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They Don't Care About Us is one of Michael Jackson's songs in the album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. This song was released on January 1996 and was recorded in June 1989. This song was written and produced by Michael Jackson.[1]

Date: 1995 

Recorded: 1989

Lyrics[2]

All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
Don't worry what people say, we know the truth
All I want to say is that they don't really care about us
Enough is enough of this garbage
All I want to say is that they don't really care about us

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody, allegation
In the suit, 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
Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike 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 rippin' me of my pride, oh, for God's sake
I look to heaven to fulfill this prophecy
Set me free

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Trepidation, speculation
Everybody, allegation
In the suit, on the news
Everybody, dog food
Black man, blackmail
Throw the 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 'cause 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 really do 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, no, no

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

All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us (we're deep in fire)
All I want to say is that
They don't really care about us (I'm here to remind you)

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

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

Trivia

  • There are two different music videos for the song, as well as two different versions of the song.
  • This song has been performed during the HIStory World Tour in a medley, along with Scream and In The Closet.
  • The song was to be performed on This Is It.

In HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

This song is the 2nd song on HIStory Continues (2nd disc) in this album.[3]

Charts

Charted at no.4 in the UK but, unsurprisingly given the controversy it had stirred up, struggled to no.10 on the R&B singles chart and no.30 on the Hot 100 in the States. It also charted No.1 in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Italy.

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