"Michael Jordan" as written by and John Ondrasik....
My shirt, my hat, my books
A trip to the zoo
My couch, remote, a large coke yea
I'd get on my knees, my God,
If I could

I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give to be you

My job, my car, my cash
My house on the hill
My piano, I'd burn to ashes (yea)
I'd get on my knees, my God,
If I could

I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give to be you

My voice, my worm, my wife
A first born or two
I'd give the knife, my Mike if just,
Cut me at the knees
My God (My Jordan)

I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give to be you

Whoo hoo
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah


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"Michael Jordan" as written by John Ondrasik

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    General CommentThis song creeped me out when I first heard it. But I know the feeling...wanting aomething more than anything else in the world.
    CosmicWolfon April 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I hear this song I will always think of this guy I met when I went to Florida for spring break. He was really gorgeous, and very nice....Jordan was his name. I know this song is really about Michael Jordan, but I think it's got a nice, slow groove...it's good.
    Girl in Greenon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you cosmic, this song definetly creeped me out when i first heard it was well, its like an obsession, but once i really really listened to it, it made perfect sense. Doing anything for something you really want.
    LiveUrLifeon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! the guy is such a psycho path! it has a nice pink floyd touch to it!
    EctoMasteron July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe best stalker song since 'Every Breath You Take'.
    y7000kon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe best stalker song since 'Every Breath You Take'.
    y7000kon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsimilar to thier hit "superman" i think this is a song about hero worship
    cdineroon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song creeped me out too... it reminds me of a friend of mine who gets super obsessed with celebrities... i really worry about her... perhaps i should play her that song
    antisheepon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is actually the opposite of "Superman". "Superman" is a song from the celebrity's point of view -- reminding you that they are just people (like everyone else). This song is from the point of view of an obsessive fan, who would sacrifice anything to BE that person. While the song is written to Michael Jordan, it's obvious it could be about anyone who is worshiped obsessively, including possibly the singer himself, or rock stars in general. I think the point here is to show how dangerous it is for us to define our celebrities as symbols. Jordan is the symbol of the ultimate success in your chosen field. We become less human when we worship other people as though they themselves were beyond.
    TheTANKon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the song speaks for itself. if i recall correctly, John Ondrasik is a big sports fan (hence Five For Fighting refering to hockey). i think the song is about himself wanting to be a successful athlete more than a musician, even though he enjoys being one. the thing that's holding him back is he is a much better musician than an athlete. that's why he'd give up his voice, he'd burn his piano, etc. also, if he gave up all the materials of value (car, cash) he would be able to get all that back anyway, because he'd be rich.

    i also like the theory of it being about obsessive fans. i love how throughout the song, he uses the phrase "my God," but the last time he says it, he says "my God" and then a second name, "my Jordan." God has been replaced by Micahel. very creepy feel with an artistic touch. love it.
    johnelitiston August 07, 2007   Link

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