Beat It Lyrics

Michael Jackson


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Michael Jackson
album: Track 5 in album Thriller
release date: 1982-12-1
popularity : 2844 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Non-Music Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Pop Rock/Soul/Interview/Promotional
length: 4:19
producer: Quincy Jones
drums: Jeff Porcaro
guest electric guitar: Eddie Van Halen
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recorded by: Donn Landee and Bruce Swedien
arranger: Rod Temperton
guitars: Paul Jackson, Jr.
guitar: Eddie Van Halen
keyboard: Bill Wolfer
co-producer: Michael Jackson
miscellaneous support: Greg Smith
synthesizer: Steve Porcaro
synclavier: Tom Bahler
Rhodes piano & synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes
synthesizer programming: Steve Porcaro
percussion arranger: Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
guitars & electric bass guitar: Steve Lukather
lyricist: Michael Jackson
composer: Michael Jackson

Cover Art

Michael Jackson Thriller cover art
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They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't want to see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it

You better run, you better do what you can
Don't want to see no blood, don't be a macho man
You want to be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you want to be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it

They're out to get you, better leave while you can
Don't want to be a boy, you want to be a man
You want to stay alive, better do what you can
So beat it, just beat it

You have to show them that you're really not scared
You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare
They'll kick you, then they beat you,
Then they'll tell you it's fair
So beat it, but you want to be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it

No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • 2 Baby Be Mine
  • 3 The Girl Is Mine
  • 4 Thriller
  • 5 Beat It
  • 6 Billie Jean
  • 7 Human Nature
  • 8 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • 9 The Lady in My Life