Human Interest

Bad

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 September, 2005, 12:00am

Your b*** is mine, gonna tell you right.


Just show your face in broad daylight.


I'm telling you on how I feel.


Gonna hurt your mind. Don't shoot to kill.


Come on, come on, lay it on me. All right ...


I'm giving you on count of three


to show your stuff or let it be.


I'm telling you just watch your mouth.


I know your game what you're about.


Well they say the sky's the limit


and to me that's really true.


But my friend you have seen nothin'


just wait 'til I get through ...


Chorus


Because I'm bad, I'm bad, come on.


You know I'm bad, I'm bad, you know it.


come on you know.


And the whole world has to answer right now


just to tell you once again.


who's bad ...


The word is out you're doin' wrong.


Gonna lock you up before too long.


Your lyin' eyes gonna tell you right.


So listen up don't make a fight.


Your talk is cheap you're not a man.


You're throwin' stones to hide your hands.


But they say the sky's the limit


and to me that's really true.


And my friends you have seen nothin'


just wait 'til I get through ...


Chorus


We can change the world tomorrow


this could be a better place.


If you don't like what I'm sayin' then


won't you slap my face ...


Because I'm bad come on.


You know I'm bad you know it.


Woo! Woo! Woo!


Language Points


Don't shoot to kill


- To shoot means to fire a bullet at someone. So don't shoot to kill means you fire a gun but you don't intend to kill that person. Used metaphorically here.


I'm giving you on count of three


- After you count 1, 2, 3, you want the person to be ready.


to show your stuff


- to show what you can do


Gonna lock you up before too long


- I'm going to put you in prison soon. Used metaphorically.


If you don't like what I'm sayin' then won't you slap my face


- When you slap someone's face, you hit the person with your palm.


Discussion questions:


1. Which Michael Jackson song do you like most?


2. What makes Michael so successful?


3. Do you think that Michael is bad?


Michael Jackson


Date of Birth: August 29, 1958


Nationality: American


Place of Birth: Gary, Indiana


First album: Off the Wall (1979)


The world's biggest-selling album: Thriller (1982). It sold more than 50 million copies and entered the Guinness Book of World Records.


Michael's musical career started at the age of five in 1964. He was the lead singer of Jackson 5. When Bobby Taylor saw the Jacksons performing in clubs and bars in Gary, Indiana, he signed them with Motown records. The Jacksons recorded 14 albums, while Michael released four solo albums. His first album, Off the Wall, contained a record-breaking four


No 1 singles in the US. In 1982, Michael released the world's biggest-selling album of all time, Thriller. In 1983, he performed the legendary moonwalk for the first time on the Motown 25 years anniversary show and his dance routine was an instant hit. His moonwalk inspired a generation of dancers and made Michael a superstar across the globe.