the first time i heard this chris cornell’s version of this song, the world became silent for a few minutes and the miracle that is the recognition of something remarkable flooded my soul. oh to have been in stockholm that night in 2006!
oh yeah- the new york dolls photo has no connection with this post. i just love that image too.
She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene I said don’t mind, but what do you mean I am the one Gonna dance on the floor in the round She said I am the one who will dance on the floor in the round
She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one Gonna dance on the floor in the round
People always told me be careful of what you do Don’t go around breaking young girls’ hearts And mother always told me be careful of who you love Be careful of what you do ’cause the lie becomes the truth
Billie Jean is not my lover She’s just a girl who claims that I am the one But the kid is not my son She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
For forty days and forty nights The law was on her side But who can stand when she’s in demand Her schemes and plans Gonna dance on the floor in the round So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice Do think twice