Earth Song

Michael Jackson's single Earth Song knocked Free As A Bird and progression from the #1 U.K. spot

 A one of a kind orchestral masterpiece. A catchy humanitarian opus injected with a dash of Opera, Gospel, and Blues. Michael Jackson informs us on the state of the world and begs us once again to make a difference.

 Mr. Jackson goes green in an attempt to call on us to preserve God's gift to humankind-Planet Earth. The need to stop the Bosnian war was an additional cause that needed attention. Many innocent victims(including children) starved to death(due to the politics of distribution).

 Poachers(a.k.a. those who kill game for fun) along with needless deforestation and pollution motivated Michael in setting aside a branch within his "Heal the World Foundation" to campaign for a cleaner Earth. Can you remember this line?.."call 1-800 Heal the World-123":)

 "Earth Song(formally "What About Us") went on to achieve a number one position in both Germany and Britain. As a matter of fact, it even surpassed U2's "Progression" and The Beatles "Free As A Bird! Attaining the much coveted #1 position on The U.K. Singles Chart! As of this day, it remains on of Jackson's best-selling single(even without a U.S. release).

Mixes
1. Album Version
2. Radio Edit
3. Hani's Club Experience
4. Hani's Radio Experience
5. Hani's Extended Radio Experience
6. Hani's Around The World Experience
7. Instrumental Orchestra
8. Instrumental
9. Acappella
10. Demo
11. Live

Collaboration and Inspiration


 One night while staying over an Austrian hotel during The Dangerous Tour, Michael composed a poem. Concern for the environment moved him to produce another philanthropic anthem on the need to be green.

 Michael approached Shirley Caesar for a duet but backed off since she felt the track didn't suit her style. Additionally, many among Christendom were criticizing her for being involved with Michael Jackson. Although she highly admires MJ(and knows he's innocent of pedophilia), the church world at that time was not quite convinced yet. Yet despite this, Mr. Jackson invited her to an all-star song "I Have This Dream"(now shelved).

1996 Brit Awards


 Michael did Not portray a messianic figure for the music video. Ironically, Michael gives credit to God when their prayers are heard and answered by a glamorous Earth restoration. Jarvis and many others fail to look closely at the film. Obviously the Brit scene of '96 shows us he just wanted to be seen.

Earth Song-The Short Film


 We start with Michael walking though a ciphered rain forest petitioning God and man. Man-To become aware and take action. God-To plead for the Earth to be revived.

 Many around the world join his cause by putting ashes on their head to show their remorse. Finally, a prayer is answered with a miraculous display of the world being restored to it's former glory.



Lyrics


What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain...
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've she'd before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son...
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about apathy
(What about us)
I need you
(What about us)
What about nature's worth
(ooo, ooo)
It's our planet's womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We've turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can't we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What was us)
What about death again
(oooooo)
Don't we give a care
Hoo! X10


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