What Goes Around Comes Around

Song information

Authors: Arthur Stokes, Dana Meyers, Floyd Weatherspoon, Allen Levinsky
Album title: Ben
Year of release: 1972
Duration: 3:35
(What goes around, girl, comes around, yeah)

I've had my eyes on you for three long years
When no one else wanted you
I took you in and held you near

But then you drifted away (Drifted away)
After you said you'd always stay (Always stay)
How could you be so mean and untrue
He didn't want you until he'd seen
What my love did for you, yeah (Did for you)

Ooh, baby, what goes around comes around
I knew he'd soon be gone
Yeah, baby, he put you down, now you're the clown
And you want me to come back home
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I've had no love affairs
For three long years (Three long years)
Remember how I used to care
When you were down
I dried your tears (Dried your tears)
Who did you think was the fool
I let you treat me so cruel
This is the moment of truth for you
Do you think your playing is through
I don't think I can trust you

(** Repeat x2)

(* Repeat with ad lib)

(** Repeat with ad lib and fade)
Song recording information:
  • Produced by Hal Davis
  • Arranged by Gene Page and John Bahler
Song released in albums:
Song type Album title, song's alt. title Duration Year of release
Michael Jackson — Ben 3:35 1972
Michael Jackson — Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection 3:32 2009