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YOU WERE THERE

  • October 24, 2014 10:10 am

Sammy and Michael

Recorded 1989 unreleased

Written by Michael Jackson and Buz Kohan

Performed for Sammy Davis, Jr.at his 60th anniversary at the Shrine Auditorium (November 13, 1989)

 

YouTube link: “You Were There” live performance

 

You Were There

Before We Came

You Took The Hurt

You Took The Shame

They Built The Walls To Block Your Way

You Beat Them Down

You Won The Day

 

It Wasn’t Right It Wasn’t Fair

You Taught Them All

You Made Them Care

Yes, You Were There

And Thanks To You

There’s Now A Door We All Walk Through

 

And We Are Here

For All To See

To Be The Best That We Can Be

Yes, I Am Here

Cause .. . You … Were … There

 

[Thank you, Andy Healy for corrections to the lyrics.]

TO SATISFY YOU

  • September 29, 2014 10:13 am

Michael peeking from behind glasses

 

From “Music From The New World” Album by Bryan Loren (1992)
Written and Composed by Bryan Loren
Chorus by Michael Jackson

 

YouTube link:  To Satisfy You

 

Hey Girl, My Only Wish Is To Satisfy You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah),
I Want To Make This The Best I Can Do (Hey),
To Keep You Happy With All My Might (Yeah, Yeah),
You’ll Want For Nothing Both Day And Night.

I Like To Watch You Move ‘Cross The Floor, And You Know I Do,
As Much As I Do Now Makes Me Want You More,
And You Know That’s True,
You Are The Only Girl I Adore, I Do It All For You,
To Give You What You Need, All That I Live For,
No, No, No, No, No, No, Baby (No Way).

(No Way, No Way) You’ll Never Have To Worry,
(No Way, No Way) Cause I’ll Never Do You Wrong, Girl,
(No Way, No Way) You’re The Reason That I Live Darling,
(Always) And I Sing This Song To You Because

My Only Wish Is To Satisfy You (Oh No),
I Want To Make This The Best I Can Do (The Best I Can Do),
To Keep You Happy With All My Might (All Of My Might),
You’ll Want For Nothing Both Day And Night.

You Came To Me When I Was In Need, I Didn’t Have No One,
So Now My Sole Desire Is To Please, And You’re The Only One, Babe
Just Like The Shining Sun You Warm My Heart,
And Make Me Feel Secure,
And I Pray To God While I’m On Earth We’ll Never Part, No Darling,

No, No, No, No Baby.

(No Way, No Way) You’ll Never Have To Worry,
(No Way, No Way) Cause I’ll Never Do You Wrong, Girl,
(No Way, No Way) You’re The Reason That I Live Darling,
(Always) And I Sing This Song To You Because

My Only Wish Is To Satisfy You (Only Darling),
I Want To Make This The Best I Can Do (This I Can Do),
To Keep You Happy With All My Might (Hey Baby),
You’ll Want For Nothing Both Day And Night.

I Love You Baby, My Only Wish Is To Satisfy You
(Oh, I Love You Baby, I Love You Darling),
I Want To Make This The Best I Can Do
(Oh, Oh, Oh),
To Keep You Happy With All My Might
(Keep You Happy, All Of My Might),
You’ll Want For Nothing Both Day And Night
(You’ll Want For Nothing Every Day And Night).

My Only Wish Is To Satisfy You
(I Love You Baby, I Love You Baby),
I Want To Make This The Best I Can Do
(I Love, I Love, I Love, I Love, I Love You Baby),
To Keep You Happy With All My Might
(Oh My Might),
You’ll Want For Nothing Both Day And Night.

My Only Wish Is To Satisfy You
(And I Love Satisfy You),
I Want To Make This The Best I Can Do, Baby
(I Want To Make This The Best I Can Do, Baby),
To Keep You Happy With All My Might
(Oh, All Of My Might),
You’ll Want For Nothing Both Day And Night
(You’ll Want For Nothing Day And Night, Babe).

(My Only Wish Is) My Only Wish Is
(My Only Wish Is) My Only Wish Is

YOU AIN’T GIVING ME WHAT I WANT

  • May 28, 2014 4:15 pm

By The Jackson 5 – UNRELEASED

Recorded: January 8, 1970

Video link: “You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want”

Love, Oh Love, Oh Love, Sweet Love
Let Me Tell You Now, Uh

 

Gave You All My Heart (Let Me Tell You Now)

Treated You Tenderly
I Had To Take A Whole Lot Of Heartbreak
Just To Make You See

 

CHORUS:

You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Gonna Get It All Back)
Trying So Hard To Change Your Mind (‘Cause It’s Running On A One-Way Track)

 

All I Wanted Was A Little Bit Of Love (But You Don’t Know About That)
I’m Gonna Give It To Somebody Else (‘Cause You Ain’t Where It’s At)

 

Got Hung Up On Her Personality, Yeah
But All It Did Was Make A Fool Out Of Me
I Thought That I Was Giving You Satisfaction, Yeah
But I Found Out That It Was A False Reaction

 

CHORUS:

You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Gonna Get It All Back)
Trying So Hard To Change Your Mind (But It’s Running On A One-Way Track)

 

All I Wanted Was A Little Bit Of Love  (But You Don’t Know About That)
I’m Gonna Give It To Somebody Else (‘Cause You Ain’t Where It’s At)

 

Loving You Was One Mistake
A Feeling Got Me Confused
That I Found Out At Once
That I Was Being Misused

 

It Hurt Me To My Heart
To Find From The Very Beginning
All That I Was In Store
Was An Unhappy Ending

 

CHORUS:

You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Gonna Get It All Back)
I’m Gonna Give It To Somebody Else (‘Cause You Ain’t Where It’s At)

 

Well, Well, Well, Well

Who Will You Choose
Who Will It Be Replacing Me
Well, Well, Well, Well

Who Will You Approve

 

CHORUS:

You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Gonna Get It All Back)
Trying So Hard To Change Your Mind (‘Cause It’s Running On A One Way Track)

 

All I Wanted Was A Little Bit Of Love (But You Don’t Know About That)
I’m Gonna Give It To Somebody Else (‘Cause You Ain’t Where It’s At)

 

Now That I Finally Got Myself Together
Can’t Walk Away With A Smile On My Face
Knowing That The Past Has Gone Forever
Memory Of You Will Be Hard To Erase

 

CHORUS:

Oh, You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Gonna Get It All Back)
I’m Gonna Give It To Somebody Else (‘Cause You Ain’t Where It’s At)

 

Well, Well, Well, Well

Who Will You Choose
Who Will It Be Replacing Me
Well, Well, Well, Well

Who Will You Approve

 

CHORUS:

You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Gonna Get It All Back)
I Tried So Hard To Change Your Mind (‘Cause It’s Running On A One-Way Track)

 

All I Wanted Was A Little Bit Of Love (But You Don’t Know About That)
I’m Gonna Give It To Somebody Else (‘Cause You Ain’t Where It’s At)

[Thank you, Julie Windsor for your help with the lyrics]

IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME

  • May 28, 2014 12:08 pm

In the Closet - Michael and Naomi Campbell

Unreleased song recording during “DANGEROUS” album sessions

YouTube link: “If You Don’t Love Me

Looking over my photographs
I saw a picture of you and me
Lovin’ me deep
I had to write you just to tell you that
And to find out if you really now missin’ me ‘cos
If you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
If you don’t need me
Just like I need you
If you don’t love me
If I don’t love you

CHORUS: And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
What will I do baby?
‘Cos I’m in love with you

I told the doctor that I got a broken heart
And my temperature has risen to a 103

Why don’t you write me back and save me girl?
Tell me what I wanna hear
Like your missin’ me ‘cos
if you don’t love me
if you don’t love me
If you don’t need me
If you don’t need me
If you don’t want me
The way I want you
If you don’t love me
If you don’t love me

CHORUS: And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
What will I do baby?
‘Cos I’m in love with you
Oh, baby, baby, I’ve been missing you
For such a long, long time ago
You changed your number and I couldn’t call you
So I couldn’t tell you so
I had to write you just to tell you that
I may be kissing on your photograph

CHORUS:  And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
And if you don’t love me
If you don’t love me
What will I do baby?
‘Cos I’m in love with you

I AM A LOSER

  • May 27, 2014 1:44 pm

 

Michael rare 8

 

Recorded in 2003 – never released

YouTube link:  “I Am A Loser

You Laughed At Me, You Made Me Cry
You Made A Joke, I Wonder Why
(I Am A Loser) (I Am A Loser)
I Say “Hello”, You Say “Goodbye”
I Read To You, You Don’t Even Try
(I Am A Loser) (I Am A Loser)

If Losing You Makes Me Happy
Then Why Does It Makes Me Cry
Losing You Makes You A Winner
Then How Did Our Love Ever Die

I’m Born To Lose, You Know It’s True
And Here I Stand, I’m Losing You
(I Am A Loser) (I Am A Loser)
You Are The One To Let Them Know
You Needed Me, Now I Have To Go
(I Am A Loser), Alright (I Am A Loser)

If Losing You Makes You Happy
Then Why Does It Make Me Cry
If Losing You Makes You A Winner
Then How Did Our Love Ever Die

Ever Die

I Am A Fool, You Know It’s True
I Believed In You, Now You Don’t Even Try
(I Am A Loser), Alright (I Am A Loser)
What Foolish Kind A Guy Am I
You Break My Heart, I Wonder Why
(I Am A Loser), Alright (I Am A Loser)

(I Am A Loser) Alright
(I Am A Loser) Alright
(I Am A Loser) Baby
(I Am A Loser) Alright
(I Am A Loser) Baby
(I Am A Loser) Alright
(I Am A Loser)
(I Am A Loser) Alright, Alright
(I Am A Loser) One More Time, Alright
(I Am A Loser) Let Me Win One Time, Alright
(I Am A Loser) I Gotta Win, I Gotta Win, I Can’t Lose

(I Am A Loser) On My Begging Knees, On My Begging Knees
(I Am A Loser) Ooo-Ooo, Alright
(I Am A Loser) Hee Hee
(I Am A Loser) I Am A Loser, Baby
(I Am A Loser) I Am A Loser, Baby
(I Am A Loser) I Am A Loser, Uh
(I Am A Loser) I Am A Loser, Baby
(I Am A Loser) I Am A Loser, Baby
(I Am A Loser) I Am A Loser
(I Am A Loser) Let Me Win One Time, Let Me Win One Time
(I Am A Loser) Alright, Hee
(I Am A Loser)

(I Am A Loser)
Goodbye To You, Goodbye To Me
(I Am A Loser)
Goodbye To You, Hello World
(I Am A Loser)
Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Today
Who Knows Who Will Win
(I Am A Loser)

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD

  • May 25, 2014 10:15 pm

four-picture montage

Unreleased, unfinished song written by Michael Jackson (around 1998)

 

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD – SANG BY MICHAEL:

 

LONG VERSION “PEOPLE OF THE WORLD” – NOT SANG BY MICHAEL

 

YouTube video – “People of the World”

 

MUSICAL INTRO with chorus

Michael:

Ad libbing

I went to the Ukraine and I

Da-da-da-da-da and I

Da-na-na da-na-na

Da-da-da

 

I’ve been to Florida and I

Da-da-da-da-da and I

Da-na-na da-na-na

Da-da-da

 

Da-da-da

De-de-de-de

In the black hills of North Virginia

And what have I learned

What have I learned

 

CHORUS:

People all over the world

People from country to country

One and the same in the world

And one song we sing

Life should be in harmony

In this world of self-destruction

Nations lift up your voices and sing.

 

I’ve been too Naples and I

I’ve been to Georgia and I

Da-na-na da-na-na

Da-da-da

Da-da-de-da-da

 

I’ve been to the sunny (??) and I

I’ve been to the cold winter (??) and I

Da-na-na da-na-na

De-da-da

De-de-doo

Doo-doo-de

De-de-da

Of North Virginia

And what have I learned

What have I learned

 

CHORUS:

People all over the world

People from country to country

One and the same in the world

And one song da-da-da

Life should be in harmony

De-de-de-de-de-de

Da-da-da- da-da-da

(Nations lift up your voices and sing)

 

People all over the world

People from country to country

One and the same in the world

And one song we sing (life should be in harmony)

Da-da-da

De-de-de-de-de-de

Da-da-da da-da-da (Nations lift up your voice and then see)

 

Repeat Chorus

 

(Children speaking in various languages)

People all over the world

People from country to country

 

[Julie Windsor – thanks for your help with the lyrics]

SERIOUS EFFECT

  • May 14, 2014 8:35 pm

MJ and LL Cool J

Unreleased song by Michael Jackson (recorded around 1991) featuring LL Cool J

Written by Michael Jackson and Teddy Riley

YOUTUBE LINK: “Serious Effect”

 

You Gotta Get Back Every Rhyme

Gonna Jump Back She Won’t Get It

I Got A Feeling But Give It The Time

And I’m So Damn So Damn Glad About It

 

I Got A Feeling That Your Thumping Around

Gon’ Get Back She Won’t Get It

I Gotta Feeling Like Jumping Around

And I’m So Damn So Damn Glad About It

 

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious

And I’m So Damn Glad About It

 

I Gotta Feeling Of Giving It, Right

Won’t Jump Back She Won’t Let It

I Got A Feeling Like Nothing Around

And I’m So Damn So Damn Glad About It

 

She Don’t Smoke She Don’t Breathe

She Don’t Hash She Don’t Dope

But She’s A Liar

 

I Gotta Feeling Like Nothing Around

And I’m So Damn So Damn Glad About It

 

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious

And I’m So Damn Glad About It

 

LL COOL J [Rap]

She’s Serious Makin’ Me Delirious I’m Curious Next Thing I Know Hittin’ Us Enjoying The Animal Magnetism She’s Just Too Hot To Touch Too Cool For Criticism Each And Every Things Like A Mini Movie Being Filmed ‘Cause I’m The Captain And Her Bodies The Helm

I’m Shivering, Quivering I Smile While I’m Delivering Give Some Love And Passion It’s Never Been So Intense And Spiritual Like Incense Of Above, Against And All Off In Silence Then I Scream Like A Man Out Of His Rich ‘Cause That’s How Serious A Serious Effect Is

 

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect Baby Baby Serious And I’m So Damn Glad About It

 

Aouw! She Mentioned That I Was She Mentioned That I Was (Serious)

Jumpin’ Around I Gotta Break Down (Serious)

She’s The One Who Get It (Serious)

I Got A Feeling Like Jumpin’ Around

‘Cause I’m So Glad (Serious) And I’m So Damn Glad About It

 

Serious Effect On Me Baby

Serious On Serious Effect On Me Baby

Serious Effect On Serious Effect Baby Baby

Serious Effect On Serious Effect Baby Baby

Serious And I’m So Damn Glad About It

 

Serious Serious On Me Serious Serious On

Serious Serious On Serious Serious On

 

Serious Effect On Me Baby Serious Effect On

Serious Effect On Me Baby Serious On

Serious Serious On Serious Serious

 

[Thanks for your help with lyrics, Julie Windsor]

SHOUT

  • July 9, 2013 10:07 pm

If I have to move a Mountain

 

From the Album: The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection

Released on December 3, 2001 on B-side of the Single: “Cry”  (with “Streetwalker”)

YouTube link:  “Shout”

Verse
Ignorance Of People Purchasing Diamonds And Necklaces,
And Barely Able To Keep The Payments Up On Their Lessons, And Enrolled In A Class And Don’t Know Who The Professor Is,
How Low People Go For The Dough And Make A Mess Of Things,
Kids Are Murdering Other Kids For The Fun Of It,
Instead Of Using Their Mind Or Their Fist, They Put A Gun In It
Wanna Be A Part Of A Clique, Don’t Know Who’s Running It,
Tragedy On Top Of Tragedy You Know It’s Killing Me.
So Many People In Agony, This Shouldn’t Have To Be,
Too Busy Focusing On Ourselves And Not His Majesty,
There Has To Be Some Type Of Change For This Day And Age,
We Gotta Rearrange And Flip The Page,
Living Encaged Like Animals And Cannibals,
Eating Each Other Alive Just To Survive The Nine To Five,
Every Single Day Is Trouble While We Struggle And Strive
Peace Of Mind’s So Hard To Find.

Chorus
I Wanna Shout, Throw My Hands Up And Shout
What’s This Madness All About
All This Makes Me Wanna Shout
You Know It Makes Me Wanna Shout,
Throw My Hands Up And Shout
What’s This Madness All About

All This Makes Me Wanna Shout, C’mon Now

Verse 2
Problems, Complications And Accusations
Dividing The Nations And Races Of Empty Faces
A War Is Taking Place.
No Substitution For Restitution, The Only Solution For Peace
Is Increasing The Height Of Your Spirituality.
Masses Of Minds Are Shrouded, Clouded Visions
Deceptions And Indecision, No Faith Or Religion, How We’re Living.
The Clock Is Ticking, The End Is Coming, There’ll Be No Warning,
But We Live To See The Dawn.

Bridge
How Can We Preach, When All We Make This World To Be
Is A Living Hell Torturing Our Minds.
We All Must Unite, To Turn Darkness To Light,
And The Love In Our Hearts Will Shine.

Verse 3
We’re Disconnected From Love, We’re Disrespecting Each Other
Whatever Happened To Protecting Each Other
Poisoned Your Body And Your Soul For A Minute Of Pleasure,
But The Damage That You’ve Done Is Gonna Last Forever. Babies Being Born In The World Already Drug Addicted And Afflicted,
Family Values Are Contradicted.
Ashes To Ashes And Dust To Dust, The Pressure Is Building And I’ve Had Enough.

Chorus…

DON’T BE MESSIN’ AROUND (demo)

  • June 3, 2012 9:21 am

Don't Be Messin' Around

Michael Jackson – originally recorded for the ALBUM: THRILLER.  Intended Side B track for “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” for the ALBUM: BAD.  Released for ALBUM: BAD 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Written by Michael Jackson (possibly with Bruce Swedien/Bill Bottrell/Matt Forger)

FUN FACT:  Michael actually plays the piano himself on this track.

YouTube link: “Don’t Be Messin’ Around”

The Making of “Don’t Be Messin’ Around” (article)

Wikipedia link: “Don’t Be Messin’ Around”

 

Dum-de-dum …

Are you ready for a real good time my love

Are you ready for a really good treat

There’ll be so much dancin’, singin’

Huh, Are you the girl fallin’ into me

So, don’t be messing around, don’t be messing around

So, don’t be messing around, don’t be messing around

 

Now we started [da-be-di-da unintelligible]

We can say this little angel could

I’ll be so proud if you’d let me know you girl

Let me love you for a little a while, my sweet

 

So, don’t be messing around, don’t be messing around

So, don’t be messing around, don’t be messing around

 

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

 

Now she’s started to bring a problem to the beat

I said let’s groove out on the plane

She said to keep your mind on dancin’

Won’t be no romancin’

No, No, don’t mess with me, are we clear

 

Don’t be no messing

So, don’t be messing around

So, don’t be messing around

Don’t be messing around

 

BRIDGE:  Da-na-na-na-na …

Pa-pa-ra-pa-ra …

[Ad libbing beats and sounds]

 

So, don’t be messing around

So, don’t be messing around

Don’t be messing around

 

[Ad libbing words and beats]

 

BASS:  Dum-dum-da-de-de-rom, da-da-da

 

— Thank you Melanie and Julie “Casper” Windsor for your corrections to the lyrics.

 

IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME

  • April 13, 2012 10:48 pm

If You Don't Love Me

 

YouTube link: “If You Don’t Love Me”