Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 1: My favorite song..."Heal the..."

Day 1: Favorite song
Michael Jackson's King of Pop "Heal the World"


"Heal The World"

There's A Place In
Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You'll Find There's No Need
To Cry
In This Place You'll Feel
There's No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why
There's A Love That
Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving
If We Try
We Shall See
In This Bliss
We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread
We Stop Existing And
Start Living

Then It Feels That Always
Love's Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

And The Dream We Were
Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We
Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep
Strangling Life
Wound This Earth
Crucify Its Soul
Though It's Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God's Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart
I Feel You Are All
My Brothers
Create A World With
No Fear
Together We'll Cry
Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn
Their Swords
Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There
If You Cared Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me

My memories with this beautiful song
  • I heard this song in the Vietnamese  version when I was a young girl (maybe in Vietnam or when I first came to the USA).  This memory is significant because it was a young boy singing the song, the melody was so soft and peaceful, but most importantly, he interacted with other kids who were dressed up from other cultures, i.e American Indians,etc... At that point in my life, I don't think I was exposed to people who dressed differently or who appeared physically different than how I was, so it was eye opening (I am from Vietnam, therefore the only people I saw were olive skin Vietnamese). At a young age, I was reminded through the song that we can all get along.
  • As I grew older, somehow, somewhere in my heart, I wanted to "change" the world, to help others. I think this desire came into place because after coming to the US, I was able to  compared the world I used to live in, a place of poverty (well, my family), a place where not as much opportunities existed, versus that of here, the land of opportunities. Here I saw, people can be taken care of, given help by the government if they didn't have enough, and here, we are taught and encouraged to be the change.
  • For some reason, in middle and high school, I always wanted world peace, prayed for world peace. Somewhere along the years of high school, I realized there was no possibility for world peace, but there could be a more peaceful world.  I think this concept helped me to see things differently, moderation in improvements versus that of extremes.
  • This is my favorite song because it gives me hope, it pushes me forward, and it reminds me of what others have to deal with because we live our lives in our own bubbles. I am so fortunate, much more fortunate than others. Despite whatever field or career, or job I do in my life, one of my biggest goals before I leave this world is to make a difference in the lives of others.

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