Billy Jean
Michael Jackson Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

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
(Don't think twice, don't think twice)

She told my baby we'd danced till 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

The song "Billy Jean" by Michael Jackson tells the story of a woman named Billie Jean who claims that the singer is the father of her child, but he denies the claim. The song opens with the singer describing Billie Jean as a beauty queen and asking her what she means when she says he is "the one" who will dance on the floor in the round. Billie Jean then tells him her name and causes a scene that attracts attention from others who all dream of being "the one" to dance with her.


Throughout the song, the singer remembers the warnings of his mother and others to be careful of whom he loves and to avoid breaking young girls' hearts. He also recalls a moment when Billie Jean showed a photo to his baby, causing the child to cry because of the resemblance. Despite Billie Jean's claims, the singer insists that the child is not his son.


The song speaks to the idea that sometimes people may make false claims and that one must be careful about who they trust and love. The song has been interpreted in various ways by listeners, with some suggesting that it is about Jackson's personal experiences and others thinking that it is a commentary on societal issues such as paternity fraud.


Line by Line Meaning

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
She had the grace and beauty of a queen that could only be found in a movie scene.


I said don't mind, but what do you mean, I am the one
When she said he was the one, he asked her to explain what she meant.


Who will dance on the floor in the round
He was asking who would be the one to dance in the center of the floor.


She said I am the one, who will dance on the floor in the round
She confidently claimed to be the one who will dance in the center of the floor.


She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
She introduced herself as Billie Jean while causing a scene and getting everyone's attention.


Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Everyone who saw her turned their head with eyes of admiration wishing they could be the one to dance with her.


People always told me be careful of what you do
He was always advised to be cautious about his actions.


And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
He was warned not to hurt young girls' feelings and break their hearts.


And mother always told me be careful of who you love
His mother always advised him to be wise when he falls in love with someone.


And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth
He was aware that if he lies, it will eventually become the truth and lead to more trouble.


Billie Jean is not my lover
He wanted to deny the fact that he was romantically involved with Billie Jean.


She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
He tried to make it seem like Billie Jean was just an ordinary girl who made a false claim that he was the one.


But the kid is not my son
He wanted to make it clear that he was not the father of Billie Jean's child.


For forty days and forty nights
He went through a period of difficulties and struggles for forty days and forty nights.


The law was on her side
The law was favoring Billie Jean and making it harder for him to prove his innocence.


But who can stand when she's in demand
He found it hard to stand up to Billie Jean when she's in control and demanding.


Her schemes and plans
Billie Jean had schemes and plans to manipulate the situation in her favor.


'Cause we danced on the floor in the round
The fact that they danced together in the center of the floor complicated the situation even further.


So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice
He advised others to think carefully before acting on impulse and making things worse.


(Don't think twice, don't think twice)
He reiterated the importance of not acting rashly by repeating the phrase.


She told my baby we'd danced till three, then she looked at me
Billie Jean told his partner that they danced until three in the morning, and then looked at him with a suggestive gaze.


Then showed a photo my baby cried his eyes were like mine (oh, no!)
Billie Jean showed his partner a photo, and it's revealed that the child in the photo had eyes like his.


She came and stood right by me
Billie Jean came close and stood next to him, making him feel uncomfortable.


Just the smell of sweet perfume
He was attracted to the sweet scent of Billie Jean's perfume.


This happened much too soon
Everything that was happening was moving too fast for him to handle.


She called me to her room
Billie Jean invited him to her room, which made him feel nervous and uncomfortable.


She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
Billie Jean continued to insist that he was the biological father of her child even though he denied it.


She says I am the one,
Billie Jean continued to claim that he was the only one for her.


(you know what you did, (she says he is my son)breaking my heart babe)
Billie Jean was accusing him of breaking her heart by denying the paternity of her child.


Billie Jean is not my lover
He repeated his earlier statement that he had no romantic relationship with Billie Jean.


Billie Jean is not my lover (don't Billie Jean)
He emphasized once again that he had no affection for Billie Jean.


Billie Jean is not my lover
He ended the song with a final statement that he did not love or have any involvement with Billie Jean.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: MICHAEL JOE JACKSON

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@joseandlucianoteamboys7716

Best Singer: Michael Jackson
Best Dancer: Michael Jackson
Best Artist: Michael Jackson
King of Pop: Michael Jackson
Best Dance Creator: Michael Jackson
Creator Of Best Dance: Michael Jackson
Person With Worst Personal Doctor: Michael Jackson
Most Memorable Artist: Michael Jackson
Richest Dead Person: Michael Jackson
Creator Of 3 Of The Best Songs: Michael Jackson
Best Actor: Michael Jackson
Most Catchy Song Creator: Michael Jackson
Only Dancer Better than Backup Dancers: Michael Jackson
Best Moonwalker: Michael Jackson
Longest List of Achievements had: Michael Jackson
Most Loved Person: Michael Jackson
3rd Most Famous Person: Michael Jackson
Most Unforgettable Person: Michael Jackson
Best creator of hidden messages in songs: Michael Jackson
Best Dad: Michael Jackson
Person With Most Fans: Michael Jackson
Best Entertainer: Michael Jackson
Best Performer: Michael Jackson
Best Quoter: Michael Jackson
THE BEST PERSON TO THIS DAY: Michael Jackson

Edit: I come back to this thing almost 3 years after I made it, and I just want to say you all are awesome for liking this as I still get the occasional notification. I made this when I was like 11 and now I'm 14. Happy new year.



All comments from YouTube:

@victoriavillalba4493

Estamos a un pelo de llegar al billón por vos... espero que esto ayude a expresarte el amor y el cariño que todos te tenemos Michael. No te voy a olvidar nunca.

@angelirodriguez8539

Jamás lo olvidaremos promesa moonwalker

@jesusdiaz9286

X2 nunca lo olvidaremos

@bibianazuluaga6363

X3

@mariamccartney2322

me want to search Billie Jean
me: Billi-
yt: billie eilish
me: no

@maxiu3130

Yes

@andresricardogarcia1481

No, god please no! XD

@redwolfamy9714

SAME OMG

@blueangelic7956

don't woosh me for saying this, but u can just put bj mj

@emiliolaruso7447

Im billy Ohh

716 More Replies...
More Comments

More Versions