- Dec 21, 2015
Does anybody else think that this wouldve went to #1 if was officially released on bad,dangerous or history?
Ooohhh yea,i 4got about that! He said teddy riley cowrote the dangerous version but the verses r different from the originalIt's such a great song, it should have got a proper release, rather than a pepsi competition then on the ultimate collection. I would love to hear the Bad era version.
I think it's (one of) his most personal and honest production(s) ever and it sadly paints the picture of a most lonely soul. The tune expressed beautifully his longing for companionship, romance and loyalty. I'm not entirely sure it would have been a hit though. Irrespective of public reaction or recognition, for me it remains a true masterpiece exactly because of its raw sincerity.
Where did you hear about the title being someone put your hand down?Agreed! Such a gem. To think it was first called Someone Put Your Hand Down. Gives it a totally different meaning.
This song contains MJ's most expressive and sincerest lyrics.
"I lived my life the lonely, a soul that cries of shame. In handicapped emotions.
Save me now from what still remains"
" when you say we will dance into the light of day, its just like the children of earths joy.
We pray, will you promise me you'll always stay. It's because I'm needing that someone"
MJ was a poet.
Where did you hear about the title being someone put your hand down?
Lol singing it with the wrd down in my head is misleading tho ???the guy questioning him in the Mexico Deposition, ask him about several songs, and this is one of them, he said "Someone put your hand down", but I think he just said it wrong. Michael corrects him and says "Someone put your hand OUT"
I'm having difficulty seeing it as a sequelHaving difficulty finding the quote from one of the prducers/team that said they went about this as if it were the sequel to Human Nature. Brad Sundberg? Anyone else remember reading this?
I'm having difficulty seeing it as a sequel
Snap, but i DEFINITELY saw this said by someone!
Edit: found it. He said "a follow up to Human Nature" which is similar to sequel kinda
"For All Time" was a "sequel" to Human Nature - in a sense that it was written by the same author (Steve Porcaro).
I like the song, but I don't think it had potential to be a No.1 hit. It's too mellow, imo. But it is a beautiful song. And the released version is stronger than the early version (sounds completely different in verses too), so I'm glad it was re-written.
I really want to hear the early version! Did you hear it in brads seminars?
Yep. He used to play it. I don't know if he does anymore.
What does the production sound like?
Now knowing that spyho & botdf almost made the album I wonder if Michael had any ideas or an ambition for an accompanying video.It's just as good as any ballad on his albums and would have definitely charted high if he properly released it with a music video