追悼!マイケル・ジャクソン

どう考えてもだんだんにマイケルの顔はおかしくなっていっていた。

黒人なのに徐々に肌は白く、鼻やあごの形が変わっていってるように見えた。

自分の肌の色、それに対するコンプレックス。

湯川れい子さんは、それは幼児期の差別のつらい体験からだという。「痛ましいですねえ…」とも…

Black or White

I took my baby
On a saturday bang
Boy is that girl with you
Yes were one and the same

Now I believe in miracles
And a miracle
Has happened tonight

But, if
Youre thinkin
About my baby
It dont matter if youre
Black or white

They print my message
In the saturday sun
I had to tell them
I aint second to none

And I told about equality
An its true
Either youre wrong
Or youre right

But, if
Youre thinkin
About my baby
It dont matter if youre
Black or white

I am tired of this devil
I am tired of this stuff
I am tired of this business
Sew when the
Going gets rough
I aint scared of
Your brother
I aint scared of no sheets
I aint scare of nobody
Girl when the
Goin gets mean

(l. t. b. rap performance)
Protection
For gangs, clubs
And nations
Causing grief in
Human relations
Its a turf war
On a global scale
Id rather hear both sides
Of the tale
See, its not about races
Just places
Faces
Where your blood
Comes from
Is where your space is
Ive seen the bright
Get duller
Im not going to spend
My life being a color

(michael)
Dont tell me you agree with me
When I saw you kicking dirt in my eye

But, if
Youre thinkin about my baby
It dont matter if youre black or white

I said if
Youre thinkin of
Being my baby
It dont matter if youre black or white

I said if
Youre thinkin of
Being my brother
It dont matter if youre
Black or white

Ooh, ooh
Yea, yea, yea now
Ooh, ooh
Yea, yea, yea now

Its black, its white
Its tough for you
To get by
Its black , its white, whoo

Its black, its white
Its tough for you
To get by
Its black , its white, whoo

You Are Not Alone

Another day has gone
I'm still all alone
How could this be
You're not here with me
You never said goodbye
Someone tell me why
Did you have to go
And leave my world so cold

Everyday I sit and ask myself
How did love slip away
Something whispers in my ear and says
That you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay

But you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart
But you are not alone
'Lone, 'lone Why, 'lone

Just the other night
I thought I heard you cry
Asking me to come
And hold you in my arms
I can hear your prayers
Your burdens I will bear
But first I need your hand
Then forever can begin

Everyday I sit and ask myself
How did love slip away
Something whispers in my ear and says
That you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay

For you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart
For you are not alone

Whisper three words and I'll come runnin'
And girl you know that I'll be there
I'll be there

You are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay
For you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart

For you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay

For you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart

For you are not alone...

Leave me alone

Aaow! - Hoo hoo!
I don`t care what you talkin` `bout baby
I don`t care what you say
Don`t you walkin` beggin` back mama
I don`t care anyway
Time after time I gave you all of my money
No excuses to make
Ain`t no mountain that I can`t climb baby
All is going my way
(`Cause there`s a time when you`re right)
(And you know you must fight)
Who`s laughing baby, don`t you know?
(And ther e`s the choice that we make)
(And this choice you will take)
Who`s laughing baby?
So just leave me alone girl
Leave me alone
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
Leave me alone
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
Leave me alone - stop it!
Just stop doggin` me around
(Just stop doggin` me)
There was a time
I used to say girl I need you
But who is sorry now
You really hurt, you used to take and deceive me
Now who is sorry now
You got a way of making me feel so sorry
I found out right away
Don`t you come walkin` beggin` I ain`t love you
Don`t you get in my way
`Cause (There`s a time when you`re right)
(And you know you must fight)

Who`s laughing baby, don`t you know?
(And there`s the choice that we make)
(And this choice you will take)
Who`s laughing baby?
So just leave me alone girl
Leave me alone
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
Leave me alone - girl
Leave me alone
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
Stop it!
Just stop dog gin` me around
(Just stop doggin` me)
(`Cause there`s a time when you`re right)
(And you know you must fight)
Who`s laughing baby, don`t you know?
(And there`s the choice that we make)
(And this choice you will take)
Who`s laughing baby?
So just leave me alone girl
Leave me alone
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
Leave me alone - girl
Leave me alone
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
Stop it!
Just stop doggin` me around
Leave me alone - girl
Leave me alone
(L eave me alone)
(Leave me alone)
Leave me alone, girl
(Leave me alone)
Leave me alone - stop it!
Just stop doggin` me around
(Just stop doggin` me)
Don`t come beggin` me
Don`t come beggin`
Don`t come lovin` me
Don`t come beggin` I love you
I don`t want to
I don`t... I don`t... I don`t... I...I...I...aaow!
Hee! Hee!
Don`t come beggin` me
Don`t come beggin`
Don`t come lovin` me
Don`t come beggin` I love you
I don`t want it I don`t need it --------------------- THE END !

Ben

Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I'll never be alone
And you, my friend, will see
You've got a friend in me
(you've got a friend in me)

Ben, you're always running here and there
You feel you're not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind
And don't like what you find
There's one thing you should know
You've got a place to go
(you've got a place to go)

I used to say "I" and "me"
Now it's "us", now it's "we"
I used to say "I" and "me"
Now it's "us", now it's "we"
Ben, most people would turn you away
I don't listen to a word they say
They don't see you as I do
I wish they would try to
I'm sure they'd think again
If they had a friend like Ben
(a friend)Like Ben
(like Ben)Like Ben

I'll BeThere

You and I must make a pact
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love, Ill be there

Ill reach out my hand to you,
Ill have faith in all you do
Just call my name and Ill be there

Chorus:
And oh - Ill be there to comfort you,
Build my world of dreams around you
Im so glad that I found you
Ill be there with a love thats strong
Ill be your strength, Ill keep holding on
Yes I will, yes I will

Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness, well thats all Im after
Whenever you need me, Ill be there
Ill be there to protect you
With an unselfish love I respect you
Just call my name and Ill be there

(chorus)

If you should ever find someone new
I know hed better be good to you
cos if he doesnt, Ill be there

Dont you know, baby, yeah yeah
Ill be there, Ill be there, just call my name, Ill be there

(just look over your shoulders, honey - ooh)

Ill be there, Ill be there, whenever you need me, Ill be there

Dont you know, baby, yeah yeah
Ill be there, Ill be there, just call my name, Ill be there...

Heal the World 

There's a place in your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place could be much
Brighter than tomorrow
And if you really try
You'll Find There's No Need
To Cry
In This Place You'll Feel
There's No Hurt Or Sorrow

There are ways
To get there
If you care enough
For the living
Make a little space
Make a better place...

Chorus:
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me
And the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough
For the living
Make a better place
For you and for me

If you want to know why
There's a love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares of joyful giving
If we try
We shall see
In the bliss we cannot feel
Fear or dread
We stop existing and start living

Then it feels that always
Love's enough for us growing
So make a better world
Make a better world...

Chorus

And the dream we were conceived in
Will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in
Will shine again in grace
Then why do we keep strangling life
Wound this earth
Crucify it's soul
Though it's plain to see
This world is heavenly
Be God's glow

We could fly so high
Let our spirits never die
In my heart
I feel you are all my brothers
Create a world with no fear
Together we cry happy tears
See the nations turn their swords
Into plowshares

We could really get there
If you cared enough for the living
Make a little space
To make a better place...

Chorus
(Repeat)

There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place
For you and for me
(Repeat)

You and for me
You and for me
(Repeat to end)

Have You Seen My Childhood

Have you seen my Childhood?
I'm searching for the world that I come from
'Cause I've been looking around
In the lost and found of my heart...
No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities...
'Cause I keep kidding around
Like a child, but pardon me...

People say I'm not okay
'Cause I love such elementary things...
It's been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood
I've never known...

Have you seen my Childhood?
I'm searching for that wonder in my youth
Like pirates in adventurous dreams,
Of conquest and kings on the throne...

Before you judge me, try hard to love me,
Look within your heart then ask,
Have you seen my Childhood?

People say I'm strange that way
'Cause I love such elementary things,
It's been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood I've never known...

Have you seen my Childhood?
I'm searching for that wonder in my youth
Like fantastical stories to share
The dreams I would dare, watch me fly...

Before you judge me, try hard to love me.
The painful youth I've had

Have you seen my Childhood...