“If we are to teach real peace in the world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”
““Michael made this His life’s work.”
Elizabeth Michelle Billeaudeaux
“I’ll tell you…because with pain and the arrows that people have shot at me, nobody else would have been able to take it. They would have probably committed suicide by now…they would have become a drunk. Because they have been very cruel and rude to me, and if they don’t think I hear it and see it…I DO. I DO! It’s been the children…I am holding on for them or else I wouldn’t have made it. God gave me a mission…I feel…to do something, and they (the children) have given me the support and the belief and the love to hold on…hold on. It’s like God saying, ‘Michael, everything will be okay!’ when I look into the eyes of children.”
“When you want to be close to me, listen to my music. The love is stored there.” Repeated journeys into Michael’s music helps nourish my mission, and defines the topography of the path that lies ahead. Each song holds stories that trigger my emotions, uplifting my soul and offering creative possibilities. Often spending hours at the page, I need to remember that the well needs refilling and Michael’s sounds provide a nourishing clarity, his dances feed my inner spirit. I discover unexplored terrain, learning moment by moment. The truth is waiting as the magic happens.
Last evening, the glimpses and flashes of genius came in the form of Michael’s Ultimate Collection CD #3. Settling into the passions of YOU ARE NOT ALONE, STRANGER IN MOSCOW AND CHILDHOOD, the wonder of ON THE LINE awakened a beautiful memory. I have to say that among the turning points on this spectacular journey I have chosen to take, ON THE LINE brings back a vivid memory of me listening to the song and then saying out loud to myself…”Okay, Jude, it is time to ACT!” It was my starting point for MICHAELJACKSONCHOSENVOICES.
NO SENSE PRETENDING IT’S OVER
HARD TIMES JUST DON’T GO AWAY
YOU GOTTA TAKE THAT CHIP OFF YOUR SHOULDER
NOTHING GOOD EVER COMES EASY
ALL GOOD THINGS COME IN DUE TIME
I’M TELLING YOU TO OPEN YOUR MIND
GOTTA PUT YOUR HEART ON THE LINE
IF YOU WANNA MAKE IT RIGHT
YOU’VE GOT TO REACH OUT AND TRY
GOTTA PUT YOUR HEART ON THE LINE
IF YOU WANNA GET IT RIGHT
GOTTA PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE
YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR
AND THINGS AREN’T GETTING MUCH CLEARER
DON’T YOU THINK IT’S TIME TO GO FOR A CHANGE
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THE PAST
IT’S TIME TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE
IT’S ALL RIGHT THERE IF YOU ASK
THIS TIME IF YOU TRY MUCH HARDER
YOU’LL BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE
Michael’s words inspired me to begin to act for justice and truth, to become involved in efforts to help save the children, to rescue them, to reach out for animals’ safety and the planet’s ecology. This is a part of my story…this is a part of all of our stories. An unbreakable bond exists as we learn Michael truths. Through his own suffering and vulnerability, we come to terms with our own. Learning and listening to Michael, we become better people. Michael called it a great adventure.
“SOUL IS THE MOST PRECIOUS THING YOU CAN SHARE BECAUSE YOU’RE SHARING YOURSELF AND THE WORLD NEEDS THAT GIFT NOW MORE THAN EVER.”
“To give someone a piece of your heart is worth more than all the wealth in the world.” Michael taught us that. This time if we try much harder…we’ll be the best that we can be. Putting our hearts on the line, we move into a brighter tomorrow.