- May 22, 2014
Girl;4262952 said:I guess on that day in June he broke the hearts of all those of us who were supposed to see him on that opening night and left so much of the world yearning for his art and mourning his loss. I figured since it was a love song, it belonged in here more than in other threads.
Along the years, some have even speculated that this tune was actually very significant in this whole litd story because it represented his poetic way of letting the world know about 'her'. While others yet, saw it simply as a convenient song to be dug up by the Estate from the vault, just because out of sheer coincidence, its title happened to mirror the name of Michael's would be-tour.
I guess we’ll never know. Let’s just settle for enjoying the sweet images and sounds of a man who gave his all for his art, his fans and the most vulnerable of the world, children in need.
8701girl;4272476 said:this thread is so special to some of us remember i used to post here all the time
Indeed it is special. As I was thinking about its length in time, I also got to wonder if and when the basic premise for the thread – Michael’s quest for a divine kind of romance – even started. And I remembered some pictures I had saved quite a while ago. One of them is supposed to have Michael’s authentic handwriting.
8701girl;4277663 said:That picture is beautiful btw i miss chatting with u
SoS said:My experience of this lovely thread is like a continuously unfolding tapestry of revelation, especially whist posting which spontaneously makes for more...and more....in the moment as discovery occurs.
It reminds me of how Michael said years ago in an Ebony or Jet article that he writes in “layers” like an onion. I have discovered that after the dominant sounds become like, “white noise” that s when the sounds, words, stories ‘underneath’ come ‘forward’ sonically speaking and the other sounds are revealed.
Also, speaking of the word “dear” there is a line also in, This Is It where toward the end of the song, (just before his angelic falsetto adlib) he sings. “come on please dear understand.”
Streetwalker being NOT about a prostitute btw
Streetwalker is about a unique lady (“never met a girl just like you”
Speaking of “real” and speaking of the song This Is It as Girl posted above, there’s a line where he sings, ‘I’m the light of the world gonna make—- make her feel — this is real — every time I’m in love they don’t feel [it].”
Personally I had originally felt that a song is just a song. My realistic nature tells me that in real life it’s all really done to have his fans/customers on fan forums talking about his music forevermore, and for “escapism” to use MJ’s word but sorry I temporarily digress.
I also believe he at least did also have real love with those he married, each obviously special to him in their own way, and I take solace in knowing he did not live his entire existence without a single modicum of a normal or normally abnormal love in his life.
It’s seems that relationships that are “proximity” types of connections (meaning people known due to being incidental to one’s environment) tend to often be those connections that teach us initial awarenesses about ourselves- the knowledge of which helps us with our ultimate relationships.
Some of us who are unsettled about the evidence of the death also have held out hope that he strategically found a way to make his “dream come true” as he sang about in various songs and spoke about as well in terms of the fame.
Clearly “she” was not lured by material things (although she should’ve realized MJ can’t help but to come that way) and we speculated that it may be the thing she wanted him to know most . How else would he know she loves him for him? It is also a contradiction to assume that would matter to him since according to interviews his focus seemed to have been that special someone would have money like him so he’d know he could trust that person. I find it a sad irony that he would use money as a screening criteria but I digress sorry again.
Another irony on top of that is a song that emphasizes how “life ain’t always material things”
Lastly, curious whether anyone here found it rather......I guess I’ll say, “odd” that on the Jackson brothers’ recent tours where Jermaine sings many of Michael’s lead parts especially on Michael’s solo hits— there is one lesser known song in Michael’s repertoire that Jermaine sings in addition to his giant hits, and that particular song was not only NOT a hit, it was also not a single release at all — and for the most part not a huge fan favorite even as a “filler” song - in fact it often shows up on the LEAST favorite and least well-liked/well-known- lists and that song is, Can’t Let Her Get Away.
Magicgirl said:Well, actually MJ is not dead, he lives in out hearts!!!! After listening to his music again today I was amazed how powerful was his music, how powerful was his message, how powerful was this man in whatever way, being able to change this world to the better, to unite and encourage so many people. His effort to make this world better shouldn't be in vain, his deeds should live further on.