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Billie Jean
Michael Jackson Lyrics


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She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
I said don't mind, but what do you mean, I am the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round?
She said I am the one, who will dance on the floor in the round

She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round

People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

For forty days and forty nights
The law was on her side
But who can stand when she's in demand
Her schemes and plans
'Cause we danced on the floor in the round
So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice
(Do think twice, do think twice)

She told my baby we'd danced 'til three, then she looked at me
Then showed a photo my baby cried his eyes were like mine (oh, no)
'Cause we danced on the floor in the round, baby

People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
She came and stood right by me
Just the smell of sweet perfume
This happened much too soon
She called me to her room

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

She says I am the one
You know what you did, (she says he is my son) breaking my heart babe
She says I am the one

Billie Jean is not my lover
Billie Jean is not my lover
Billie Jean is not my lover
Billie Jean is not my lover (don't Billie Jean)
Billie Jean is not my lover
Billie Jean is not my lover

Overall Meaning

"Billie Jean" is a hit song by Michael Jackson that was released in 1983. The song is about a woman who claims that Jackson fathered one of her twins. Jackson initially denies the claim, saying that he is not the father. However, people start to harass him because Billie Jean is convinced that he is the father. The song portrays a sense of paranoia and fear that stems from Jackson's mistaken belief about his own celebrity status.


The opening lines of the song reference a beauty queen from a movie scene. This sets the tone for the rest of the song, which is about a woman who is obsessed with Jackson. She claims that he is the father of her child, but he denies the claim. The song explores the darker side of fame and celebrity, showing how it can be dangerous and destructive. Michael Jackson wrote and sang the song, while Quincy Jones produced it.


Line by Line Meaning

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
She appeared to be a queen-like character from a perfect and glamorous movie scene


I said don't mind, but what do you mean, I am the one Who will dance on the floor in the round?
I tried to be polite but didn't understand what she wanted from me, as the person who will dance on the dance floor


She said I am the one, who will dance on the floor in the round
She confirmed that I was the one who would dance on the floor in the round


She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one Who will dance on the floor in the round
She introduced herself as Billie Jean and made a scene that caught everyone's attention. Everyone was envious of the person who would dance with her in the round


People always told me be careful of what you do And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts And mother always told me be careful of who you love And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth
I was always advised to be careful and not hurt anyone, as the truth can always be revealed


Billie Jean is not my lover She's just a girl who claims that I am the one But the kid is not my son She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
Billie Jean claims that I am the father of her child, but I deny it. I am the one she wants but not the father of her son


For forty days and forty nights The law was on her side But who can stand when she's in demand Her schemes and plans 'Cause we danced on the floor in the round So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice (Do think twice, do think twice)
She had the support of the law for a period of time, and it was tough to refuse her demands. However, I advise to think twice before taking action


She told my baby we'd danced 'til three, then she looked at me Then showed a photo my baby cried his eyes were like mine (oh, no) 'Cause we danced on the floor in the round, baby
She told my child that we danced until late and showed him a picture, which made my baby cry as he looks like me. We have danced together in the round before


She came and stood right by me Just the smell of sweet perfume This happened much too soon She called me to her room
She came close to me and had a strong perfume scent. Things went too fast, and she invited me to her room


She says I am the one You know what you did, (she says he is my son) breaking my heart babe She says I am the one
She insists that I am the one who broke her heart and caused her pain, and that her son belongs to me


Billie Jean is not my lover
I reiterate that Billie Jean is not my lover


Billie Jean is not my lover (don't Billie Jean)
I state that Billie Jean is not my lover and request not to call me that


Billie Jean is not my lover
I remind again that Billie Jean is not my lover




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Michael Jackson

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Brittany Smith

I love this song

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