I remembered when i was like 12 years old, we read quotes of different famous celebrities in one of our english teaching books...
I have never forgotten Michaels, it went:
'I hate tobacco, drugs and alcohol. I have never tried any of these.',
bellow it was a picture of him from the bad era. Then we also listened to this same statement from audio tape.
Well, I have no idea what was reaction of other classmates at school…but what i do remember is that this statement was a completely bullshit for me, something he would say as MJ, the performer.
At let's say 13 years old I discovered two songs, Morphine and Is it scary, both of them i liked very much at that time, though i now see that the point is in their lyrics but i never give much of attention on the lyric, because i was quite bad at english and i stil am…
however, i liked this songs, thinking the first one was about drug addiction, while the other one was about how he never got a chance to really socialize…
Few years later I read that he sampled a clip from The elephant man (what clip?) and that 'she' in Morphine might refer to Lisa M. Presley…um…so..
Do you know anything more about these two songs, what is your lyric explanation,…?
How much influence do co-authors usually leave on the song?
Umm…were lyrics written by himself?
Is it scary…is a song with probably one of best lyrics (like We've had enough, For all time,..).
I'm gonna be
Exactly what you wanna see
It's you whose haunting me
Your warning me
To be the stranger
In your life
Am I amusing you
Or just confusing you
Am I the beast
And if you wanna to see
I'll be grotesque
Before your eyes