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Michael Jackson – Ben lyrics

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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  • billiejeaneatsthriller
    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 people 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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  • DisneyGrrrl
    Actually, to understand the meaning you have to see the movie it is from, "Ben" the sequel to "Willard." Yes, the rat movie. In the second film Ben is a good guy, befriending a young boy who is lonely, mistreated by other children and alienated by the world in general. Ben is the new leader of the rats from the first film, and anyone who dares to bother this boy gets the whole pack of rats attacking them 'til they run off. While others see Ben as vermin to be shunned, the boy understands the value of loyalty & compassion shown him by Ben. Thus the "they don't see you as I do" sentiment. It's really very sweet. I will always prefer this version, but Crispin Glover did a very good cover of it in the extras of the remake of "Willard," where he played the title character, originally played in the 70s by Bruce Davison. Both excellent movies. It's sad, really, we had no idea poor Michael was so screwed up in the head that he would grow up to be such a freak. But he was wonderful then.
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