Beat It
Michael Jackson Lyrics


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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 (ooh)

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 (ooh)

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
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
Beat it, beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, 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 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
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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Michael Jackson's song "Beat It" depict a clash between two groups of men, presumably gang members or rival factions, in which the singer advises the young protagonist to stay away and avoid confrontation. The singer is told to leave the area, as his presence is not welcome or accepted. The song describes the violent nature of the conflict, with "fire in their eyes," concluding that it is better to run than actively engage in aggression. Jackson stresses the importance of self-preservation and displays his opposition to violence by urging his listeners to "beat it," meaning to leave the situation, instead of "being a macho man" and fighting.


Jackson promotes pacifism through the lyrics, encouraging his fans to "show how funky and strong" they can be without resorting to physical violence. He asserts that "no one wants to be defeated" and whether they're right or wrong, it's essential to "beat it" to avoid being harmed. In the second half of the song, the singer is told to face his fears with courage, to stand up for himself and show his opponent that he's not scared. The song comes to a close with a final refrain, reminding his fans that it doesn't matter who's right or wrong, but it's essential to be non-violent and show strength through non-aggressive means.


Line by Line Meaning

They told him, "Don't you ever come around here Don't want to see your face, you better disappear"
He was warned to stay away, people didn't want to see him around. They even told him to vanish.


The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear So beat it, just beat it
People looked at him with anger and spoke with conviction. He was advised to leave quickly.


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
It's not worth fighting, it's smarter to flee. There should be no acts of violence, there is no point in being aggressive.


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
There is no need to win or lose, showing strength in the face of danger is all that is important.


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 (ooh)
The situation is dangerous and the best course of action is to leave. Acting like a grown-up and staying alive are the most important things.


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 They'll tell you it's fair So beat it, but you want to be bad
The singer has to demonstrate that he is brave and not afraid of danger. The situation is serious and shouldn't be taken lightly. His attackers will hit him when he's down and find it justifiable. Nonetheless, he has to defend himself.


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
Standing up for himself, in this instance, is futile. Showing resilience and strength are stronger traits to exude.


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
Reiterating the message that it's important to be strong and uphold tenacity.


Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it
Imploring the listener to lead by example and be strong in character.


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
Repeating the message of resilience and strength, coupled with bravery.


No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Empathizing that winning isn't important; rather, showing strength and tenacity are the takeaway lessons.


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
Emphasizing the importance of staying strong and powerful in the face of adversity.


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
Reiterating the importance of showcasing resilience in moments of danger.




Lyrics © TuneCore Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Michael Jackson

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