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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    I love Morphine. There's so much going on in that song. To me it not just about the allure of the drug but the addiction to fame and money of those around him. Shows just how aware he was of peoples motivations.

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    I love it!

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    That is my favorite song from Blood On The Dance Floor. It is kind of creepy in a way. It's creepy to me because the man is hooked on Demerol and needs it more and more each day. Which is how Michael was with propofol because of his doctors.

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJBad25 View Post
    That is my favorite song from Blood On The Dance Floor. It is kind of creepy in a way. It's creepy to me because the man is hooked on Demerol and needs it more and more each day. Which is how Michael was with propofol because of his doctors.
    Hard to imagine. I think he was referring to his feelings and his painkiller 'addiction' back in 1993.

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    Jesus, I remember as a kid thinking the lyrics were

    "Debbie Rowe, Debbie Rowe, oh god he's dating Debbie Rowe....."

    No force of nature can break your will to self motivate.

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    Quote Originally Posted by innuendo141 View Post
    Jesus, I remember as a kid thinking the lyrics were

    "Debbie Rowe, Debbie Rowe, oh god he's dating Debbie Rowe....."
    The sentiments of teenage fangirls circa '97 captured in one gutwrenching line.

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    I've always liked the contrast from hard hitting vocals (and sounds) to smooth soothing!
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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    It's a masterpiece.....enough said.

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    I voted for 'I love it'

    I love the contrast between the slow soothing part and the screaming lyrics.

    Its like a 'Morning' song. Listen to that and you're instantly awake LOL

    No seriously, I love it as it does handle a 'touchy' subject of the use of Pain medication
    Once, you have been there, it does struck a cord within you!


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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    It's absolutely excellent. One of his most impressive artistic triumphs.

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post
    It's absolutely excellent. One of his most impressive artistic triumphs.
    Most definitely so. It's a raw, honest and deeply personal piece = art at its very best. Masterpieces such as Morphine demonstrate Michael's true depth as an artist which goes well beyond entertainment. His popularity and the visual elements of some of his songs, as well as the dance routines have managed to overshadow his brilliant and raw songwriting.

    I may have said this before, but I think it begs repeating - Billie Jean, Beat it & Speed demon are entertainment, Morphine, Little Susie, Earth Song and soooo many others are art. Don't mean to sound terribly elitist and consider art only those elements which deal with dark, somber matters. After all, life is far too serious and dreadful an affair to focus only on its dark parts. Levity and entertainment are always needed, but there is indeed something very special about an artist's ability to express all variables of human emotion (including the less pleasant ones). And when you combine that simple humanity and empathy with the courage to expose one's very own weaknesses, angst and fears it's even greater an achievement. That raw sincerity is most appealing to me and to many other art lovers, I'm sure. Michael manages to do all of that brilliantly in Morphine. Definitely one of the hidden gems in his catalog, sadly overlooked by the general public and music "connoisseurs".

    Great thread btw and some really brilliant and insightful posts. I'm amazed I've missed it initially, thanks for bringin' it back up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl View Post
    Most definitely so. It's a raw, honest and deeply personal piece = art at its very best. Masterpieces such as Morphine demonstrate Michael's true depth as an artist which goes well beyond entertainment. His popularity and the visual elements of some of his songs, as well as the dance routines have managed to overshadow his brilliant and raw songwriting.

    I may have said this before, but I think it begs repeating - Billie Jean, Beat it & Speed demon are entertainment, Morphine, Little Susie, Earth Song and soooo many others are art. Don't mean to sound terribly elitist and consider art only those elements which deal with dark, somber matters. After all, life is far too serious and dreadful an affair to focus only on its dark parts. Levity and entertainment are always needed, but there is indeed something very special about an artist's ability to express all variables of human emotion (including the less pleasant ones). And when you combine that simple humanity and empathy with the courage to expose one's very own weaknesses, angst and fears it's even greater an achievement. That raw sincerity is most appealing to me and to many other art lovers, I'm sure. Michael manages to do all of that brilliantly in Morphine. Definitely one of the hidden gems in his catalog, sadly overlooked by the general public and music "connoisseurs".

    Great thread btw and some really brilliant and insightful posts. I'm amazed I've missed it initially, thanks for bringin' it back up
    I love the BOLD quote. Indeed, another reason to love the song as it tells a 'hidden' story and I like that in songs. it takes you away and it makes you aware of a otherwise 'shunned' topic.


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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    The drug, no; the song, yes.

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    Strangely Morphine came on my playlist on the drive home yesterday, I hadn't heard it for ages.

    It got me thinking how damn experimental MJ got in the last 90's. I mean this song both sonically, structurally & in regards to the subject manner.

    So frustrating that he isn't known for this time of stuff instead of 'just' the amazing pop he produced.

    We have spoken already about MJ not being respected enough as an artist & this is another example. The fact that he was opening his heart up so much on such a personal matter is astounding. The lyrics in the bridge for example:

    Relax
    This won't hurt you
    Before I put it in
    Close your eyes and count to ten
    Don't cry
    I won't convert you
    There's no need to dismay
    Close your eyes and drift away

    Demerol
    Demerol
    Oh, God, he's taking Demerol
    Demerol
    Demerol
    Oh, God, he's taking Demerol

    He's tried
    Hard to convince her
    To be over what he had
    Today he wants it twice as bad
    Don't cry
    I won't resent you
    Yesterday you had his trust
    Today he's taking twice as much

    Yes, he output around this time was so different to anything I've ever heard anyone produce, especially a mainstream pop or R&B artist.

    Little Susie
    Morphine
    Earth Song
    TDCAU
    Stranger in Moscow
    I CAN'T TAKE IT 'COS I'M TONY

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    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    I love Morphine. It's one of the most powerful songs he's ever written
    With such confusion don't it make you wanna scream?

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