Saturday, September 19, 2009

Songs Inspired by Each Other: #1: Sinking In

So a lot of us MJ/LMP fans believe that at least with the records "Invincible" and "To Whom It May Concern," Michael and Lisa, respectively, were sending messages to one another or were inspired by each other. So I'm starting a series which highlights the songs that seem to be the most on point in terms of this dynamic. First up, is "Sinking In" from LMP's debut album in 2003.

Written by Lisa Marie Presley, Glen Ballard, Clif Magness and Daniel Keough
Lyrics by Lisa Marie Presley

This is a drag that it`s too late now.
And I wanted to tell you that I was wrong.
I didn`t realize I still hold on to you but I still do.
Was it that I turned everyone against you.
Was it that I didn`t defend you.
Was it that I never had your back.
Was it that I was always trying to save you and you never wanted me to.
Or was it that I loved you.
You don`t seem to see me sinking in do you.
You`re not content in your own head are you.
You just want to kick me once again don`t you.
Don`t you baby.
I did it again.
I don`t stop paying.
You don`t look so good to me my friend.
Is it because of me I really left this time.
Did you ever say goodbye.
Was it that I had a crush on your friend.
Was it that I left for another man.
Was it that I didn`t know.
That you were in over your head and I didn`t see what I had did I.
No, I didn`t and uh.

Was it that everyone would just kiss my ass.
I couldn`t see through it and you could.
And now look what`s come of us here ten years later.
I jump from one to the other, you`re still worrying your mother.
And I almost went under baby.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

By way of Shamone MJ:
"Here is the first photo of Lisa Marie at Michael Jackson's funeral. It was reported that Lisa Marie was not photographed or filmed at the service. But a reliable source sent this to us late today. It was first reported that Lisa arrived at the funeral with her current husband, Michael Lockwood. But from the image shown, she was accompanied by her eldest daughter, Danielle Riley Keough. The women reportedly sat in the back and Lisa Marie became very emotional as Michael Jackson's casket arrived at Forest Lawn. Lisa also was seen giving Michael's Mother Katherine (who was extremely distraught) an embracing and comforting hug."

Friday, September 4, 2009

Michael is Laid to Rest

Well, this was the moment of closure for all of Michael's loved ones, friends and fans. He is finally at rest.

While watching CNN last night, I was moved to hear that Lisa Marie was in attendance at the funeral. Reports state that she had some time alone with Michael before the family arrived. She was also said to have been overwhelmed by emotion when the casket was brought in for the service. In addition, Lisa Marie and Jackson matriarch, Katherine, shared an emotional embrace.

I'd like to think that Michael was looking down from high above, seeing his kids, his family and Lisa Marie and that he smiled. God bless you, Michael.

Jackson Family Press Release:

Michael Jackson Reaches Final Resting Place

Glendale, Calif.—Michael Jackson reached his final resting place tonight at 9:43 pm PST in The Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The ceremony was held outdoors, adjacent to The Great Mausoleum. The stage was adorned with six large bouquets of white lilies and white roses, along with green topiaries. The service was attended by approximately 200 family and close friends.

The pallbearers were Michael’s five brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson. At the beginning of the ceremony, Michael’s children placed a crown on their father’s coffin to signify the final resting place of the King of Pop.

The opening prayer was delivered by Pastor Lucius Smith, who also read from Ecclesiastes 3:7. Gladys Knight sang the gospel hymn “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” accompanied by Greg Phillinganes. Songwriter Clifton Davis sang The Jackson 5 song “Never Can Say Goodbye,” which he wrote for the group.

Speakers came to the podium spontaneously to celebrate Michael’s life. Among those making remarks were his father, Joseph Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, close friends and family members.

Following the ceremony, the Jackson brothers carried Michael’s casket into The Great Mausoleum, followed by guests.

Other notable attendees included Miko Brando, Macaulay Culkin, Corey Feldman, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Mila Kunis, Thomas Mesereau, Kenny Ortega, Suzanne de Passe, Lisa Marie Presley, Teddy Riley, Elizabeth Taylor and Chris Tucker.

The Jackson Family wishes to once again thank all of Michael’s fans around the world for their generous outpouring of support during this terribly difficult time. Their expressions of love for Michael and his music have sustained the Jackson Family.