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Don't Be Messin' Round

 As part of the effort to advertise Bad 25(in stores on September 18th), Sony has just released a reissue of I Just Can't Stop Loving You with a special treat for a b-side! Which is just a taste of what will be commencing this Autumn. A three-album box set with a live concert DVD(more on that tomorrow). For now, let me give you a glimps into the making of "Don't Be Messin' Round".

 Originally slated to appear on "Thriller", this gem could not find a suitable home to dwell in. Despite getting worked on within each corresponding session. The demo is a mix from none other then 1987.

 With a funky tang and a mid-tempo flare reminiscent of Motown's "Dancing In The Street", Michael sure has an active imagination! Just by him dictating, you can sense him layering medley after medley and even popping a few guitar licks into the mix!

 This tract was intentionally left unfinished for you get inside Michael Jackson's head and feel the rhythm and shear genius of the King of Pop!


Are you ready for a feeling time
Are you ready for a good treat
Now there's so much entertainment
Are you yeah... in to me

So don't be messin' around, don't be messin around
Don't be messin' around hey hey hey
Don't be messin' around, don't be messin' around
Don't be messin' around hey

If I started now in the deep
Thinking said this feeling is your life
I'll be so proud if you let the only one
That we love before a little while
[ Lyrics from: ]
Don't be messin' around, don't be messin around
Don't be messin' around hey hey hey
So don't be messin' around, don't be messin' around
Don't be messin' around hey
Oho yeah yeah,
Oho yeah, oho yeah, oho yeah

Now just started think of pumpin
To the beat I said let's movin up late
She said to keep your mind
There's won't be no romance
No no mess around with me I...

Don't be messin' around, don't be messin around
Don't be messin' around hey hey hey
So don't be messin' around, don't be messin' around
Don't be messin' around hey hey

[2 x Chorus:]

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