Leave Me Alone

“Leave Me Alone” is the final track on the 1987 ‘Bad’ album. It was written and composed by Michael Jackson and co-produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson.

The song was released as a single on February 13th, 1989 outside the US and Canada.

"Leave Me Alone" appears only on the ‘Bad’ CD.

Michael Jackson: "I worked hard on the song, stacking vocals on top of each other like layers of clouds. I’m sending a simple message here: ‘Leave me alone.’ The song is about a relationship between a guy and a girl. But what I’m really saying to people who are bothering me is: ‘Leave me alone.’” (Source: Moonwalk, p. 204).

“Leave Me Alone” was released as a 7” single on February 13th, 1989 on Epic Records. It was the 8th single to be released from the ‘Bad’ album. “Leave Me Alone” peaked at #1 in Spain and #2 in the United Kingdom upon its release as a single in 1989. The ‘B’ side of the 7” single is “Human Nature” (4:05). The song "Leave Me Alone" appears only on the ‘Bad’ CD.

“Leave Me Alone” was released as a 12” single on February 13th, 1989 on Epic Records. “Leave Me Alone” peaked at #1 in Spain and #2 in the United Kingdom upon its release as a single in 1989. The 12” single features "Leave Me Alone" (4:40) on the 'A'-side; and the songs "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (6:02), and "Human Nature" (4:05) on the 'B'-side.

“Leave Me Alone” was released as a 3" Mini-CD single on February 13th, 1989 on Epic Records. The 3" mini-CD single includes the songs "Leave Me Alone" (4:40), "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (6:04), and "Human Nature" (4:05).


Written and Composed by Michael Jackson

Aaow!-Hoo hoo!


I don’t care what you talkin’ ’bout baby

I don’t care what you say

Don’t you come walkin’ beggin’ back mama

I don’t care anyway

Time after time I gave you all of my money

No excuses to make

Ain’t no mountain that I can’t climb baby

All is going my way


(’Cause there’s a time when you’re right)

(And you know you must fight)

Who’s laughing baby, don’t you know

(And there’s the choice that we make)

(And this choice you will take)

Who’s laughin’ baby


So just leave me alone girl-leave me alone

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

Leave me alone

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

Leave me alone-stop it!

Just stop doggin’ me around

(Just stop doggin’ me)


There was a time I used to say girl I need you

But who is sorry now

You really hurt, you used to take and deceive me

Now who is sorry now

You got a way of making me feel so sorry

I found out right away

Don’t you come walkin’-beggin’ I ain’t lovin’ you

Don’t you get in my way


’Cause

(There’s a time when you’re right)

(And you know you must fight)

Who’s laughing baby-don’t you know?

(And there’s the choice that we make)

(And this choice you must take)

Who’s laughin’ baby?


So just leave me alone-girl-leave me alone

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

Leave me alone-girl-leave me alone

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

Stop it!

Just stop doggin’ me around

(Just stop doggin’ me)


(’Cause there’s a time when you’re right)

(And you know you must fight)

Who’s laughing baby, don’t you know, girl

(It’s the choice that we make)

(And this choice you will take)

Who’s laughin’ baby


So just leave me alone-girl-leave me alone

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

Leave me alone-girl-leave me alone

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

Stop it!

Just stop doggin’ me around

Leave me alone-girl-leave me alone

(Leave me alone)

(Leave me alone)

Leave me alone, girl

(Leave me alone)

Leave me alone-stop it!


Just stop doggin’ me around

(Just stop doggin’ me)

Don’t come beggin’ me

Don’t come beggin’

Don’t come lovin’ me

Don’t come beggin’

I love you

I don’t want to

I don’t...

I don’t...

I don’t...

I..., I..., I..., aaow!

Hee hee!

Don’t come beggin’ me

Don’t come beggin’

Don’t come lovin’ me

Don’t come beggin’

I love you

I don’t want it

I don’t need it


©1987 Mijac Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

CREDITS:

“Leave Me Alone” - written and composed by Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson: Solo and background vocals, vocal synthesizer.

Larry Williams: Drum programming, synthesizers. Paul Jackson, Jr.: Guitar.

Casey Young: Synclavier, synthesizer programming.

Greg Phillinganes: Synthesizer.

Rhythm and Vocal arrangements by Michael Jackson.

©1987 Mijac Music