"Will You Be There" as written by and Michael Joe Jackson....
Hold me
Like the River Jordan
And I will then say to thee
You are my friend

Carry me
Like you are my brother
Love me like a mother
Will you be there?

When weary
Tell me will you hold me
When wrong, will you scold me
When lost will you find me?

But they told me
A man should be faithful
And walk when not able
And fight till the end
But I'm only human

Everyone's taking control of me
Seems that the world's got a role for me
I'm so confused will you show to me
You'll be there for me
And care enough to bear me

(Hold me)
(Lay your head lowly)
(Softly then boldly)
(Carry me there)

(Hold me)
(Love me and feed me)
(Kiss me and free me)
(I will feel blessed)

(Carry)
(Carry me boldly)
(Lift me up slowly)
(Carry me there)

(Save me)
(Heal me and bathe me)
(Softly you say to me)
(I will be there)

(Lift me)
(Lift me up slowly)
(Carry me boldly)
(Show me you care)

(Hold me)
(Lay your head lowly)
(Softly then boldly)
(Carry me there)

(Need me)
(Love me and feed me)
(Kiss me and free me)
(I will feel blessed)


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"Will You Be There" as written by Michael Joe Jackson

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  • +3
    General Commenti disagree with all the pedaphile accusations. one of the accusers fathers admitted that he wanted to ruin MJ, leave the poor guy alone, he wrote this song out of pure anguish for all the troubles he's had to face: an abusive father, all the accusations against himself, etc. i think the song is basically sayin that he is trying to live but it is difficult. in example he says "But they told me
    A man should be faithful
    And walk when not able
    And fight till the end
    But I'm only human"
    everyone seems to expect the guy to be perfect cause he is Michael Jackson, but he is only human like the rest of us. he's been through addictions and has faced hardships just like the rest of us. also the whole thing about everyone's trying to take hold of me i think is all the paparazzi trying to control and run his life.

    i think the whole song basically gives the gist that he is looking for someone to who can lend a shoulder in his time of need. he was looking for somone who he could trust, someone who could love him and help him through his sorrows. it almost seems like this song is referenced toward his asking God to take Michael in His hands and comfort in him in all his sorrows, pains, and agony.

    i know accusations don't give him any excuse, but he is probably just ripped on a lot cause he has a lot of money and people know they can get it off of him.
    genie87on July 24, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment This song touched me so much today as I watched the world say good by to an Icon. MJ was the greatest performer of our time and he is greatly missed. My heart is broken. May God me with his children in these next few months and may they always know that their dad was a great man and not a freak. R.I.P. Michael
    CoolmomMPon July 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm glad to say I was allways there! :)
    I think this song is meant for everyone that knew him. His family, his friends and his fans.
    It just says "look, I'm a man, I'm human, I make mistakes. But I'm capable of loving you with all of your flaws, can you say the same when it comes to me?"

    Miss you like hell!
    Dislbon July 17, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMichael, I love you so much. I'm sorry you had to suffer so much shit -- thank you for your love and your music, and if we do go anywhere after we die, I know you're in a better place; I know you're with God. Rest in peace, I love you.
    Bayleyon July 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsay what you want about michael jackson, becuase it's probably true, but i freakin love this song. me and my orca whale love it, that is.
    missjepon December 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAh, the old days of Free Willy. Ive always been in love with this song.
    LuckCharmon March 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis really is a beautiful song. It's amazing that he was able to produce so many songs with positive meanings considering all the difficulties he faced during his career and his childhood. In some ways, I wonder if his zeal to express love for children was his own way of trying to ensure that others didn't have to suffer the way he did as a child. (I'm not a psychologist or anything, it's just a guess)

    I feel like as the "smoke" clears, it's much easier to see that regardless of whatever happened in his personal life (I'd rather be optimistic and hope that rumors were not true...), Michael tried his best to be a positive role model.

    As I walked out to the street this morning, the sun was shining and this song was playing from a nearby shop. I couldn't help but feel incredibly happy and hopeful.

    I agree with lola -- thanks for doing your best to help.
    jeffsongmeaningson July 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIn my opinion the message of the whole song can be found in the last (spoken) part. For short: It's about liking a human in all situations. He is questioning if someone will be there for him while feeling good and especially when feeling bad. The sadness of the voice indicates that he wasn't in a good mood when he wrote or even when he sang this.

    In our darkest hour
    In my deepest despair
    Will you still care?
    Will you be there?
    In my trials
    And my tripulations
    Through our doubts
    And frustrations
    In my violence
    In my turbulence
    Through my fear
    And my confessions
    In my anguish and my pain
    Through my joy and my sorrow
    In the promise of another tomorrow
    Ill never let you part
    For youre always in my heart.
    benjaminzauneron July 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst, R.I.P. Michael Jackson you were always my hero. Second, all you haters can go to hell. Third, the lies from the kids and their parents,Fuck You you greedy mother fuckers. you'll get whats coming to you....karma is a bitch
    Army123on July 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI will admit, I judged Michael for all his crazy antics. But after he passed way, I bought this song and started listening to it. I realized how he was just trying to find his way, but with EVERYONE watch his every move he couldn't never find his way. He was only human, I highly doubt anyone of us could handle his pressure.
    Isabelle13on November 29, 2009   Link

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