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    Default The 2nd and real meaning of "The Lost Children"

    I noticed that few people understood that the "lost children" are us, the adults...

    You understand that as soon as you know from which episode of the Twilight Zone are taken the children voices of the beginning of the song...

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    Default Re: The 2nd and real meaning of "The Lost Children"

    I found that out by accident. I had to re-listen to the song to the song after watching that episode.

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    To be honest, I think you yourself misunderstood the song, and Michael's meaning of the song. "The lost children" is literally about children that are 'lost'; taken from their parents who don't know where their child is, or if they are even alive. Children that are alone, families who are hoping for the child to come home safely.

    "We sing songs for the wishing, of those who are kissing, but not for the missing"

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    I'm sure Michael watched this movie:



    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112682/plotsummary
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    Default Re: The 2nd and real meaning of "The Lost Children"

    I think lost can also mean being mentally lost e.g. children being frustrated and confused and "wishing them home" can be a metaphor for returning to a calm state of mind.

    " " A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life."
    I like that thought, the last one I have before my eyes close. With a smile, I melt back into the music myself" - Michael Jackson

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    Default Re: The 2nd and real meaning of "The Lost Children"

    I dont know what you're talking about cause I've never seen Twilight Zone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie View Post
    To be honest, I think you yourself misunderstood the song, and Michael's meaning of the song. "The lost children" is literally about children that are 'lost'; taken from their parents who don't know where their child is, or if they are even alive. Children that are alone, families who are hoping for the child to come home safely.

    "We sing songs for the wishing, of those who are kissing, but not for the missing"

    I agree with you. I think the song has a literal meaning about the lost children, children who are missing from home.

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    I remember reading in an article prior to the release of Invincible that MJ was going to publicise a true life case of a missing child in the album booklet.

    Obviously that never happened, but I think that story goes to prove that the song can be taken as literally being about lost/missing children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJam View Post
    I remember reading in an article prior to the release of Invincible that MJ was going to publicise a true life case of a missing child in the album booklet.

    Obviously that never happened, but I think that story goes to prove that the song can be taken as literally being about lost/missing children.
    This

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    To me it's ambivalent and BOTH. Primarily it's the "missing" yes, but followed pretty closely by the inner missing child that went lost a long time ago.

    Michael always mentioned how he just wanted a dad whom he could just look up to and call "dad". Saying
    Home with their fathers,
    Snug close and warm, loving their mothers
    I see the door simply wide open
    But no one can find thee
    is the perfect way of expressing both. Children that are missing and children who want and deserve nothing more than loving parents and a safe heaven, a home.

    It's a wonderful way of expressing both.
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    Can I just take a moment to say that I think this is one of the best songs on Invincible and is vastly underrated by many fans. I'm glad it has it's own thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJam View Post
    Can I just take a moment to say that I think this is one of the best songs on Invincible and is vastly underrated by many fans. I'm glad it has it's own thread.
    It has one of the best bridges ever...whenever I hear "I see the door simply wide open" I want cry on my knees. It's beautiful. It's not a "cool" song. It's mushy at first glance. If you take a couple more glances, it's not mushy at all.

    "When you sit there addressing
    counting your blessings
    biding your time
    when you lay me down sleeping
    my heart is weeping"- I have heard so many people critiquing this as mushy ballad, but I challenge anybody to write such true and profound lyrics while keeping it simple...that's a real art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJam View Post
    Can I just take a moment to say that I think this is one of the best songs on Invincible and is vastly underrated by many fans. I'm glad it has it's own thread.
    I agree. I love this song. It's amazing. It always hurts me to read the fans bashing this song...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie View Post
    To be honest, I think you yourself misunderstood the song, and Michael's meaning of the song. "The lost children" is literally about children that are 'lost';
    you're wrong !

    it's not a coincidence if some sounds come from :

    an episode of the Twilight zone where adults try to be young again...

    You should watch this episode and realize how smart was MJ when he wrote "the lost children"

    entire epîsode but in french version

    http://www.indavideo.hu/video/86_-_L...KICK_THE_CAN_2
    Last edited by loka; 18-06-2010 at 08:48 PM.

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    The dedication was going to be for a toddler who went missing from her Florida home. The police always believed the parents were covering for each other so no new information ever came for her. She was never found and the parents never charged. The reason why the dedication was stopped was because of the National Group for Exploited Children. They felt putting the picture and the girls name while the investigation was ongoing and the parents not cooperating would be a bad idea. The parents would become intimidated.

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