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Monday, June 1, 2009

MICHEAL JACKSON

I have always liked Micheal Jackson songs and his dancing for along time. In fact he is probably the only artist whose development in the music industry I followed. In a sense, I use him to compare with my developments in my life and end up concluding that he has so much greater discipline and persistence than I do!

He is, of course the undisputed King of Pop. KING. A self made King from scratch who resides in the hearts of those who like his songs. Surely, even if you hate his songs, you must admire the fact that with all the odds against him, he managed to be KING.

Funny, many of his songs remind me of the signs of the Creator especially the one called the Man in the Mirror - so inward looking. Every time I hear that song, I feel that I have done so little in this world. Every time I hear that song, it is a reminder NOT to point fingers at others but criticize myself first. Amazing that Micheal Jackson had a greater impact on me than any cleric in constantly reminding me of the Creator. I suppose it has to do with perceptions - the window of your soul.

MIkey, like all of us, you have to journey your own path. Thank you for mingling with mine. I sincerely wish that you will pass all the tests that are laid on your journey.

Mikey's Earth song reminds me of so many verses from the Quran and in particular this one:

"Shall We treat those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, the same
as those who do mischief on earth? Shall We treat those who guard against evil, the
same as those who turn aside from the right?"
(Quran :38:28)




Earth Song Lyrics - Micheal Jackson

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain.. .
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaah

What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son...
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about the bleeding Earth
(What about us)
Can't we feel its wounds
(What about us)
What about nature's worth
(ooo,ooo)
It's our planet's womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We've turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can't we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What was us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn

2 comments:

niasara said...

That is so amusing... : )

I was thinking earlier " oh no...not again. I had enough with part 1",then what you did Tuan Jahamy??? You just bang my kepala with JACKO????

Arghhh... unbelievable !

Jahamy said...

Sara,

Life is to be lived fully - which means we must recognize that we have multiple interests and that we have many "personalities'. The trick and the challenge is NOT to allow life to push us into one role or one personality.

We were kids once....we could do many things - sing, dance, chat and yes, discuss God - all at the same time..:))

The problem with adults is that what they cannot, they want to deny others. And such adults with power are the worse kind......


peace ! Enjoy Jacko!!!