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CAN YOU FEEL IT

  • November 22, 2011 5:41 am

Can You Feel It

Michael Jackson –  The Jacksons –  From Album “Triumph” (1980)

YouTube link – “Can You Feel It”

Wikipedia link: “Can You Feel It”

 

If you look around

The whole world is coming together now

 

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

 

Feel it in the air,

the wind is taking it everywhere

 

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

 

All the colors of the world should be

Loving each other wholeheartedly

Yes, it`s all right

Take my message to your brother and tell him twice

Spread the word and try to teach the man

Who`s hating his brother, when hate won`t do

Cause we`re all the same, yes, the blood inside me is inside you

Now tell me .. .

 

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

 

Sing out loud

Because we want to make a crowd

Touch a hand and sing a sound so pure, salvation rings

 

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

 

All the children of the world should be

Loving each other wholeheartedly

Yes, it`s all right

Take my message to your brother and tell him twice

Take the news to the marching men,

Who are killing their brothers, when death won`t do

`Cause we`re all the same

Yes, the blood inside me is inside of you

 

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

 

Every breath you take

Is someone`s death in another place

Every healthy smile

Is hunger and strife to another child

But the stars do shine

In promising salvation, is near this time

Can you feel it now

So sisters and brothers

Show we know how

Now tell me …

 

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it

ROCKIN’ ROBIN

  • November 22, 2011 5:19 am

 

Rockin' Robin

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by: Leon Rene

YouTube link: “Rockin’ Robin” 

YouTube – “Rockin’ Robin” (rare live performance on television in 1972)

Wikipedia link: “Rockin’ Robin” (song)

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hopping and a-bopping and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

[Chorus:]
Rockin’ robin, rock rock
Rockin’ robin’
Blow rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight

Every little swallow, every chick-a-dee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flapping their wings singing “Go bird Go”

[Chorus]

Pretty little raven at the bird-band stand
Told them how to do the bop and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

[Chorus]

GOT TO BE THERE

  • November 20, 2011 6:39 am

Got to be There

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by: Elliot Willensky

YouTube link: “Got to Be There” 

Wikipedia link: “Got to Be There” (album)

 

Got to be there, got to be there
In the morning
When she says hello to the world
Got to be there, got to be there
Bring her good times
And show her that she’s my girl

Oh what a feeling there’ll be
The moment I know she loves me
‘Cause when I look in her eyes I realize
I need her sharing her world beside me

So I’ve got to be there
Got to be there in the morning
And welcome her into my world
And show her that she is my girl
When she says, “Hello world!”

Got to be there

I need her sharing the world beside me

That’s why I’ve got to be there
Got to be there where love begins
And that’s everywhere she goes
I’ve got to be there so she knows
That when she’s with me, she’s home

Got to be there
Got to be there

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…

BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE

  • November 20, 2011 6:05 am

Blame it on the Boogie

The Jacksons from the ALBUM: Destiny (1978)

Written by Mick Jackson (NOT Michael), Dave Jackson and Elmar Krohn

YouTube link: “Blame it on the Boogie”

Wikipedia link: “Blame it on the Boogie” (song)

 

Hee, hee, hee, hee

My baby’s always dancing and it wouldn’t be a bad thing
But I don’t get no loving and that’s no lie
We spent the night in Frisco at every kind of disco
From that night I kissed our love goodbye

Don’t blame it on the sunshine
Don’t blame it on the moonlight
Don’t blame it on the good times
Blame it on the boogie

Don’t blame it on the sunshine
Don’t blame it on the moonlight
Don’t blame it on the good times
Blame it on the boogie

That nasty boogie bugs me, but somehow it has drugged me
Spellbound rhythm gets me on my feet
I’ve changed my life completely, I’ve seen the lightning leave me
And my baby just can’t take her eyes off me

Don’t blame it on the sunshine
Don’t blame it on the moonlight
Don’t blame it on the good times
Blame it on the boogie

Don’t you blame it on the sunshine
Don’t blame it on the moonlight
Don’t blame it on the good times
Blame it on the boogie, woo

I just can’t, I just can’t
I just can’t control my feet
I just can’t, I just can’t (Yeah)
I just can’t (Woo) control my feet

I just can’t, I just can’t
I just can’t control my feet
I just can’t, I just can’t
I just can’t control my feet

Sunshine
Don’t blame it on the moonlight
Don’t blame it on the good times
Blame it on the boogie

Don’t blame it on the sunshine
Don’t blame it on the moonlight
Don’t … on the good times
Blame it on the boogie

This magic music grooves me, that dirty rhythm fools me
The devil’s gotten to me through this dance
I’m full of funky fever, a fire burns inside me
Boogie’s got me in a super trance

Don’t blame it on the sunshine
Don’t blame it on the moonlight
Don’t blame it on the good times
Blame it on the boogie

Don’t you blame it on the sunshine
Don’t blame it on the moonlight
Don’t blame it on the good times
Blame it on the boogie

Ow (Sunshine)
Ooh (Moonlight)
Yeah (Good times)
Mmm (Boogie)

You just gotta (Sunshine)
Yeah (Moonlight)
(Good times)
Good times (Boogie)

Don’t you blame it (Sunshine)
You just gotta (Moonlight)
You just wanna (Good times)
Yeah, oh (Boogie)

Blame it on yourself (Sunshine)
Ain’t nobody’s fault (Moonlight)
But yours and that boogie (Good times)
All night long (Boogie)

Can’t stop that boogie (Sunshine)
Ain’t nobody’s fault (Moonlight)
But yours and that boogie (Good times)
Dancing all night long (Boogie)

Blame it on yourself (Sunshine)
Ain’t nobody’s fault (Moonlight)
But yours and that boogie, boogie, boogie (Good times)
All night long (Boogie)

SHAKE YOUR BODY (DOWN TO THE GROUND)

  • November 20, 2011 5:42 am

Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)

By The Jacksons from ALBUM: Destiny (1978)

Written and composed by Randy Jackson and Michael Jackson

YouTube link: “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” Dick Clark show

Wikipedia link: “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” (song)

 

I don’t know what’s going happen to you, baby
But I do know that I love ya
You walk around this town
With your head all up in the sky
And I do know that I want ya

Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

You tease me with your loving
To play hard to get
Cause you do know that I want ya
You walk around this town
With your head all up in the sky
And you do know that I want ya

Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

You are the spark that lit
The fire inside of me
And you know that I love it
I need to do just something
To get closer to your soul
And you do know that I want ya

Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

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

 

I WANT YOU BACK

  • November 19, 2011 7:29 am

I want you back

By Jackson 5 from ALBUM: Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5

Written by The Corporation

YouTube link: “I Want You Back” – Dick Clark show

Wikipedia link: “I Want You Back” (song)

 

When I had you to myself, I didn’t want you around
Those pretty faces always make you stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch, one glance is all it took
Now it’s much too late for me to take a second look

Oh baby, give me one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me back in your heart
Oh darling I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I’ve seen you it is on
(I want you back)
Oh I do now
(I want you back)
Ooh ooh baby
(I want you back)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
(I want you back)

Na na na na

Trying to live without your love is one long sleepless night
Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
Every street you walk on, I leave tearstains on the ground
Following the girl I didn’t even want around

Let me tell ya now
Oh baby, all I need is one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me back in your heart
Oh darling I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I’ve seen you it is on

All I want…
All I need…
All I want!
All I need!

Oh, just one more chance
To show you that I love you
Baby baby baby baby baby baby!
(I want you back)

Forget what happened then
(I want you back)
And let me live again!

Oh baby, I was blind to let you go
But now since I’ve seen you it is on
(I want you back)
Spare me of this cost
(I want you back)
Give me back what I lost!

Oh baby, I need one more chance, hah
I’d show you that I love you
Baby, oh! Baby, oh! Baby, oh!
I want you back!
I want you back!
[Fade out]

OFF THE WALL

  • November 15, 2011 5:53 am

Photo of Michael JACKSON

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM: OFF THE WALL (1979)

Written by Rod Temperton

YouTube link: “Off the Wall”

Wikipedia link: “Off the Wall” (song)

 

[1st Verse]
When The World Is On Your Shoulders
Gotta Straighten Up Your Act And Boogie Down
If You Can’t Hang With The Feeling
Then There Ain’t No Room For You This Part Of Town
‘Cause We’re The Party People Night And Day
Living Crazy That’s The Only Way

[Chorus]
So Tonight Gotta Leave That 9 To 5 Upon The Shelf
And Just Enjoy Yourself
Groove, Let The Madness In The Music Get To You
Life Ain’t So Bad At All
If You Live It Off The Wall
Life Ain’t So Bad At All (Live Life Off The Wall)
Live Your Life Off The Wall (Live It Off The Wall)

[2nd Verse]
You Can Shout Out All You Want To
‘Cause There Ain’t No Sin In Folks All Getting Loud
If You Take The Chance And Do It
Then There Ain’t No One Who’s Gonna Put You Down
‘Cause We’re The Party People Night And Day
Living Crazy That’s The Only Way

[Chorus]
So Tonight Gotta Leave That 9 To 5 Upon The Shelf
And Just Enjoy Yourself
C’mon And Groove, And Let The Madness In The Music Get To You
Life Ain’t So Bad At All
If You Live It Off The Wall
Life Ain’t So Bad At All (Live Life Off The Wall)
Live Your Life Off The Wall (Live It Off The Wall)

[Bridge]
Do What You Want To Do
There Ain’t No Rules It’s Up To You (Ain’t No Rules It’s All Up To You)
It’s Time To Come Alive
And Party On Right Through The Night (All Right)

[3rd Verse]
Gotta Hide Your Inhibitions
Gotta Let That Fool Loose Deep Inside Your Soul
Want To See An Exhibition
Better Do It Now Before You Get To Old
‘Cause We’re The Party People Night And Day
Living Crazy That’s The Only Way

[Chorus]
So Tonight Gotta Leave That Nine To Five Upon The Shelf
And Just Enjoy Yourself
C’mon And Groove (Yeah) Let The Madness In The Music Get To You
Life Ain’t So Bad At All If You Live It Off The Wall
Life Ain’t So Bad At All (Live Life Off The Wall)
Live Your Life Off The Wall (Live It Off The Wall)

[Chorus]
So Tonight Gotta Leave That Nine To Five Upon The Shelf
And Just Enjoy Yourself
C’mon And Groove (Yeah) Let The Madness In The Music Get To You
Life Ain’t So Bad At All If You Live It Off The Wall
Life Ain’t So Bad At All (Live Life Off The Wall)
Live Your Life Off The Wall (Live It Off The Wall)

SHE’S OUT OF MY LIFE

  • November 15, 2011 5:32 am

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Michael Jackson from ALBUM:  OFF THE WALL (1979)

Written by Tom Bahler

YouTube link: “She’s Out of My Life”

Wikipedia link: “She’s Out of My Life” (song)

 

[1st Verse]
She’s Out Of My Life
She’s Out Of My Life
And I Don’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry
I Don’t Know Whether To Live Or Die
And It Cuts Like A Knife
She’s Out Of My Life

[2nd Verse]
It’s Out Of My Hands
It’s Out Of My Hands
To Think For Two Years She Was Here
And I Took Her For Granted I Was So Cavalier
Now The Way That It Stands
She’s Out Of My Hands

[Bridge]
So I’ve Learned That Love’s Not Possession
And I’ve Learned That Love Won’t Wait
Now I’ve Learned That Love Needs Expression
But I Learned Too Late

[3rd Verse]
And She’s Out Of My Life
She’s Out Of My Life
Damned Indecision And Cursed Pride
Kept My Love For Her Locked Deep Inside
And It Cuts Like A Knife
She’s Out Of My Life