Did Michael Jackson Heal The World?

Posted by : foongpc | Sunday, June 28, 2009 | Published in


I know I am a little late in posting about our late King Of Pop, Michael Jackson who passed away a few days ago.

But so many blogs were talking about it, so I did not want to be joining in the bandwagon.

Still, I could not resist sharing a little of my thoughts today.

I learnt about Michael's death on the radio while driving to work on Friday morning. I had switched on the radio and one of Michael's song was on air. Right after the song finished, the DJ spoke. I did not really pay attention to what the DJ was saying until I heard him say "...the late Michael Jackson...". I was like, what?! Did I hear that wrongly?

I was quite sure I heard wrongly, but his next sentence confirmed my worst fears. Michael Jackson had passed away! I could not believe it!

After that, the radio took in calls from listeners and some called in half crying as they spoke. It was pretty emotional and I could not help shedding a tear or two.

Later that morning, as if to add to the sadness I already felt in my heart, the rain fell.

Although I am not a huge fan of Michael Jackson, his popularity was something I could not ignore. I even bought his album "HIStory" many years ago which I really liked. It was the best album for me as it contained most of his previous No.1 hits and new materials. It was called "History : Past, Present and Future, Book 1". I have been waiting for Book 2 ever since but it never come.

As the years passed, Michael seemed to be more famous for his weirdness and molestation cases than his music. It was such a pity, for had he continued to come out with good albums, he would probably still be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry today.

Well, I am not in a position to judge Michael Jackson for what he did in his life. And I don't think anyone should even attempt it. For we are not him and we are not in his shoes. We would never understand the kind of life he went through. Now that he is gone, I just want the very best memories of him to last forever.

I think one of his songs that made the most impact on me was "Heal The World". Michael had written one of the most beautiful and inspiring lyrics to this song. Many people who knew him personally said he was a kind and warm hearted person.

Listening to this song made me believe that he was indeed a caring person who had a mission to heal the world. Did he succeed? I don't know but somehow this song just makes me want to cry.

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.

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 for joyful giving.
If we try we shall see
In this bliss we cannot feel
Fear or dread
We stop existing and start living
Then it feels that always
Love's enough for us growing
Make a better world, make a better world.

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.

And the dream we would 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'll 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.

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.

Chorus (2x)

There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.
There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.


(39) Comments

  1. eiling lim said...

    I'm not a big fan of MJ but I can feel his music. He's one whom sing with passion and all his songs are worth listening to!

    June 28, 2009 at 11:27 AM
  2. vialentino said...

    yo bro...really sad that MJ passed away....feel sad ler...

    June 28, 2009 at 1:07 PM
  3. bluedreamer27 said...

    yes i think so
    MJ had a great influence not only for his fans but to the whole world too
    Yes we loose Michael Jackson but his songs will remain

    June 28, 2009 at 2:16 PM
  4. lina said...

    I was in the gym when I saw the news at the TV screen. I was so engrossed watching the news I didn't realize my trainer was standing beside me.

    I like his music and the songs all have deep meaning, despite the weirdness reported in the media. Who are we to judge a person?

    My uncles used to sport the red jacket like worn by MJ in the 80s. :D

    June 28, 2009 at 2:30 PM
  5. Gallivanter said...

    RIP MJ. The LAST legend on earth. Look at the impact he made in the music industry, even outdone Elvis and Beatles, by doing something magical - uniting the world - irrespective of race, religion and age. Kudos.

    June 28, 2009 at 3:02 PM
  6. Reanaclaire said...

    foongpc..thanks for loading this song.. it is indeed touching.. I uploaded the other song... yes, i agree with u.. we r not here to judge him .. to me, i think he has a kind heart and who really have compassion for people esp the young kids... Now I am starting to miss him..

    June 28, 2009 at 3:33 PM
  7. day-dreamer said...

    Surprisingly his death didn't make me very sad... most probably due to his image being tarnished by his recent legal cases.

    But still, I don't deny his songs are good, especially Heal The World.

    June 28, 2009 at 3:56 PM
  8. Faisal Admar said...

    heal the world is the 2nd best for me after you are not alone sang by him.

    i'm gonna miss him a lot!

    June 28, 2009 at 4:52 PM
  9. Superman said...

    He is the great singer for all time!

    June 28, 2009 at 5:01 PM
  10. Tekkaus said...

    Another post about the late Michael Jackson! He is such a hit even in his dead bed. And he is a legend already. :D So did he heal the world? My answer is yes...I guess. :D

    June 28, 2009 at 5:51 PM
  11. Tekkaus said...

    He is an entertainer who tried his best to make everyone happy...but in the end...he did not get what he wish for (or does he)! Anyway this song is also one of my favourite. Long life King of Pop! :D

    June 28, 2009 at 5:53 PM
  12. HappySurfer said...

    RIP, MJ. He probably is the most blogged about right now. I probably have overdone it too with three different posts. I don't care. He deserves it. LOL!

    June 28, 2009 at 5:54 PM
  13. HappySurfer said...

    Btw, there has been talk that he's faking his own death. This is an interesting theory. Also read that his family is seeking a second autopsy.

    My heart goes out to his family, esp his children.

    June 28, 2009 at 5:58 PM
  14. Pete said...

    RIP MJ, The King of POP!

    June 28, 2009 at 6:08 PM
  15. Mariuca said...

    Hey Foong, such a tragic untimely death.... MJ will be sorely missed by all. We love u MJ! :):):)

    June 28, 2009 at 8:38 PM
  16. Perky said...

    As a big MJ fan, I believe he did heal the world of the lives he impacted directly. He was a very well known humanitarian, with endless list of charity organisations (naturally, Heal the World Foundation was one them). He also set up a number of scholarship programs for schools and cities.

    It's just too bad that while he was trying to make the world a better place, the media was busy trying to take him down... and somewhere along the way we forget abt the good work he has done for the human race.

    June 28, 2009 at 9:16 PM
  17. Mariuca said...

    I also have a special tag for u, enjoy! ;)


    June 28, 2009 at 9:18 PM
  18. Kit Kat said...

    MJ may not heal the world but he healed my ears... Such a waste when a legendary dancer left us...

    June 28, 2009 at 11:21 PM
  19. Merryn said...

    it saddens me too eventhough i've not been a die hard fan for sometime dy.. but i did admire him last time.. :(

    June 28, 2009 at 11:23 PM
  20. Johnny Ong said...

    somehow we have like the same song

    June 28, 2009 at 11:23 PM
  21. renaye said...

    not sure if he has healed the world but i think he has done his part by making that music alone. and the rest has to be played by listeners...

    June 28, 2009 at 11:38 PM
  22. Che-Cheh said...

    Hey I have the same MJ's album as you... HIStory Book 1. And I loved every one of his songs in that album.

    It seems that some of his song titles run parallel with the issues he had going on at the same time for example Black or White when he's turning white and I forgot others already... haha

    His lyrics are very meaningful. Yes and I heart Heal The World.

    Still can't believe he's not here anymore. I hope he can finally rest in peace.

    Surely chaos will go on awhile when the test result for the reason of his dead is out.

    June 28, 2009 at 11:40 PM
  23. A Common Singaporean said...

    He is the best in pop music history. No doubt. Everyone is saddened.

    Let us all worship his legacy.

    June 28, 2009 at 11:53 PM
  24. eastcoastlife said...

    I'm not a fan of MJ but I feel saddened by his sudden departure. He's such a talented man.

    June 29, 2009 at 12:15 AM
  25. eastcoastlife said...

    He's so pitiful. He was unhappy throughout his life. Hope he can find peace and love where he is now.

    June 29, 2009 at 12:16 AM
  26. eastcoastlife said...

    Have a great week ahead, foong!

    June 29, 2009 at 12:16 AM
  27. annant said...

    i couldn't believe it too when i first learnt da news from frenz fb status...

    my mami is so regretted that she missed his concert in malaysia few years back...

    June 29, 2009 at 2:50 AM
  28. Anonymous

    His songs were played from Friday through to Sunday. I am not a fan...but some of his songs are nice.

    From documentaries of his life, his was a troubled one.

    June 29, 2009 at 8:08 AM
  29. khengsiong said...

    I am not a big fan too, but I do like some of his songs.

    He was a controversial figure, but no one can deny that he was gifted...

    June 29, 2009 at 8:49 AM
  30. ladyviral said...

    MJ is a legend in alot of things. His popular moonwalk, his popular songs with passions, and of course the very reknown "intimate" dance move. We don't know if he managed to do more to heal the world, but he definitely left a huge remebrance in a lot of us. May he Rest In Peace.

    June 29, 2009 at 9:27 AM
  31. [SK] said...

    he might not have healed the world, but at least he is doing his very best.. that is the most valuable spirit.. :)

    June 29, 2009 at 12:10 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    Thanks everyone for your comments! It's good to know that all of you have good things to say about Michael Jackson. Let's hope that he's now resting in peace : )

    June 29, 2009 at 9:43 PM
  33. JL said...

    I didn't even bother to read MJ news these past few days. XD

    June 30, 2009 at 5:53 PM
  34. Kit Kat said...

    Too bad his family is having problem right now.... :(

    June 30, 2009 at 9:19 PM
  35. jam said...

    For me, MJ did manage to heal the world with all the charities he has done. I salute him for his contributions to humanitarian! RIP, MJ!

    June 30, 2009 at 9:38 PM
  36. Anonymous

    Hmm... Michael love 'em/hate 'em/fan/nonfan... His legendary talent and humanitarian contributions will forever be remembered.
    I'm 3 years younger than Michael and have been watching and listening to his music since I can remember. I've seen him evolve through times that many simply wouldn't understand. This man started as a young child missing out on his own childhood and apparently went through some tough times. Money; he earned, allowed him to be whomever he felt like as he became older. It was obvious he wasn't fond of adults, I suppose he had his reasons. I don't know Michael wish I'd had the opportunity though, but know that if someone's child was abused by him, I as a parent would have done everything in my power to make sure "the world" knew and make sure he was punished. Not accept $20 million and call it a day. Leaving the door open for others (not-so-nice) parents to profit at the "height" of his career. And turn a blind and allow other children to go the through the same. (?)
    And since I don't know if "anything" ever did happen; only Michael and those that accused do, he is surely being judged and forgiven by the highest judge known to man. As for me, I loved the music and what this man contributed to the entire "world."
    To the man who was way before his time.

    July 1, 2009 at 1:01 AM
  37. Ayie said...

    So all along you thought people were just having their mj craze? I read the news when it was first released coz I was reading online news that time. I'm not mj fan but i do respect him and his songs. The sone you postedheal the world, we sang it for some school activity i think elem or hs.

    July 2, 2009 at 1:22 AM
  38. Anonymous

    RIP MJ

    July 5, 2009 at 9:40 PM
  39. Anonymous

    oh btw.. his Black or White song is the reason why i listen to his songs.. =)

    July 5, 2009 at 9:41 PM