Many remember: “Mama always told me”
New timeline: Mother always told me
One of Michael’s many terrific hits, it’s rumored to have been inspired by a tireless line of groupies trying to claim his brothers fathered their children.
The Mandela line ends the first verse.
People always told me be careful of what you do
And don’t go around breaking young girls’ hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do ’cause the lie becomes the truth