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YOU CAN CRY ON MY SHOULDER

  • November 30, 2011 12:12 am

You Can Cry on My Shoulder

Michael Jackson from Album “Ben” (1972)
Written by: Berry Gordy

YouTube link: “You Can Cry On My Shoulder”

Wikipedia link: “Hello World” (album)

Just because you know I love you so much
Don’t be afraid to tell me you’re sad
Because you lost his love
Though your love is not for me
I don’t wanna see you in misery, so come on, baby come on

[Refrain]
You can cry on my shoulder
You can cry on my shoulder
And bring all your troubles to me
All your troubles to me

Big girls ain’t supposed to cry,
If you do I’ll understand,
Maybe I can show you how you can win his love again
It may seem strange I know
But it’s just that I love you
So come on, baby come on

[Refrain]
You can cry on my shoulder
You can cry on my shoulder
And bring all your troubles to me
All your troubles to me

Girl you’ve given him all you had
He’d better stop treating you so bad,
Come on babe, come on, oh yeah

[Refrain]
You can cry on my shoulder, yes you can girl
You can cry on my shoulder
And bring all your troubles to me, yeah babe, yes you can now
Darling, ooooh, oooooooh yes, yes you can girl
I’ll be there to help

You can cry, you can cry, you can cry
Baby
(You can cry on my shoulder)
Ooooooh yeah babe, yeah babe
(You can cry on my shoulder)
You can cry, you can cry…

SHOO-BE-DOO-BE-DOO-DA-DAY

  • November 30, 2011 12:05 am

Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day

Michael Jackson from Album “Ben” (1972)

Written by: Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy and Stevie Wonder

YouTube link: “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day”

Wikipedia link: “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day” (song)

Your precious sweetheart, she’s so faithful
She’s so true, oh yeah
Her dreams are tumbling
Her world is crumbling
Because of you, uh uh
One day you’ll hurt her just once too much
And when you finally lose your tender touch

[Refrain]
Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day
Her feet may wander, her heart may stray
Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day
You gonna send your baby straight to me

I’m gonna give her all the loving
Within my heart, oh yeah
I’m gonna patch up every single little dream
You torn apart, understand me now?
And when she tells you she’s cried her last tear
Heaven knows I’m gonna be somewhere near

[Refrain]
Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day
Her feet may wander, her heart may stray
Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-da-dee
You gonna send your baby straight to me

Oh yeah-yeah, you better
You better listen to me, yeah

Heartaches are calling and tears are falling
Because of you, oh yeah
And when you’re gone she’ll know
I’m the one to go to her rescue
Maybe you didn’t know that baby
You’re gonna leave her one too many times
And when you come back that
Girl’s gonna be mine, all mine

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

  • November 29, 2011 11:18 pm

What Goes Around Comes Around

Michael Jackson  from Album “Ben”  (1972)

Written by: Arthur Stokes, Dana Meyers, Floyd Weatherspoon and Allen Levinsky

YouTube link: “What Goes Around Comes Around”

Wikipedia link: “Hello World” (album)

I had my eyes on you for three long years.
when no one else wanted you I took you in
and held your near
but then you drifted away
after you said you always stay
how could you be so mean and untrue
he didn’t want you until he seen
what my love did for you
yeah

Chorus:
oh 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 been in a love affair for three long years
remember how I use to care when you
were down I dried your tears
who’d think you so cruel
I let you treat me so cruel
this is the moment I feel for you
do you think your plan is through
I don’t think I can trust you.

Chorus:
oh 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

Chorus:
What goes around comes around
he put you down now you’re the clown

what goes around yeah
comes around yeah

Refrain:
I had my eyes on you for three long years
when no one else wanted you I took you in
and held your near
yeah

Chorus:
yeah yeah baby
What goes around comes around
I knew he’d soon be gone
no no baby
he put you down now you’re the clown
and you want me to come back home

yeah yeah yeah

Chorus:
What goes around comes around
he put you down now you’re the clown
yeah

don’t you know
don’t you know
don’t you know
yeah yeah baby

MY GIRL

  • November 29, 2011 11:10 pm

My Girl

MICHAEL JACKSON  from Album “Ben”  (1972)

Songwriters:  Smokey Robinson and Ronald White

YouTube link: “My Girl”

Wikipedia link: “My Girl” (song)

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May

Well I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?

My girl
Talkin’ ’bout my girl

I’ve got so much honey, the bees envy me
I’ve got a sweeter song yeah, than the birds in the trees

I guess you’ll say
What can make me feel this way?

My girl
Talkin’ ’bout my girl

Hey hey hey, yeah
I love my baby, she makes me feel proud
I’ll climb the highest mountain and say it out loud

I don’t need no money, yeah, fortune or fame
I’ve got all the riches baby one man can claim

Well I guess you’ll say
What can make me feel this way?

My girl
Talkin’ ’bout my girl

EVERYBODY’S SOMEBODY’S FOOL

  • November 29, 2011 11:03 pm

Everybody's Somebody's Fool

MICHAEL JACKSON from Album “Ben” (1972)

Written by: Gladys Hampton, Regina Adams and Ace Adams

YouTube link: “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”

Wikipedia link: “Hello World” (album)

Everybody’s somebody’s fool
The world is the biggest school
As you live, you learn though a torch will burn
Everybody’s somebody’s fool

You go through life making fools of others
Pretending you’re giving them love
But remember sister or brother
You all have to answer to the one up above

It’s beautiful to watch love begin
But oh so sad when it ends
As you go through life remember this rule
Everybody’s somebody’s fool

It’s beautiful to watch love begin
But oh so sad when it ends
As you go through life remember this rule
Everybody’s somebody’s fool

WE’VE GOT A GOOD THING GOING

  • November 29, 2011 10:59 pm

We've Got a Good Thing Going

MICHAEL JACKSON  from the Album “Ben”  (1972)

Written by:  The Corporation (Mizell, Gordy, Richards and Perren)

YouTube link: “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going”

Wikipedia link: “Hello World” (album)

(Ooh) Hey my girl
She does something to my chemistry
And when I’m close I’m sure
I raise her temperature
’bout three degrees

Every day, yeah
In every way she
Makes my motor purr
And I reciprocate
My life I dedicate to lovin’ her

So we’ve got a good thing going
A real good thing going yeah
That girl and me
And I don’t have to ask
Cause I know it’s
Gonna last eternally

(Now let me tell you what we got)

Understanding,  We never needing any alibis
Instead of what you do
Where you been or what’s the use
We’re making nice

You see we’ve got a good thing going
A real good thing going yeah
That girl and me
And she don’t have to ask
Cause she know it’s
Gonna last eternally

Said we got a
Good good good good good
thing going yeah yeah
That girl and me
And we don’t have to ask
Cause we know it’s
Gonna last eternally

PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND

  • November 29, 2011 10:50 pm

People Make the World Go Round

MICHAEL JACKSON from Album “Ben” (1972) or “Got to Be There”

Written by:  Thom Bell and Linda Creed

YouTube link: “People Make The World Go Round”

Wikipedia link: “Hello World” (album)

 

(‘Round and ’round and around…)
People make the world go ’round
(‘Round and ’round and around…)

Teachers on strike, no more school today
They want more money but the board won’t pay
People
Everybody’s talking  about ecology
The air’s so polluted that it’s hard to breathe
People

Refrain
But that’s what makes the world go round
The ups and downs a carousel
Changing people’s heads around
Go underground young men
People make the world go round

Old folks judge you by the clothes you wear
They’d swear you’re a hippy if you have long hair
Young politicians fight for poverty
While people still cry for equality

Refrain
But that’s what makes the world go round
The ups and downs a carousel
Changing people’s heads around
Go underground young men
People make the world go round

(Instrumental)

Refrain
But that’s what makes the world go round
The ups and downs a carousel
Changing people’s heads around
Go underground young men
People make the world go round

GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • November 29, 2011 10:44 pm

Greatest Show On Earth

MICHAEL JACKSON from Album “Ben” (1972)

Written by: Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson

YouTube link: “Greatest Show On Earth”  

WikiPedia link:  “Ben” – 1st Solo Album of Michael Jackson

 

Love is like a circus

And a carnival is beautiful to see

Love can turn your mind around

Like Ferris wheels and spinning carousels

 

You’ll be a part of the world of make believe

Flying high like a man on a trapeze

 

Oh, everyday is a holiday

Get your tickets right away

Love, love, love

Is the greatest show on Earth

 

The fantasy you see is like a child again

Through rainbow colored eyes

Step right up it’s circus time

And get your monies worth of love today

 

You’ll be a part of the world of make believe

Flying high like a man on a trapeze

 

Every day is a holiday

Get your tickets right away

Love, love, yea

Is the greatest show on Earth

 

Every day is a holiday

Get your tickets right away

Love, love, love

Is the greatest show on Earth

 

Love, love, love

Is the greatest show on Earth, yeah

Love, love, yea

Is the greatest show on Earth

Love, love, yea

Is the greatest show on Earth

 

BEN

  • November 19, 2011 8:20 pm

Ben

MICHAEL JACKSON from the album Ben (1972)  and Single from album Got To Be There

Written by:  Walter Scharf – Don Black

From the motion picture “Ben” released through Cinerama

YouTube link: “Ben”

YouTube link: “Ben” (Michael’s performance at the 1973 Academy Awards)

WikiPedia link:  “Ben” – song by Michael Jackson

 

Ben the two of us need look no more

We both found what we were looking for

With a friend to call my own I’ll never be alone

And you my Ben will see, you’ve got a friend in me

 

Ben you’re always running here and there

You feel you’re not wanted anywhere

If you ever look behind and don’t like what you find

There’s something you should know, you’ve got a place to go

 

I used to say, “I”, and “Me”

Now it’s “Us”, now it’s “We”

 

Ben most people would turn you away

I don’t listen to a word they say

They don’t see you as I do I wish they would try to

I’m sure they’d think again if they had a friend like Ben

Like Ben, like Ben