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Michael Jackson Justice: Michael Jackson – Susie Ain’t Your Friend

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The Conspiracy against God is about "The Word", and the profaning of His Holy Name within us. Adam fell in the garden, breaking the direct connection to God. Jesus, the "last Adam" was a quickening Spirit, the Word made Flesh, and the only one with whom we can re-establish our relationship with God. Michael's story is still unfolding. He is the one who is, is not. But Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Many are trying to rewrite HIStory. We were given a help to instruct us. Learn more "here".

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Michael Jackson – Susie Ain’t Your Friend


September 20, 2010 – Michael Jackson – Susie Ain’t Your Friend


Back in March of 1997, Michael Jackson released the song “Blood on the Dance Floor” on his “Blood on the Dance Floor, History in the Mix”.  The title song from that album was a song that I had not heard until I saw the video in October of 2009, after Michael had been taken from us.  The video itself was one of those that caught me off guard.

I had searched the internet and the only explanation for the song I could find was that it was that some thought it was a metaphor for “AIDS” (the woman with the knife).  I accepted that because I couldn’t get past the belligerent theme and austere images in the video to actually let the lyrics sink into my heart.

Last night on the way to the grocery store, I popped the “Blood on the Dance Floor” CD in and the first song on that CD was the title song.  It was the first time I had ever listened to the song without the visual aide of the video on Youtube.  As I reached the parking lot of the grocery store, Michael was singing the chorus of that song:

“Susie got your number
And Susie ain't your friend
Look who took you under
With seven inches in
Blood is on the dance floor
Blood is on the knife
Susie's got your number
And Susie says its right”

The car was still running and I let it run as I shoved it into “park”.  My jaw was open and my mouth a big “O”.

Michael wrote this song in 1991 but it never got on the album they were working on at the time, Dangerous.  It is easy to see why the misunderstanding of this song, with the write-ups it received, but if you can separate the imagery from the song itself, you get quite a different interpretation.

In that car, as I sat there, the line “Susie ain’t your friend” hooked onto the folds of my brain and with everything going on since his passing, I wondered if people really ever listened to him?  Was “Blood on the Dance Floor” really about AIDS or false friends?  The interpretation came from people who made assumptions based on the video and lyrics together but nobody ever asked him.  But even with the video, it would be easy to associate “Susie” with someone you thought was your friend, someone who guided your career or whom you thought was looking out for your best interests when in reality they were burying that blade “seven inches in”.

In 1991, Michael Jackson was still on top of the world, musically.  He had been owner of the ATV catalog for almost five years at this point, the owner and resident of Neverland Ranch for three years, he was touring and promoting the album, Dangerous and visiting children’s hospitals all over the world.  Frank DiLeo had been gone for almost three years by then, fired by Michael who was pressured “by an outside record exec with a big time lawyer, and a Sony executive” according to DiLeo’s 1989 interview.  Michael had just signed a $100 million dollar, 15 year contract with Sony and was at that point only scratching the surface of his understanding of the people moving in around him.  Bandier was “managing” Michael’s ATV catalog through EMI and Michael had not yet partnered the ATV catalog with Sony.  But the conspiracy was in the works.  And from the sounds of the lyrics in this song, Michael was becoming aware of just what happened when he bought that ATV catalog.  He was realizing “friends” was spelled “f-r-i-e-n-d-$”.

Michael Seduced by the Very Industry Gutting Him



I believe Michael understood a lot more than what people gave him credit for.  “Susie” with the knife, had Michael’s “number”.  She knew where to hit him and knew how to hurt him.  Michael’s “baby” in this song . . . his first love, music. 

“She got your number
How does it feel
To know this stranger
Is out to kill

She got your baby
It happened fast
If you could only
Erase the past”

She had his number, how does it feel, to know this stranger is out to kill? (kill him? Kill his career?)  If you could only erase the past – perhaps there were decisions Michael made, firing of loyal people that “Susie” told him had too much influence, or told him were bad people.

I am finding as I read through Michael’s lyrics and listening to his singing without the benefit of the sometimes distracting videos, that many of his songs have turned out to be quite prophetic.  Either that or this astute man could see in such detailed whole pictures that his songs included parts of his life that hadn’t happened yet . . . but COULD.

Michael had many self-appointed “friend$”.  They are all over facebook.  They are the ones that are accumulating Facebook “fans”, publishing books, selling T-shirts and information to the tabloids.  Michael has LOTS  of friends like that.  Every one of them have that proverbial “knife” hidden behind their backs.   Check the blade.  Test the blood dripping from the tip of it.  Ten to one it belongs to Michael.

“To escape the world I got to enjoy this simple dance
And it seemed that everything was on my side
(Blood on my side)

It seemed sincere like it was love and true romance
And now she's out to get me
And I just can't take it
Just can't break it”

Michael has in many interviews talked about escaping into his music.  And in 1991, it did seem like everything was on his side, but it was the beginning of many things to come. The rumors were just beginning to take off.  He was touted as strange and weird, he learned people in his own entourage were feeding the press with stories and betraying him.

The music industry, who previously had been so in love with Michael was now beginning to turn on him.  Yes, it did seem like a true romance, but now they were out to get him.  Was Michael aware of just how far, how deep and how vicious this would turn out to be?

Now that Michael is gone, I implore you to search for and copy the lyrics to his songs. Especially the ones from Dangerous and later.  This particular song was scrapped from the Dangerous album but made an appearance on the “Blood on the Dance Floor” album.  It was not released in the states as a single.  Why?  Invincible was not promoted in the States except by Michael . . . why?  Did someone feel “Threatened” by his message?

Susie says its right  - Wrong


Invincible was the least promoted album of his career.  Have you seen the lyrics to the songs on it?  Unbreakable, Invincible, Privacy, Threatened, Cry, The Lost Children, Speechless, Whatever Happens, I have seen the reviews by industry insiders on this album and they weren’t kind.  Personally I thought this album was among Michael’s greatest song writing achievements.  They sure found an effective way to silence the message!

The prayer that I posted last night at this link . . . If we “all cry at the same time tonight”, a part of the chorus in “Cry” and just keep saying this prayer morning and night.  It is needed.  Keep an eye on what some of the  groups out there are doing who claim to be seeking justice and who claim to be close to Michael, however their behavior gives them away:

Matthew 7: 14-16:  “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?”

Do not be discouraged . . .

“If he leads you TO it, he will lead you THROUGH it.”

This breaks my heart, Vanessa, thank you for the contribution.  http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/31671192  This is the problem and this is why I believe the Jackson family . . . ALL OF THEM need our prayers. Whatever weaknesses there are within the family, the enemy is going to capitalize on and use to their advantage.  This is why I believe it is a good thing that Katherine and the family filed their own AEG lawsuit and brought Joe in as a contingent plaintiff.  The more united this family is, the less “troublemakers” can divide and conquer this family’s mission.  I just hope that the family considers the source of the information and does their own investigating, because from EVERYTHING I have read, the none of the Jackson's were at rehearsals.

When trying to decide who is telling the truth and who is lying, look closely at the behavior of those people.  I am learning that those who profess the closest relationship with Michael on these groups and facebook pages seem to have learned the least from their association with him on how to treat people.

“You will know them by their fruits . . .”

A Michael Treat for you – someone posted this on my facebook page. 



There are some nasty little comments on this one about Michael faking his crying or dramatizing his performance, doing this at every one.  But if you look closely, you will see Michael’s “makeup” is running around his eyes, his eyes are wet, and in the background on screen, there are pictures of Michael and his brothers photo shoots when they were child performers.  No, Michael was not faking.  No more than we fake crying watching this video with his lost childhood playing in the background.

I wanted to mention that those who were interested in getting the Legal Conference Tom Mesereau attended on the 15th of September, the information is here:

Desiree D. Clare
Continuing Legal Education & Member Services Department
LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
1055 West 7th Street
Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2553
Direct:  (213) 896-6583 Fax:      (213) 896-6586
dclare@lacba.org
www.lacba.org
Office Directions - http://www.lacba.org/themove

This is the same conference that was reported would NOT be available on DVD at this blog http://xltweet.com/show/?id=565259585C .  I don’t know where they got that information, since they supposedly attended the conference, but it will be available if you would like to order it.  Feel free to copy and paste the information above and keep checking back at their website or give them a call as I did.  I’m going to order it too.  I’m really curious who all attended and what was said.

God Bless you . . . Miss you Michael. :o)

59 comments:

  1. Daggoneit!!! And I thought that I was the ONLY one who figured out that song's meaning!!! "Blood on the Dance Floor" is VERY much about what you have explained so well, Bonnie. Now you're figuring Michael out. He was telling his fans EVERYTHING through his music. One only needed to listen...

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  2. Good analogy Bonnie. Blood on the dance floor made me think of the war that was raging behind the scenes of his career. The powers were blocking him. They new his weaknesses and were trying to use them against him. I also believe he was growing and evolving realizing how he may have been manipulated in several areas of his life. Recognizing how his good and trusting nature was being used against him by the sharks that were ever present. He new when he made a stand it would get bloody....

    I love What Ever Happens from the Invincible album. Beautiful song!!!!!!
    Lyrics:
    He gives another smile, tries to understand her side
    To show that he cares
    She's consumed with everything that's been goin' on
    She says

    [Chorus]
    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand

    Everything will be alright, he assures her
    But she doesn't hear a word that he says
    Preoccupied, she's afraid
    Afraid that what they're doing is not right
    He doesn't know what to say, so he prays
    Whatever, whatever, whatever

    [Chorus]
    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand
    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand
    Whatever happens, don't you let go of my hand

    Don't let go of my hand
    Don't let go of my hand

    He's working day and night, thinks he'll make her happy
    Forgetting all the dreams that he had
    He doesn't realize it's not the end of the world
    It doesn't have to be that bad
    She tries to explain, "It's you that makes me happy,"
    Whatever, whatever, whatever

    [Chorus]
    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand
    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand
    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand
    Whatever happens, don't you let go of my hand

    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand
    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand
    Whatever happens, don't you let go of my hand

    Whatever happens, don't let go of my hand

    [Carlos Santana:] Thank you, man!
    [Michael Jackson:] Thank you, Carlos!

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  3. Lady - That's what my husband said when I told him what I thought the song meant (which he doesn't like ANY of Michael's songs, only the balads . . . typical) he said, "God, now you're starting to think like him..." then he tried to imitate his voice again, which of course made it impossible for me to keep from laughing. (my husband just cannot do "mellow"). Sometimes I think my husband is seriously listening, then he says something sarcastic, which means he was NOT listening. I'm glad he can make me laugh because if I didn't have that right now . . . ?

    MissShae - I love "Whatever Happens" too and I almost think he was maybe writing it for Lisa Marie at the time. Love Santana's music btw. My grandmother was a BIG fan of his. Instrumentals I could listen to all day.

    I love how Michael always seems to fit somewhere in the lyrics of most of his songs, praying, or God or Heaven. When I first heard "We've had Enough" I thought the end of the chorus where he sings "The've gotta hear it from me . . . They've gotta hear it from you . . ." I originally thought the first time I heard it, that he sang, "Dear God I hear it from me . . . Dear God I hear it from you . . ." When I finally SAW the lyrics with the song, I thought, "Now where did I get THAT from? But the most profound statement in those lyrics . . . "Just let God Decide" sent chills right up my spine. I can't help it that song brings tears to my eyes every single time . . . that one and Earth Song.

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  4. Susie is June Chandler . Michael even used an actress in the video who resembled June .

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  5. Tstorm - June Chandler? He wrote this in 1991. Did he even know June Chandler in 1991?

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  6. Bonnie - 1st two are duplicate youtube links.

    By the time I got to the 5th paragraph - "Michael wrote this song in 1991..." I was saying out loud..."WOW! He knew and was writing about them, what was going on, in 1991?!? And, it was 10 years later he proclaimed "They never thought I could out-think them."? I say he had a VERY well thought-out long-term plan to reveal the undeniable truth to the world, to force those people to their knees.

    All those years ago he was telling us and we're just now figuring it out? He knew, he had to know. So now we look at all HIS public words from that time to this, follow HIS trail, open our hearts and minds and listen to HIS-Story.

    That man is a genius...for all time...a genius! A man of details and perfection who has offered us a plethora of evidence - a mystery to unfold. If he is able to get even a 2 digit percentage of people who admire/respect/LOVE him to start thinking critically and creatively, to take action, then he will have truly changed the course of history by telling HIS-Story.

    Nothing about Michael is one dimensional. I can see in many of his lyrics multiple meanings. While he is apparently talking about the music industry, he could also be talking about how politicians and corporations seduce us then stab us in the back.

    @Tstorm - I don't believe June Chandler was important enough to warrant a song written about her. I think that statement is very short-sighted and diminishes Michael's abilities, intent and intelligence.

    I agree, I also thought "Whatever Happens" was about Lisa Marie, whom I believe was the closest he got to true love. Beautiful song. Oh how I love Santana's guitar, so distinctive!

    The Jackson family definitely needs our prayers, for us to stand as one with them. People need to remember that they are not immune to what the media did to Michael. We've already seen a great deal of the same tactics used on them. Thank God for their strength!

    I believe we wield a LOT of power if...we “all cry at the same time tonight”. We need to learn to tap into that power, which Michael knew and practiced. He calls to us...pleads with us..."I can't do it alone", he is shining a light on the path, showing us the way.

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  7. I love Invincible; my favorite album by far; very introspective, songs of the inner Michael, songs of the earth and outrage at the world around him. The CD is permanently affixed in my auto CD player every day on the way to work. I close my eyes just to try to see "him" smile one more time ... MJ Invincible (slight edit).

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  8. Thanks Bonnie for sharing this. I always thought the song was about a betrayal but never in that context. I also didn't know that Michael wrote it back in 1991. I agree that much of what Michael wrote seemed to come to pass in his life further down the track. The words of "Will you be There" still haunt me today.

    During his terrible days of the trial in 2005, I kept hearing the words to this song:

    In Our Darkest Hour
    In My Deepest Despair
    Will You Still Care?
    Will You Be There?
    In My Trials
    And My Tribulations

    and wondered how Michael wrote this song which sounded to me like a personal prayer back in 1990 and yet he lived through his darkest hour in 2005.

    I love Invincible and think it's a beautiful body of work yet many critics attacked it so harshly.

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  9. Blessings to you Bonnie. You are so right. All of Michael's songs have a deeper meaning that relates to his life in some way. He has been telling us about himself for years, if we would but listen. As a youngster he said:"I don't sing it if I don't mean it".

    They panned that album because they knew the effect it would have. Anyone, non-industry, who listens to that album say that it is one of the greatest. He revealed growth in all areas of his life. Of course they had to try to derail him. Were they totally successful? Or did he choose another path. I don't know. Things are still unfolding.
    Michael understood that he had many friend$ and that his true frieds could be counted on his fingers. He was aware.
    Wonderful post, Bonnie. One Love♥

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  10. Michael didn't meet up with the Chandlers until September 1992, if memory serves me right.

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  11. I forgot to add that there was a whole different side to Michael. One that the public and the media didn't see. Lisa Marie had made reference to such in a few interviews. She mentioned that Michael cussed, drank, and used a deeper voice than most of the planet was used to. I can believe that. He used his "Peter Pan" image to appeal to children and the young at heart, but nonetheless...he was very much a normal man with normal thoughts, goals, and desires. I say, "No dah!!!" That side DOES come out in certain songs. "Scream" comes to mind, there IS a part in there where he (believe it or not) DOES make use of the "F" word!!! "Stop f___ing with me." I always laughed at my friends' expression of shock when they'd hear that because they'd go..."Oh my Gawd...Jackson swears???" and I'd answer back, "Well...he IS only human you know! Contrary to popular opinion, he's not a saint, he's not 'pure', and he's not perfect any more than anyone else on this planet is." LOL... Anyway, he had more than enough right to be ticked off, and to voice it. So, why not cuss to emphasize the point? Most of us mortals do, so why NOT him? LOL...

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  12. Interesting, but I didn´t understand the analogy with AIDS...can you explain me? Thanks.

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  13. God bless you Bonnie,it is as if Michael will guide you in this blog,Thanks Bonnie for all Italian fans
    R.I.P. Michael,
    I LOVE YOU

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  14. truthbtold2all - Well doggone it! I will have to replace the DUPLICATE, I thought they were different. I missed something. Michael was a genius but THEY didn't want US to know it. Michael was blessed. THEY didn't want US to know that Michael was trying to tell us that THEY were trying to keep the message silent, that WE could be blessed TOO. Oh and Truthbtold - the statement you made to T-storm was not fair to her. I had no idea that "BOTDF" was written back in 1991 until I researched the song and the history of it. I don't want to belittle anyone on this board if we can help it. T-Storm, I'm sorry. I know you were trying to help out with the interpretation of the song.

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  15. Bonnie – I tell you, you are brilliant. Who would think and analyze “Blood on The Dance Floor “ the way you did it? Not me.

    I know one thing though, Michael wrote many of his songs Probably be after he bought his ATV catalog based on what was going on in his life. If you really listen many of his songs, they are reflecting his experience with life in general and people around him and what they did to him in particular.

    Wow!!!!he was really aware, very aware and this song you analyzed describes it very well. This one is truly hit the nail on the head about the so called friends and bunch of deceivers and back stabbers . Powerful.

    I like the video though, seeing Michael dancing sitting down. But I never understood about the knife until now.

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  16. june - Now we have to go through everything, you realize this don't you? Everything. I would like to (love to) hear and see all his songs that have been unreleased, but I am not buying a THING from Sony.

    Karin - "In Our Darkest Hour
    In My Deepest Despair
    Will You Still Care?
    Will You Be There?
    In My Trials
    And My Tribulations"

    That song NEEDS no interpretation. He wrote it in 1990. That is almost spooky. I wonder when Michael used to talk about not being able to sleep or being afraid to sleep because God would give "Prince" all the good ideas (I still laugh when I think about that). That is why I write my dreams down as soon as I wake up because some of them have actually hooked together with other dreams to give me a bigger picture of something I am supposed to be watching for or doing later on.

    I wonder if Michael ever dreamed any of his songs?

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  17. jomc12 - I believe that, the "panning" of his music on an album. I go back and read some of these reviews (they included one by Terrible-ellie of all people. That guy has the depth of belch) where they are deliberately misinterpreting a song or songs, or giving it bad reviews because they don't want people to listen to it. Get it from the ARTIST not from people who's concept of art is a centerfold!

    Lady - I read that Michael would not say the "F" word in the song, so who said it? Janet? (I can't picture her either, Have to listen to that). A friend of mine mentioned that during a heated exchange in one video of Michael and his family leaving one of the days of the trial, a photographer that did not have clearance was giving Michael's mother a hard time. Janet was railing back at him/her (couldn't see the photog in the shot) and Michael comes from the back seat, moves his mother back, pushed Janet back and comes out of that window with finger pointed, yelling something at this photog. My friend says she saw the words "F_ you" mouthed by Michael, but I didn't see that. Michael wouldn't even say the word when repeating what others were saying "Bashir Doc. when fans were yelling you-know-what the press". But in one of those videos above, I think it was one of the Chinese channel videos, you hear Michael say a couple of things in the car on the way to his Gary Indiana home. You hear him repeat the "a--" word that Karen says, and I don't even want to talk about the other thing he says (along with a gesture to emphasize) at 19:36-minutes and something. You know what Lady . . . just keep that stuff to yourself, because I don't want to know, LOL! I don't want him to be "normal". I like him better on the pedestal I have him on. Don't ruin that for me! Every once in a while I run across something on video that makes me get mad at him, but it doesn't last long and I usually end up laughing, just like you described. The word he used at 19:36 minutes on the Gary Ind. visit video in reference to a girl who was running after the limo made me close the window the video was in. I know he's not perfect, but it's a nice thought. :o)

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  18. Sarah - I don't know if I can explain the AIDS analogy because I'm not the one that came up with that interpretation. It was written on a review somewhere that people listening to it believed the song to be a "metaphor" for AIDS and that the lady with the knife was the disease and Michael's "baby" was I guess his girlfriend in the song who contracted it. I didn't understand that either.

    daniela - God Bless you too and everyone over there in Italy . . . one of the places I would love to visit before I die. Especially the country side! Please tell everyone in Italy I love them ♥

    Mimi - No, not brilliant. That was WEIRD the way that happened. My mind is on grocery shopping, the song is playing on the CD player and that one phrase in the chorus is what makes me analyze the rest of the song. Hit me like an epiphany. I wrote it down before I went into the store and I couldn't keep the "wow!" out of my mind either. Same reaction as you!

    Michael dancing in a chair, sitting down. Yeah. Get back to you on that one. (I'm not perfect either, but I'm trying!)

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  19. Sir Michael was a very clever, purposeful wordsmith. I haven't heard a song yet that was devoid of deeper meaning. He revealed everything except exact names and dates in his songs. It was the only way that he could truly be free to voice his opinions and feelings because the media (tv & print) would not give him a fair chance to do so. Sony knew that as well...hence their tactics in their war on Michael.

    On a side note, what is the virtual "Planet Jackson" being launched by the "Jackson Estate"?

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  20. Bonnie and Lady - I think MJ was singing "stop pressuring me" in Scream, but I will listen to it again; sure don't mind listening to anything Michael a few dozen times! The episode in the car with his mother, he probably did tell someone to "f" off and I don't blame him, but I do think the words in Scream were "stop pressuring me." Or maybe there were two versions?

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  21. For what it's worth Bonnie...I don't believe that Michael made a habit of cussing. It was his nature not to do that. Yet, just as he had admitted to having a bad temper, I'm sure that during those moments, a LOT of surprising things would spew out his mouth. (I'm guilty of the same crime, and that's being honest. Especially when I smash my toes into my coffee table!) It's the curse of being all-too human. That's all. But, for the most part, I give Michael a TON of credit. Under most circumstances, he kept his cool and his mouth in check with skillful and disciplined grace.

    @ June: Trust me...it's in there, but only once. MJ was no potty-mouth.

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  22. Reading all of your comments really make me cry. How profound and very touchy comments came from all of you about Michael’s songs.

    I love all of you and thank you for standing together in the mist of difficulty. Let us pray every day as Bonnie suggested. God is good he will wipe our tears and make us laugh in his victory.

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  23. ∼∽❀∽∼

    I'm truly sorry Tstorm. ❤ I kinda cringed when I came back and read that part of my posted comment...even before Bonnie scolded me! It wasn't you but me, a flaw I have of being rather blunt sometimes but don't realize until later that it could be hurtful. I try to be conscious of it but...well...it is a challenge to get rid of early imprinting. No excuses....I'm trying, sorry❣

    ∼∽❀∽∼

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  24. MsMillionaireJ - I can do nothing but agree with you on Michael's purposeful messages in his songs. His songs sound almost like my dreams where each song fits against another in telling the past, present and future of his life, what he will be facing and this is starting to kind of bother me. Something I have done since I was old enough to know how to write a sentence was write my dreams down and fit them together like pieces of a puzzle. Michael seems to do it in music . . . to follow a path God wants him on?

    I'm going to have to look more closely at "Who is it" because it almost falls along the same lines as BOTDF. The "Will has brought no fortune" is the catch. This is one of his older songs on his Dangerous Album probably written around the same time as "BOTDF".

    Planet Michael - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100921/ap_en_mu/us_michael_jackson_virtual_world It's an Estate and a gaming company. This is ALSO a previous goal of Michael's that he wanted to accomplish via "Kingdom Entertainment" with Prince Walid (Waleed?) back in 1995. Video games, film, theme parks, family entertainment centers and resorts. The write up that I read about said the game was aimed at teens and pre-teens and the objective of the game was to develop a non-violent theme, instead favoring other types of "rewards".

    Now if you will excuse me, reading that article really GOT to me and I don't think they should be DOING THIS WITHOUT MICHAEL!!!! These were HIS PLANS not THEIRS!!!

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  25. MsMillionaireJ - I meant to say: "Planet Michael - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100921/ap_en_mu/us_michael_jackson_virtual_world It's an Estate and a gaming company COLLABORATION."

    Mimi - Me crying too, but now for a different reason. I am so sick of seeing all these DEALS without Michael and it PISSES ME OFF that they tried to SHUT HIM DOWN but will more than willingly take HIS PLANS AND BUILD THEMSELVES AN EMPIRE ON HIS NAME after what they did to him! I gotta go!

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  26. I am listening to "KEEP THE FAITH" right now.

    Michael - I'm listening to the words but I have to tell you, after 14+ months of hanging on by my fingers, It's getting a little painful and the fatigue is getting to me.

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  27. MOre on Planet Michael . . . the rules:

    "Are you ready for "Planet Michael"?

    No, it's not a Hollywood theme restaurant, but a creation of SEE Virtual Worlds, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game developer that plans to create a "Michael Jackson-themed planet" for release in 2011.

    The planet will exist inside the framework of the Entropia Universe, an MMO world where users can either pay actual dollars for in-game currency, or through tasks and rewards, get paid as well. The Entropia Universe originally began with just one environment, Entropia, but has since evolved into several planets, including Rocktropia, Calypso, and the new Planet Michael.

    "Although Planet Michael is a free-to-download world without monthly subscription fees, the real world in-game economy features gameplay monetization that allows players to take on dozens of different occupations and in certain instances, contribute to a charitable cause at the same time," SEE said in a statement."

    Source: http://scitech.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=24036&external=489030.proteus.fma

    If he is not here, I'm not paying for it.

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  28. Gone too soon playing now on my computer. I think I'm done for today ladies.

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  29. I was suddenly curious about "7 inch knife" so did a search on Bing (without quotes). Interesting...the top seven are Japanese Santoku chef knives, most of the results on the first 2 pages are one of 3 different Japanese knives.
    Sony - Japan.

    Forget Google, most results are about the Subway customer. Even search engines are shoving hype down our throats.

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  30. Bonnie sometimes you have to step beck and take a breather. EXHALE slowly several times...Trying to figure out this complex maze can be overwhelming.

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  31. Yeah, I've read up on this "new" venture of the Estate: http://www.billboard.com/news/michael-jackson-estate-licenses-virtual-1004115683.story#/news/michael-jackson-estate-licenses-virtual-1004115683.story

    I also left my sentiments on the Comments board there too: "I am really "amused" with how seriously the Media and the music industry tried to ruin Jackson in life. But, here we are...a year after his death and it's all about the MONEY. Phooey..."

    Sorry, I couldn't refuse the opportunity to throw a dig into it all-- especially on Billboard.com!!! Those peeps over there always talked crap about MJ, so it's sort of nice to slap their faces every now and then.

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  32. I tried to watch those 4 videos SandyK posted on “More on Leonard Row” blog but they continuously stopping every second. Did they do that to you too? How can I be able to watch them? Can you please help?

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  33. Bonnie,

    I am with you crying and being frustrated with all this deal. You are completely right when you said, “they tried to SHUT HIM DOWN but will more than willingly take HIS PLANS AND BUILD THEMSELVES AN EMPIRE ON HIS NAME after what they did to him.”

    The 3-D “Planet Michael” and the new “Michael Jackson the Experience” video game are all his ideas. Wait and see more will come capitalizing his idea and vision and his name for their own gain. Shame on them.

    Michael the visionary said, on the interview with Geraldo, “The truth will prevail. I am about the truth, I believe in God”. He also said “I would love to have the public prayer for my children and myself”. The public did pray for his innocent to prevail and it did. Now one more time Michael asks the public prayer for him and his children and let us pray for the truth to prevail.

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  34. Great post Bonnie, and great comments from everyone!

    Bonnie, your reflections on this song are right on target for me. I've read the AID's reference too but had a hard time seeing that in the song. When I read his lyrics I get more of the meaning that you mentioned and that is the back stabbing betrayal of fake friends. However, you worded it much better than I could.

    "Michael dancing in a chair, sitting down. Yeah. Get back to you on that one. (I'm not perfect either, but I'm trying!)" Not perfect here either Bonnie. I can only speak for myself of course, but he does have a habit of making it difficult to pay attention to lyrics in some of his videos, this one in particular. (Meant in a good way.)

    Speaking of lyrics, when I read the lyrics to many of his songs I almost feel that calling him the "King of Pop" trivializes his talent in some ways. The entire concept of "pop" music implies superficiality. We all know Michael was far from superficial in fact I see him as a deep thinking, complicate man who was doing the best he could to navigate in his very unique and self made world that had no owner's manual. It's not like he could run to the library and look up "How To Be A Global Superstar In 3 Easy Steps, And Stay Sane"...:-)

    The videos I posted I think help to realize the fact of his normalcy in light of his exceptional uniqueness...if that makes sense. I'd never seen these video's before and didn't realize that there was this kind of footage of him. Certainly much better and more revealing than many of the YouTube videos. Bonnie, it made me smile when you mentioned how you wanted to keep him on a pedastal, I do that at times too, but at the same time I want to know the real person, warts and all. Like Lady said, he was very normal in many ways, and some of those ways may not be very attractive. However, he clearly wanted to keep that side seperate and out of the public eye. Certainly he often seemed obsessed with presenting to the public an idealized form of perfection whether it be in his appearance, his manner, his attitude, and his words. Much of which seemed to be driven by his own personal insecurities. He's so different from his brothers it amazes me especially when you think that there were lots of boys growing up in that house and we all know how rough, bawdy and vulgar boys can be at times. His brothers were no exception to this despite their JW upbringing. He was in the thick of that frequently although not necessarily contributing to all of it. When I've read his very early history, J5 performed in seedy places like strip clubs and he was exposed to a lot of, well, shall we say un-gentlemanly behaviour (to put it mildly) as a young child. In later years, while many of his brothers were being rough with their girlfriends, Michael wasn't. He wanted to be the gentleman, or that's how it appears to me. I wondered who his role models would have been? I mean no offense but those type of male role models didn't seem to exist in his family home.

    @MrsMillionaireJ,

    Great observation! Michael was definitely a "very clever, purposeful wordsmith."

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  35. Someone had mentioned something about Michael dropping the "F" bomb in his song "Scream," and in fact he does. There were 2 versions of the song, the radio friendly version and the song he toured with on the History tour that used the explative. I think the unedited version is on the album. I'm not sure if he actually sings it but it is a male voice that you hear. It's not very obvious and is buried in the mix of the chorus. The words use makes sense in the context of the song with it's justifiably angry lyrics directed toward the media, but very unusual for Michael. It's the only time he uses it. Also, one of the publicity photos for "Scream" shows him flipping-the-bird in a very provacative way. I get Michael's point but I really hate that picture.

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  36. Bonnie, Michael is not perfect, but "almost". May be perfection includes some imperfections...
    About the game I will do my best to boycott it. It's so unfair that they are doing it now after Michael passed.

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  37. Truth - LOL on the search engine hype! Poor thing!

    Lady - GOOD FOR YOU!!! Those hypocrites!

    Truth - I agree with Michael. The truth will prevail and personally, cannot wait.

    SandyK - Michael's ambition to be a "gentleman" pretty much was the SECOND thing that inspired me about him . . . the first being his understanding and reflection of God's love for people. Both of those so intense it makes me heart hurt. This is why so much of what happened not only to Michael but what is happening now. There is such an intense hatred toward Michael that is so out of proportion with who he is. It mirrors some of the rancor and aggressive hatred I see from TINI and like groups who are after AEG. We see evidence out there sure, but so did we about Michael thanks to a press with no integrity who was for sale! AEG is owned by a conservative Christian. Have you SEEN what was said about him??? What did this man do that Sony and Branca hasn't??? You reverse that and I will be typing all day.

    Okay, you mention knowing Michael as a real person . . . and I HAVE given him room for that in my heart . . . he has a temper. (I say good for him). He's a little perfectionist and that usually stems from a bit of a prideful foundation, but then he never takes credit for the end product. He always credits God. I would in no way ever begrudge him a little fun or some "boy" attitude, mischievous but if he had seen MY FACE when I heard him say that? What do you think he would do?

    Laugh. He would have LAUGHED at me. And then I would probably have forgiven him just because I got to see him being a human being. :o)

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  38. SandyK - When I was on the message board "gearslutz" where the people he recorded with were talking about their sessions with Michael, and they were the ones who told us that Michael would not say the "F" word in the song. I don't know if they got someone else to say it or if Janet sang it or "growled" it. But I do know that Michael HAS SAID the word before, during a recording, repeating something his father said to him. But he doesn't like it. I don't either, LOL!

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  39. Hi Beatriz - I hadn't seen you in a while. I don't play video games but my boys do and they are into that online stuff (which I hate, I wish they would just go outside and ride horses or something).

    Tomorrow night, I have some interesting news. You're probably not going to like it, but it has to be reported.

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  40. Hey Bonnie, not to belabor it, but I looked up the lyrics to Scream, and there it is, once, that magical word previously discussed; these lyrics say Janet and Michael sing it concurrently, just once, and maybe in another version they might not have used it at all.

    This so pales by comparison to our present pop and rock stars who can't seem to keep their clothing on while using objectional language in every other word.

    I loved those four videos of Michael in Gary and other places. There's a portion where the mayor of Gary is really pushing Michael for involvement in the MJ performing arts center in whatever manner MJ chooses. Michael, being softspoken and not quick to jump, did speak positively about becoming involved. I was surprised to hear this was even discussed back in 2003.

    Anyway, off to work, keep the faith all.

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  41. Mesrak ~ When videos stall (start and stop), just push the pause button, do something else for 5 or so minutes, which allows it time to load. Then you shouldn't have that problem.

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  42. Michael, Michael, Michael . . . oh boy!

    He said the "sh*t" word:

    "This Time Around"

    This time around I'll never get bit
    Though you really wanna fix me
    This time around you're making me sick
    Though you really wanna get me
    Somebody's out
    Somebody's out to get me
    They really wanna fix me, hit me
    But this time around I'm taking no s...
    Though you really wanna get me
    You really wanna get me

    He really thought he really had
    Had a hold on me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    He really thought he really had
    Control of me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really could control me

    This time around I'll never get bit
    Though you really wanna get me
    This time around I'm taking no s...
    Though you really wanna fix me
    Somebody's out
    Somebody's out to use me
    They really want to use me
    And then falsely accuse me
    This time around
    They'll take it like spit
    'Cause you really can't control me

    You know you can't control me
    He really thought he really had
    Had a hold on me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    He really thought he really had
    A hold on me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    He really thought he really had
    Had a hold on me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    He really thought he really had
    A hold on me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me

    [Rap: The Notorious BIG]
    Listen, I've got problems of my own
    Flashin' cameras, taps on my phone
    Even in my home I ain't safe as I should be
    Things always missin'
    Maybe it could be my friends
    They ain't friends if they robbin' me
    Stoppin' me from makin' a profit, see
    Apology shallow like the ocean
    I guess I'll resort to gun totin'
    If I was dead broke and smokin'
    I'd probably be by my lonesome
    I'm a killer nigga I ain't jokin'
    Endo smoke got me choked and I'm hopin'
    The fool comes slippin'
    So I could blow'em open
    This time around
    I changed up my flow
    Got rid of the rocks
    Got Pitts by the door
    I've raised other peoples to watch my back
    Stay away from strangers
    So I won't slack
    And I know my nigga Mike like that
    Baby
    [Michael]
    This time around yeah...
    He really thought he really had
    Control of meHe really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    He really thought he really had
    A hold on me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    He really thought he really had
    Had a hold on me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    He really thought he really had
    Control of me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    He really thought he really had
    A hold on me
    He really thought he really had
    They thought they really had control of me
    This time around yeah
    He really thought

    MICHAEL!!!!!

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  43. I'm laughing! Why am I laughing? LOL!!!! I can't believe he said that.

    But look at these lyrics! He recorded this with Big (remember that story, Big's first time meeting him?) What album is this on? I never heard this on any of the albums I have (Thank you Lady V!!!) which is MOST of them now.

    This is AWESOME!!!! Look at the lyrics on "Big's" part - "The fool comes slippin'
    So I could blow'em open
    This time around
    I changed up my flow
    Got rid of the rocks
    Got Pitts by the door
    I've raised other peoples to watch my back
    Stay away from strangers
    So I won't slack"

    Changed up his flock . . . Got rid of the rocks.

    Mikey . . . proud of you!!! (hate the N-word)

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  44. @ Sandy: Thanks for proving it about the "F" word. Yes, it can be found on the HIStory album version of "Scream." I don't believe that Michael enjoyed cussing, but yes...he WAS human, and when he was at his "limit" of gentility and niceness, he'd let a few fly. Perfectly normal, if you ask me. BUT, as for:

    "Also, one of the publicity photos for "Scream" shows him flipping-the-bird in a very provacative way. I get Michael's point but I really hate that picture."

    First, that photo is indeed a photoshopping that has made its way around the Net and has caught on. Second, no...I didn't do that either, but yes...I do have it in my MJ collection--with the notation of it being photoshopped as well. This is NOT saying that Michael had never flipped someone/something off, but such a moment has never been caught on camera-- at least as far as I know either.

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  45. @ Bonnie: I'm sorry hun, but I know that I'm laughing right along w/Mikey at your near heart failure over his all-too humanliness. You'll find the s*it word in another song too, but I won't spoil Michael's "fun" as to what one. :P ROFLMBO

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  46. About Michael's cussing in songs...

    I've noted that a LOT of his cussing in recordings began in large part DURING and AFTER Lisa Marie. So... Yeah, I'm sure she had a lot to do with that. MJ was seeing LMP when "Who Is It?" was recorded and that's the 1st appearance of a cuss "I can't take this s*it no more...", then the "F" word appearance on "Scream." So yeah...do the mathwork there.

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  47. Oh yes Bonnie, MJ could get real. He was human just like you and I. He kept his expletives at a minimum but he got his point across. He was tired of all the wolves in sheeps clothing along with the sharks. Remember, he grew up in the entertainment business and saw the good as well as the evil and ugly side of it.

    In his Geraldo interview he clearly said that he was a "warrior".

    As the date draws closer for his new album release, I believe more rare footage of MJ will appear on the net along with other things so all interested parties will have an opportunity to get to know MJ better as a human being and a man not just the "Superstar".

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  48. WTG Bonnie, This Time Around is on the BOTDF album; the only way I could get my son to listen to it is to point out that Notorious Big was on it too.

    Michael stayed current on all his albums; I was surprised first time I heard it as well; no the language is sometimes not the best but the point sure gets across doesn't it? WTG Michael!

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  49. Bonnie here is something for you to listen to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAzarSbfPEk

    There are more of these on you tube if you are interested.

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  50. ROFL!!!!! Okay, so indulge me here . . . is it TOO MUCH TO ASK to perhaps entertain the thought that maybe curse words were also DIGITALLY photo-shopped into the song and not Michael's doing? LOL!!!! Can I dream?

    I know it's not funny, but when I hear these songs (yes, I was listening today, part of my blog research for tonight), my psychie reacts much in the same way as if I heard a child say this not knowing what it meant. This doesn't mean I don't see Michael as an adult, only that he curses so seldom that I'm shocked when I hear it. And I can't keep my mouth from forming that "O" when I hear it in the song(s).

    Lady - stop laughing at me . . . stop laughing at me . . . Make me wanna scream

    Stop laughing at me, stop laughing at me . . . make me wanna scream LOL!

    June - Yes, I have that BOTDF album. My son listened to Ghosts and liked that just because of the video (he says about Michael's dancing . . . "How's he DO that!)

    Interesting blog tonight . . . I have to get back to work on it. :o)

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  51. Bonnie - I was just looking at the album jacket for BOTDF; it says about the album generally, not specific as to any song "rap performances by The Notorious B.I.G. and Shaquille O'Neal". Additional background vocals R. Kelly, Boyz II Men; Andre Crouch Singers; Michael had it all going on, didn't he?

    And in his "thanks" at the end of the album jacket, Michael says: "to my very loyal and dedicated fans throughout the world ... your love, your caring, your endless support, provide nourishment to my soul and keep my spirit strong and unwavering ... together we will Heal the World."

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  52. @Truth,

    Thank you so much. I did exactly what you said and it is working. I really appreciate it.
    I want to watch this video so much. I got so frustrated and I felt like I want to throw my computer out the window and you came to rescue it.

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  53. Hey Bonnie ~

    Yesterday you said:
    "Tomorrow night, I have some interesting news. You're probably not going to like it, but it has to be reported."

    Today you said:
    "(yes, I was listening today, part of my blog research for tonight)" "Interesting blog tonight . . . I have to get back to work on it. :o)"

    Did you change your mind on what you are going to report tonight? Oh well, I guess I'll find out tomorrow! :o)

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  54. Oh, that's sweet Mesrak. You're very welcome. I used to get frustrated like you did until I figured that out. ;o)

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  55. @MissShae said...
    "Bonnie here is something for you to listen to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAzarSbfPEk

    There are more of these on you tube if you are interested."

    Very interesting conversation. Sadly true. In an industry that hinges on publicity and idealized images, Michael's revelations on this issue don't surprise me. He always knew that the industry he was in often used fake and manufactured stories to maximize profits. Michael said that for publicity purposes, his family was presented as very tight knit and the perfect family. Shockingly, he says, "Tight knit my ass!" Also, Diana Ross' name was used by Motown to promote J5 when she didn't actually "discover" them. This conversation with Michael is probably from about 20 years ago but the idea of manufacturing a false "salable" image to the public for maximum profit continues to be alive and well today.

    Thank you for posting this MissShae...:-)

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  56. @Bonnie,

    I was reading your very astute post again and and will never hear this song the same again. Not just back stabbing fake friends but back stabbing fake business associates who claim they have your best interests at heart.

    Blood On The Dance Floor - Revised

    “(Sony) got your number
    How does it feel
    To know this stranger
    Is out to kill

    (Sony) got your (music)
    It happened fast
    If you could only
    Erase the past”

    "It seemed sincere like it was love and true romance
    And now (Sony's) out to get me
    And I just can't take it
    Just can't break it"

    Could it be that Sony finally broke him?...:-(

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  57. @Lady,

    Wow! I didn't know that the Michael "flippin' the bird" image was fake! Thanks for sharing that!

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  58. @Bonnie,

    I very much agree with your comments here...:-)

    "Michael's ambition to be a "gentleman" pretty much was the SECOND thing that inspired me about him . . . the first being his understanding and reflection of God's love for people. Both of those so intense it makes me heart hurt."

    "There is such an intense hatred toward Michael that is so out of proportion with who he is."

    "...he never takes credit for the end product. He always credits God."

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  59. BOTDF: HIStory In the Mix album is all about the ghosts of the industry haunting him and his will to fight them to the very end. Well, that's my take on it anyway.

    Again great blog.

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