Kindness
In your eyes, I guess
You heard me cry
You smiled at me
Like Jesus to a child

I'm blessed
I know
Heaven sent
And Heaven stole
You smiled at me
Like Jesus to a child

And what have I learned
From all this pain
I thought I'd never feel the same
About anyone
Or anything again

But now I know
When you find your love
When you know that it exists
Then the lover that you miss
Will come to you on those cold, cold nights

When you've been loved
When you know it holds such bliss
Then the lover that you kissed
Will comfort you when there's no hope in sight

Sadness
In my eyes
No one guessed
Or no one tried
You smiled at me
Like Jesus to a child

Loveless and cold
With your last breath
You saved my soul
You smiled at me
Like Jesus to a child

And what have I learned
From all these tears
I've waited for you all those years
And just when it began
He took your love away

But I still say
When you find love
When you know that it exists
Then the lover that you miss
Will come to you on those cold, cold nights

When you've been loved
When you know it holds such bliss
Then the lover that you kissed
Will comfort you when there's no hope in sight

So the words you could not say
I'll sing them for you
And the love we would have made
I'll make it for two

For every single memory
Has become a part of me
You will always be
My love

Well, I've been loved
So I know just what love is
And the lover that I kissed
Is always by my side

Oh, the lover I still miss
Was Jesus to a child


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Jesus to a Child Lyrics as written by George Michael

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    In November 1994, at the first edition of the MTV European Music Awards George Michael appeared after a long seclusion, giving a touching performance of a brand-new song, "Jesus to a Child". The song was a melancholy tribute to his lover Anselmo Feleppa, a Brazilian dress designer who had died in March 1993 of a brain haemorrhage. The exact identity of the song's subject — and the nature of George's relationship with Anselmo — was shrouded in innuendo at the time, however, as Michael had not confirmed he was gay, and did not do so until 1998.

    The video for "Jesus to a Child" was a beautiful picture of images recalling loss, pain, and suffering. Nowadays, Michael consistently dedicates the song to Feleppa before performing it live. George dedicated the album Older to the memory of Anselmo, who had been known publicly as a "close pal" of the singer, was in fact George's partner of two years, a gay relationship kept hidden from his fans. "I outed myself with Older," says George. "I did interviews that said everything except the three words they wanted to hear. I was trying to retain my privacy and dignity without lying."

    pablo_honey1981on December 24, 2008   Link
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    My guess is this is about Anselmo.

    Artemisianon May 16, 2006   Link
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    I hear this song every now and then. George Michael is an enigma. His voice seeks the depth of one's soul and is a total revelation. This song is meant for winters and nights. It's been five years since I first heard it and it used to make me cry. Sometimes it still does. "then the lover that you miss will come to you on those cold, cold nights "

    It has more beautiful depressive nostalgia than anything. Maybe his best song.

    benighted2006on November 23, 2006   Link
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    For me, the lyrics:

    "so the words you could not say I'll sing them for you and the love we would have made I'll make it for two"

    ...get me every time. A beautiful song.

    MickeyT1880on April 14, 2009   Link
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    I first heard this song performed by George at one the British Award years ago. Tom Jones introduce the song as "brilliant" by George Michael. That night George looked so sexy and mature. I he begin to sing the song, You can here the passion in his voice and sensuality in his delivery of song. I cried and fell in love with him. :-)

    Battlestationbabyon November 19, 2004   Link
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    Will probably be one of my favourite songs for my whole life. Just simply a beautiful song

    pablo_honey1981on December 24, 2008   Link
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    A beautiful song about his love for his partner Anselmo. George wrote this song and his album Older (1996) while grieving the lost of his first true love. This song encapsulates a glimpse of the tenderness and love they shared together. Heartbreaking and devastatingly beautiful.

    poizen-ivyon March 29, 2017   Link
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    Great song i love it its so meaningful and spiritual

    RichardWardon August 04, 2002   Link
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    this song is very spiritual, he seems to be a song about a friend he cared deeply about. he tells said friends that he will live enough for both of them.

    spikesprincesson September 15, 2002   Link
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    Actually this song...means so much to George, because it's about his lover, friend, that passed away. His ex-lover was telling and letting George know, that he's going to be okay. I love this song and it makes me emotional everytime I play it. Bravo George, Bravo ;)

    ourladypaulinaon June 06, 2003   Link

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