Michael Jackson's Earth Song

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“Earth Song” is also one of my favorite songs from Michael Jackson. As a successful songwriter, Michael Jackson spent seven years on creating this song; it is one of the songs that took him a long time to finish. It is obvious that the themes of the “Earth Song” are anti-war and environmental aspects. One one hand, Michael Jackson expressed his passion and sympathy to all the creatures as well as the planet; on the other hand, he expressed his anguish of the fact that human beings bring pollution, destruction, and turmoil to the world. As a great songwriter, he wrote this song in order to arouse people’s awareness and consciousness in terms of what humanity have been doing to the world. Most importantly, Michael Jackson sang this song in the …show more content…
As more people are dying from the war and more polluted the world is turning, the human race will disappear on this planet one day. Michael Jackson is one of the greatest songwriters in the way that his emotion was deeply permeated in the song itself. It is an undeniable fact that the “Earth Song” was an impactful song in the era when it was first leased. The song was released in the mid-1990s, where wars are happening all over the world and industrial development was booming. Along with the war and and industrial development, there were casualty and pollutions. However, back then, people did not realize how much harm they were bringing to the world. The song played the role of alarm bell that made people realize what they did is actually making the planet worse and pushing themselves to extinction. As of today, the song still resonates. There are still people dying from the war, and there are still pollutions that worse our planet. However, thanks to Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song”, there is an increasing number of people who realize the harm brought by war and pollutions, and that’s why the reason why people today advocates “World Peace” and “Green …show more content…
The three different songs have different themes, but there are a lot of similarities. “Heal the World” appeals to people to care about those who suffer from unrest and poverty. “Black or White” is a great song that emphasizes the racial harmony and racial equality. “Earth Song” is a song that calls on people to realize the harm they have brought to the world in terms of war and pollutions. Many people are fascinated by Michael Jackson’s songs because of their exciting and shocking rhythm as well as his amazing dance movements as a performer. As I conducted this final paper, I began to realize Michael Jackson’s unique charm as a great songwriter. I have been listening to his songs when I researched his career as a songwriter as well as the themes of the songs. It cannot be denied that I always had emotional moments when listening to his songs, such as “Heal the World”, “Earth Song”, and “We Are the World” (even though this song is not on my final paper). As a great songwriter, Michael Jackson not only permeated his emotion into every single lyric he wrote, but also affected people emotionally to feel what he felt when writing the songs. This is just like a magic and this is the reason why his songs never fail to fascinate people. His core values on “Heal the World”, “Black or White”, and “Earth Song” can be summarized in two words: the people

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