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IN THE BACK

  • July 9, 2013 9:37 pm

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From ALBUM: The Ultimate Collection

Written by:  Michael Jackson and Glen Ballard

 

You Just Preaching The Bible And They Still Speaking You’re A Liar
And You Still Deal With The Fires
That They Made…

Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah, You
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah

Why You Wanna Get Me?
Dreams Don’t Last Forever
Why You Wanna Fix Me?
See, If The Police Don’t Take It
God Forsake It
I Can’t Take It

Why You Stab Me In The Back?

We’re Still Gonna Lose
And She, Knows They Got This To Be
She… I Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah

Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah People
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah
Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah

Why You Wanna Get Me?
This Thing Won’t Last Forever
Why You Wanna Hit Me?
See, If The Police Don’t Take It
God Forsake It
I’ll Fell Breaking

Why You Stab Me In The Back?

WE’VE HAD ENOUGH

  • November 21, 2011 2:25 am

We've Had Enough

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: The Ultimate Collection

 

YouTube link: “We’ve Had Enough”

Wikipedia link: “We’ve Had Enough” (song)

 

Love was taken from a young life
And no one told her why
Her direction has a dimlight
From one more violent crime

She innocently questioned why
Why her father had to die
She asked the men in blue
How is it that you get to choose
Who will live and who will die
Did God say that you could decide?
You saw he didn’t run
And that my daddy had no gun

In the middle of a village
Way in a distant land
Lies a poor boy with his brok’n new toy
Too young to understand

He’s awaken, ground is shaking
His father grabs his hand
Screaming, crying, his wife’s dying
Now he’s left to explain

He innocently questioned why
Why his mother had to die
What did these soldiers come here for?
If they’re for peace, why is there war?

Did God say that they could decide
Who will live and who will die?
All my mama ever did
Was try to take care of her kids

We’re innocently standing by
Watching people lose their lives
It seems as if we have no voice
It’s time for us to make a choice

Only God could decide
Who will live and who will die
There’s nothing that can’t be done
If we raise our voice as one

They’ve got to hear it from me
They’ve got to hear it from you
They’ve got to hear it from us
We can’t take it
We’ve already had enough

They’ve got to hear it from me
They’ve got to hear it from you
They’ve got to hear it from us

We can’t take it
We’ve already had enough

They’ve got to hear it from me
They’ve got to hear it from you
They’ve got to hear it from you, baby

We can’t take it
We’ve already had enough

Deep in my soul baby
Deep in your soul and let God decide
Deep in my soul
It’s up to me and i’m still alive

They’ve got to hear it from us
We can’t take it
We’ve already had enough

It’s going down baby
Just let God decide,
It’s going on baby
Just let God decide

Deep in my soul baby
We’ve already had enough

They’ve got to hear it from me
They’ve got to hear it from you
They’ve got to hear it from us

We can’t, we can’t
We’ve already had enough

 

BEAUTIFUL GIRL

  • November 21, 2011 2:20 am

Beautiful Girl

From ALBUM: The Ultimate Collection

 

YouTube link: “Beautiful Girl” (demo)

YouTube link: In-studio video with Michael taping Beautiful Girl

 

I’m in love with a beautiful girl
I’m in love with a beautiful girl
It’s almost like dancing and romancing
In her arms
It’s just a part of it
Can’t you see that I’m in love
(love) I’m in love

(love)
I’m in love
(love)
Da de de da de da da dum
Da da da da da da da dum
la da da da da da da dum

Can’t you see that I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love with a beautiful girl
I’m in love with a beautiful girl
It’s almost like dancing and romancing
In her arms
It’s just a part of it
Can’t you see that I’m in love
(love)

I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
Da da da da da da da dum
Da da da da da la da dum
She’ll never know la da da dum
Can’t you see that I’m in love
(love)

(Interlude)

It’s almost like dancing and romancing
In her arms
It’s just a part of it
Can’t you see that I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
She never thought la da da dum
In all of the time le da da dum (Mumble)
la da da da la da da dum
Can’t you see that I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
Can’t you see that I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
Can’t you see that I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
I’m in love
(love)
I’m in
(love)

(Fade out)

IN THE BACK

  • November 21, 2011 2:13 am

In the Back

From ALBUM: The Ultimate Collection

Written by:  Michael Jackson and Glen Ballard

 

YouTube link: “In the Back” (demo)

 

You just preaching the Bible and
they still speaking you’re a liar
And you still deal with the fires
That they made…

dah dah dah dah dah
dah dah dah dah dah
dah dah dah dah dah, you
dah dah dah dah dah
dah dah dah dah dah
dah dah dah dah dah

Why you wanna get me?
Dreams don’t last forever
Why you wanna fix me?
See, if the police don’t take it
God forsake it
I can’t take it

Why you stab me in the back?

We’re still gonna lose
And she, knows they got this to be
She… I dah dah dah dah dah

dah dah dah dah dah
dah dah dah dah dah
dah dah dah dah dah people
dah dah dah dah dah
dah dah dah dah dah
dah dah dah dah dah

Why you wanna get me?
This thing won’t last forever
Why you wanna hit me?
See, if the police don’t take it
God forsake it
I’ll fell breaking

Why you stab me in the back?

ON THE LINE

  • November 21, 2011 2:06 am

On the Line

From the ALBUM:  The Ultimate Collection Album

Written by Babyface and Michael Jackson (1996) for Spike Lee’s “Get On the Bus” movie soundtrack

 

YouTube link: “On the Line”

Wikipedia link: “On the Line” (song)

No sense pretending it’s over
Hard times just don’t go away
You gotta take that chip off your shoulder
It’s time you open up
Have some faith

Nothing good ever comes easy
All good things come in due time
Yes it does
You gotta have something to believe in
I’m telling you to open your mind

Gotta put your heart on the line
If you wanna make it right
You’ve got to reach out and try
Gotta put your heart on the line
If you wanna get it right
Gotta put it all on the line

You see yourself in the mirror
And you don’t like what you see, no
And things aren’t getting much clearer
Don’t you think it’s time you go for a change, oh

Don’t waste your time on the past, no, no
It’s time you look to the future, oh
It’s all right there if you ask
This time if you try much harder
You’ll be the best that you can be, oh

Gotta put your heart on the line
If you wanna make it right
You’ve got to reach out and try
Gotta put your heart on the line
If you wanna get it right gotta put it all on the line

If you wanna make it right and you wanna do it now
Then you gotta learn to try
You can make it work somehow
Don’t ever love comes free
And that’s just the way it is now
You gotta go for what you want
You gotta know, you’ve got to do, oh

Gotta put your heart on the line
If you wanna make it right
You’ve got to reach out and try
Gotta put your heart on the line
If you wanna make it right gotta put it all on the line

[Repeat and fade out]

SOMEONE PUT YOUR HAND OUT

  • November 21, 2011 2:01 am

Someone Put Your Hand Out

Michael Jackson (1992) from ALBUM: The Ultimate Collection

Written by Michael Jackson and Teddy Riley

 

YouTube link: “Someone Put Your Hand Out”

Wikipedia link: “Someone Put Your Hand Out” (song)

 

SPOKEN INTRO:

Never try to talk about it
It’s got to sound good to me inside
I just think about it

I’m so undemanding
‘Cause they say love is blind
I’ve lived this life pretending
I can’t bear this hurt deep inside

The truth is love I’m longing
A love that’s so divine
I’ve searched this whole world wishing
She’ll be there time after time

So someone put your hand out
I’m begging for your love
All I do is hand out a heart that needs your love

I’ve lived my life of the lonely
A soul that cries of shame
With handicapped emotions
Save me now or what still remains

I’ll be your story hero
A serenading rhyme
I’m just needing that someone
Save me now from the path I’m on…

Someone put your hand out
I’m begging for your love
‘Cause all I do is hand out a heart that needs your love
Someone put your hand out
I’m begging for your love cause
All I do is hand out a heart that needs your love

When you say we will dance ’til the light of day
It’s just like the children running with joy when they play
Will you promise me that you’ll always stay
It’s because I’m needing that someone

Someone put your hand out
I’m begging for your love
‘Cause all I do is hand out a heart that needs your love
Someone put your hand out

I’m begging for your love
All I do is hand out
Someone put your hand out
I’m begging for your love
All I do is hand out
Love

MONKEY BUSINESS

  • November 21, 2011 1:49 am

Monkey Business

Michael Jackson (recorded in 1989)
It is included on an ultra rare promo titled ‘Promo Flight Only’, of which only ten copies exist, given to Sony executives on their way to Neverland from Europe in 1991, as a teaser for the tracks under consideration for Michael’s album, Dangerous – the promo also featured the still unreleased Men In Black.

It was scheduled to be included on the expanded, special edition of Dangerous, issued in 2001, before the bonus CD was cancelled.  It surfaced on the internet in 2002 – there was no official release until it was included on Michael’s box-set, The Ultimate Collection, issued in November 2004

Written by Michael Jackson and Bill Bottrell

YouTube link: “Monkey Business”

 

Well, Lord Have Mercy
Well, Lord Have Mercy
This Ain’t No Good For Me
This Ain’t No Good For Me, Babe

 

Well, Lord Have Mercy
Well, Lord Have Mercy
Ain’t No Good For Me, Babe
Tell Me It’s Going Down, Babe

 

Every Time I Wanna Say It, It Is
Just Too Much For Me
I Don’t Ever Wanna Say It Cause
It’s All The Blasphemy
Everybody’s Doing It To Somebody’s Love
In Sight Of Me
I Might Tell On You
Don’t You Start No Stuff With Me

 

Your Brother’s Got Kids With Your Mother-In-Law
I Might Drop Dead About What I Saw, Oh Lord

I Caught Your Mother, She Doing The Dude
You Can’t Like It That I’m Looking Right At You
Stop It, It’s Too Much

Monkey Business Going Down

 

Well, Lord Have Mercy
Well, Lord Have Mercy
Don’t Be Calling Out “Mercy Me” (Don’t Be Calling Out “Mercy Me”)
Don’t Be Calling Down, Babe (Don’t Be Calling Out Mercy)

 

Well, Lord Have Mercy
Even More Of Mercy
Don’t Be Calling Out “Mercy Me” (Don’t Be Calling Out “Mercy Me”)
Don’t Be Going Down, Babe (Don’t Be Calling Out “Mercy”)

 

Every Time I Wanna Say It, It Is
Just Too Much For Me
Everybody’s Doing It To Somebody’s Love
It Seems To Me
I Just Can’t Believe The Things I’m Seeing
So Just Let It Be
I Might Tell On You
So Don’t You Start No Stuff With Me

 

Your Brother’s Got Kids With Your Mother-In-Law
I Might Drop Dead About What I Saw, Oh Lord

I Caught Your Mother, She Doing The Dude
You Can’t Like It That I’m Looking Right At You
Stop It, It’s Too Much
Monkey Business Going Down

 

BRIDGE:
I Read The Paper And I Can’t Believe What’s Going Round
Somebody’s Doing It To Somebody’s Up  Somebody’s Down
The Government Won’t Pay My Taxes And I’m Really Mad
My Mouth Might Let It Be
So Don’t You Monkey Shine With Me

 

Your Brother’s Got Kids With Your Mother-In-Law
I Might Drop Dead About What I Saw, Oh Lord
I Caught Your Mother, She Doing A Dude
You Can’t Like It That I’m Looking Right At You
Your Brother’s Got Kids With Your Mother-In-Law
I Might Drop Dead About What I Saw, Oh Lord

Your Brother Didn’t Make A Nickel, Or Dime Too
Sitting Around Telling How He Did It To You
Stop It, It’s Too Much
Monkey Business Going Down

Monkey business going down)
I’m not satisfied
(Monkey business going down)
Don’t wanna party
(Monkey business going down)
My business is your business
(Monkey business going down)

Monkey see, monkey do
You Can’t Like It That I’m Looking Right At You
Your business is my business
Your business is my business
Mother of the kids baby

It’s Too Much Monkey Business Going Down (Oh, No)

 

Thank you Andy Healy for your help with the lyrics!

CHEATER

  • November 21, 2011 1:35 am

 Michael at concert

 

Michael Jackson from ALBUM:  The Ultimate Collection

Written by Michael Jackson and Greg Phillinganes  (1987)

YouTube link: “Cheater”

Wikipedia link: “Cheater” (song)

 

VERSE ONE
You know I work too hard for this kinda play, (ho!)
I wrote a letter, for the ghetto of the CIA, (ho!)
I don’t care a jack, or about what cha’ do, (ho!)
Just put your dime on the line baby, cause I own you, (ho!)

CHORUS
Somebody said, give up instead on how you feel, (ah-uh)
One blow to the head is all you need
(I ain’t takin it..ya,)
Cheater (oooooh!, Do it!, What!, (Ya Got) Do it!, What! (Get back on me…))

VERSE TWO
Now you better go and get yourself some attitude!
I know your name and the game is “I own you” (ho!)
You  telling me that you’re coming to a
Compromise (ho!)
You’re smiling at me while, you’re stealing right before my eyes (Doggone it (ho!))

CHORUS
Somebody said, give up instead on how you feel, (ah-uh)
One blow to the head is all you need,
(I ain’t takin it, ya…)
Cheater (ooooooooooh! Do it!, What, Do it!, What!, Get back on me…)

BRIDGE
I hurt my backbone baby,
I start to giving up,
Life is an aggravator,
The bills are piling up,
I broke my radiator,
No time to fix it now,
No place to lay my body,
Don’t want you even call!

VERSE THREE
I don’t care a jack, or about what you do (ho!)
Just sign your name on the line baby, I own you (Doggone it)
(You are a…)
Cheater (ooooh!, Give it to me, What!, What!, get jack on me…)

CHORUS
Somebody said, give up instead on how you feel, (aah-uh)
One blow to the head is all you need,
(I ain’t takin’ it..!)
Cheater… (ooohh) Doggone it, Got-Give Give it to me, (cheating baby)
(You are a..) Cheater…

WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD

  • November 21, 2011 1:30 am

We Are Here to Change the World

Written by Michael Jackson and James Horner for “Captain Eo”

YouTube link: “We Are Here to Change the World” (from Captain Eo – 1986)

YouTube link: “We Are Here to Change the World” (song)

Wikipedia link: “Captain Eo”

We’re On A Mission In The Everlasting Light That Shines
A Revelation Of The Truth And Trappings Of Our Minds
(So Long Bad Times)
We’re Gonna Shake It Up And Break It Up
And Sharing Light Lighter Than The Sun
(Hello Good Times)
We’re Here to Stimulate, Eliminate
And Congregate, Illuminate

(We Are Here To Change The World) Hee
Gonna Change The World, Hee
(We Are Here To Change The World)
Here To Change The World
Whoooo

So Do Surrender ‘Cause The Power’s Deep Inside My Soul
Sing It:

(We Are Here To Change The World) Hee
Gonna Change The World, Baby
(We Are Here To Change The World) Hee
Gonna Change The World
Whoooo

Whoooo
(We Are Here To Change The World)
We’re Gonna Change The World, Girl
(We Are Here To Change The World) My Brothers
My Brothers
We’re Gonna Change The World
(We Are Here To Change The World) Hee
Deep Down In My Body
Deep Down In My Soul, Baby
(We Are Here To Change The World)
Gonna Change The World
Whoooo

WE ARE THE WORLD

  • November 21, 2011 1:24 am

We Are The World

Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie FOR USA for Africa  (1985).  Recorded on January 28, 1985 in a private studio on the premises of the Jim Henson Productions.

YouTube link: “We Are The World”

Michael’s demonstration on how he wrote “We Are The World”

Wikipedia link: “We are the World” (song)

Rare behind the scene recording of “We Are The World”

 

There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
and it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can’t go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of God’s great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

[Chorus:]
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
it’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Well, send them your heart so they’ll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

[Chorus:]
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
it’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

When you’re down and out, and there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

[Chorus:]
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving out own lives
it’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me