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Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I'll never be alone
And you my friend will see
You've got a friend in me
(You've got a friend in me)

Ben, you're always running here and there
(Here and there)
You feel you're not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind
And don't like what you find
There's something you should know
You've got a place to go
(You've got a place to go)

I used to say, "I" and "me"
Now it's "us", now it's "we"
(I used to say, "I" and "me")
(Now it's "us", now it's "we")

Ben, most people would turn you away
I don't listen to a word they say
They don't see you as I do
I wish they would try to
I'm sure they'd think again
If they had a friend like Ben
(A friend)
Like Ben
(Like Ben)
Like Ben

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  • k
    kenchiezAug 29, 2009 at 2:57 am
    RIP MJ,i'm a real fan of yours,i really love all of your song,is Ben really your pet?. a mouse?. Is he dead like u already,If already, RIP to Ben and To you Michael Jackson
  • KayleePoo
    KayleePooAug 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    AWWW i love this song so much! Did you hear Conie Tilbert sing it on Brittin's Got Talent? I cryed when i heard her and then i cry whenever i hear this. It's such a beautiful song and i can deffinitly relate! RIP MJ!!
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    anastashaJul 31, 2009 at 8:22 am
    is it true that wen he was a kid, wen he's lonely, he just talks to his little friend?
    i really can't understand it! is it a rat or a mouse? but the only thing dat i understood was he's got no ppl friends wen he was a kid. i heard he often cried from loneliness.
    well now he's not lonely because he has god wit him.
  • billiejeaneatsthriller
    billiejeaneatsthrillerJul 9, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    well a couple days ago i watched on tv The jacksons: An american dream, and when mj was young he had a rat in the movie his name was mr. rat but idk if that was the rat's actual name or not in the movie he got caught in a mouse trap, but any way i think he's singing about his rat cause in the movie he would tell the rat about what happend and the rat was his only true friend he could talk to cause mj was busy in music and didn't have ppl friends... he's saying that his rat is his only friend and mj is the rat's friend cause he understood that the rat wasn't a diseased thing and that mj understood that he had feelings and a beating heart even though every one thought that all rats were diseased beasts
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    leayesDec 23, 2009 at 2:10 am
    WELL i have heared that when MJ is young(kid) he had no BFF
    i think beside of this situation he had fun because of his friend BEN
    I wish i am Ben

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