Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us (Audio, Lyrics, Videos)

Michael Jackson - They Don’t Care About Us (prod. Michael Jackson)

Listen, stream, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download, watch the Brazil and Prison Videos to the “They Don’t Care About Us” by the ever-legendary Michael Jackson. The song was also self-produced by Michael Jackson. The videos were directed by Spike Lee.

Michael Jackson They Don’t Care About Us
Michael Jackson They Don’t Care About Us

They Don’t Care About Us” is the fifth single from Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, released on June 16, 1995. It is a protest song and remains one of the most controversial pieces Jackson ever composed. In the US, media scrutiny surrounding allegations of antisemitic lyrics were the catalyst for Jackson issuing multiple apologies and re-recording the song with altered lyrics. The singer countered allegations of antisemitism, arguing that reviews had misinterpreted the context of the song, either unintentionally or deliberately.

“They Don’t Care About Us” was accompanied by two music videos directed by Spike Lee. The first was shot in two locations in Brazil, in Pelourinho, the historic city center of Salvador, and in a favela of Rio de Janeiro called Dona Marta, where the state authorities had tried to ban all production over fears the video would damage their image, the area and prospects of Rio de Janeiro staging the 2004 Olympics. Still, the residents of the area were happy to see the singer, hoping their problems would be made visible to a wider audience. The second video was shot in a prison and contained video footage of multiple references to human rights abuses.

Commercially, “They Don’t Care About Us” became a top ten hit in all European countries and number one in Czech Repbulic, Germany, Hungary and Italy. In the US, the song peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100. – Wikipedia

Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us (prod. Michael Jackson)

Watch Video (Brazil Verison)

Watch Video (Prison Version)

Lyrics

[Intro]
All I want to say is that they don’t really care about us
Don’t worry what people say, we know the truth
All I want to say is that they don’t really care about us
Enough is enough of this garbage
All I want to say is that they don’t really care about us
(Overlapping voices)

[Verse 1]
Skin head, dead head, everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation, everybody, allegation
In the suit, on the news, everybody, dog food
Bang bang, shot dead, everybody’s gone mad

[Chorus]
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us

[Verse 2]
Beat me, hate me, you can never break me
Will me, thrill me, you can never kill me
Jew me, sue me, everybody do me
Kick me, kike me, don’t you black or white me

[Chorus]
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us

[Post-Chorus]
Tell me, what has become of my life?
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I’m tired of being the victim of hate
You’re ripping me of my pride, oh, for God’s sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy, set me free

[Verse 3]
Skin head, dead head, everybody’s gone bad
Trepidation, speculation, everybody, allegation
In the suit, on the news, everybody, dog food
Black male, blackmail, throw the brother in jail

[Chorus]
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us

[Post-Chorus]
Tell me, what has become of my rights?
Am I invisible ’cause you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I’m tired of being the victim of shame
They’re throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can’t believe this is the land from which I came
You know, I really do hate to say it
The government don’t wanna see
But if Roosevelt was livin’
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

[Verse 4]
Skin head, dead head, everybody’s gone bad
Situation, speculation, everybody, litigation
Beat me, bash me, you can never trash me
Hit me, kick me, you can never get me

[Chorus]
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us

[Bridge]
Some things in life
They just don’t wanna see
But if Martin Luther was livin’
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

[Verse 5]
Skin head, dead head, everybody’s gone bad
Situation, segregation, everybody, allegation
In the suit, on the news, everybody, dog food
Kick me, kike me, don’t you wrong or right me

[Chorus]
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us

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