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Earth Song

Michael Jackson

1995

jaar
Top 40

4

piekpositie
Top 40

15

weken
Top 40

385

punten
Top 40

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"Earth Song" is afkomstig van zijn album "HIStory". "Earth Song" werd uitgegeven als derde single en behaalde in verschillende landen de eerste plaats.

Trivia

Wist je dat? De videoclip van het nummer laat de door de mens vernietigde Aarde zien en zinspeelt op de milieuvervuiling in de wereld. In de clip is de vernietiging van tropisch regenwoud te zien, net als het doden van wilde dieren door stropers. Ook gaat de clip over de agressie tussen Bosnië en de Bosniërs die naar hun vernietigde huizen terugkeren. Deze scène werd opgenomen in Kroatië, doordat de oorlog in Bosnië op dat moment nog aan de gang was. Aan het eind van het nummer huilen alle mensen samen met Jackson. Ze knielen en graven een gat in de rotzooi, waarna de wereld op magische wijze teruggaat in de tijd, toen alles nog rustig en vredig was. In tegenstelling tot de fans vonden critici het nummer en de clip te pompeus en theatraal. Ondanks de kritiek werd de videoclip genomineerd voor een Grammy Award in 1996. In 1992 stichtte Jackson de "Heal The World Foundation". De Earth Song-video eindigt uiteindelijk met een aanzoek om donaties te maken aan deze stichting met de tekst 'Help by calling Heal The World.
Titel

Earth Song

Lengte

6:46 [cdm] // 4:58 [cds]

Componist(en)

Michael Jackson

Producer(s)

Michael Jackson, David Foster

Platenlabel

Epic

Catalogusnr

EPC 662569 2 [cdm] // EPC 662569 1 [cds]

Hoogste positie UK

1

Hoogste positie US

-

Album

HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

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Songtekst

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain...
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son...
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about the bleeding Earth
(What about us)
Can't we feel its wounds
(What about us)
What about nature's worth
(ooo, ooo)
It's our planet's womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We've turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can't we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What was us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

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