"Earth Song" as written by and Michael Jackson....
What about sunrise?
What about rain?
What about all the things that you said
We were to gain?
What about killing fields?
Is there a time?
What about all the things
That you said were yours and mine?

Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores?

Ah, ooh
Ah, ooh

What have we done to the world?
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son?

What about flowering fields?
Is there a time?
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine?

Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying earth, these weeping shores?

Ah, ooh
Ah, ooh

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Ah, ooh
Ah, ooh
Ah, ooh
Ah, ooh

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)

What about apathy
(What about us)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)

Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)

What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
Do we give a damn


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"Earth Song" as written by Michael Jackson

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  • +4
    General Commentthis song is amazing, its just so epic, i don't know y everyone hates it, just beacause it has sounds for a chrous...mabye it dosen't need sounds, it is to represent the crying earth
    Baphomet-Lordon September 12, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentListened to this song yesterday night while searching YouTube for songs about the planet. I LOVE THE SONG! Michael Jackson forever in our hearts.
    crazyclaude92on May 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits so powerful...
    fishsticks_rockon June 06, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe video is so beautiful. Emotional is an understatement.
    Sallieon July 18, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSimply about the beauty of nature and the injustice of the harm the us humans are causing to it. Very sad, and makes me feel guilty. Excellent song, though!!!
    songster100on November 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites by him. It is so beautiful. He cared so much about the planet. R.I.P. MJ we love you.
    wayla1234on May 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthere he does have a point there. people killing others, making others just hurting, our world is filled with hatred, wars, bitterness, shame, just hatred unfortunealty:(
    rjacksonon June 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song. The "I used to dream..." part gives me shivers down my spine, every time.

    This song honestly deserves to be up there alongside 'Imagine', but of course its MJ so it wont be.

    Wonderful song.
    TJ_TJon December 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPatobrien, I'm not trying to minimize what MJ has done (rather, has been accused of..) but no one is perfect. The message in this song is more important than the messenger. It makes me want to cry when I visualize what he is saying. Also, I think MJs anti-semtic comments were spoken out of frustration. Blaming an entire ethnic group for one's troubles in irrational, but who is above making generalization? Most of us have at some time in our lives.
    vadersongon August 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNobody is perfect. MJ's music truly is inspiring and so amazing. He has a song for every mood of mine. Put on your headphones and listen to Stranger in Moscow. It's amazing! Even this song. They're just sooooooooo powerful and emotional. I don't think any musical artist will ever be able to do what he has done. Ever. I wish he could keep writing songs like this and go on tour again. It is like my dream to see him live.
    xynocideon June 12, 2008   Link

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