"Liberian Girl" as written by and Michael Joe Jackson....
(Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe)
(I love you too-I want you too-my love)

Liberian girl
You came and you changed my world
A love so brand new
Liberian girl
You came and you changed my world
A feeling so true

Liberian girl
You know that you came
And you changed my world
Just like in the movies
With two lovers in a scene
And she says
"Do you love me"
And he says so endlessly
"I love you, Liberian girl"

(Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe)
(I love you too-I want you too-my love)

Liberian girl
More precious than any pearl
Your love so complete
Liberian girl
You kiss me then,
Ooh, the world
You do this to me
Liberian girl
You know that you came
And you changed my world
Just like in the movies
With two lovers in a scene
And she says
"Do you love me"
And he says so endlessly
"I love you, Liberian girl"

(Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe)
(I love you too-I want you too-my love)

Liberian girl
You know that you came
And you changed my world
I wait for the day
When you have to say
"I do"
And I'll smile and say it too,
I love you, Liberian girl, all the time

(Girl)
I love you liberian girl, all the time
(Girl)
I love you liberian girl, all the time
(Girl)
I love you liberian girl, all the time
(Girl)
I love you
I love you baby
(Girl)
I want you
I love you baby
(Girl)
Ooh! I love you baby, I want you baby, ooh!
(Girl)


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"Liberian Girl" as written by Michael Jackson

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  • +3
    Song MeaningThe song is actually about Diana Ross, even though he dedicated it to Liz Taylor.

    Michael said in a 1983 interview that he was currently writing a song called Liberian Girl. (He hasn't even met Liz Taylor then)

    According to an MJ bodyguard, he was assigned to guard Michael and Diana when they went on an intimate vacation together to... LIBERIA, Costa Rica, in 1983. That's right. There's actually another Liberia -- we were all fooled into believing that he was singing solely about Africa Liberia.

    Think about it -- Michael was cannodling with Diana (who is african american) in Liberia, and then he subsequently writes a song about loving a ‘Liberian‘ girl right after the vacation? Sounds suspicious to me.

    I assume Michael combined both Africa Liberia and Costa Rica Liberia in the song to throw people off-track, because now it makes perfect sense why the beginning of the song had a girl speaking in an African-language but then the rest of the song had a south american/latin, tropical flavour to it.

    Tl;dr -- Liberian Girl is about Diana Ross, like many, many other songs written by MJ. I believe she was his muse.
    Shazazaon June 13, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentUntil you realized that he was singing about a girl fron the small South African republic of Liberia and not an actual librarian?
    mira_loveon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOooh... This song is a lot of things. It's sexy, it has a beautiful exotic feel to it, and it's unique too. Seriously, how many times have you heard a sweet pop song about a girl from Liberia? The answer is not very many times.
    mira_loveon March 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs a child I always pictured Michael serenading a librarian in a library and her probably saying 'SHHHH! No talking!' but then taking all her clothes off anyway. Probably a library in a foreign country.
    laurencebennionon May 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is like crack for my ears. Very pretty, sexy, and exotic.
    Amazing.
    BlueSilveron February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite MJ songs due to being half Liberian. Whilst the song is dedicated to Elizabeth Taylor I don't think the song is about her it wouldn't make much sense.
    DR34on July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment 100% believe that Omer is Michaels son.He looks just like him back in his beat it days. it’s crazy. And thinking back I think that his song Liberan girl was about Pia, Omer’s mother. It was realsed around the same time they got together back in 1987..What is your thoughts???
    kgiovannion July 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love you, liberrrriiiiiiiiiiiian giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrlllllllll!
    Mode000on March 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentProbably one of his most beautiful songs, i really like MJ's album filler songs
    ashran2on March 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't have any idea why you all think Omar is his son...I don't even know who that is, so whatever. Anyway, this song is amazing, the video is a little strange, but I loved the part at the end when it showed him. He had the cutest smile and laugh:) It was so childish and adorable :D
    wayla1234on March 11, 2010   Link

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