"Be Not Always" as written by Michael Joe Jackson and Marlon David Jackson....
Always be not always and if always, bow our heads in shame.
Always, please be not always.
And if always, bow our heads in blame.
'Cause time has made promises, just promises.

Faces, did you see their faces?
Did they touch you?
Have you felt such pain?
To have nothing, to dream something, then lose hoping.
Is not life but lame?
But time has made promises, just promises.

Mothers cry, babies die helplessly in arms while rockets fly
And research lies in progress to become.
But what of men are flesh and blood?
We turn our backs on life.
How can we claim to stand for peace when the race is armed in strife, destroying life?

Always, be not always.
But if always, bow our heads in shame.
Always, please, be not always.
'Cause if always, bow our heads in blame.
'Cause time has made promises, just promises.
Death promises.


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"Be Not Always" as written by Marlon Jackson Michael Jackson

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    General CommentThis is such a magical song. The best off VICTORY and one of the most beautiful by The Jacksons.
    barefooton October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love MJ's later music, his 90s was his prime creatively in my opinion, but I wish he had made more music like this. This might just be my favorite song of his (it changes every hour or day depending on my mood) because of how it moves me with the simplicity of the instrumental and MJ's voice making me feel for what he's talking about.

    It's such a deep song lyrically too. "Be not always" can mean so much- it does mean so much.

    Love this song.
    epitoMEon March 28, 2012   Link

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