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Michael Jackson: Earth Song Meaning

Song Released: 1995

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Earth Song Lyrics

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain...
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 14th 2014 report

    Michael Jackson Earth Song
    Earth song is addressing us, humanity and society in general. Concerning the fact of what we have done to the earth, all the forests are being destroyed and the bond/relationship we had with the animals is not the same as it used to be. In the other hand, as a cause of mans mismanagement of earth nature is trying to compensate. However, because of the ecological unbalance and environmental problems earth is dying. The main goal Michael Jackson wanted was to give the message to people, for “people to hear the voice of the planet” and encourage the people to do something about it.


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    Mar 7th 2010 report

    It is way clear that this song is about what our world in turning into. all of the amazing forests are being destroyed and our relationships with animals arent the same as they used to be. as we all know michael believed strongly in keeping our world safe and living on forever.

    ily michael, your biggest fan ,


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    Jul 24th 2016 report

    It's his brilliant way of saying we are destroying the world. His biggest fear is that his children and his children's children will not have this beautiful world that we have so we have to preserve this wonderful world am I right?.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 17th report

    Michael Jackson
    Earth Song
    Today March 17,2021 i relate this song to the real world today Racism Shot on animals and covid messing up the envoirment

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  5. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2020 report

    Listen! Michael Was Not God when we was in his flesh. Whatever he was into, you can see how it seems as if it's only on stage that he gets peace and enjoy himself. You fools who's wondering where God is, or why He's not saying anything... I'm sorry for you. Nevertheless. Here's what God wants All of you to know: "JESUS."

    I repeat, He wants you to know: "JESUS."

    He also said "Even though I have made Myself publicly known, you didn't give Me your attention. At least now, if you Really want to know Me, All You Have To Do, is ASK!"


    Alright. So that's what He wants you to know.

    Sorry, I don't have an interpretation of the song.
    But, if Michael did question the Lord, then He didn't know the Lord.

  6. anonymous
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    May 8th 2020 report

    When I got super religious at one point in my life, I heard a lady minister on YouTube talk about Michael and this particular lyric in the song. She was calling him a satan worshipper and was saying he sold his soul...At one point I did believe it. I was mad that Michael could even question god. I went as far as to take down all of my MJ posters of him. I've grown over the years. Experienced a lot of things. And in the essence of my new way of thinking...Ill say Michael was right. "What about all the peace that you pledge your only son?" If this god, or Jesus is so real....Why would he allow us to suffer? Why can't he show himself? Why is there war and famine? And no disrespect to my fellow religous people. But I have yet to see this Jesus feed the hungry. Cloth the naked. Comfort the lonley. Michael was right. And, I hate at one point I doubted him. Don't really know Michael's views when it came to religion or his beliefs. But I realize it don't matter. There are religious "god fearing" people doing the most wreckless shit, then sprinkle Jesus on it to justify their behavior.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2019 report

    He just can't blame god for something he gave us.michael took the oath a long time ago and he knew exactly what he was saying.So with that being said you can't serve two God's

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 25th 2019 report

    I honestly believe that Michael Jackson was addressing both God and Humans because he understands that we are killing each other in wars. There is also an aura of sophistication in his way of thinking enough to understand that there are children being sent to war too.
    Love You MJ, 11th Grader.

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 17th 2019 report

    People are the body of Christ. I feel he was calling out to humans to heal the world.

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2018 report

    Earth Song by Michael Jackson, great voice also.
    To take care of the earth, clear lyrics.

    Merry Christmas to you too.

    - Same person who made comments recently

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2018 report

    I thought it was about we don't deserve the Earth if this is how we are going to treat it and everything around us is now dying.We are all at fault.People treat the world better.

    I don't really love Michael Jackson.But this song was my assignment and i started to love this song.Merry Christmas to you.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 5th 2018 report

    I think that Michael has a big heart full of feelings, that he expresses through his music, his love for God and his appreciation for all Gods gifts to us, that we don’t take care of, his people the earth, we should all feel something tug at our hearts when we hear the Earth Song and watch the video, maybe even try to do something ourselves to make a difference, and we can !!! If each and everyone of us was to really try, God Bless Everyone, and our planet

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2018 report

    Song against God. He is so singing this to God. Satanic agenda

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  14. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2017 report

    He is simply blaming god for everything thats wrong in the world. You may not agree with me but just look at the lyrics and you will see that he is blaming god

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  15. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2017 report

    The question is, who is MJ addressing?
    don't tell me he's addressing earthly residents (humans) because this line " What about all the peace
    That you pledge your only son..." says otherwise and the last 2 lines
    " What about Abraham
    (What about us)
    What about death again" makes me believe he is talking to God. but I'm right, why did he sound like he's part of the problem by saying in this line "What have we done to the world".
    what I think? MJ is complicated but if you are really a bible student and know the condition of the world right now, you may ask God even worst question that might sound disrespectful. but all I need is the answer. can't God just speak from heaven if he really cares or understand what we're (his faithful servants) going through just to encourage us?
    I'm beginning to see MJ as a prophet, maybe of God or a rogue prophet of God because he sees beyond the ordinary eye can see.

  16. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2017 report

    As Michael Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness and the belief of a new world called paradise where no on can feel any pain, fear or sadness that one day the earth will become a better place and will one day be healed I believe the songs message is based on his beliefs.

  17. anonymous
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    Mar 24th 2017 report

    How ever people may have negative impressions about the late king of Pop.His life is still a mystery to the world.If I could pass judgement to his songs.Michael's lyrics speak much of his conscious.He wasn't blind to his compositions as people say its all superstitious and demonic.indeed almost every of his songs is spiritually inclined if we pay close attention to his messages.Only people with spiritual prospects can agree with my claim.That Michael Jackson knows his God.He reads his words therefore even though his public life may have seemed to be of fantasy.Stop and take a look once more.Never will he not quote a line or two from the Bible.Never will he not even figuratively incorporate Biblical conceptions to his songs and most of all he didn't deny his own conscience which pays it off when he was at last break loose from the bondages fame. Until then his private life is with His faithful God who remember those acknowledges him before men,
    and not with men or fallen angles....RIP MJ

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2016 report

    The song depicts frustrated michael with God. In a spiritual angle he is promoting disdain and revort against God,where he laments about all the unmet promises God avowed to his people'i agree with somebody who described that song luciferian inclined..cnt agree better its blasphemous,asserting and compelling people to loose faith with God.

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