Yesterday, Today, & FOREVER The King of Pop

Messages of Truth and Love

His songs are more than mere music, but rather are messages of truth and love and have been for years.

But are we really listening?  Do we hear the meaning of what’s being said?

His devoted fans obviously do.  One thing is for sure, there’s something

extraordinary about this man and his message that goes beyond

his many talents.  For me, prophetic comes to mind…

Prophet: one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight;

especially, an inspired poet, who serves as the contemporary voice of God

to his generation.

Bob Geldof said of Michael Jackson’s voice, "when (he) sings it is with the voice of angels…"

Michael Jackson, described by his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, as a high tenor, was declared the 11th best vocalist in contempary music, according to MTV’s 22 Greatest Voices in Music. He has recieved many awards for his vocal performance through-out his career.

Technically, Michael Jackson has one of the finest voices in contempary music. His first advantage is the natural speed of his voice. Michael Jackson has the ability to sing in staccato, and sing complex rhythms in perfect timing. The best recorded example of this is the title track from his 1979 album, Off The Wall.

Jackson’s second advantage as a singer is his range. Michael Jackson’s natural vocal range, before he breaks off into falsetto, goes from two E’s below middle C, to two B’s above middle C, or 44 notes. Essentially, Michael is able to reach octaves that other tenors cannot attain with their natural voice. The best example of Michael Jackson’s range is a recording from Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection (2004), titled "Beautiful Girl".  

Shout (4:17) – exclusive track released on the Cry single
(Written by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Claude "Quo" Forbes, Samuel "Cyph" Hoskins, Carmen Lampson & R. Hamilton)
 
Intro…
This is not your ordinary record…
(Hit it!)
What, what, what

Ignorance of people purchasing diamonds and necklaces,
And barely able to keep the payments up on their lessons,
And enrolled in a class and don’t know who the professor is,
How low people go for the dough and make a mess of things,
Kids are murdering other kids for the fun of it,
Instead of using their mind or their fist, they put a gun in it
Wanna be a part of a clique, don’t know who’s running it,
Tragedy on top of tragedy you know it’s killing me.
So many people in agony, this shouldn’t have to be,
Too busy focusing on ourselves and not His Majesty,
There has to be some type of change for this day and age,
We gotta rearrange and flip the page,
Living encaged like animals and cannibals,
Eating each other alive just to survive the nine to five,
Every single day is trouble while we struggle and strive
Peace of mind’s so hard to find.

Chorus
I wanna shout, throw my hands up and shout
What’s this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout
You know it makes me wanna shout,
Throw my hands up and shout
What’s this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout, c’mon now

Problems, complications and accusations
Dividing the nations and races of empty faces
A war is taking place.
No substitution for restitution, the only solution for peace
Is increasing the height of your spirituality.
Masses of minds are shrouded, clouded visions
Deceptions and indecision, no faith or religion, how we’re living.
The clock is ticking, the end is coming, there’ll be no warning,
But will we live to see the dawn.

How can we preach, when all we make this world to be
Is a living hell torturing our minds.
We all must unite, to turn darkness to light,
And the love in our hearts will shine.

We’re disconnected from love, we’re disrespecting each other
Whatever happened to protecting each other
Poisoned your body and your soul for a minute of pleasure,
But the damage that you’ve done is gonna last forever.
Babies being born in the world already drug addicted and afflicted,
Family values are contradicted.
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, the pressure is building and I’ve had enough.

Chorus

Problems, complications and accusations
Dividing the nations and races of empty faces
A war is taking place.
No substitution for restitution, the only solution for peace
Is increasing the height of your spirituality.
Masses of minds are shrouded, clouded visions
Deceptions and indecision, no faith or religion, how we’re living.
The clock is ticking, the end is coming, there’ll be no warning,
But will we live to see the dawn.

Shout, throw my hands up and shout
What’s this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout
You know it makes me wanna shout,
Throw my hands up and shout
What’s this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout, c’mon now

Shout!
Shout!
Shout!
Shout!

Shout, throw my hands up and shout
What’s this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout
You know it makes me wanna shout,
Throw my hands up and shout
What’s this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout, c’mon now
Shout!

 

Someone In The Dark (4:48) – Album – Thriller Special Edition

http://music.msn.com/album/?album=32408918

Lyrics by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman. Music by Rod Temperton
Produced by Quincy Jones for Quincy Jones Productions

All alone wishing on the stars
Waiting for you to find me
One sweet night I knew I would see
A stranger who’d be my friend

When someone in the dark reaches out to you
And touches off a spark that comes shining through
It tells you never be afraid
When somewhere in your heart you can feel a glow
The light to keep you warm when the night winds blow
Like it was ringing the stars, I knew my friend
My someone in the dark was you

Promise me, we’ll always be walking the world together
Hand in hand where dreams never win
My star secret friend and me

When someone in the dark reaches out to you
And touches off a spark that comes shining through
It tells you never be afraid
When somewhere in your heart you can feel a glow
The light to keep you warm when the night winds blow
The cloud, the rainbow in the sky
Oh I believe you and I could never really say goodbye

Wherever you may be, I’ll look at up and see
Someone in the dark for me
Wherever you may be, I’ll look at up and see
Someone in the dark for me


CRY

 

http://music.msn.com/album/?album=32407090


Somebody shakes when the wind blows
Somebody’s missing a friend, hold on
Somebody’s lacking a hero
And they have not a clue
When it’s all gonna end

Stories buried and untold
Someone is hiding the truth, hold on
When will this mystery unfold
And will the sun ever shine
In the blind man’s eyes when he cries?

Chorus
You can change the world (I can’t do it by myself)
You can touch the sky (Gonna take somebody’s help)
You’re the chosen one (I’m gonna need some kind of sign)
If we all cry at the same time tonight

People laugh when they’re feeling sad
Someone is taking a life, hold on
Respect to believe in your dreams
Tell me where were you
When your children cried last night?
Faces fill with madness
Miracles unheard of, hold on
Faith is found in the winds
All we have to do Is reach for the truth

Chorus

And when that flag blows
There’ll be no more wars
And when all calls
I will answer all your prayers

Chorus x 3

Change the world

 

 

CAN YOU FEEL IT Album: THE ESSENTIAL MICHAEL JACKSON

 

http://music.msn.com/album/?album=43396924

 

Can you feel it,
Can you feel it,
Can you feel it
If you look around
The whole world is coming together now, baby
Can you feel it,
Can you feel it,
Can you feel it
Feel it in the air,
The wind is taking it everywhere, yeah
Can you feel it,
Can you feel it,
Can you feel it
All the colors of the world should be
Lovin’ each other wholeheartedly
Yes, it’s all right
Take my message to your brother
And tell him twice
Spread the word and try to teach the man
Who’s hating his brother,
When hate won’t do, ooh
‘Cause we’re all the same, yes
The blood inside of me is inside of you
Now, tell me
Can you feel it,
Tell me Can you feel it,
Can you feel it, oh
When you see it’s going down
Can you see it in your bones?
Can’t you feel it, yeah
Yeah, yeah, oh
Every breath you take
Is someone’s death in another place
(Another place)
Every healthy smile
Is hunger and strife to another child
(Another child)
But the stars do shine
In promising salvation, is near this time
(Near this time)
Can you feel it now
So brothers and sisters show me know how
Now, tell me
Can you feel it,
Tell me can you feel it,
Can you feel it hey hey
Talk to your self now
This feeling is going down
Open up your mind
Can you feel it,
Can you feel it
All the children in the world should be
Loving each other wholeheartedly
Yes, it’s all right
Take my message to your brother
And tell him twice
Take the news to the marching men
Who are killing their brothers
When death won’t do, ooh
Yes we’re all the same
Yes, the blood inside of my vain is inside of you

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