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    Default Song of the Week - You are my life

    What do you think of this song?



    Lyrics:
    Once all alone
    I was lost in a world of strangers
    No one to trust
    On my own, I was lonely
    You suddenly appeared
    It was cloudy before but now it’s clear
    You took away the fear
    You brought me back to life

    [CHORUS]
    You are the sun
    You make me shine
    Or more like the stars
    That twinkle at night
    You are the moon
    That glows in my heart
    You’re my daytime my nighttime
    My world
    You’re my life

    Now I wake up everyday
    With this smile upon my face
    No more tears, no more pain
    ‘Cause you love me
    You help me understand
    That love is the answer to all that I am
    And I’m a better man
    You taught me by sharing your live

    [CHORUS]

    You gave me strength
    When I wasn’t strong
    You gave me hope when all hope is lost
    You opened my eyes when I couldn’t see
    Love was always here waiting for me

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    Default Re: Song of the Week - You are my life

    It's another SOTW Ballad!! Respect's gonna be maaaddd at you

    I like it! Maybe it's because I was a relatively new soppy Dad in 2001!
    I CAN'T TAKE IT 'COS I'M TONY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony R View Post
    It's another SOTW Ballad!! Respect's gonna be maaaddd at you
    Not as mad as MattyJam will be when he finds out someone else pipped him to the post again on the SOTW thread.
    “If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
    ~ * ~ Michael Jackson ~ * ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony R View Post
    It's another SOTW Ballad!! Respect's gonna be maaaddd at you
    Riiiiiight. One would think MJ only sang ballads based on these SOTW threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJam View Post
    That's Valery and Tony in my bad books now. Btw, has anyone seen my book? It's got a black cover and you open it up and it has Tony and Valery's name inside?

    YAML is a sweet song. It's not one I listen to a lot, but whenever I do I really enjoy it.
    Don't forget that it's all for love, l.o.v.e guys :cheeky:

    Anyway i really love this song, it's so sweet.

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    Default Re: Song of the Week - You are my life

    I always think of how he wrote/sang this for his kids, so of course it's wonderful. But, I don't listen to it very often, either.


    I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know you, all else melted away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJam View Post
    That's Valery and Tony in my bad books now. Btw, has anyone seen my book? It's got a black cover and you open it up and it has Tony and Valery's name inside?

    YAML is a sweet song. It's not one I listen to a lot, but whenever I do I really enjoy it.
    I've got your book here. It must be yours, it has a page entitled 'Stupid things I've said' including 'I listen to Invincible more than any other MJ album' and 'TWYMMF is one of the worst songs on Bad'.

    Anyway, and I don't mean this dismissively but YAML could have been on a Disney soundtrack album alongside The Lost Children and Childhood. He could have done a great score.
    I CAN'T TAKE IT 'COS I'M TONY

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    Default Re: Song of the Week - You are my life

    As for the song, not my favourite, but I appreciate the fact that MJ was never scared to be this genuine - and didn't care if it was "cool" or not or whether someone might find it "cheesy" or not. If it was in his heart he did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post
    As for the song, not my favourite, but I appreciate the fact that MJ was never scared to be this genuine - and didn't care if it was "cool" or not or whether someone might find it "cheesy" or not. If it was in his heart he did it.
    Exactly.

    YAML
    TLC
    DYKWYCA
    HTW

    I love that it was music first, cool second. It made him cooler in my eyes growing up.
    I CAN'T TAKE IT 'COS I'M TONY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony R View Post
    Exactly.

    YAML
    TLC
    DYKWYCA
    HTW

    I love that it was music first, cool second. It made him cooler in my eyes growing up.
    Yes, I can quote it again from Kanye what I quoted in the Heal The World thread (as it is specifically about that song but it fitst here as well).

    What is the definition of cool? Michael Jackson made “Heal the World.” He could do that because he was golden. He was himself. He didn't have to try to be cool. Think about a lot of your favorite bands or groups. Would they make a song called “Heal the World”? No, because they are too concerned about their leather jackets. Ironically, they are probably wearing leather jackets because of Michael Jackson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post
    Yes, I can quote it again from Kanye what I quoted in the Heal The World thread (as it is specifically about that song but it fitst here as well).
    Thanks. Love that. He's said some crap in his time has Mr. West, but that is spot on.

    I also include a dedication to 'the children of the world' on the back cover of HIStory, his first album post the allegations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valeryjackson View Post
    What do you think of this song?
    For me, ‘You Are My Life’ is the lowest point on that album.

    Moreover, the fact that MJ sounds (or tries to sound) like Babyface here is even more disturbing. I mean, he does not need to. The same, of course, goes for the other Babyface-influenced/produced song called ‘On The Line’ that was recorded some years earlier.

    Melodically, ‘You Are My Life’ is very weak. It has a very simple chorus, too simple lyrics & it never really explodes while it approaches its end.

    Also, despite the happy, optimistic theme of ‘You Are My Life’, MJ sounds slightly sad while singing these lines.

    Finally, it is even more frustrating to think that (according, at least, to some accounts & reports) ‘You Are My Life’ made the album at the expense of ‘Shout’. In my opinion, that was an unforgivable decision.

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    It's a nice melody, the chorus is good and really memorable. Of course Michael sings it extremely well, one of the stronger vocals on Invincible for me.

    It's not one of my favourites off the album but I'll take it over a few songs on Invincible (I'm looking at you Don't Walk Away)

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    YAML should never have been included on any KoP album. This was one example of Vince's notoriously bad track listing issue. It had too many tracks, many were filler and should have been removed IMO. The album would have been FAR better without tracks like YAML, LC, Cry, Privacy, DWA etc.
    How could the man responsible for uber hits such as Smooth Criminal, Billie Jean, Beat It end up recording and releasing sappy crap like YAML? There are ways to convey the same messages in a much more commercially acceptable way - a way that can enhance the album and increase sales. The way those songs were recorded showed that MJ had lost his way (IMO). I'm not criticising the message but the execution was cheesy, messy, and unappealing to the masses.

    Somebody mentioned the YAML being weak melodically and lyrically. It was. The same can be said for Lost Children. *shakes head*

    I know some people hear love songs like YAML and Lost Children, but they were not good choices to put on an album that was (after many years of absense) a comeback album for the King of Pop. Though some say MJ didn't need to be cool, MJ SHOULD have been cooler than that. He had lost so much credibility by 2001 that the last thing he needed was to include tracks like that on his album. At least he didn't have the foolishness to release them as singles...oh wait!. Cry was released as the second single. It killed album sales dead. Not to mention the foolish (mostly) one-sided public spat with Sony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJTruth View Post
    At least he didn't have the foolishness to release them as singles...oh wait!. Cry was released as the second single. It killed album sales dead. Not to mention the foolish (mostly) one-sided public spat with Sony.
    If you want to be so critical of MJ at least you should be fair and criticize him for things that were his own doing and not someone else's.

    Cry was released as a single because Sony wanted to. MJ didn't. He wanted to release Unbreakable or Threatened. He refused to appear in the video for Cry exactly because making it a single was against what he wanted. One of MJ's problem with Sony was exactly that they did not give him any control about what will be a single and what not. MJ wanted to release Unbreakable as the lead single but Sony pushed for YRMW. Choosing Cry despite of MJ wanting other songs as singles was the last straw for him.
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