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#1 Christina Gill

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:33 PM



"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

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#2 Christina Gill

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:36 PM

When Michael performed this song at the Grammys in 1988. Never fails to move my heart and soul

 



"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

JFK

 

 

 

 


#3 Christina Gill

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:38 PM

Man in the Mirro Lyrics

 

 

 

I'm gonna make a change

 

For once in my life

 

It's gonna feel real good

 

Gonna make a difference

 

Gonna make it right

 

 

 

As I, turn up the collar on

 

My favorite winter coat

 

This wind is blowing my mind

 

I see the kids in the streets

 

With not enough to eat

 

Who am I to be blind?

 

Pretending not to see their needs

 

 

 

A summer disregard, a broken bottle top

 

And a one man soul

 

They follow each other on the wind ya' know

 

'Cause they got nowhere to go

 

That's why I want you to know

 

 

 

I'm starting with the man in the mirror

 

I'm asking him to change his ways

 

And no message could have been any clearer

 

If you want to make the world a better place

 

Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

 

 

 

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love

 

It's time that I realize

 

That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan

 

Could it be really me, pretending that they're not alone?

 

 

 

A willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart

 

And a washed-out dream

 

They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see

 

'Cause they got no place to be

 

That's why I'm starting with me

 

 

 

I'm starting with the man in the mirror

 

I'm asking him to change his ways

 

And no message could have been any clearer

 

If you want to make the world a better place

 

Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

 

 

 

I'm starting with the man in the mirror

 

I'm asking him to change his ways

 

And no message could have been any clearer

 

If you want to make the world a better place

 

Take a look at yourself and then make that

 

Change!

 

 

 

I'm starting with the man in the mirror

 

(Oh yeah!)

 

I'm asking him to change his ways

 

(Better change!)

 

No message could have been any clearer

 

If you want to make the world a better place

 

Take a look at yourself and then make the change)

 

You gotta get it right, while you got the time

 

You can't close your, your mind!

 

 

 

That man, that man, that man, that man

 

With the man in the mirror

 

(Man in the mirror, oh yeah!)

 

That man, that man, that man

 

I'm asking him to change his ways

 

(Better change!)

 

No message could have been any clearer

 

If you want to make the world a better place

 

Take a look at yourself and then make the change

 

 

 

Oh no, no no

 

 

 

I'm gonna make a change

 

It's gonna feel real good!

 

Chime on!

 

(Change)

 

Just lift yourself

 

You know

 

You've got to stop it

 

Yourself!

 

(Yeah! Make that change!)

 

I've got to make that change, today!

 

Hoo!

 

(Man in the mirror)

 

You got to

 

You got to not let yourself

 

Brother

 

Hoo!

 

(Yeah! Make that change!)

 

You know, I've got to get

 

That man, that man

 

(Man in the mirror)

 

You've got to move! Chime on!

 

Chime on!

 

You got to

 

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!

 

(Yeah! Make that change)

 

Stand up and lift yourself, now!

 

(Man in the mirror)

 

You know it!

 

You know it!

 

You know it!

 

You know it

 

(Change)

 

Make that change

 


"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

JFK

 

 

 

 


#4 Greg Burnham

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 10:44 AM

When Michael performed this song at the Grammys in 1988. Never fails to move my heart and soul

 


 

I was at the Grammy Awards that year. MJ was definitely the highlight performance that evening. I'm not sure if it was the same year, but I also saw him perform "Dirty Diana" at the Grammy's. It was phenomenal. Of course, the message was much different than the song you posted. 


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#5 Christina Gill

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 02:02 PM

Oh my goodness Greg, you are so very fortunate to have seen him in person. I'm envious but not in a bad way lol.

Dirty Diana is another MJ favorite of mine :)

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

JFK

 

 

 

 


#6 Christina Gill

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 02:19 PM

By the way what was it like being in the same room while he was performing Man in the Mirror with all that passion?

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

JFK

 

 

 

 


#7 Greg Burnham

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:36 PM

By the way what was it like being in the same room while he was performing Man in the Mirror with all that passion?

 

Not to disappoint you...however, the "room" is huge. Electrically charged atmosphere. But not an intimate setting. And more than a bit pretentious.


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#8 Christina Gill

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 08:30 PM

Not to disappoint you...however, the "room" is huge. Electrically charged atmosphere. But not an intimate setting. And more than a bit pretentious.

 

No worries :) I can understand that though.


"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

JFK

 

 

 

 


#9 Greg Burnham

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 10:43 AM

Still, the performances are usually top shelf. And, yes, he did make a great entertainer. That the personal tragedy from his childhood (relationship to Joe) translated into questionable behavior (to say the very least) as an adult is quite unfortunate.


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