Friday, September 30, 2011

Michael Jackson ~ This Is It


This Is It is a pop ballad co-written by Michael Jackson and Paul Anka.  

The song begins with Jackson singing, “This is it, here I stand / I’m the light of the world, I feel grand / Got this love I can feel / And I know yes for sure it is real” and then he tenderly hits his signature high notes about a new lover he feels he’s known "since 1,000 years." Jackson's brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Randy (credited as The Jacksons) are featured as background vocals throughout the song.  

The song was featured as a track on the album, This Is It (2009), which accompanies the 2009 concert documentary Michael Jackson's This Is It. It was premiered worldwide on Jackson's official website on October 12, 2009.  According to Wikipedia, the song was never available for sale as a single.

This Is It was the first song to chart on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Chart for Michael in over seventeen years.  It became a top twenty hit on charts in Japan and Spain, and peaked at number 18 on bothBillboard's US Adult Contemporary and R&B/Hip-Hop song charts. In 2011, it received a Grammy Award nomination. The song was also accompanied by a music video, directed by Spike Lee, which consisted of footage of Jackson as a child, clips of him throughout his career, and footage of tributes from Jackson's fans around the world.

Source:  excerpts from Wikipedia


As I write this post, Michael Jackson's doctor is on trial for involuntary murder.  The facts coming out about his death all over the news have really disturbed me.  For me, the story of his life and death has to be the very saddest I have ever heard of.  Rather than have these thoughts in my head, I decided to go back to his music and remember him as the greatest entertainer of my lifetime.

I will always appreciate his entertainment genius!





Lyrics

This is it, here I stand
I’m the light of the world, I feel grand
Got this love I can feel
And I know yes for sure it is real
And it feels as though I’ve seen your face a thousand times
And you said you really know me too yourself
And I know that you have got addicted with your eyes
But you say you gonna live it for yourself.
I never heard a single word about you
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Falling in love wasn’t my plan
I never thought that I would be your lover
C’mon baby, just understand
This is it, I can say,
I’m the light of the world, run away
We can feel, this is real
Every time I’m in love that I feel
And I feel as though I’ve known you since 1,000 years
And you tell me that you’ve seen my face before.
And you said to me you don’t want me hanging round
Many times, wanna do it here before
I never heard a single word about you
Falling in love wasn’t my plan
I never thought that I would be your lover
C’mon baby, just understand
This is it, I can feel
I’m the light of the world, this is real
Feel my song, we can say
And I tell you I feel that way
And I feel as though I’ve known you for a thousand years
And you said you want some of this yourself
And you said won’t you go with me, on a while
And I know that it’s really cool myself
I never heard a single word about you
Falling in love wasn’t my plan
I never thought that I would be your lover
C’mon baby, just understand
I never heard a single word about you
Falling in love wasn’t my plan
I never thought that I would be your lover
C’mon baby, just understand


2 comments:

unikorna said...

He is my hero and his passing saddened me deeply...., the world is a lonelier place without him.

Gina Alfani said...

Thanks Unikorna :) He was so awesome!