Michael Jackson: HIStory | Song-Factsheet

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Song «HIStory» von Michael Jackson.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1995 07 15 (Album), 1997 07 30 (Single EU)
Label: Epic E2K 59000, Epic EPC 664615 1
Songwriter James Harris III & Michael Jackson & Terry Lewis
Produktion: James Harris III & Michael Jackson & Terry Lewis
Genre: Newpop - Dancepop

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Michael Jackson
James Harris III
Michael Jackson
Terry Lewis
James Harris III
Michael Jackson
Terry Lewis

Lyrics

[Intro] "Monday, March 26, 1827" "November 28, 1929" *record scratching* "Whatever I sing, that's what I really mean, like, I'm singing a song, I don't sing it if I don't mean it" "Remember, that this will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place" "He made it, Charles A. Lindbergh, first person to fly in New York to Paris non-stop" "And that was a page of history that'll probably stand for a long time" [Verse 1: Michael Jackson] He got kicked in the back He say that he needed that He hot willed in the face Keep daring to motivate He say, one day, you will see His place in world history He dares to be recognized The fire's deep in his eyes [Pre-Chorus: Michael Jackson] How many victims must there be Slaughtered in vain across the land And how many struggles must there be Before we choose to live the prophet's plan Everybody sing [Chorus: Michael Jackson] Every day, create your history Every path you take, you're leaving your legacy Every soldier dies in his glory Every legend tells of conquest and liberty [Interlude] "Great ball history for Hank Aaron, 715th, look into the crowd" "I'm the greatest of all time" "By any means necessary" [Verse 2: Michael Jackson] Don't let no one get you down Keep moving on higher ground Keep flying until You are the king of the hill No force of nature can break Your will to self-motivate She say this face that you see Is destined for history [Pre-Chorus: Michael Jackson] How many people have to cry The song of pain and grief across the land And how many children have to die Before we stand to lend a healing hand Everybody sing [Chorus: Boyz II Men] Every day, create your history Every path you take, you're leaving your legacy Every soldier dies in his glory Every legend tells of conquest and liberty Every day, create your history Every page you turn, you're writing your legacy ("I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth") Every hero dreams of chivalry ("I have a dream") Every child should sing together in harmony [Post-Chorus: Michael Jackson] All nations sing Let's harmonize all around the world [Interlude] "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation" [Pre-Chorus: Michael Jackson] How many victims must there be Slaughtered in vain across the land And how many children must we see Before we learn to live as brothers And leave one family, oh [Chorus: Choir, Michael Jackson, Choir & Michael Jackson] Every day, create your history (History) Every path you take, you're leaving your legacy Every soldier dies in his glory (His glory) ("—ptember 1928") Every legend tells of conquest and liberty, yeah Every day, create your history, yeah (History) ("July 17th…") Every page you turn, you're writing your legacy (Nations sing, sing) Every hero dreams of chivalry, oh (All around the world, we sing) ("November 8th…") Every child should sing together in harmony (Yeah, yeah, together, together) [Post-Chorus: Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson & Child, Child] A soldier dies (A soldier dies) Her mother cries (A mother cries) And the promised child (The promised child) Shines in a baby's eyes (In a baby's eyes) All nations sing (All nations sing) Let's harmonize all around the world [Outro] "And that was a page of history that'll probably stand for a long time" "And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, and God bless all of you on the good Earth" "February 11th, 1847, Thomas Edison is born" "January 18th, 1858, Daniel Hale Williams is born" "November 19th, 1863, Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address" "April 9th, 1865, The Civil War ends" "December 30th, 1865, Rudyard Kipling is born" "August 8th, 1866, Matthew Henson is born" "October 28th, 1886, The Statue of Liberty is dedicated" "December 5th, 1901, Walt Disney is born" "May 29th, 1917, John F. Kennedy is born" "January 31st, 1919, Jackie Robinson is born" "November 2nd, 1920, the first commercial radio station opens" "September, 1928, discovery of penicillin" "January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King is born" "November 28th, 1929, Berry Gordy is born" "October 9th, 1940, John Lennon is born" "January 17th, 1942, Muhammad Ali is born as Cassius Clay" "October 14th, 1947, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier" "July 17th, 1955, Disneyland opens" "December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refuses to give her bus seat to a white passenger" "April 12th, 1961, Yuri Gagarin's first space flight" "February 9th, 1964, Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show" "July 20th, 1969, Astronauts land on the moon" "April 12th, 1981, the first shuttle flight" "November 10th, 1989, the Berlin Wall comes down" "I am the Edison phonograph, created by the great wizard of the New World to delight those who would have melody or be amused" "Some men see things as they are, and say why? I dream things that never were, and say why not?" "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"