View Poll Results: Do You Like Morphine

Voters
132. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    54 40.91%
  • No

    5 3.79%
  • Not Really

    7 5.30%
  • I LOVE IT!

    66 50.00%
Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 107

Thread: Do You Like Morphine?

   
  1. #31
    Points: 8,636, Level: 62
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 114
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Three Friends5000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    2,038
    Points
    8,636
    Level
    62
    Thanks
    3,129
    Thanked 3,258 Times in 1,235 Posts

    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.

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to SarahJ For This Useful Post:


  3. #32
    Points: 9,065, Level: 64
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 285
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    MONTENEGRO/South Eastern Europe
    Posts
    394
    Points
    9,065
    Level
    64
    Thanks
    951
    Thanked 68 Times in 40 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    I love it!

  4. #33
    Points: 1,318, Level: 20
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 82
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    3
    Points
    1,318
    Level
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    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.

  5. #34
    Points: 16,184, Level: 81
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 166
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsCreated Blog entryTagger Second ClassVeteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    2,822
    Points
    16,184
    Level
    81
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    520
    Thanked 2,168 Times in 794 Posts

    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.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to IMWhizzle For This Useful Post:


  7. #35
    Points: 21,020, Level: 91
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 330
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Tagger Second ClassVeteranThree Friends10000 Experience PointsOverdrive

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Clare, Ireland
    Posts
    3,338
    Points
    21,020
    Level
    91
    Thanks
    2,500
    Thanked 3,682 Times in 1,453 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    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.

  8. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to innuendo141 For This Useful Post:


  9. #36
    Points: 15,438, Level: 80
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 412
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranThree Friends10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,853
    Points
    15,438
    Level
    80
    Thanks
    4,377
    Thanked 2,961 Times in 999 Posts

    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.

  10. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to SoCav For This Useful Post:


  11. #37
    Points: 33,416, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteranOverdrive25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Mesa, Arizona
    Posts
    12,879
    Points
    33,416
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 4,814 Times in 2,247 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    I've always liked the contrast from hard hitting vocals (and sounds) to smooth soothing!
    Walk in truth, stand IN JUSTICE https://twitter.com/rasheedKOPV?s=09

  12. #38
    Points: 5,832, Level: 49
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 118
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    MJInnocent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    371
    Points
    5,832
    Level
    49
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 232 Times in 116 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

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

  13. #39
    Points: 27,045, Level: 97
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 305
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsCreated Blog entryVeteranTagger First Class25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    4,772
    Points
    27,045
    Level
    97
    Blog Entries
    14
    Thanks
    7,589
    Thanked 2,926 Times in 1,463 Posts

    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!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    ‘ It’s better to fail in Originality than to succeed in Imitation’

    _ Michael Jackson _




  14. #40
    Points: 19,875, Level: 89
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 475
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsOverdriveVeteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,981
    Points
    19,875
    Level
    89
    Thanks
    1,936
    Thanked 4,401 Times in 1,595 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

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

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to AlwaysThere For This Useful Post:


  16. #41
    Points: 9,298, Level: 64
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 52
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Three Friends5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Love
    Posts
    1,006
    Points
    9,298
    Level
    64
    Thanks
    3,936
    Thanked 1,273 Times in 583 Posts

    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
    Last edited by Girl; 25-02-2016 at 10:29 PM.

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Girl For This Useful Post:


  18. #42
    Points: 27,045, Level: 97
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 305
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsCreated Blog entryVeteranTagger First Class25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    4,772
    Points
    27,045
    Level
    97
    Blog Entries
    14
    Thanks
    7,589
    Thanked 2,926 Times in 1,463 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    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.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    ‘ It’s better to fail in Originality than to succeed in Imitation’

    _ Michael Jackson _




  19. #43
    Points: 5,825, Level: 49
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 125
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    Moviefan2k4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    284
    Points
    5,825
    Level
    49
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 95 Times in 65 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Like Morphine?

    The drug, no; the song, yes.

  20. #44
    Points: 21,232, Level: 91
    Level completed: 77%, Points required for next Level: 118
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran10000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Tony R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,605
    Points
    21,232
    Level
    91
    Thanks
    432
    Thanked 2,748 Times in 918 Posts

    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

  21. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Tony R For This Useful Post:


  22. #45
    Points: 358, Level: 7
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 42
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered250 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    15
    Points
    358
    Level
    7
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    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?

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to Superfly King For This Useful Post:


Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •