Michael Jackson Said The Song Childhood Was The Most Autobiographical Song

@schulzie (4064)
United States
June 26, 2009 9:44am CST
I was just watching CNN right now and they showed a portion of an interview Michael Jackson had done where he was talking about his parents and growing up. He said that his fans should really listen to his song "Childhood" because that was the most autobiographical song he ever wrote. I had to look it up and read it. Here are the lyrics: Childhood [i]Have you seen my Childhood? I'm searching for the world that I come from 'Cause I've been looking around In the lost and found of my heart... No one understands me They view it as such strange eccentricities... 'Cause I keep kidding around Like a child, but pardon me... People say I'm not okay 'Cause I love such elementary things... It's been my fate to compensate, for the Childhood I've never known... Have you seen my Childhood? I'm searching for that wonder in my youth Like pirates in adventurous dreams, Of conquest and kings on the throne... Before you judge me, try hard to love me, Look within your heart then ask, Have you seen my Childhood? People say I'm strange that way 'Cause I love such elementary things, It's been my fate to compensate, for the Childhood I've never known... Have you seen my Childhood? I'm searching for that wonder in my youth Like fantastical stories to share The dreams I would dare, watch me fly... Before you judge me, try hard to love me. The painful youth I've had Have you seen my Childhood...[/i] I think that this song explains alot of things. I know he had no childhood really as his father pushed him to perform constantly. I am so deeply saddened today. I have been watching tv and reading articles about him ever since I heard the horrible news that the "King of Pop" had passed away. Rest in peace Michael Joseph Jackson.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I never knew his middle name was Joseph...I have a brother named Michael Joseph..hmmm..gonna have to ask my mom whom he was named after.. I haven't ever heard this song to my recollection, will have to see if they have it on Youtube or in the Ares. I am thinking of downloading loading all of his songs on to some disk to have to listen to and as a remembrance disk.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
29 Jun 09
The song childhood was on his album HIStory and was also featured on the Free Willy 2 Soundtrack. It is a slow song. It is definitely not a dance song. His name was Michael Joseph Jackson and his son Prince was actually named Michael Joseph Jackson II and Blanket was actually named Michael Joseph Jackson III. I think it is a nice idea to make a cd with all of his music. I have all his cds and I have already been playing them this whole weekend. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I didn't know that about his kids names..seems he was taking a page out of George Foreman's book by naming all his boys after him.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Oh, and don't forget Paris Katherine Michael Jackson...
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I have never heard the song so thanks for posting the lyrics. There were a couple of things making Michael's childhood miserable, just remember that he was brought up as a Jehovah Witness and they do not celebrate holidays at all. Now that added to his long hours of work, must have been very hard on him.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Yes, and not only that but his father treated him harshly and worked him night and day. I feel very sorry for Michael. He can now rest though. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Yes, I believe that's a common fact among child actors, the parents make them work harder and give the kids a lot of stress.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jun 09
VEry good song and no he didnt have a childhood. but I think he tried to have one with his never nver ranch! RIP
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Yes, he was like Peter Pan in that he never really grew up. So sad. RIP Michael Jackson. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Jun 09
He didnt have time for a childhood so he made himself a play ground1
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• United States
30 Jun 09
Hello, I'm new to this thing, but I just couldn't resist putting my 2 cents in on the Michael Jackson story. I am so grateful to you for putting in the lyrics to that song, it's a beautiful but sad song and unfortunately seems to be soo fitting to him. I think he was/is and always will be an awesome, very talented musician, performer, singer/songwriter, entertainer!! I pray for his children and family. May he rest in peace. Thanks again for the lyrics, where did you look them up anyway?
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Your welcome. I wanted to look them up and put them on here for all to share. I think it explains so much about him. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!!
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Thank you for providing those lyrics...I wasn't familiar with that song but I saw the interview last night and wondered about it, too. Yes, Michael Jackson never really had a childhood and missed out on a lot when it comes to the natural development of a child to an adult. He seemed to always be trying to recapture what he had lost.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Yes, I always thought about him being like Peter Pan at times. You know, the little boy who did not grow up. He even had a Peter Pan statue and named his ranch/home Neverland. Those lyrics really explained things to me about him. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!!
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@andresimp (818)
• India
8 Jul 09
hi, this song is really touching. everyone misunderstood him. He missed his childhood days.. every child that dont have a good childhood days, will definitely grow up with pain. i didn't have a good childhood myself. so i know the pain of it. i admire his talents and achievements in spite of all the controversies about him, he is a legend. He truly conveyed a lot of message to the world through his music. i hope he is happier now in Heaven. Rest in Peace. We miss you forever.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I know. I think now he can finally rest in peace. Thanks for your comment and have a nice day!
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
2 Jul 09
I kind of thought that this song has something to do with his personal life very sad life: childhood, skin disease, surgeries, rumours, allegations it's almost like the millions he had he never enjoyed a dime he looked awful when he announced his last tour I thought it was the hair messed up and made his face looked skinnier then I read he weighed like 100 lbs or so, that's just way too little for someone his height with that sort of activity he supposed to gain weight and vitality first before going on a tour all the money he spent for presctiptions could have gone to this effort instead but it's too late now I'm sad such talent now is gone I grew up listening to his songs I don't see anyone alive today could sing and dance it like he did
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
8 Jul 09
No, there will never be another Michael Jackson. I feel so bad for him too. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!!
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
2 Jul 09
I just finished watching an interview where MJ tells candidly about his traumatic childhood and pre teen ear. Indeed,he did not have a childhood. The lyrics are autobiographical no doubt. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I think I might have seen an excerpt from that interview. Your welcome, I am glad to share it. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!!
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
2 Jul 09
I saw that part on tv and wanted to look up the song but I couldn't stop watching the program ands then I forgot. Thank you so much for putting it here. Michael was a genius and I know we are all different but he was truly unique. He was confused as to why no-one seemed to understand him. I loved Michael and I thought his life was tragic. I would have been his friend given the opportunity.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I think I could have given him good advice and been a good friend to him too. He did have a very sad life, it is very apparent. I think also that the reason that he veiled his childrens faces from the public was because he did not want his children to suffer the same fate he did, at least as far as the papparazzi chasing them, etc. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I saw a bit of interviews too and I think it is hard on any child that is pushed into being in show buisness.....I have seen that happen with many smaller kids too...it's the parent's dream....hopefully now he is resting in peace.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Yes, I really think that this was his father's dream and then he turned it into something for himself. But poor thing. It is just not right to push a child like that. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!
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• United States
26 Jun 09
Thanks so much for the lyrics. It is a sad story really. I know his father used to push him and he would beat the kids too. I know I remember Michael saying that there were many times when he was around 5 or 6 and he was rehearsing that he would see other children in the neighborhood playing and he would tell his father that he wanted to play like them. His father would tell him that he didn't have time for that kind of stuff and that he had to keep practising and rehearsing, singing, dancing, etc. I think he must have been very sad inside really. I am sad at his passing. He did not ever have an easy life. R.I.P. Michael Jackson
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Yes, I don't think he had a happy childhood, or a childhood to speak of anyways. I think that entertaining became fun for him and I know he loved shopping, and going on amusement park rides and having lots of exotic pets. He was just like a little boy and I think many misunderstood him. Thanks for your comment and happy myLotting!!
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• United States
15 Jul 09
i was reading this article online where they said the father was thinking of trying a "jackson 3" with the kids. man,they need to put a leash on the old man.he just never quits.