Ben – Michael Jackson  Lyrics

June 26, 2009

Album: Ben
Genre: Pop, Soundtrack
Writers: Walter Scharf, Don Black
Released: July, 1972


Ben has been considered one of the worst songs recorded by Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. It was released on 12th July, 1972, and it was included into his album with same title (his second material). The song also was used in the film Ben which was nominated in both, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Song. The one was performed by Michael at the Academy Award Ceremony in 1973. With this song, Jackson became on the youngest singer in recording a number one hit into his solo career. Michael Joseph Jackson born on August 29th, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, United States. He was the seventh child of the Jackson family. After his death, Ian Halperin one of his biographers revealed that Jackson had a secret library of more than 100 songs which has not been released yet, but he was planning to released after his death to support his chlidren.

Ben - Michael Jackson

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
You feel you’re not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind
And don’t like what you find
There’s one thing 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



14 Responses to “Ben – Michael Jackson”
James says:
June 28th, 2009 at 5:13 am

The worst?.No way.A beautiful melody.Change the rat meaning around.The song could be about a dog,cat,friendship.Beautiful song.I guess you have no sentiment. “Bad” and that dancing stuff was entertaining but had no soul.Ben the worst song?.No Way. How come it’s so many people’s favorite Michael Jackson song? You can’t speak for us.

Jimzymoe says:
June 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I agree with you entirely James (actually I am a James too!). I always remember loving the melody too. And soul. And yes, it could be about anyone in your life, EVEN a rat. Don’t know who quoted it as “the worst ever” but perhaps they are just lacking soul or musicality. Cheers, RIP Michael

Nikki says:
June 30th, 2009 at 5:47 am

I love this song. It was and is still totally relevant to any young girl or boy with a best friend whether its a rat ,cat or a real human friend. I love the tune very simple,deep and unforgettable.. luv you michael j!

Thomas says:
July 1st, 2009 at 5:56 am

You can always tell the good songs when the Artist sings it sincerely from their heart as Michael did with Ben. I hope that now he has found the Love that he could never seem to find in life.

Vivian says:
July 5th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I really like this song and his sweet voice! One of best songs, should be.

Linda says:
July 6th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

This has got to be the sweetest song and it was a song that went well with his voice.I loved this song the minute I heard it and it has been good to hear it sooo much here in the aftermath of Michael’s death.His memory and music will go on but it is a shame that his candle was snuffed out too soon!

Rudy says:
July 10th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I really, really liked this song. I guess it must be that I remember seeing the movie it came out in and cause I was a little boy, it must of had sentimental value.
Listening to it now as an adult, it reminds me of how it feels to not be understood. This song totally forshadows Jackson’s later years.

Dawn says:
July 17th, 2009 at 11:20 am

This is absolutely one of my fav’s.. it’s a beautiful song and what makes it more special is that this was one of the first songs that he wrote… Listen to the words it’s beautiful

c.l.clemenson says:
July 17th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

the best ever

Adam says:
July 19th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Michael Jackson did not write this song. “Ben” was written by Don Black and Walter Scharf. But Michael did do a beautiful job with it.

Cherell says:
August 25th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

i absolutely love this song.But its ok u said what u said cause evryone has their own opinions:)

Eleonora says:
September 23rd, 2009 at 1:48 pm

exelente todo lo creado por él, fué un genio

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December 20th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

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Carlie says:
February 15th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

i love this song i have a friend name Ben he,s a good person and a good friend i love the way that he and i were talking but i think i got a good loving that it was better but i think i got somthing for Ben is a big huge Hug but i think there is a good songs that it was better so i guess it was better so ben and i were talking and laughing so hard but i think there was a good music that i got a better one for Ben he,s a man He,s such a sweet heart too he,s a man i think i got a good love on him for ever.



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