#Lyricsoftheday Wrapup: Jackson Week

 

Thought I would start something new for the New Year, and start putting out a lyric or something everyday, at about 7 CST, I’m gonna throw something up on Twitter. I might have some of the other writers take a week or two every now and again (if you start seeing Nas or Frank Sinatra, chances are I’m taking a week off) So lets have fun with it, and if you missed a day, or just have no idea where the song comes from, well, here you go. As always the Twitter is @7poundbagdotcom #Lyricsoftheday

Did you enjoy Jackson week?

People always told me be careful of what you doMichael Jackson billie
And don’t go around breaking young girls’ hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do ’cause the lie becomes the truth

Billie Jean 2/9

Always a great video maker, this one is simple and showcases Micheal as he breaks through. Many people read a lot into the lyrics of this song, especially later in life, but this is just great for a young man, as I was when this came out.

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

Man In The Mirror 2/10

For some reason I have always enjoyed this song, even though it is far from his peak.

Touch Me And I Feel On FireMichael Jackson Lion
Ain’t Nothin’ Like A Love Desire (Ooh)
I’m Melting (I’m Melting)
Like Hot Candle Wax Sensation (Ah Sensation)
Lovely Where We’re At (Ooh)
So Let Love Take Us Through The Hours

Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough 2/11

Love the Chris Tucker version of this one. Amazing how but Tucker could have been if he wasn’t such a prick (from what I’ve read)

But don’t you know now is the perfect time
We can dim the lights, just to make it right
In the night, hit the lovin’ spot
I’ll give you all that I’ve got

Pretty Young Thing (P.Y.T.) 2/12

Yup. He’s a dirty dirty man. Considering he claims he was still a virgin at this time.

You have to show them that you’re really not scaredMichael Jackson Thriller
You’re playin’ with your life, this ain’t no truth or dare
They’ll kick you, then they beat you,
Then they’ll tell you it’s fair

Beat It 2/13

Not only did this song launch Jackson to orbit, it also gave Weird Al his big break. Might be the perfect song for those of us that grew up in the urban sprawl in the 80s.

I never felt so in love before
Promise baby, you’ll love me forevermore
I swear I’m keepin’ you satisfied
‘Cause you’re the one for me

The Way You Make Me Feel 2/14

Bit of a maturing song, still a solid hit for Jackson, surprisingly timeless if you hear it now. I would like to know why this hasn’t been remade or sampled to death.

As he came into the windowMichael Jackson moonwalker
It was the sound of a crescendo
He came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet

Smooth Criminal 2/15

Sometimes lyrics change the way you remember the songs, sometimes they confirm. Jackson almost sounds creepy here. Alien Ant Farm did a stunning cover of this song, but Jackson still owns it here.

Might have to come back to Jackson later this year, and considering there is one song here from Early Jackson that is glaring with its absence, but we should get to it . . .. oh, about late October.

As for next week?

I take the week off and the Lady Jane takes over- with a full week of The Beatles!

 

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