They Don't Care About Us Lyrics

Michael Jackson


album: Track 10 in album Bad
release date: 1987-8-25
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genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Dance-pop/Funk/Synth-pop/Pop Rock
length: 4:18
producer: Quincy Jones
drums: Bruce Swedien, Bill Bottrell and John “JR” Robinson
piano: Kevin Maloney
trumpet: Jerry Hey and Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recorded by: Bruce Swedien
guitars: David Williams
co-producer: Michael Jackson
saxophone: Larry Williams and Kim Hutchcroft
synthesizer: John Barnes and Michael Boddicker
background vocals & lead vocals: Michael Jackson
synclavier: Christopher Currell
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
composer: Michael Jackson
lyricist: Michael Jackson

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Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang, shot dead
Everybody's gone mad

All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us

Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me
Do me, Sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, strike me
Don't you black or white me

All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us

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 bein' the victim of hate
You're rapin' me of my pride
Oh, for God's sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy
Set me free

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
trepidation, speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
black man, black mail
Throw your brother in jail

All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I'm tired of bein' 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 do really hate to say it
The government don't want to see
But if Roosevelt was livin'
He wouldn't let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, speculation
Everybody litigation
Beat me, bash me
You can never trash me
Hit me, kick me
You can never get me

All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us

Some things in life they just don't want to see
But if Martin Luther was livin'
He wouldn't let this be

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me, strike me
Don't you wrong or right me

All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us

All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us

All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Bad
  • 2 The Way You Make Me Feel
  • 3 Speed Demon
  • 4 Liberian Girl
  • 5 Just Good Friends
  • 6 Another Part of Me
  • 7 Man in the Mirror
  • 8 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
  • 9 Dirty Diana
  • 10 Smooth Criminal
  • 11 Leave Me Alone