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Michael Jackson: You Are Not Alone Meaning

Song Released: 1995


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You Are Not Alone Lyrics

Another day has gone
I'm still all alone
How could this be
You're not here with me
You never said goodbye
Someone tell me why
Did you have to go
And leave my world so cold

Everyday I sit and ask myself
How did love slip away
Something...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    retrorockerboy
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    Mar 17th 2009 report

    This song is a dedication or tribute to lost loved ones who have passed away. As sung "you never said goodbye" gives a clue that this person or let's say in this case the girl that Michael is painting has passed away in some sort of accident. He is dealing with the pain and emotional damage put upon him from this loss. The psychological painful effects circulate in his head and from the optimistic corners of this artistic mind "something whispers in my ear and says". Refering to some sort of paranormal force or angelic spirit being communicating to him. This spirit is there to support and strengthen him as it says "you are not alone, I am here with you". Then it says "though you're far away, I am here to stay" which directs towards the idea that "I am here to stay" in your "heart" and at the same time in a better place. Same idea where it says "though you are apart" except vice-versa you are always in my heart, her heart. Lastly towards the end he says "whisper three words and I'll come runnin". These three words could be anything that expresses affection to each other, such as I LOVE YOU or it may simply COME TO ME. This means if she were here and were to whisper these three words he would go instantly to her physical presence.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2011 report

    This song is about God and how even tho we can't hear or see Him, we must trust that He is with us... Especially when times get hard and we don't understand... "I can hear your prayers, your burdens I will bear. But first I need your hand then forever can begin"... Who do we pray to? Who bears our burdens? Michael was/is a very spiritual man... To the day he died, his faith was never shaken... he used his gift to spread Gods message to love all... no matter how famous he became, he remained humble... He lived his life imitating Jesus (which is how we all should)... he even said so in multiple interviews... Michael is truly an angel... Ever look up his name? N

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    googoolvr
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    Jul 5th 2009 report

    In the first paragraph of lyrics: I seems like he's talking about a girl maybe dying and leaving him, they didn't get to say goodbye--
    in the second: it could almost be like he really likes this girl and she doesn't feel the same and he's all alone, but then like..god tells him he's not alone, b/c he's in his heart, he understands and he still has him--
    third: "though we're far apart, your always in my heart" it could be talkin bout god, or the girl doesn't feel the same about him, but he's still in her heart, she still cares bout him
    "Just the other night..." the full paragraph sounds to me like this could be him saying it to the girl..or god saying it to him..."I can hears your prayers, your burdens I will bare, but first I need your hand, then forever can begin" bcause god can't come to you and tell you which way to go unless you ask him to, and open you heart to him..when you do he will always be there for you.
    --i think this could go either way, like if this is about a girl, or god b/c...
    "Everyday I sit and ask myself
    How did love slip away
    Something whispers in my ear and says
    That you are not alone"
    he could be talkin about him and a girl falling outta love...or him being distant with god, and then god tells him he's still there, he just has to open up to him...pretty much how ever someone takes the song.. =) I love this one tho..its one of my favs!! rip micheal

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2020 report

    It's weird because, the song never really hit me as hard until I lost my great grandpa to a brain tumor when I was 9 years old or 9 and 1/2 but still. I actually just got done listening to the song I wasn't even able to finish the song because I started getting in the feels if you know what I mean. I don't know why but it's like the song was just making me think of him because I know he's always there watching over me and with me but I can't see him and I guess that's why ... I don't know just it's a mixture between happiness and sadness. So I guess that this song doesn't really take effect on you unless you've lost anyone or anything important to you say a parent a grandparent a loved one in fact or even a dog or a cat or a pet as long as you cared for them and they were a loved one to you I guess you will never really understand the song in the way of emotion and how you feel until you lose that very thing you care about or love. That is my interpretation of the song not really an interpretation but a opinion I like the song I really do but it's like I can't even listen to the full thing without bursting in tears.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 29th 2020 report

    This song has taken on a new meaning since losing my stepdad to Cancer in July 2017. Somehow I sense connection between him and this song. He is physically gone but still very much with me in other ways.

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2019 report

    My interpretation to the lyrics are how him and a girl he's in love with weren't getting along, so they were going their separate ways and now he wants to be with her again.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2019 report

    see this song was written by R-Kelley and this song is was written for a teenager who suffered through a miscarriage and Michael had thought it was a love song so you know him not knowing what the song truly meant he realized it and it became a hit then he realized the song was about R-Kelly's 15 year old wife that had suffered a miscarriage. So yeah I think that makes the song even more beautiful.

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2019 report

    this song was written for him Michael Jackson had suffered through a miscarriage I'm not sure who the girl was but tis is the song he dedicates to the child.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2018 report

    Michael is all alone since his love left him. But when he thinks about this,it seems to him that someone who loves him whispers in his ears that he is not alone and that person is with him.Then Michael understands the person whom he loves can not be alone because he is always with her and keeps her in his heart.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2018 report

    I have heard this song so many times but it just hit me that this song may very well be about his love and heartbreak over Diana Ross. Listen to it again. Read the lyrics.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2018 report

    as we all know michael did not write this song. he chose it to sing. like he did shes out of my life. well as i beleive he chose this song to try to let his true love know no matter were he was or who he was with hes love was always with her. and she would never be without him or his love.and he would always feel her. and if she ever called out to him he was always there for her.she would always be in his heart. corney or not

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 21st 2017 report

    My husband passed away this morning. As I say with him last night I played some music on YouTube that he liked. One was a song from Nova Scotia. When I clicked on the song to play this song played instead. He was in a sedated state and I cried because the words were so fitting for that very moment. It will now always hold a special place in my heart.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2016 report

    I think the song is to let people know others suffer in various ways. So we arent alone in our suffering . For whatevet separates people their place in our heart remains.

  14. anonymous
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    Nov 3rd 2013 report

    A so called woman friend of my partner dedicated the song to him. Should I be concerned about it/their friendship??

  15. anonymous
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    May 29th 2013 report

    When I listen to the song, it makes me feel like it is dedicated to those with depression and suicidal thoughts "You are not alone, I am here with you" And also telling those who lost their lives to suicide or abrupt deaths, saying that no matter how far away they are (heaven...etc) they will always be with us and here letting them know, even when it seems like you are all alone, that there will always be someone or something with you.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2012 report

    This so g reminds me of my dad who passed away when I was 11 and I think the first verse is MJ singing to a loved one that he lost and then the second verse is God talking to him.

  17. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2012 report

    I am mriared to a living example of the changes the grace of God through Jesus Christ can make. I praise God that we are in a Christian support community that has allowed him the change.Thanks again for words we all need to hear.Sharon

  18. anonymous
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    May 18th 2011 report

    Something whispers in my ear and says
    That you are not alone
    For I am here with you
    Though you're far away
    I am here to stay

    This is about GOD, every time he feels alone or lonely, GOD's reminds him that GOD is with him and even though seems far but actually GOD is near, just pray

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