Michael Jackson: Earth Song Meaning
Song Released: 1995
Earth Song Lyrics
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
MichaelJacksonsGirl Mar 7th, 2010 3:33am 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 ,
anonymous Mar 23rd, 2011 3:45am report
The video depicts the end times described in the book of Revelations in the bible... Natural disasters destroy the Earth... people of all tongues drop to the ground and start praying... then after this hell on earth is a new birth... a perfect world... The majority of his songs are biblical... Not many people realize that tho... Even in the lyrics he's speaking to God saying what about this what about that... talking about all the promises... He says "what about Abraham"... etc
anonymous Aug 13th, 2016 8:14am report
How much potential there is from the beginning of thought to where we are is sad and it is moving to see and hear this from Michael. We can do great and we can be so horrible. I hear "Earthsong" and hope for a more enlightened future for all the world. We have it within ourselves to be better than we are. An emotional piece of work this is for me. Thank you Mr. Jackson!
anonymous Jul 24th, 2016 7:52pm 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?.
anonymous Nov 4th, 2015 11:14am report
i think that this song has many meanings but the main one that stands out is removing forests, results in lose of connection with wild animals.
anonymous Oct 30th, 2014 10:05am report
I am a child of god and in this beautiful song where he says what about all the peace that you pledge your only son !!! He is refuring to god sacrificing Jesus on the cross for our sins that's what he is talking about Not the Earth as a the only son I mean come on even non religious people could get that part of the song and understand what it ment "pledged your only son " the holy son ( god pledgeing his only son Jesus) for peace and sacrificing him for our sins!! RIP Michael Jackson you are with god now hopefully people will stop all this greed and start thinking about the right thing! GOD and our Planet as well and what damage we are doing to one of gods gifts to mankind ( a beautiful home full of love and full of life) god bless and for those who feel or think that being a Christian is about throwing bibles at everyone who isn't one or that being one of gods children isn't cool and that you will be looked at diffrent that's ok I felt the same way but the new age Christians make life fun n not boring and just because ur walking the path of god doesn't mean u can't still live life and have fun doing it ! Don't be ashamed of who u are or who u can be because once u realize gods vision for you that happier and more blessed your life will be!!!!!!
anonymous Apr 14th, 2014 4:31pm 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.
anonymous Dec 11th, 2013 12:18pm report
this means that we did terrible things to the world and the phrase "your only son" refers to the earth and it also means that we were supposed to get sunrise,rain, and other stuff from the earth and keeping it from getting destroyed but we are all destroying it any way
anonymous Oct 9th, 2013 10:53am report
when you first hear this song you would think that it is only about how humans wrecked the earth and how they don't think about how this would affect other people and the earth. but take a look at the lyrics and you realise how deep this song actually is!!! it is also about how war and death affects other people. it includes personification by saying "this crying earth" and "these weeping shores". it is quite an emotional song. poor seal i don't like seeing stuff die.
anonymous Nov 1st, 2012 11:19am report
we've lost our connection with animals destroying trees loosing all the magnificent things that god provided us with. But why cant people see its slipping away probably never to return if we don't save it.
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