"I'll Be There" as written by Hal Davis, Berry Jr Gordy, Willie Hutch and Bob West....
You and I must make a pact
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love, I'll be there (I'll be there)

I'll reach out my hand to you
I'll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I'll be there (I'll be there)

I'll be there to comfort you
Build my world of dreams around you
I'm so glad that I found you

I'll be there with a love that's strong
I'll be your strength
I'll keep holdin' on (holdin' on)
Yes I will, yes I will

Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness, girl, is all I'm after
Whenever you need me, I'll be there (I'll be there)

I'll be there to protect you (yeah baby)
With unselfish love that respects you
Just call my name, I'll be there (I'll be there)

I'll be there to comfort you
Build my world of dreams around you
I'm so glad that I found you

I'll be there with a love that's strong
I'll be your strength
I'll keep holdin' on
Ooh ooh ooh
Yes I will (holdin' on, holdin' on)
Yes I will

If you should ever find someone new
I know he better be good to you
'Cause if he doesn't
I'll be there (I'll be there)

Don't you know baby I'll be there
I'll be there I'll be there

Just call my name, I'll be there (I'll be there)
Just look over your shoulders honey, ooh!
I'll be there, I'll be there,
Whenever you need me, I'll be there (I'll be there)

Don't you know baby
I'll be there, I'll be there
Just call my name, I'll be there (I'll be there)
Oh oh oh oh I'll be there, I'll be there


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"I'll Be There" as written by Bob West Berry Gordy Jr

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  • +3
    My OpinionNow that Michael Jackson has passed, a lot of people I know are hearing this and almost interpreting it completely differently (although we all know it's really a love song - trust me!).

    Since his death it makes me think about how Michael Jackson is always gonna live on in his music, his charity work, etc. He'll always "be there" for all of us. Calling his name by throwing on an old record, or flipping to him on our Ipods. It sounds like it's what he wants all his fans and those who support him to follow and that he has faith in everyone to be good people and loving. If we falter, his loving message will always be in his music and in his life to put us all back on the right track. I don't know. It's just the current times and how interesting it seems to be... it just fits so well.

    "Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter..." You already have MJ, RIP!
    bethhhton June 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE YOU, MICHAEL! UNCONDITIONALLY.
    angelfire9on August 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSING IT WITH ME PEOPLE!! ILL BE THERE....
    freedom-fighteron October 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentclassic hehee.
    BasedDiosaon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE
    jhandson June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy does micheal jackson opinions either be frantic or disdainful?
    revolcisumon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song
    =]
    Mshellon June 03, 2009   Link

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