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WALK ON

  • December 12, 2011 2:33 am

Walk On

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: Goin’ Back to Indiana (1971)

Written by Isaac Hayes

YouTube link – “Walk On”

 

If you see me walking down the street
And I start to cry each time we meet
Walk on by, walk on by
Make believe that you don’t see the tears
Oh just let me grieve
In private ’cause each time I see you
I break down and cry
Oh baby, walk on by

Mmm
I just can’t get over losing you
So if I seem broken in two
Please walk on by, walk on by
Foolish pride is all that I have left
So let me hide
The tears and the sadness you gave me
You put the hurt on
You socked it to me, momma
When you said goodbye
So please walk on by
Make believe you never see the tears I cry
So do me a favor and walk on by
So I’m beggin’ you to walk on by

Oh yeah
Make believe you never see the tears I cry
So I’m beggin’ you, I’m beggin’ you to walk on by
Make believe you never see the tears I cry
Oh, there’s no dirt in my eye
Oh no
Smoking don’t you me cry no no no
It’s the hurt you put on me, yeah
I don’t want you to see this man cry
So please walk on by
Oh mother, mother, walk on by

FEELIN’ ALRIGHT

  • December 12, 2011 2:29 am

Feelin' Alright

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: Goin’ Back to Indiana (1971)

Written by Dave Mason

YouTube link – (Stand/Feelin’ Alright – Live Performance 1971)

YouTube link –  (Feelin’ Alright – Live Performance 1971)

Wikipedia link – “Feelin’ Alright” (song)

 

Seems I’ve Got To Have A Change Of Scene
Cause Every Night I Have The Strangest Dreams
Imprisoned By The Way It Could Have Been
Left Here On My Own Or So It Seems
I’ve Got To Leave Before I Start To Scream
Someone Locked The Door And Turned The Key

[Chorus:]
Feeling Alright
I’m Not Feeling Good Myself
Feeling Alright
I Don’t Have To Feel Alright
I’m Feeling Good Myself

Boy You Sure Took Me For A Ride
And Even Now I Sit And Wonder Why
That When I Think Of You I Stop Myself From Crying
I Just Can’t Waste My Time
I Must Keep Trying

I’ve Got To Stop Believing All Your Lies
Cause There’s Too Much To Do Before I Die

[Chorus]

Don’t You Get To Lost In All I Say
But At The Time You Know
I Really Felt That Way
But That Was Then And Now You Know It’s Today
Lord I Can’t Escape I Guess I’m Here To Stay
Till Someone Comes Along To Take My Place
With A Different Name And A Different Face

[Chorus]

I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER

  • December 12, 2011 2:24 am

I Want to Take You Higher

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: Goin’ Back to Indiana (1971)

Written by Sylvester Stewart

 Audio link – I want to take you higher (sample from Amazon)

 

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
Beat is gettin’ stronger
Beat is gettin’ longer too-oo-oo
Music’s soundin’ good to me
But I wanna, said I wanna

I wanna take you higher
Yeah, let me take you higher
Baby, baby, let me light your fire
Ooo yeah, little bit higher

Boom-shaka-laka-laka
Boom-shaka-la-boonka-boo

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)

Beat is nitty-gritty
Music’s in your city too-oo-oo
Music’s gettin’ good to me
But now don’t ya, I said don’t ya

Don’t ya wanna get higher
Yeah, don’t ya wanna get higher
Baby, baby, let me light your fire
Ooo ha, little bit higher

Boom-shaka-laka-laka
Boom-shaka-la-boonka-boo

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
Come on baby (higher!)
Don’t ya wanna get high (higher!)
Ooo yeah! (higher!)
Light your fire (fire!)
Come on daddy (higher!)
A little bit higher (higher!)
I wanna (higher!)
Said I wanna light your fire (fire!)

Boom-shaka-laka-laka
Boom-shaka-la-boonka-boo
(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)

Beat is here to make you mo-ove
Music’s here to help ya groo-oo-oove
Music’s soundin’ good to me
But take your places

I’m gonna take you higher (higher!)
Yeah, baby (higher!)
Gonna take ya higher (higher!)
Ooo yeah (higher!)
Little bit higher (higher!)
C’mon daddy (higher!)
A little bit (higher!)
(higher!)
(higher!)
(higher!)
(higher!)
(higher!)
[fade]

STAND

  • December 12, 2011 2:19 am

Stand

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: Goin’ Back to Indiana (1971)

Written by Sylvester Stewart

YouTube link – “Stand”

 

Stand! In the end you’ll still be you
One that’s done all the things you set out to do.
Stand! There’s a cross for you to bear
Things to go through if you’re going anywhere.
(Everybody say)

Stand! For the things you know are right.
It’s the truth that the truth makes them so uptight.
Stand! All the things you want are real.
You have you to complete and there is no deal.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah. Oom bah bah bah Oom bah bah bah
Stand! Stand!
Huh! Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Stand! Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya .

Stand! They will try to make you crawl.
And they know what they’re saying makes no sense at all.
Stand! Don’t you know that you are free
Well, at least in your mind if you want to be.
(Everybody say)

Huh! Hah! Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya.
Huh! Hah! Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya. (etc. to fade)

THE DAY BASKETBALL WAS SAVED

  • December 12, 2011 2:12 am

The Day Basketball was Saved

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: Goin’ Back to Indiana (1971)

Jackson 5 TV Special (1971) – The Day Basketball Was Saved is part of a television variety show where the Jackson 5 takes on the Dream Team (Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor and Elvin Hayes) in the game of basketball.

YouTube link – “The Day Basketball Was Saved”

 

Peanuts! Popcorn! Peanuts! Popcorn!
The sporting world’s had many teams
The fans have called first rate
They had the Yankees in the ’40s
All agreed were really great
Packers and Celtics piled up records
Hard to beat
But good as they all seemed to be
They tasted of defeat.
No team has ever won them all
And always stayed on top
Except that group of superstars
No team could ever stop
A bunch of splendid athletes
Who all stood strong and tall
They called themselves the Dream Team
And their game was basketball.

The center, a massive collection of bones
Was known by the nickname of Skyscraper Jones
The forwards were both brilliant ball handlers, too
Named Kangaroo Carson and Dead-Eye McGoo
The guards were two giants who played with great cool
Called Bulldozer Benson and Hookshot O’Toole.

Together they worked like a well-oiled machine
And ran up such scores it was almost obscene.
The team is unbeatable, everyone said
And if no one can beat them, then basketball’s dead
Basketball’s dead, yes, basketball’s dead
No team will beat them, so no team can meet them
The…it’s…the…de… dead.

But wait, folks! (Huh, it’s not?)
From out of Indiana like bees from a hive
Came a little known team called the Jackson 5
They came with a mission impossbily tough
To whip the Dream Team till they holler “Enough!”
We’ll razzle your frazzle, we’ll muzzle you guys!
We’ll dazzle each one of you right down to size.
We’ll shiver your timbers till all of you fall.
The Jacksons will beat you and save basketball!

A laugh roars up on the Dream Team’s side
And they laughed so hard that they nearly cried
Go home, little boys, get off the court
It’s a big man’s sport, you’re much too short
Too short, my foot, that’s just your way
Of saying you’re afraid to play
Afraid to play? Hear that squirt?
Go home before you all get hurt

We’d like to get just one thing straight.
We heard you guys was really great.
But so far all we’ve heard is talk.
So are you going to play?
Or are you going to walk?”

With that the Dream Team got real mad
And blew what little cool they had.
This time you guys, you’ve gone too far.
We’ll show you all how good we are.
We’ll play you now but we’re so sore
We may not even let you score
Oh yeah? Oh yeah?
We’ve heard it all
Let’s cut the talking. Let’s play ball

So the teams lined up and the ball was tossed
And the game got underway.
And the Dream Team knew from the very first tap
That the Jacksons knew how to play.
They dribbled, they passed, they faked, they shot
They hustled, they drove right on through
And every time that the Dream Team scored
Well, the Jackson 5 scored, too.

When the buzzer went off at the end of the half
The Dream Team wanted to hide
They couldn’t believe it was happening
But the score was really tied.

We’ve gotta stop those guys
We’ve gotta stop ‘em quick
We’ve gotta realize
They’re looking mighty slick
We’ve gotta start our drive
Or think of some good trick
Stop the Jackson 5

They’re making us look sick!

Sick! Sick! Sick! Sick!
Hey, I’ve got a way
Let’s fill them up with peanuts and popcorn
And then see how they play
Hey, Mr Vendor, listen to me
Those Jacksons could use some energy
So pass out the tray and let them grab
We’re such good sports we’ll pick up the tab.

We’ve got a great attack
We’ve got them on the run
If we can hold them back

Then we’ll be number one
We have the final lap
The jump will be reveresed
Just play the second half
The way we played the first. Yeah!

Jackie, come and check the score.
I’ll be right back, guys. Don’t leave the floor
Peanuts! Popcorn! Have a ball!
Free of charge, kids. Take it all.
Free of charge? Is that for real?
Free of charge!
That’s some good deal!
Maybe we shouldn’t!
Maybe we should!
It may be bad!
And it may be good!
What if Jackie finds out?
Who’s going to tell?
Then, I guess we might as well!

So the Jacksons ate till the food was gone
While the cheerleaders cheered the two teams on.

Re-bop, re-bop, hootie-rootie zackie
Come on, Dream Team, let’s stop Jackie
Michael, Marlon, Tito, and Jermaine
We’ve got the brawn, we’ve got the brains!
Dream Team! Dream Team!
Fly high, fly high, fly high!

One two three, ABC, Do Re Mi
Man Alive! Ho ho ho! Ho ho ho!
Go go go! Jackson 5!

The whistle blew for the second half
The excitement filled the place.
You could tell both teams were all charged up
As they stood there face to face.
They dribbled, they passed, they faked, they shot
They moved with dazzling speed
But the two teams seemed so evenly matched
Neither one could hold the lead.

With 15 seconds left in the game
The Dream team led by one.
They knew if they could freeze the ball
The Jacksons would be done.
Just then the four young Jackson boys
Began to moan and groan
They dropped to the ground with bellyaches
Leaving Jackie standing alone.
Too much popcorn! Too many peanuts!
We had too much junk!”
We’re sorry, Jackie, we let you down!
It looks like the Jacksons are sunk!

The ref called time to remove the boys
“Game’s over!” he said. “You’re through!”
But Jackie said, “Look, I’ll play myself
If that’s what I have to do.”
So the ref gave Jackie the ball and said:
“There’s time for one more play.”
And Jackie said, “Well, that’s all I need.
I know I’ll find a way.”

Jackie took the ball and started out
Way at the end of the court,
But he still had to get past five of the best
Who ever played the sport.
As the clock kept ticking the seconds away
No mistake could he afford
But he went all the way with a brilliant display
And as the buzzer went off, he scored!

All the fans in the stands went wild
When Jackie won the game
And the Dream Team said he played so well
He belonged in the Hall of Fame.
So the Jackson 5 ended up on top
And we thank them one and all
For not only did they beat the best
They also saved the game of basketball.

GOIN’ BACK TO INDIANA

  • November 24, 2011 4:48 am

Goin' Back to Indiana

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: Goin’ Back to Indiana (1971)

Written by The Corporation

YouTube link: “Goin’ Back to Indiana”

Wikipedia link: “Goin’ Back to Indiana” (song)

 

I’m goin’ back to Indiana
Back to where I started from
Goin’ back to Indiana
Indiana here I come

I spread my wings for greener pastures
I still ain’t found what I was after
I’ve got the blues and that is why I sing
I just wanna do my thing, yeah

I’m goin’ back to Indiana
Indiana, here I come, yeah, yeah
I’m goin’ back to Indiana
’cause that’s where my baby’s from

Yeah, okay Tito you got it

I’m goin’ back to Indiana
Indiana, here I come
I’m goin’ back to Indiana
’cause that’s where my baby’s from, yeah

Hollywood you got a lot of pretty things
I saw a lot of movies stars with diamonds rings
But I ain’t got my baby and I’m feeling wrong
That’s why I got to sing my song, yeah

I’m goin’ back to Indiana
Indiana, here I come
I’m goin’ back to Indiana
’cause that’s where my baby’s from, yeah

I’m comin’, I’m comin’, I’m comin’
I’m home, yeah

Ha ha Sis Boom Bah
One more time for Roosevelt High
Johny Ray, Tex, Scooter and Lorenzo too
Watch T W Brown do the boogaloo
Ev’ry soul that passes by
This song is for you from the Jackson 5
I’m comin home It’s plain to see
I still got Indiana soul in me

I’m goin’ back to Indiana
Indiana, here I come
I’m goin’ back to Indiana
‘Cause that’s where my baby’s from, yeah

That’s where she is, yeah yeah yeah

MAYBE TOMORROW

  • November 24, 2011 3:48 am

Maybe Tomorrow

 

Michael Jackson –  The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM:  Maybe Tomorrow (1971)

Written by the Corporation

YouTube link: “Maybe Tomorrow”

YouTube: “Maybe Tomorrow” (with very rare pictures of Michael)

Wikipedia link: “Maybe Tomorrow” (song)

I don’t know how many stars there are
Up in the heavenly sky
I only know my heaven it’s here on earth
Each time you look into my eyes
The way you do, baby
Thank you, thank you, baby

My beautiful bird you have flown away
I held you too tight I can see
You’re all I need to get by
No one else could make me cry
The way you do, baby

You are the book that I read each day
You are the song that I sing
Gonna sing it to you
You are the four seasons of my life
But maybe tomorrow
You’ll change your mind, girl

Maybe tomorrow
You’ll come back to my arms, girl

You’re all I need to get by
No one else could make me cry
The way you do, baby

You are the book that I read each day
You are the song that I sing
Gonna sing it to you
You are the four seasons of my life
But maybe tomorrow
You’ll change your mind, girl
Maybe tomorrow
You’ll come back to my arms

You are the book that I read each day
You are the song that I sing
You are the four seasons of my life
But maybe tomorrow
You’ll change your mind, girl
Maybe tomorrow
You’ll come back to my arms

Baby I need you
Listen to me girl

THE LOVE YOU SAVE

  • November 20, 2011 6:20 am

The Love You Save

By Jackson 5 from ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Written and produced by The Corporation

YouTube link: “The Love You Save” 

Wikipedia link: “The Love You Save” (song)

 

[J5:] Stop! Nanana! You’d better save it!
Stop, stop, stop, you’d better save it!

[Michael:] When we played tag in grade school
You wanted to be It.
But chasing boys was just a fad
You crossed your heart you’d quit.

When we grew up you traded
Your promise for my ring
Now just like back to grade school
You’re doing the same old thing!

[Chorus:]
Stop! The love you save may be your own!
Darling, take it slow
Or some day you’ll be all alone.
You’d better stop the love you save may be your own!
Darling, look both ways before you cross me
You’re headed for the danger zone.

[Michael:] I’m the one who loves you!
I’m the one you need!

[Jermaine:] Those other guys will put you down
As soon as they succeed!

[Michael:] They’ll ruin your reputation!
They’ll label you a flirt!

[Jermaine:] The way they talk about you
They’ll turn your name to dirt, oh!

[Michael:] Isaac said he kissed you
Beneath the apple tree
When Benjie held your hand he felt
E-lec-tri-ci-ty!
When Alexander called you
He said he rang your chimes.
Christopher discovered
You’re way ahead of your times!

[Chorus]
[J5:]
Slow down.
Slow down.
Slow down.
Slow down.

[Michael:]
S is for “Save it”
T is for “Take it slow”
O is for “Oh, no!”
P is for “Please, please, don’t go!”

[Jermaine:] The love you save may be your own…

[Michael:] Some day you may be all alone…

[Jermaine:] Stop it!

[Michael:] Save it, girl!

[Jermaine:] Or some day you’ll be all alone.

[Michael:] You’d better stop! the love you save may be your own!
[Jermaine:] Please, please
Or some day, some day baby,
You’ll be all alone
Those other guys will put you down as soon as they succeed.

[Michael:] Stop! The love you save may be your own…