Michael Jackson is still my king of pop

Alot of people wonder why I still like Michael Jackson. After more rumors, strange behavior, charges, and bad wigs than you can shake a glittered glove at, most of the population has written him off as pretty much crazy. Not me.

I agree that the personal life of this icon has overshadowed his artistry, but those songs, videos, and dance moves will always shine through the darkness. I can’t look at that sad visage without seeing the beautiful performer that I fell in love with all those years ago, and I can’t convince myself that the man who wanted to “heal the world” is some kind of child-molesting monster.

There will never be another performer on this level; one that combines the sound of music with such stunning visual interpretations, whether dance or video. Many have and will continue to try, but all will fail. You can’t reinvent the wheel, and you certainly can’t reinvent an entire genre of entertainment.

I wanted to post the lyrics of my all-time favorite MJ song, “Man In The Mirror”. This song has always stirred my soul, and you can see that Michael is having a religious experience while performing it, as well.

Man In The Mirror

I’m gonna make a change,
For once in my life
It’s gonna feel real good,
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right . . .

As I turn up the collar on my
Favourite winter coat
This wind is blowin’ my mind
I see the kids in the street,
With not enough to eat
Who am I, to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer’s disregard,
A broken bottle top
And a one man’s soul
They follow each other on
The wind ya’ know
’cause they got nowhere to go
That’s why I want you to know

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and
Then make a change

I’ve been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It’s time that I realize
That there are some with no home,
Not a nickel to loan,
Could it be really me,
Pretending that they’re not alone?

A willow deeply scarred,
Somebody’s broken heart
And a washed-out dream
They follow the pattern of
The wind, ya’ see
Cause they got no place to be
That’s why I’m starting with me

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and
Then make that change

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

1 thought on “Michael Jackson is still my king of pop”

  1. Michael Jackson was my first love when I was 9 years old. I just found him mesmerising and I couldn’t take my eyes off him. He could have been black, white or green and I think I would still fall in love with him. I have never ever had any celebrity leave such an affect on me. It’s only when I saw his interview with Oprah that I learned how shy and sweet he was… And I loved him even more. My heart cries at the thought of his loss. The loss of a good man who genuinely cared about the world and those who were less fortunate. My biggest regret is that I never had the opportunity to meet or even see this magnificent man… Even though I lived through his era. May he find peace and happiness at last. I really hope God exists… Because he would be so loved by Him. I love you MJ.

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