girl wanted him back just to kill him again. Think about the title "Blood on the Dance Floor". Well Michael is obviously a Iconic legendary dancer and explaining he was gonna get hurt or something by the title is clever. Michael wasn't stupid look at the album cover do you see what I see. If you do first thing that would pop into your head is 9/11. It's a perfect prediction of it. He's running out of New York City with buildings burning in the background. He is wearing all red that signifies blood. He's wearing a black arm band which means someone is dead. He has chains around his wrist which means he just broke free from something. Also look at his hand positions it is pointing to the directions of 9/11 and also close to the time it had happened which was around 8:50. Go to 9/11 Michael had a meeting at the World Trade Center scheduled for 8:00 but, he never showed up. Could this be a sign also that someone wanted him dead. Guys this is just a theory I know it wasn't just those buildings that got hit. But could that same person that done 9/11 also want the King of Pop dead? Also does this change your perspective on the whole album too?

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2017 !⃝

    I saw someones saying its also illuminati. Yes it is about the heartbreak and illuminati. Look at album cove his arms are pointed towards 9/11 the skyline is nyc without twin towers and there is smoke in the backround. This album came 1997 so obviously before 9/11
    So he probably knew it would happen

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 10th 2016 !⃝

    Blood on the Dance floor is about a girl name Susie that seduce Michael and then tried to kill him with a knife look it up and then with the video the knife comes in at the first part and last part of the video I think

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2016 !⃝

    I think its just his brilliant way of saying things and this song means a LOT of things!! oh yeah I forget to say I LOVE YOU MJ!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2014 !⃝

    I took it to mean exactly what it said about a man meeting a girl on the dance floor and her literally sleeping with him and killing him but I heard somewhere that it was a metaphor for AIDS. Susie is AIDS and it says "Susie got your number and Susie ain't your friend. Look who took you under with 7 inches in" because that's how that disease is transmitted and also he says "she got your baby" because when you have AIDs it can be transmitted to whoever you're in a relationship so Susie also got his baby or his girlfriend.

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 4th 2012 !⃝

    This song is about the guy being deceived by a woman. He always has found it hard to find true love because of who he is, and it’s hard to tell if someone loves you or has alternate motives. This song is basically about Susie, who takes advantage of this famous guy, she pretends she loves him and wants to be with him, but actually just wants to get her name in the papers. She becomes pregnant, which was part of her plan, and now she can get what she wants from this superstar. It sends the message that there are people out there who are out to use famous people so they can be in the magazines. The repeated parts, “to escape the world, i’ve got to enjoy that simple dance, it seemed that everything was on my side, it seemed to me like it was love and true romance, but now she’s out to get me....susie got your number and susie aint your friend, look who took you under with 7 inches in..” this all means he slept with her because he thought it was true love, but now she can use that to get the fame she wanted. The line that says ‘she got your baby, how does it feel? To know that woman is out to kill.” Is the line that says she got pregnant from the ordeal and plans to exploit that as well.

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2010 !⃝

    lol at anonymous april 6th post. actually he is 12 inches, but not the point i think that your theory on this is correct it is about men who are sex addicts and all that. But why did i hear that it was dedicated to sir elton john

  13. anonymous
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    May 10th 2010 !⃝

    This is another one of Michael's songs about women with alternate motives. Susie is a woman who is much like a man, where she loves to be with different men and then breaks it off to go with another. However, Michael's character is sensitive and sees this as being wrong so he is portraying her as being vindictive and trying to use men to get what she wants, perhaps he is even using susie to portray what he thinks men are like, and how he would feel if a woman he liked were like that. He uses a sexual reference saying "Look who took you under with seven inches in" meaning that susie uses sex as a weapon to get what she wants from the men. But, in spite of all this, Michael's character is in love with her and although he knows she is out for no good he can't let go of her or stop wanting her, that's why he says "I just can't take it, just can't break it."

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2010 !⃝

    This beautiful song is about men are players or sex addicts, who make love to feel good and escape their problems("to escape the world Ive got to enjoy this simple dance.. every time a hot man goes out he takes a chance... now he's gonna get it" etc)They take a chance every time they do that of getting attached to the wrong type of woman, the woman, who is gonna snare him in.."she took you under with seven inches in..." "Shes got your baby it happened fast if only you could erase the past.". I imagine Mj may have known a lot about this lifestyle since his brothers and himself were musicians, and having the lure of easy sexual conquests..but then the women, try to have their babies and are really out to get them, emotionally, financially, any way they can. So it's the risk they took. Billie Jean is about this too. Whats great about this song is that he tells us the size of his penis which I already assumed was that size because you could tell. Which is good to work with lol. Blood is on the knife.. well. If a girl gets pregnant she sometimes bleeds, spots the day after.
    When he says blood was on my side, the world of/pleasures of the flesh was working in his favor till he met this one.Its a very heated song and he makes a lot of cute sounds. You have to love mj for have much he really performed for his fans.. Haha.

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2009 !⃝

    I think this song is just what it says & the idea behind it is that the singer has a secret admirer who is obsessed with him--like Fatal Attraction kind of obsessed--& who saw/met him at the club, when he was with his lover. Then he shows up one night at the club, alone-his boo is sick, mad, etc.,--and he ends up dancing with the jezebel. Ahem. This fuels her obsession in her thinking she has a chance with him. But to him, she is just any woman, just someone to dance with, & he is not particularly impressed by her & doesn't even ask her name. He is also oblivious to the fact that she thinks he is interested in her since he danced with her. So the next time he shows up back at the club with his girlfriend she sees them together & is mortified. Not realizing he has led her on, while he's out on the dance floor with his true love, she works her way around to stabbing her in a fit of jealous rage before he can stop her. End of story.

  16. sakura
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    Jul 31st 2009 !⃝

    Well, as i can see, its about a courtesan(Susie) who made a one-night-stand with the man(anyone can sing it but just the man who contacted with a courtesan). and he got a child that is not expected or do we say "accidentally made" and now she got your number and the man feared that maybe someone can know about it by the use of his cellphone. as you can see, there's a line where there is written "seven inches in".well maybe for me, but to be true, not mixed with malice, the man's genital enters Susie's genital seven inches in. that's the one what comes in my mind. i'm sorry to those who did not like this statement but still it's my interpretation.besides he wore a red clothes so that makes mean romance...

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