Sunday, June 29, 2008

Speechless

 This could make a good soundtrack for Disney. With warm fuzzy feelings on Mary Poppins of the 21st century. With crisp acappella vocals that sandwich a beautiful climax!

 I always thought it as a love song. Very simple and innocent. Something obviously lacking in our day. Until one day I picked up an intriguing magazine to find this...

"I was with these kids in Germany, and we had a big water balloon fight. I was so happy after the fight that I ran upstairs in their house and wrote 'Speechless'. Fun inspires me. I hate to say that, because it's such a romantic song, but it was the fight that did it. I was happy, and I wrote it in its entirety right there. I felt it would be good enough for the album. Out of the bliss comes magic, wonderment, and creativity."

 So there you have it. Wish Lisa Marie could understand.:) That's how he gets inspired to love and write music. Through the art of playfulness.
"Speechless" will always be one of my favorites.

 This was one of many planned singles which never saw the light of day.





Next: 2000 Watts!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Butterflies

Butterflies became #2 on The Hot R&B Hip-Hop Singles And Tracks Chart without an official single release!

 It appears Michael Jackson has got the butterflies over a girl of his dreams. Those crisp and sharp passionate vocals certainly draw back moments when he sang Rock With You , heart and soul. Add to that an aura of British Funkedelic Soul complete with authentic spacey trombones and you have an album track that stands all by itself!

 "Butterflies" was meant to launch in early 2002 as Invincible's second single. Yet was abruptly canceled with only a Euro Promo release. This cost Mr. Jackson another potential #1 hit!

 In 1999 Singstress Marsha submitted lyrics for the Invincible sessions. she wrote them back in high school(in 1997). Greatly impressed, Jackson invited Floetry over to record the song with him. Together, they did a duet(unreleased) as well as recorded versions for each album(more like a joint venture).

 When completed, Michael and producer Andre brought the track under the microscope. Further mixing and sculpturing this work of art until it was ready for the masses. One for "Floetic" and the other for "Invincible".

1. Master Mix-Feat. Eve
2. Michael Acappella
3. Eve Acappella
4. Instrumental


Michael Jackson Butterflies lyrics

All you gotta do is just walk away and pass me by
Don't acknowledge my smile when I try to say hello to you, yeah
And all you gotta do is not answer my calls when
I'm trying to get through
To keep me wondering why, when all I can do is sigh
I just wanna touch you

[Chorus]
I just wanna touch and kiss
And I wish that I could be with you tonight
You give me butterflies inside, inside and I

All I gotta say is that I must be dreaming, can't be real
You're not here with me, still I can feel you near me
I caress you, let you taste us, just so blissful listen
I would give you anything baby, just make my dreams come true
Oh baby you give me butterflies

[Chorus]
I just wanna touch and kiss
And I wish that I could be with you tonight
You give me butterflies inside, inside and I
I just wanna touch and kiss
And I wish that I could be with you tonight
You give me butterflies inside, inside and I

If you would take my hand, baby I would show you
Guide you to the light babe
If you would be my love, baby I will love you, love you
'Til the end of time

[Chorus]
I just wanna touch and kiss
And I wish that I could be with you tonight
You give me butterflies inside, inside and I
I just wanna touch and kiss
And I wish that I could be with you tonight
You give me butterflies inside, inside and I
I just wanna touch and kiss
And I wish that I could be with you tonight
You give me butterflies inside, inside and I

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Next: Speechless!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blood On The Dance Floor

Michael Jackson's Blood On The Dance Floor Single surpassed R. Kelly's I Believe I Can Fly in the U.K.

 Originally an outtake from The Dangerous Sessions, "Blood On The Dance Floor" found a spot on Michael Jackson's History Remix Album Although Teddy Riley and MJ both initially worked on the project together, the final tweaks were not done with his discretion. Apparently, Riley wasn't too shabby about leaving him out.

 "Blood On The Dance Floor" is a very synergistic, dance-floor ready, retrospective Jam. Very much in theme with "History". Drawing a bit of Funk juice from the past and mixing that Soul flavor into the hi-tech present. New Jack Swing is written all over it! If only Sony promoted the sound right here in The States, As it was we had little notion of an extra remix album.

 Part of the reason being the beginning pangs of a massive fallout between tony Mottola and Michael Jackson(see The Invincible Era). Yet despite no U.S. release, the single shot up to #1 on the U.K. Charts. Surpassing R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly".

1. Blood on the Dance Floor– 4:12
2. Refugee Camp Mix
3. Tony Moran's Switchblade Mix– 8:39
4. Fire Island Vocal Mix– 8:57
5. Blood on the Dance Floor Fire Island Dub– 8:55
6. Extended Version
7. Acappella
8. Live

Blood On The Dance Floor-The Short Film

 Yet another Michael Jackson falls victim into another dangerous affair. But this time, in a whole new setting. A late 90's Salsa Club within the Latin suburbs of L.A.

 Vividly, the whole scenario is replayed in his mind as Michael tells the heart-knifing tale of yet another obsessed groupie out to kill. Thank goodness Michael found a secret note in a bottle(it happens in every novel, o.k.). In indignation Mr. Jackson doesn't throw an axle wheel to a car. No...This he's smashing salsa shakers on the ground! Before she got a chance to embed that 7 inch dagger, Michael ran for his life! All the while ditching the Salsa with a knife in the wall.

 Of course he imagines hexing Susie(in much the same way he did on the Moonwalker Video Game) into his web of dance. Thereby defeating her in the process.

 Vincent Patterson(the same dud who directed Bad) received another shot at producing this film with The King of Pop.

 I did not like the suggestive nature of this film. I know how that line goes-"sex sells". But I firmly believe you that if Michael kept it rated-G, he still sell just as many records(because of his many talents)!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

You Rock My World

You Rock My World debut at the top 10 in 15 countries

 It started with a leak on August 24th, 2001. And then two New York radio stations distributing the material. Had social networking existed on the web, the single might've been called off.

 A new millennium had dawned. It was prime time to prove his relevance to the 21st century. "You Rock My World" would proved that he still had it!


2. Album Version With Intro
3. Radio edit
4. Instrumental
5. Acappella
6. Track Masters Remix
7. Live

You Rock My World-The Short Film

 Throughout history, Michael has either been cherished, stalked, or victimized by a woman. Always one of those scenarios. Would it be a surprise to tell you he's on trivial pursuit of the woman of his dreams.

 This time around he ain't dealing with any street thugs but the mafia(even The Godfather himself). Seeing she's indentured, Jackson & Tucker stalk this gorgeous mistress into a bar. Longing to be released from her bondage, she looks at Michael with those eyes. Then does what only can happen in the movies.

 As with all his blockbusters, my first impressions aren't banging. But as it grew on me I pretty much enjoyed it(despite the desperate attempts at nostalgia). Nothing new to knock you off your socks. Except maybe a few scenes here or there.

 I did notice some signs of inducing a little bit of comedy. Something obviously lacking from his past films except Speed Demon;).

 If you remember the Godfather, I'll bet you'll get a kick out of this. Billy Drago and Marlon Brando are in there.

 However, I wasn't impressed by the seductive and flirtatious nature of this film. Now don't get me wrong, I'm no purist. Yet my strong personal convictions give me no other choice but to draw the line. I hope you'll understand.:)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Heaven Can Wait

 Michael together wrote & produced this song with Teddy Riley around the late nineties. When it was planned to feature on a Blackstreet album-"Finally". Which unfortunately never materialized. But managed to find a spot on Jackson's "Invincible". Yet Riley plans to have this song on a future Blackstreet release as a remake.

 Despite no official air release "Heaven Can Wait" reached 72 for the R&B charts. A feat incredible considering there being no single release. Soon enough, the cat came out of the bag. Radio stations far and wide couldn't get enough of it! Despite Sony pulling the plug. Even my old high school featured the song.

 Right now as I'm typing this, I regret not attending the junior prom. You see, "Heaven Can Wait" was chosen for the 2002 theme song. If only I had a girl...sigh. Now don't get me wrong. I have the looks and the disposition(smile). Just not the confidence.:(

 Michael Jackson is fast becoming a hypnotic Romanticist on this harped and soothing R&B tapestry Ballad. His ab-libs only add magic to the wand.



Next: You Rock My World!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Break of Dawn

 Michael now digs into his past for a more traditional sound to blend in with the present. The combo makes for some Silky-Smooth R&B and a hunk of Soulful Romance for the ladies.

 Dr. Freeze(Elliot Straite) adds his own vocal back-ups while he and Michael mix this puppy unto perfection. Even adding a few lines here or there. He is one of four producers who worked with Michael on the album. You can learn more about him Here.

 Believe "Break of Dawn" was next on Jackson's launching list before Motolla slammed the door in Jackson's face. In fact, many believed the track would of started the year 2002 on a bang! Even shattering more records! By Or maybe it didn't need a single promo, seeing radio airplay alone allowed the track to climb on the charts!



Next: Heaven Can Wait!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Invincible

 Michael is dumb-founded to find another guys grass is greener then his(in her eyes). No matter how he tries to woo her back. She ain't bugin' one bit. Though she's swayed by this mans green pockets, he doesn't own true love.

 Speaking of diamonds & pearls, AOL once showed an animated Michael Jackson cartoon. It depicted Michael dancing briefly on top of a spacecraft sporting psychedelic boots and Bell-bottoms. I don't know if it was just a fragment of a now canceled promo shoot or what. Just surprised it's not on Youtube. Otherwise I'd share it with ya.:) "Invincible" was also supposed to come out as a single with a couple of remixes.

 A Screeching frack-train hitting the brakes transcends into a mid-tempo futuristic mechanical piece of R&B. The organ keys give a very faint reminder of Michael's dream team. But for the most part, "Invincible" is more on the relevant side. Even featuring a bit of Hip-Hop.

 During the songs climax, The Fats throw in a Rapping segment. And if you don't like Hip-Hop, rest assured! This is be the last album track to feature another Rapping segment! Anyhow, it's still Michael...Lest he still has darn good taste!


Lyrics | Invincible lyrics

Next: Break Of Dawn!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Heartbreaker

 Not a big surprise. Michael is griping about another woman that was in his life. Starting with Billie Jean, all subsequent albums contained at least one of these tainted lovers. Which portray a sinister woman booby-trapping her victims into a web of deception. "Heartbreaker" now enters the "Billie Jean" hall of fame.

 Some have even interpreted Heartbreaker as none other then Tatiana from The Way You Make Me Feel. But that can't be true. Since it's now believed they really had an interest in each other. But whatever the meaning Michael wanted to portray, the message is clear. If you love life, stay away from promiscuous women!

 From those dynamic control-room hydrolics to smashing new age percussion, it's clear Michael was looking for a new sound. It's just too bad he didn't have more time. If we had to wait until October of 2002. you can't rush a work of art.

 "Fats" contributed a Rap segment upon the songs climax. Like I've said before. I'm not much into Hip-Hop. But I don't mind. As long as they keep their gigs to a minimum out of respect.

 So there you go. Track number 2-"Heartbreaker". For the best experience, put on your earphones and pump up the volume!;)



Lyrics | Heartbreaker lyrics

Next: Invincible!

Monday, June 16, 2008

We Be Ballin'

 A remix of Ice Cube's single "We Be Clubin'". "We Be Ballin'" features Shaq O'Neil and Michael Jackson and was planned to be on an NBA compilation album.

 Furthermore, you would've seen it featured on a commercial "We Love This Game". Unfortunately, both were canceled due to the many strikes happening that season. As a matter of fact, the whole season was cut in half!

 I love "The Masters Mix Version"! I can just feel the gangsta atmosphere with the police sirens. "The Works In Progress" was too stretched out and annoying.

 Currently there are 2 mixes available(Plus two bootleg versions). The so-called 2003 edition(The Street Mix Version) is totally fake and does a disservice to the original.


We Be Ballin - Ice Cube, Shaquille ONeal & Michael Jackson



MJ's Lyrics


Nothin' you can say
Ain't nothin' you can do..
We Be Ballin' you (we be ballin')
We Be Ballin' you (oh yes, we be ballin')

No one to defeat
You'll see when we get through..
We Be Ballin' you (we be ballin')
We Be Ballin' you (oh yes, we be ballin')

We're so hard to defeat
We love just to compete..
We Be Ballin' you (we be ballin')
We Be Ballin' you (oh yes, we be ballin')

Here to make you plead
We'll bring you to your knees..
We Be Ballin' you (we be ballin')
We Be Ballin' you (oh yes, we be ballin')

In The Back

 "In The Back" is an unfinished outtake from the History Album Sessions. Like many numbers on the album, it deals with the theme of protesting and being a victimized.

 The heavy-gutted Alternative beat coupled with Michael's amazing vocal percussion make this an ode to John Lennon. Mimicking his outrage at the world.

 Had the track been finished in time, you would find it on track 3 of "Blood On The Dance Floor-History In The Mix".

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ghosts

Michael Jackson Ghosts is considered the longest music video of all time

 "Ghosts" is a chilling spine-shivering tale about a woman's(what else is new) spirit haunting Michael and desperately wants in his family tree(could it be the ghost of Billy Jean?)! Who knows what's on Jackson's mind. The the dusting thumping, eerie wrappings, and Funky groans all give a profound nostalgia on Thriller's zombie walk! Add to that Teddy Riley's wheel-to-wheel Urban friction affect!

1. Album Version
2. Radio edit
3. Mousse T’s Radio Rock
4. Mousse T’s Radio Rock Singalong Remix
5. Mousse T’s Club Mix
6. Mousse T’s Club Mix TV

Ghosts-The Short Film

Once upon a time,

 There was a mansion owned by an incredibly rich Maestro named "Someplace Else" embedded within the town of "Normal Valley". Every weekend, he would entertain the children with lavish gifts and spectacular magic tricks. Until word got out that an eccentric freak letting little children into his home. Something the residents felt ought not to be done.

 So a large scale investigation(led by the town Mayer)ensues. His vendetta comes to a screeching halt as the unexplained starts happening. The guests enter the mansion and are greeted by The Maestro himself. Everyone except the Mayer is relieved he's not a pedophile.

 But that ease is met with fear as The Maestro invites his family of ghouls unto the dance floor and teaches Mr. Mayer here a lesson or two. Vehemently, The Mayer barks an order to "Leave now! Meekly, The Maestro whispers "all you had to do was ask". He then vanishes into dust.

 Smugly, the Mayer attempts to walk out that front door only to run out the window, terrified like he saw a ghost. We come to the resolution to the film were The Maestro befriends the towns folk who declare him normal.

 Someplace Else stands for Neverland Valley Ranch(due). "Normal Valley" is a play on San Olivios. You may have guessed The Mayer to be a depiction of Tom Snedden.

 I think Michael was yearning so desperately to have a normal life or at least experience the real world outside those gates at Neverland. Maybe he was eccentric. But what people gotta understand is, when your in showbiz from the age of five, that tends to rear you into a different person.





Ghosts Lyrics


There's a ghost down in the hall
There's a ghoul upon the bed
There's something in the walls
There's blood up on the stairs
And it's floating through the room
And there's nothing I can see
And I know that that's the truth
Because now it's onto me

I don't understand it
Hey
I don't understand it!
Aaow

There's a tappin' in the floor
There's a creak behind the door
There's a rocking in the chair
But there's no-one sitting there
There's a ghostly smell around
But nobody to be found
And a coughin' and a yawnin'
Where a restless soul is going

Don't understand it
Hey!
Don't understand it
Hey.

And who gave you the right to shake my family?
And who gave you the right to shake my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
You put a knife in my back
Shot an arrow in me!
Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
The ghost of jealousy

There's a tappin in the floor
There's a creak behind the door
There's a rocking in the chair
But nobody's sitting there
There's a ghostly smell around
But nobody to be found
And a coughin' and a yawnin'
Where a restless soul is going

Don't understand it!
Yeah Yeah!
Don't understand it!
Your just a dog gone!
Aaow!

And who gave you the right to scare my family?
And who gave you the right to scare my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
And who gave you the right to take intrusion, to see me?
And who gave you the right to shake my family?
And who gave you the right to hurt my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
You put a knife in my back,
Shot an arrow in me!
Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
A suckin' ghost of jealousy
Aaow!

And who gave you the right to shake my family?
And who gave you the right to shake my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
And who gave you the right to take, intrusion to see me?
And who gave you the right to hurt my family?
And who gave you the right hurt my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
You put a knife in my back
Shot an arrow in me!
Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
The ghost of jealousy

Aaow
Dog gone
But there's no doubt about it, piece of mind
Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy

Superfly Sister

 Michael Jackson and Brian Loren worked on 25 tracks together during The Dangerous Sessions. None of which made it on the record. Once Teddy Riley entered the scene, the album went in a totally different direction.

 One of those tracks was "Superfly Sister". A demo believed to be finished around 1989/90. The song took on a whole new direction during The History Sessions. Eventually making #2 upon his remix album "Blood On The Dance Floor".

 Although not confirmed, it's believed Michael was lamenting the agonizing marriage between Latoya and Gorden. Who abused her into saying some outlandish things against her own family. But thank goodness she divorced him in 1993. However, the scars took a lot longer to heal.

 Other then a few minor swears, I think Michael did a fairly good job sticking his neck into Hip-Hop.:)

Lyrics

Yeah Shoo-hee
Oooh
Hee hee!
Shoo-hee
Woh
Woh
Hee!

Love ain't what it used to be
That is what they're tellin' me
Push it in stick it out
But that ain't what it's all about

He wanna do something keen to you
He wanna wrap his arms all around you girl
He wanna shake it up shake it down
Doing it right
He wanna jump back half flap doing it right

He wanna lay you down
Turn it up
Kicking it loose
He wanna fly high nigh high
Baby for you

He wanna motormouth
Float around
Baby the back
He wanna shake it up shake it down
Moving round ha ha

Love ain't what it used to be
(Hee!)
That is what they're tellin' me
Push it in stick it out
That ain't what it's all about
(Oh)

Susie like to agitate
Get the boy and make him wait
Mother's preaching Abraham
Brothers they don't give a darn
(Oh no)

He wanna do something keen to you
He wanna wrap his arms all around you girl
He wanna do it up keep it high
Deep in the night
He wanna eye ball
Get hard
Playing it right

He wanna turn the key
Hurt the sheets
Move to the left
He wanna hot scrub
Hot love
Making it wet

He wanna give hot jump shot
Move to the left
He wanna time bar
Slam dunk ha ha ha

Hoo!
Hee!
Keep it goin'
Party now
Hee!
Hee!

Love ain't what it used to be
(Hoo!)
That is what they're tellin' me
(Oooh!)
Push it in stick it out
That ain't what it's all about

Sister say she love him some
(She's doin' it, she's doin' it)
God is jammin' on the run
Mother's preaching Abraham
(Hee!)
Brothers they don't give a darn
(da gown)

(Ha!)
(Ho!)

Johnny's begging pretty please
(Keep the brother on his knees)
Keep the brother on his knees
(Hee hee!)
Susie likes to agitate
(Keep doin' it keep doin' it)
Get the boy and make him wait

Sister's marries to a hood
Sayin' that she got it good
Holy macro mercy me
(Hee!)
I can't believe the things I see

Thinkin' that they got it made
(Hoo!)
They doin' what they used to hate
(Oooh!)
Push it in stick it out
(Keep doin' it)
(Keep doin' it)
That ain't what it's all about
That ain't what it's all about

Holy macro mercy me
(She's holy macro moly macro)
I can't believe the things I see
(Goin' on now)
(Hee Hee!)
Mother's preaching Abraham
(She's doin' it she's doin' it)
Brothers they don't give a darn
(Hoo Hoo!)
(Hoo! Hoo!)
(Holy macro moly macro)

Sister say she loves him some
(She's goin' down)
(Hoo!)
Bro is jammin' all around
(Bro is jammin')
(Hee hee!)
Holy macro mercy me
(She's holy macro moly macro)
I can't believe the things I see
(Keep on goin')
(Hee!)
(Hee!)

You're doin' it
You're dirty
Keep doin' it
You're dirty
Keep nasty
You're nasty
You're doin' it
You're dirty
You're dirty
You're doin' it
You're nasty
You're doin' it
Keep dirty
Keep dirty
You really want it
Oooh!

Hoo!
Hoo!
(Go'on now)
Hoo!
Hoo!

(Doh)
(Close your eyes)
(I gotta make)
(Close the door)
(She's dirty)
(She's oh)
(She's)
(Hee!)
(Keep on goin')
(Party down)

Holy macro mercy me
(Hoo!)
I can't believe the things I see
(mmmm)
Push it in stick it out
(louder)
That ain't what it's all about

Morphine

 Michael Jackson penned this tune while battling his addiction to prescription painkillers in rehab. Mr. Jackson undergone extreme pain in medicating Lupus(an auto-immune disease) that required numeral shots on the scalp.

 O how Jackson yearned for another dose to quickly ease the pain. But his conscience wouldn't let him. "Morphine" became a metaphor for an undisclosed pain reliever. "Babe" either could've meant his doctor pushing jackson like a street pimp or his ulterior self-A battle of the mind.

 Whatever meaning Michael was portraying, it's clear he was struggling with physical addiction! If it wasn't for Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor or his loving family, he might've died well before the age of 50.

Update: Unfortunately Michael did fall back into the habit while preparing his massive comeback! Unfortunately, those decisions cost him big time!:(

Other then those few swears, this track is fantastic. Mike really rocks when he goes Heavy Metal!

Morphine (a.k.a Just Say No) Lyrics

He got flat, baby
Kicked in the back, baby
A heart attack, baby
I hate your power

A hot fix, honey
He dug the ditch, baby
You make me sick, baby
So unreliable

I’m such a swine, baby
All down the line, Debby
I hate your kind, baby
So unreliable

A hot buzz, baby
He want the buzz, baby
Another drug, baby
You don’t deserve it

Trust in me
Trust in me
Put all your trust in me
You’re doin’ morphine

"You heard what the doctor said?"

He got the place, baby
Kicked in the face, baby
He hate your race, baby
You’re not a liar

You’re every lick, baby
Your dog’s a ditch, baby
You make me sick, baby
You talk survival

She never come for me
She never want, baby
I got you up, baby
You’re just a rival

Always a play, daddy
Right up your league, Debby
You’re throwin’ shade, shabby
So undesirable

Trust in me
Just in me
Put all your trust in me
She doin’ morphine
Go on, baby

Refrain
Relax, this won’t hurt you
Before I put it in
Close your eyes and count to ten
Don’t cry, I won’t convert you
There’s no need to dismay
Close your eyes and drift away
Demerol, Demerol
Oh my, he’s taking Demerol
Demerol, Demerol
Oh my, he’s taking Demerol

He’s tried hard to convince her
To give him more of what he had
Today he wants it twice as bad
Don’t cry, I won’t resent you
Yesterday you had his trust
Today he’s taking twice as much
Demerol, Demerol
Oh my, he’s taking Demerol
Demerol, Demerol
Oh my, he’s got his Demerol
Heee...ooh...
Ooww!

"You heard what the doctor said?"

He got hit, baby
Your dog’s a ditch, baby
You make me sick, baby
You are a liar

He shoot the game, daddy
Deep in the pain, baby
You’re all the same, baby
You’re so reliable

Trust in me
Just in me
Put all your trust in me
She’s doin’ morphine

You just sit around
You’re talkin’ of it
You’re takin’ morphine
Go on, baby X5
It's goin’ down, baby
You’re talkin’ morphine
Go on, baby
Morphine
Do it
She’s takin’ morphine
Morphine X2

Michael Jackson Invincible

Michael Jackson's Invincible album made #1 in 13 countries. A record unsurpassed to this day

 It has been about 6 years and anticipation ran high! The hiatus almost nerve racking. By the fall of 2001, it was time for another Michael Jackson album-A new Era-A new chapter to his legacy!

 However, there were 4 obstacles standing in Mr. Jackson's way. 9/11, Sony, His physical appearance, and a crumbling Pop culture. Let's go over these stepping stones in more detail.

9/11 Terrorist attacks


 That morning nine years ago would prove catastrophic. Originally, his 30th Anniversary Concert was to be held on that fateful day. Had he waited another 6 months before releasing and promoting "Invincible", I believe this event would've worked to his advantage(not implying that he's heartless) in much the same way as John F. Kennedy's assassination helped bring The Beatles into the limelight.

 Yet it was a sad day for many. But it was too late to stop the parade("You Rock My World" had already been released the previous month).

A Conflict of Interest


 Michael wanted to move on after Sony's contract expired(2002-03). Yet during the deal back in 1991, Michael's attorney also represented Sony Entertainment. Thereby creating a conflict of interest. Michael had fallen right into Tony Mottola's trap(they had the power to halt all promotion to make him go bankrupt. thus, the Sony/ATV Catalog would be wholly theirs).

 Smelling something fishy, Michael informed him he was not gonna renew the contract. Despite their legal obligations, Tony abruptly pulled the plug on any further promotion of "Invincible"(now if I were Michael, I'd tell them after my album has finished it's course).

 Yes, you were supposed to see more of Michael Jackson. A handful of singles and video shoots were thrown into oblivion.

 In anger, he along with many music artists formed a protest. Many fans joined in the march to impeach Mottola and his Gestapo tactics. Again, Mr. Jackson should of called the guy by his real colors. Not beat around the bush and call him a racist.

Physical Appearance


 To add to the fiasco, Michael's plastic surgeons really screwed up big time! His nose was as small as Peter Pan's. In turn, this made his eyes slightly bulge out. paparazzi had a field day getting the worst possible angles and shots to make even more hideous. But you can't really blame him for this. Let me explain.

 During rehearsals of "You Rock My World", Michael tripped face-first and broke his nose. Reconstructive surgery was mandatory! The fella who tweaked his Olfactory organ obviously didn't do a good job.

A Fumbling Music Industry


 As the internet continued to gain ground, the music industry spiraled into recession. Everyone was somehow affected-Even Michael Jackson! The increasing threat of piratical selling with the declining interest in music could very well explain what Mr. Jackson along with other old-timers were going through.

But that didn't forfeit his chance at breaking another record!

Invincible Era Achievements


 Just a week after it's launch, "Invincible" hit number 1 in 13 countries at the same time! At the same time, the album made the distinction of attaining #1 simultaneously in 10 common currency markets! The first(and only) artist to do so! "Invincible has still managed to surpass anything N'Sync of The Backstreet Boys could do in 10 years. Anybody who had an album selling as good as Michael Jackson's latest LP would be filthy rich overnight! Although not up to MJ's standards, the album did a heck of a lot better then what critics make it out to be!

Invincible Album Review and Other happenings


 Ever since the 1993 allegations reared it's ugly head at Jackson, he's been suffering a diminishing image ever since. So to prove against being a has-been, Michael needed an album that could prove he still had it! Did that materialize? Well, yes and no. Let me explain.

 The album as a whole was not well put together. Each track is great in and of themselves. But something about their arrangement just didn't agree with me. On some track like "Whatever Happens" someone forgot to turn of the bass. It over-shadowed Carlos Santana's beautiful guitar riff.

 On a positive note, Break Of Dawn, "Heaven Can Wait", "Butterflies, "You Are My Life", and Don't Walk Away" more then proves Jackson's still got it as a Romanticist! Even as a humanitarian on "Cry" and "The Lost Children". "Speechless" is pricless and well-rounded for a soundtrack!

To close tonight, I'd like to draw your attention to this snippet.

 "Holly Valance or Delta Goodrem would think their Christmases had come at once if they sold five or six million copies of their albums worldwide. Michael Jackson did something similar in the past two years with his seventh solo album, Invincible, and he's been branded a failure in the industry and the media. Unfair? Yes, of course, because his Invincible figures are better than those for 95 per cent of the thousands of artists released each year and would provide a healthy retirement fund for anyone. What's more, that failure tag is consistently applied by comparisons with his 1982 album, Thriller, which has sold about 100 million copies and its follow-ups, Bad, that sold about 30 million copies. However, selling 10 million copies is still phenomenal compared to the album sales of most artists."



#1 Unbreakable

#2 Heartbreaker

#3 Invincible

#4 Break of Dawn>

#5 Heaven Can Wait

#6 You Rock MY World

#7 Butterflies

#8 Speechless

#9 2000 Watts

#10 You Are My Life

#11 Privacy


#12 Don't Walk Away

#13 Cry

#14 The Lost Children

#15 Whatever Happens

#16 Threatened

Invincible Outtakes

United We Stand: What More Can I Give

Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Concert

Living With Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Private Home Movies

Michael Jackson Trial

Other Invincible Happenings

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Next: Unbreatable!

Is It Scary



 At one time scheduled to become the theme-song to the new Addams Family movie and a now defunct compilation(named Decade) which was set to be released in late 1993. Eventually, the tract was reworked for Michael's remix album "Blood On The Dance Floor-History In The Mix".

 A single was planned but thwarted at the last minute. However, a few promo's filled with remixed do exist.

1. Album Version
2. Radio edit
3. DJ Greek's Scary Mix
4. Deep Dish Dark & Scary Remix
5. Deep Dish Dark & Scary Remix Radio Edit
6. Deep Dish Instrumental
7. Deep Dish Vocal
8. Deep Dish Vocal Edit
9. Deep Dish Double-O-Jazz Dub
10. Eddie's Love Mix
11. Eddie's Love Mix Radio Edit
12. Eddie's Rub-A-Dub Mix
13. Downtempo Groove Mix

 Throughout his career, Michael has been known to be the pioneer. In this case, Jackson fuses a Romantic Ballad within a Rock-Horror combo(complete with tapestry fries and a victimized shake). Add to that a few retrospective ab-libs, take away the spinning affect, and you've got a ghoulish happy meal at McDonald's!

 "Is It Scary" premiered on the short film "Ghosts". Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis worked with The King of Pop 50/50.




Is That Scary Lyrics

There's a ghost out in the hall
Theirs a ghoul beneath the bed
Now it's coming through the walls
Now it's coming down the stairs

Then there's screaming in the dark
Hear the beating of his heart
Can you feel it in the air
Ghosts be hiding everywhere

I'm gonna be
Exactly what you wanna see
It's you whose haunting me
Your warning me
To be the stranger
In your life

Am I amusing you
Or just confusing you
Am I the beast
You visualized
And if you wanna to see
Eccentricalities
I'll be grotesque
Before your eyes

Let them all materialize

Is that scary for you baby
Am I scary for you oh
Is it scary for you baby
Is it scary for you

You know the stranger is you
Is it scary for you baby

There's a creak beneath the floor
There's a creak behind the door
There's a rocking in the chair
But nobody sitting there
There's a ghostly smell around
But nobody to be found
And a coughin' and a yawnin'
Where restless soul's spoke

I'm gonna be
Exactly what you gonna see
So did you come to me
To see your fantasies
Performed before your very eyes

A haunting ghostly treat
The foolish trickery
And spirits dancing
In the light

But if you came to see
The truth the purity
It's here inside
A lonely heart

So let the performance start

Is that scary for you baby
Am I scary for you oh
Am I scary for you baby
Am I scary for you
So tell me is it scary for you baby
So tell me is it crazy for you baby
Am I scary for you

You know the stranger is you
Am I scary for ya

Masquerade the heart
Is the height of haunting souls
Just not what you seek of me
Can the heart reveal the proof
Like a mirror reveals the truth
See the evil one is you

Is that scary for you baby
Am I scary for you oh
Am I scary for you baby
Is it scary for you
So tell me am I scary for you baby
Am I scary for ya baby
Is is scary for ya baby
Am I scary for you
(I don't wanna talk about it)

Am I scary for you baby
Am I scary for you
I'm tired of being abused
You know you're scaring me too
I see the evil is you
Is it scary for you baby

Saturday, June 14, 2008

You Don't Stand Another Chance

In 1984, Janet asked Michael Jackson to duet on her second big single You Don't Stand Another Chance


Back in 1984 Janet invited Michael, Marlon, Jackie, and Tito to back her up on one track for her second album "Dream Street". "Don't Stand another chance hit #9 on the R&B Singles Chart.

Right around this time Michael Jackson started experimenting with his vocal chords again. Seth Rigs would warm up his voice-box into what we know know as His Bad Era Image. No longer were we dealing with a soft-spoken man but a hyperactive Michael Jackson! Which fit right into the background just fine.

It took nearly 11 year but Janet eventually returned the favor dueting on his History Album track "Scream".


Dont stand another chance - Janet Jackson

Friday, June 13, 2008

History-Invincible Era Gap

Let me share some brief bullets on post-"History" Pre-"Invincible" happenings...

.In 1998, Michael returned to the studios a year after closing the second leg of the tour. Not happy at all, they demanded all rights to new material not agreed when he initially signed up with Sony in 1991.

.In support of those suffering from the war in Kosovo. A concert was held in both Seoul, South Korea & Munich, Germany. Many contemporaries joined in. Boyz to Men, Mariya Carey, Pavarotti, etc. Like the demolition of The Berlin Wall, Michael & Friends wanted peace and unity for those in Korea.



.Michael Jackson receives the award of the Millennium. As he Rightfully proclaimed, "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" Anticipation was written all over the audiences faces.



.It appears Jackson was growing a beard albeit peach fuzzed. I commend him for being innovative in trying new styles. But don't think it quite fits his style.;)

 That concludes our tour through The History Era. Our next stop will take us to The Invincible Era. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The History Tour

To this day, Michael Jackson's World History Tour still holds the record as the most grossing ever

 Think he couldn't break another record? Well, surprise, surprise! Michael Jackson broke a total of three records!

.He became the First(and only) Pop icon in Hawaii to have a night sold out for the Aloha Stadium(make that two consecutive nights)!

.A few of his pit stops saw the largest gathering ever to have attended a paid concert!

.Michael again sets a new world record in the amount of dough acquired before taxes!

 Around September 7th, 1996. The city of Prague of the Czech Republic was on fire! Michael once again thrilled the masses with 182 shows on five continents(including U.S.A. Hawaii). Each concert blossomed with a grand entrance of Michael Jackson on a spaceship.

 He even asked volunteers to join him onstage! Gotta admit if it was me, I'd freeze and be tough-tied lol.:) What would you do if he's in the same room with you? Be honest...I know you'd do the same.:)

Now let me just close with a behind the scenes footage shot of the tour...



 oh! I almost forgot. During this time Michael and Debbie Rowe got married privately one year after Mike's divorce(with Lisa Marie).:( They brought-forth(either naturally or artificially; doesn't matter) a boy a year later and named him Michael Joseph Jackson Jr.(a.k.a. Prince). The very next year Debby was pregnant with a daughter. They named her Paris Katherine Jackson.

 Unfortunately, this marriage was also short lived. October of 1999 saw them file for divorce.

 Plus, if y'all remember, he released History on film Volumes one & two on video cassette. This is when Sony started rehashing his greatest hits to the bewilderment of many fans.

Next, Invincible will be under my microscope. Stay tuned! But before you go, check out Some other History Era Happenings!

Monday, June 09, 2008

History Session Outtakes

Blood On The Dance Floor became the best selling remix album of all time

 Well well, so we've make it through 15 tracks. Now I'd like to go through what didn't make the final selection. Since the above photo is a remix album, we'll discuss that below(on top of the History Session Outtakes)...

 The album is what I like to call "History's" missing extension. Or third disk set if you will. There are 4 session outtakes and 8 reinterpretations of the greatest double-platinum album of all time.

 Originally, the album was dedicated to Sir Elton John for his continued support on Michael's addiction to painkillers and a thank-you to all his fans worldwide.

 Some of the best disc jockeys around collaborated with the King of Pop. Most notably David Morales. Regarded by most as the best DJ of all time. Tony Moran, Hani, Fire Island Remix, Frankie Knuckles, and even Jimmy Jam have added their own flavors to the mix.

 As I mentioned on another post Blood On The Dance Floor/History In The Mix became the best selling remix album of all time. Knocking out Madonna's "Who can Dance" and his sisters "Janet: Remixed" album.

Now, let's take more in depth look at the History Session Outtakes...

Blood On The Dance Floor-If you count this in with History, that'll make it single #6. But for now, will just call it Dance Floor single #1. It comes with a music video of Jackson in a salsa-dancing Latino club. Don't know how he wound up in a nightclub. Except for Susie entangling him in her web of sin.

 O how I love this tuned-up on my earphones! The heavy beating and speedy rhythm just makes you wanna scream(ab-lib) and dance!

Morphine-Believe Michael reveals his struggle with addiction. Let me explain. I'm convinced "she" or "Babe" stands for his Instinctive Deforce. I'd say "He"=the doctor pushing prescription painkillers. "Demerol" is the word Mike borrowed to disguise it. You may have differing interpretations.:) I'd love to hear your take.

 Here's why I have that view. During the early nineties, Jackson finally gave in to get reconstructive surgery for his scalp which was burned from the Pepsi incident(add to the dilemma treatment for Lupus). To ease the symptoms, the doctor gave him a prescribed antidote. Eventually, he couldn't live without these quick fixes. So voluntarily, Michael went into rehab and came out clean.

Superfly Sister-Believed to be Mr. Jackson's negative view on Latoya's husband. How he only used her for sex, money, and fame. Which I wouldn't be surprised.

 Jack Gordan married as her producer in 1989. Forced to give up family, lie about her brother, and strip tease for Playboy, he was every bit as an abuser. Whenever she stood up for the right, he would beat her into submission(remember those marks)!

Ghosts-One day Michael was asked to write for the then upcoming Adams Family Values(1993). He declined for reasons of a tight schedule. Suddenly an idea popped up. "How about if I make another Thriller"!

 One night as Jackson was on the phone with a dear friend-who happened to be Steven King. They both came up with a script. What eventually turned into the short film "Ghosts".

 To this very day, the film holds the record for the longest music video ever made. 40 minutes long! But like "Moonwalker", I thought the story didn't naturally flow from one scene to another. But there are some moments which are just dynamite! I Just wished he used the outtakes as they are reportedly much better!

Is It Scary-Although he declined the offer, a soundtrack was intended for a new movie(The Adams Family Movie). But did not quite fit in with the script. But instead of wallowing up in self-pity, Michael integrated this song into his Ghosts sequel.

 A third and final single was planned for the remix album "Blood On The Dance Floor". But Sony withdrew the project at the last minute. There are a few rare promos flying around somewhere.

 It has been said to premier on Decade(an unreleased 1993 greatest hits compilation). But those nasty allegations halted those plans. Some say it was the precursor to what became the album "History". My gut feeling tells me of a "Dangerous in the mix" with never before released sessions.;)[Update: Rob(one of MJ's engineers) confirmed it was the former view]

In The Back(Demo)-Very close to replacing "Superfly Sister" on his "Dance Floor" album. A few early copies are still believed to have it!

 I can just here the Headline News..."Mike's at it again. Playing the victim of a mass conspiracy". Maybe that's why he dropped it at the last minute.:)

 To me this has somewhat of a John Lennonish feel to it. With the hard-core drums, alternative hard-knock sound, and protestant lyrics...And don't ask me why he does that "dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah". Perhaps the track is unfinished.

On The Line-Formally written for the film "Get On the Bus". But Did not make the soundtrack. Don't know the details, but I think it has to do with his disapproval of using civil rights to promote the gay lifestyle.

We Be Ballin'-A compilation Emjay contributed to the NBA. but was halted due to the rampant strikes going on that year. Additional collaborators included Shaq and Ice Cube(as well as Razz B.). This was never intended to be on Jackson's album.

"Elizabeth, I Love You"-Not an outtake but a tribute to his best friend Elizabeth Taylor on her 65th Birthday. Obviously, the lyrics were written on his heart. Cause for him to burst out in song like that is Just amazing! The sound is more Disneysque then anything else.



Unknown Outtakes


 "Fear", "Face", and "Bass(z)ouille" are little known cuts possibly still in production hell. Thus, no leaks have been found to this day.;) Up to 40 outtakes exist from this session. With about 3-8 tracks totally ready lyrics and all. The rest have been recorded though have not been finished. "In The Back" is a prime example of what's considered an unfinished track to Michael Jackson.

...And that's it for today. Keep your eyes open for my next ramble.:)[The History Tour]

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Smile

 And now for the finale! A parody to Charles Chaplin's 1928 hit "Smile". Jointly produced by the King of Pop and David Foster.

 And how fitting it was to feature Chaplin's song. Both were eccentric. Felt they never fit in. The two of them were child at heart. Get the picture?

 After all the bickering and protesting, Jackson concludes with a little conventional wisdom from an ancient entertainer having his own obstacles to overcome. Michael of course did a wonderful job! His version has more of an upbeat kick on a medium tempo. Though the original mood is still felt throughout.

 Think he was the only one to reinterpret? Well, I got a bridge to sell you in Arizona! Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Petula Clark among many others had their own takes of this gem of a classic. Here are just a few...

Diana Ross Smile

Eric Clapton Smile

Nat King Cole Smile

Tony Bennett ft. Barbra Streisand Smile

Charlie Chaplin Smile


 That's just the tip of the iceberg. From American Idol contestants to comedy hour specials like Jim Carry. Wouldn't be surprised to see Chaplin being covered.
Seriously though, let's take some advise from the one who started it all. I know I do.:)

"A day without a laugh is a wasted day."-Charles Chaplin.


Song lyrics | Smile lyrics

Did you know a single was planned for release? Yep...Due October of '97. But canceled at the last minute by Sony...And here's the tract list.

Is It Scary/Smile
1. Smile(Radio edit)
2. Eddie's love mix radio edit
3. Downtempo groove mix
4. Deep dish dark and scary remix radio edit
5. Is It Scary(Radio Edit)

I'm not through yet. Let's talk about those "History Session Outtakes".

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Little Susie

Michael Jackson borrowed one of Gottfried Helmwein's painting Lichtkind (Child of Light) to enhance his own story Little Susie.
 Some believe this to be based on a true story. However, it's been more or less confirmed as a fictional tale. Partly Inspired by Gottfried Helnwein's artwork. Who is famous for his emotional imagery-Especially of children(in fact, Michael used his Lichtkind(Child of Light) painting to depict this song on The History Vol. 1 Booklet).

 In this tragic tale, Little Susie took her own life because of gross indifference to her well-being. One by one, her folks passed away. Father abandoned them, leaving mother and gram-father to wither in the grave.

 Years later, she was grafted into an unloving family. Though she was adopted, they did not take her in. Loneliness seeped it's cold dead fingers upon her tender heart. Until she couldn't bear it much longer. Although it was technically an accident. She subconsciously threw herself down the stairs to escape the pain.

 Although the story is clearly fictitious, Michael was proving a point. "Neglect can kill. Like a knife in your soul. O, it will". A message he wanted so desperately to get through.

 If you have a copy of The "History Album", I'd encourage you to listen to the song on earphones late at night(if not then turn up your speakers and listen to it here). The feeling is amazing! Now I'm not much for Classical Music(the intro is sampled from Sunrise-Sunset). But the Cathedral Opera vocal harmonies, the cutting edge storyline, and Michael's own voice make this an unforgettable orchestral experience!

 Michael Jackson wrote this in 1979(inspired by Thomas Hood's "Bridge of Sighs). Yet it was never recorded until The History Sessions. Brad, Michael, and Brucie all contributed to the making of this tragic tune.


Lyrics To Little Susie

Somebody killed little Susie
The girl with the tune
Who sings in the daytime at noon
She was there screaming
Beating her voice in her doom
But nobody came to her soon...

A fall down the stairs
Her dress torn
Oh the blood in her hair...
A mystery so sullen in air
She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care,
Oh the blood in her hair...

Everyone came to see
The girl that now is dead
So blind stare the eyes in her head...
And suddenly a voice from the crowd said
This girl lived in vain
Her face bear such agony, such strain...

But only the man from next door
Knew Little Susie and how he cried
As he reached down
To close Susie's eyes...
She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care
Oh the blood in her hair...

It was all for God's sake
For her singing the tune
For someone to feel her despair
To be cursed to know hoping is dead and you're doomed
Then to scream out
And nobody's there...

She knew no one cared...

Father left home, poor mother died
Leaving Susie alone
Grandfather's soul too had flown...
No one to care
Just to love her
How much can one bear
Rejecting the needs in her prayers...

Neglect can kill
Like a knife in your soul
Oh it will
Little Susie fought so hard to live...
She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care
So young and so fair
(fading)

Next: Smile!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

History

History now stands as the most remixed track of all time

 As a signature tradition, we are again treated to a feel-good "change the world" tapestry Ballad. A synchronization of Pop, Classical Music, Hip-Hop, and Soul all brought together under a new anthem. Michael Jackson calls on all of us as American patriots to create our own history.

 Our founding fathers stood up against England's iron fist. Thus, America was born. Slavery was outlawed, second class citizenship ceased to exist, women attained the right to vote all because of those brave few who weren't afraid to stand up for what's right. Who will be the brave citizen to stand up against the Goliaths of the pharmaceutical industry? "Everyday create your history. Every path you take your writing your legacy." Remember, with each passing year comes a whole new page of the story about your life. Great spirits like Walt Disney, The Wright Brothers, and a couple dozen others were nobodies(just like you and I are right now).

 Michael invited the group Boyz To Men plus The Andrea Crouch and a New York childrens choir to contribute in the background. He, Terry Lewis and James 111 each wrote the lyrics together. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis both helped Michael mix and record the track.

A few notable quotations include...

"Some men see things as they are and say why.....I dream things that never were and say why not?"-Robert Kennedy

"It's one small step for a man.....One.....Giant leap for mankind"(footprint)-Niel Armstrong

"I am the Edison phonograph"Thomas Edison

 June 13th, 2005. Millions of Jackson freaks(myself included);) eagerly watched the final verdict. What many thought would become the next OJ Simpson trial.

 But then the tables turned. Michael Jackson was found innocent on all 13 counts charged against him! Truth had finally won over in court. History had just been made!

 To mark the day, Jackson approved this song to air on michaeljackson.com with the details of the case! Afterwords, he was disillusioned and exhausted. But still managed to attend the Neverland Bash.

...And no. There were no toasters around.:)

Remixes


1. Tony Moron's HIStory Lesson
2. Tony Moron's 7 “ HIStory Lesson Edit
3. Tony Moron's Historical Dub
4. Mark's Vocal Club Mix
5. Mark's Vocal Dub Mix
6. Mark's Radio Edit
7. Mark's Phly Vocal
8. Mark's Future Dub
9. Mark's Keep Movin’ Dub
10. The Ummah DJ Mix
11. The Ummah Radio Mix
12. The Ummah Urban Mix
13. The Ummah Main Acappella
14. Acappella
15. Live



 In the year 2104, a teenage chick trows on a pair of goggles and is instantaneously transported to a virtual reality clubhouse. Not just any mind you. But a Michael Jackson Night club. Watch below...



Next: Little Susie!

Monday, June 02, 2008

2 Bad

 Another Lewis & Jam production. "2 Bad" follows Michael's tradition of being tough. First telling us to "Beat It", then demonstrates who's "Bad". then boldly claims to be in love with a "Dangerous" woman! Now he's screaming "2 Bad"(in effect, bashing the media)!

 The original demo is somewhat preserved on his short film "Ghosts". I found the exact spot so you don't have to.;) Enjoy...



 NBA star Shaq O'Neil did a guest Rap segment for the songs climax. I particularly don't like Rap much. But hay. It's Michael and they did a darn good job.:)

 "2 Bad" is a stripped-down remastered version(musically) of "Bad". What Bruce Sweden and Rod did was take most of the percussion out and insert a whole new dancefloor under the track. Thereby inserting a more relevant catchy blockbuster of the 90's! Even more noteworthy is a similarity to Little Richard's opening lines("Tell me that cha' doin' wrong!" vrs. "Tell me something Gimme someones doin' wrong!"). Perhaps, Michael is following in the footsteps of Rock N Roll and R&B. But with a more modern twist!



To listen to the Refugee Camp Mix Right Here!

Lyrics


(Acappella Rap Intro)
Bicka bicka bicka bicka
Too bad, too too bad
(multiple times)
Woke up them anchors get me mad right
The King of Pop come on
There is none higher
A sucha named D
Used to call me siah
Standin' out here
Never jokin', never smoochin'
Get out of here buck
Before I do ya!

Tell me that cha' doin’ wrong
Walrus shockin’ all along
Cryin’ wolf ain’t like a man
Throwin’ rocks to hide your hands
You ain’t done enough for me
You ain’t done enough for me
You are disgustin’ me(yeah yeah)
You’re aiming just for me
You are disgustin’ me
Just want your cut from me
But too bad, too bad
Look who just walked in the place
Dead and stuffy in the face
Look who’s standing if you please
Though you tried to bring me to my knees
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Man all up in Hollywood
Sayin’ that you got it good
Creepin’ from a dusty hole
Tales of what somebody told
What do you want from me?
What do you want from me?
Tired of you haunting me(yeah yeah)
You’re aiming just for me
You are disgustin’ me
You got blood lust for me
But too bad, too bad
Look who got slapped in the face
It’s dead and stuffy in the place
I’m right back where I wanna be
I’m standin’ though you’re kickin’ me
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it

[Rap: Shaquille O'Neil]
Life’s about the dream
I’m really undefeated when
Mike plays on my team-theme
Reality brings forth realism
It’s the man of steel organism-twizm
Not from the prizm,
take charge like manila
Nine five Shaq represent with the Thrilla
Moonwalkn' with my thugs I go
Mike’s bad, I’m bad
Who are you...(laughing)

[Michael]
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don’t you just scream and shout it
Cause I don't want to talk about it
(Acappella Conclusion)
Too bad too bad about it(dagh...)


Next: History!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Tabloid Junkie

 Things start cranking up with another attack upon the tabloids. To hit them where it hurts most. Their pockets.

...And rightly so.

 You see, these guys will never stop bashing celebrities let alone the average guy. That's what their in business for. It's a conflict of interest. They want you to be a "Tabloid Junkie"!

 O.K. Nuff said. Anyways, doesn't it sound similar to something Janet Jackson would do? Well give it up for Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis! They helped the "Sequined One" produce 7 sound tracks to what eventually evolved into "Scream". However, "Tabloid Junkie" was solely produced by Janet's producers.

 "Tabloid Junkie" was one of seven songs they produced together. Originally coined "Tabloid Jungle". Eventually, Jungle was dropped in favor of Junkie. Stressing the needless addiction to these worthless papers.

The beat is reminiscent of "Start Me Up" by Salt'N Peppa. I believe also produced by Jimmie and Lewis. The percussion gives me a visual of counting digitalized computer lines dashing about(as opposed to sheep in my sleep). All I gotta say is Michael was very smart to bring them into the recording sessions.

Lyrics

(Gossip Intro)

Speculate to break
The one you hate
Circulate the lie
You confiscate
Assassinate and mutilate
As the hounding media

In hysteria
Who is next
For you to resurrect
JFK exposed the CIA
Truth be told
The grassy knoll
As the blackmail story
In all your glory

It's slander
You say
It's not
A sword
But with
Your pen
You torture men
You'd crucify
The Lord

And you
Don't have to read it(read it)
And you don't
Have to eat it(eat it)
To buy it
Is to feed it(feed it)
So why do we keep
Foolin' ourselves

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Though everybody wants to
Read all about it
Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual, actual

They say he's homosexual

In the hood
Frame him
If you could
Shoot to kill
To blame him
If you will
If he dies sympathize
Such false witnesses
Smuggish liars
If a black
Stab me
In the back
They'll be
In your face
Lie and shame
The race
Heroine and Marilyn
As the headline stories
Of all your glory

It's slander
With the words you use
You're a parasite
In black and white
Do anything for news

And you
Don't go and buy it(buy it)
And they won't
Glorify it('fy it)
To read it
Sanctifies it('fies it)
Then why do we keep
Foolin' ourselves

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Everybody wants to
Read all about it

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual
See, but everybody wants to
Believe all about it

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual
See, but everybody wants to
Believe all about it

Just because you read
It in a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it
Factual, actual

She's blond
And she's bisexual

(Gossip Interlude)

Scandal
With the words you use
You're a parasite
In black and white
Do anything for news

And you
don't go and buy it(buy it)
And they won't glorify it('fy it)
To read it sanctifies it('fies it)
Why do we keep foolin' ourselves

Slander
You say it's not a sin
But with your pen
You torture men
Then why do we
Keep foolin' ourselves

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Though everybody wants to
Read all about it

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual
See, but everybody wants to
Read all about it

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual
So doncha believe

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual
So doncha believe
(stopwatch)

Just because you read it
In a magazine
Or see it
On the TV screen
Don't make it factual, actual

You're so darn
Dis-respectable
(cough)


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