Jackson, Michael - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Lyrics




I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'

And too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

And too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

I took my baby to the doctor
With a fever, but nothing he found
By the time this hit the street
They said she had a breakdown

Someone's always tryin'
To start my baby cryin'
Talkin', squealin', lyin'
Sayin' you just wanna be startin' somethin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'

And too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

And too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

You love to pretend that you're good
When you're always up to no good
You really can't make him hate her
So your tongue became a razor

Someone's always tryin'
To keep my baby cryin'
Treacherous, cunnin', declinin'
You got my baby cryin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'

And too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

And too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

You're a vegetable, you're a vegetable
Still they hate you, you're a vegetable
You're just a buffet, you're a vegetable
They eat off of you, you're a vegetable

Billie Jean is always talkin'
When nobody else is talkin'
Tellin' lies and rubbin' shoulders
So they called her mouth a motor

Someone's always tryin'
To start my baby cryin'
Talkin', squealin', spyin'
Sayin' you just wanna be startin' somethin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'

And too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

And too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

You're a vegetable, you're a vegetable
Still they hate you, you're a vegetable
You're just a buffet, you're a vegetable
They eat off of you, you're a vegetable

If you can't feed your baby (yeah, yeah)
Then don't have a baby (yeah, yeah)
And don't think maybe (yeah, yeah)
If you can't feed your baby (yeah, yeah)

You'll be always tryin'
To stop that child from cryin'
Hustlin', stealin', lyin'
Now baby's slowly dyin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'

It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
It's too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
And too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

Lift your head up high
And scream out to the world
I know I am someone
And let the truth unfurl

No one can hurt you now
Because you know what's true
Yes, I believe in me
So you believe in you

Help me sing it,

[6x]
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa

Help me sing it!
Sing it to the world
Sing it out loud
Help me sing it!

[8x]
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa

(woo hoo, he he he)
Help me sing it!
(woo hoo, he he he)
Sing it to the world

[6x]
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa

(woo hoo, he he he)
Help me sing it baby!
Sing it to the world
Sing it out loud





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Jackson, Michael Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Comments
  1. Giraffeman

    Personally my favourite Michael Jackson song

  2. Jeffrey Gallegos

    Michael Jackson at his very best here!!!! This is why he is ( The King of Pop !!!! ) Wow man!!! that funky beat towards the end sends a surge of energy thru my whole body!!!!!!

  3. georgespahouse Official

    I just started playing Grand Theft Auto Vice City again and by far this is the best song in the game

  4. Rylan Giegerich

    No one:

    Absolutely no one:

    Michael jackson: yOure A vEgAtAble

  5. Jose Lopez

    Don cabron.!!!
    A 10 años de tu partida sigues siendo y seras por siempre Michael Jackson el indiscutible Rey del pop alias kibutsuji muzan.
    Dulces sueños Majestad.

  6. Street Demon21

    Anybody here from gta vice city ?

  7. MoreThan1alent

    Vegetable.

  8. henrry games jogos brasil

    tap to comgo

  9. Sam Fisher

    Michael!

  10. scarlett

    i used to do zumba and they would always play this. i hated this song so much. i would literally never do zumba and i would plug my ears til it was over lmaooo i still hate this song

  11. theresa webb

    This is a definu
    ite classiv
    c for generations just like the other songs off here.

  12. theresa webb

    Enjoy wanna be starti something heard it many times before in the 80's. It is coolto listen.

  13. MAX DOM

    Mamose mapose mamapsa

  14. Tiger Chanal

    Any one from gta vice city?

  15. fabyta

    Uno de sus mejores álbumes, a mi parecer y gusto. 🤗♥️

  16. Thomas Clark

    Micheal must have been down with the house scene , the music is incredible . Wouldn't be missing in Chicago or Manchester in the late 80's

  17. Flavio Pereira

    Otima p se ouvir na estrada

  18. Marion Galland

    Sa fait envie de danser

  19. Madelyn Montgomery

    Who came up with Sissy Spacek's nose? Janet or Michael or both?

  20. Eagle 87

    MJ spitting facts here , its a dance track but its deep . “ if you can’t feed your baby, then dont have a baby”

  21. Samira Mesbahi

    Bonjour Madame merci beaucoup pour votre participation au delà de mes espérances je vous prie d'agréer Madame Monsieur l'expression de mes salutations distinguées cordialement merci beaucoup suite
    ....to bé followers thanks you

  22. Brandon Stinson

    Who would've thought a young black man from Gary, Indiana would be the popular man to live since Jesus & it's from making songs like this that you can't help but be happy from listening to

  23. leviathan

    MJ come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Music sucks since you left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Jay Short

    Mama say mama saw what Michael saw

  25. sNiiper2K

    This is V i c e C i t y

  26. Gaurav Gupta

    No one like Michael Jackson 👌👌. It will not so easy to fill his place

  27. Jessika Junni

    "You're a vegetable" wtf

  28. JUEL juel

    I love this song!

  29. Cansu Saraç

    I use this song to get out of bed when I'm down in the dumps. It's one of those medicinal songs :D

    Cloveice Colemen

    I believe that is the purpose of Michael's and other artist music is to make us move our body, as was said by Vincent Price, whosoever shall be found without the soul called getting down, shall rot inside a corpse tomb," The older I was getting, and getting away from dancing, esp when seeing old people frown upon dancing, but without dancing I was getting stiffer and depressed. Which is why I'm listening to Thriller, now, trying to recapture that lively spirit Michael's music gave me when I first heard it.✌

  30. Gabe Caggiano

    MJ's best song of all. A masterpiece. Would love to see a remake...but who is out there anymore?

  31. Lulu R

    I'm so requesting this song be played at anyone's wedding I attend then kill it on the dance floor!

  32. Red205ch

    Quién vino por la recomendación de Billy y Mandy "Mamase Mamasa Mamacusa"??

  33. mohamed el habib Chalabi

    You are the best Micheal!!!
    Rest in Peace 🕊🕊🕊

  34. Manuel Gaitan

    Que grande Manu Dibango.

  35. motor Avia

    please don't stop the vegetable

  36. Kelvin Fontenele

    n é atoa que era o rei

  37. ••••••

    You’re a vegetable 😂😂 The way he sung it is so satisfying tho 💕🔥

  38. Annie Black

    Michael Jackson : you're a vegetable....
    Backup singers: you're a vegetable...
    ...
    Me: hell yeah I'M A Vegetable!

  39. james graham

    The Best 6 mins of my life

  40. farg glpone

    amseethesiutpautfulwithmichaeljaksonandheclurepautfulatrythesiutpautfulclurewthi---thatheclurepautfulthesiutshehaveclurepautfulwith---micaelhelavengtheclurewithheatrythesiutandhavethesiutpprcftclurewithandshehaveclurepautfulmakethesiuthethenggoodandfundthesiutwedrpoodymicaeljaksonsohwthesiutpihendpupolethatavrepupolethaylavengthesiutclurwithandatrymicaeljaksontheclurewedrtehetraxitmichealinthesiutclurewithandlookavrepupolethesiutpautful-----tankyuofrindonthepicturewthisiutmichealjaksonheclurepautful

  41. michael jackson innocent

    "your a vegetable, your a vegetable. still they haTe yooUuu, your a vegetable."

  42. Anant Gill

    the energy in this record is so clean! THE KING OF POP BABY

  43. Mira AA

    MJ: You're a vegetable.
    Me an actual potato: H-how did you-??

  44. maddajd

    I'm here to have a good time yeess🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 you go MJ

  45. Dolman Eff

    I barely listened to anything else in ‘82!

  46. Stelax

    December 2019?

  47. Curious bum

    This song reminds me of The Strokes- Machu Picchu.

  48. Jabulani Harvey

    Michael payin' a little hommage to Manu Dibango and Soul Makossa.

  49. Dr Fartbox

    If you cant feed the baby then dont have a babyl. Best verse

  50. Frederick Holmes

    Best sold album in history periodt. No comma.

  51. Frederick Holmes

    Best ever to do this shit periodt.

  52. Soumya Majumdar

    This sounds even better in 1.25x speed

  53. Claudio Cast

    Rihanna copied this in Don’t stop the music.

  54. ayhan birol yurdagul

    en sevdiğim ikinci şarkısı

  55. Mersab Ahmed Mirza

    Love his instrumentation and voice

  56. Lyle Bear

    This should be in GOTG 3.

  57. TheYassy1009

    Legends never die and never forget ❣R.I.P. KING OF POP❣

  58. TIAGO PELEGRINI

    Infelizmente nada dura para sempre Michael Jackson é uma lenda

  59. Mark Rose

    One of his better songs.

  60. A . P .

    In the movie “A thousand words” with Eddie Murphy, he even says mama say mama sa mama coosa 😂😂

  61. fakeacake

    My side profile could neva🥵🥺✌🏼

  62. Hunter Brosnan

    My brother wanna be startin somethin

  63. Dorian Alegre

    Michael Jackson is the best artist of the world.Beautiful song

  64. wiz fiz

    This song makes me convinced that all of MJ’s discography is one big fever dream.

  65. the buzz

    Michael Jackson thriller

  66. Lerry Lurex

    Queen....hot space

  67. Stephane Marckmann

    On dira ce qu'on voudra, mais on ne fera jamais mieux ! Personne ne lui arrivera à la cheville ! the king of pop !!

  68. Michael Pecarich

    I noticed if the content maker (for music videos) is not a corporation or the artist themselves that jewtube doesn't play any ads.

  69. Miguel H

    Thriller is basically a Toto album with MJ as vocalist.

  70. Taoufik Samsari

    This music is cool

  71. alfredo galicia

    El mas grande ,,,,

  72. M G

    Literally the line "you're a vegetable" is such a young person's way of saying "I have nothing else to say so I'm going to resort to name calling"

  73. Wanda Johnson

    Im Too high to get over ...lmao

  74. TranceFormerFX

    I believe in Michael Jackson

    #FuckLeavingNeverland

  75. Jacob Morales

    I came here because of the music but also because of demon Slayer

  76. device444

    King Of PoPo wy are U Gone??

  77. mono dramas

    "you're a vegetable"
    ok Michael xd

  78. Farid Boudjedra

    La fami'lle de ouf tuc,est meme pas

  79. Mademoiselle Inès Cullen

    December 2019 ???!!

  80. Donald Whitehead JR

    My favorite part of the Song is the you're a vegetable and The Guitar parts

  81. caldonegro

    Así que es weno pelliscar el saaapo, me encanta pelliscar el saaapo, Así que es weno pelliscar el saaapo, me encanta pelliscar el saaapo yeye

  82. All Roads Lead Here

    I enjoy Michael Jackson's music. Kevin Spacey is a good actor. Bill Cosby.

  83. Ignacio Rojas

    5:28 Its Rihanna? Not, its Mickeal❤

  84. Annie Lol

    Rihanna sucks 😁

  85. Gracey Gako

    You got to be startin something!!

  86. Gaston Thomas

    My all-time favorite MJ song.."if you can't feed your baby, then don't have a baby." That's the shade!! Love + Miss.

  87. Omar Aroza

    I lovee this song 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  88. VIKINGO AZTECA

    *¡¡¡ TÉNGO EL DÍSCO, EL CASSETTE Y LOS VIDÉOS DE "ESPELUZNANTE". !!!*

  89. Foxy Paws

    Michael Jackson feat Manu Dibango, elite level

  90. Greay Statia

    EVERY COMENT ABOUT VEGETABLES.... these kids need to know this 'IF U CANT FEED THE BABY THEN DONT HAVE A BABY'

  91. Nefarious CJ

    Am I the only one that wants to shoot an UZI out the window of a lamborghini countach when I hear this? l

  92. Dangerous Moonwalker

    2:07 he made me eat my Vegetables