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1971 to 2009
August 29, 1958 in Gary
June 25, 2009
Gary, Indiana , United States
Michael Joseph Jackson, the King of Pop
For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, businessman, and philanthropist. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.
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Thoughts on Songs with Michael Jackson
3 years ago
Michael has found friendship in a pet rodent. What's makes it different is the way he describes this situation. He feels as if no one else would accept such a good view of his friendship with this rat, but he gives a little more detail on it too. He thinks he can interpret the thoughts of the rat, and proclaims " You feel, you're not wanted anywhere". He then comforts the rat, and says: " There's something you should know, you've got a place to go". He views them as best friends and doesn't care what other people think. He wishes they would give the rat a second thought, because maybe they would see he really is a good friend..
3 years ago
Ok, so the song was written to describe a rat from the film but this song when taken out of context is quite touching. Michael Jackson manages to put so much emotion onto it with his sweet voice and the fact that he was so young. Knowing what we know of his childhood he certainly had a lot of emotion to draw on. I wonder if he really felt lonely like this in his life.