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Michael Jackson You Were There Lyrics

Last updated: 08/23/2014 07:01:41 PM

(tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.)

You were there, before we came.
You took the hurt, you took the shame.
They built the walls to block your way.
You beat them down.
You won the day.
It wasn't right, it wasn't fair.
You taught them all.
You made them care.
Yes, you were there, and thanks to you
There's now a door we all walk through.
And we are here, for all to see --
To be the best that we can be.
Yes, I am here....
Because you were there.

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les - yes, the song is michael's also | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/24/14

There isn't an artist out there today who wasn't greatly influenced by Michael Jackson. All of them - Usher, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, all of them. He set the bar unbelievably high and they all try to imitate him or even copy him. That is almost impossible but they try. One hundred years from now people will still be singing Michael's songs and hopefully in the not too distant future we will be able to talk ONLY about Michael's great musical gifts and great humanitarian efforts without discussing the other "noise". Michael, the world misses you greatly!

Samy davis jr | Reviewer: natty | 10/9/13

Samy Davis Jr was the first black to perform in Las Vegas, He had to face a lot of racism, it was his fight. And Michael thanks him for that because if Samy Davis Jr didn't jave fought for this, Black Musician couldn't be there. That's what MJ meant by 'they build walls to block you away ...'

Brilliant rare song | Reviewer: Amehlou | 5/5/10

Michael i miss you so much, your amazing talent has inspired me all all my life! words can describe the empty pain that is left in my heart since you left us. May your soul and legend live on xxxxxxxx

How true... | Reviewer: I loveMJ | 2/22/10

Oh I so wish this would be sung as a tribute to Michael couldn't be more apt! Michael, you are so missed you cannot even begin to imagine how much!! I think it is even surprising the fans themselves, it is fysically hurting!! RIP Michael Jackson, we all bow in respect of your achievements.

mj...good heart...great talent | Reviewer: lani-nj | 1/13/10

I absolutely agree! This song does apply to Michael Jackson himself and what an eloquent song it is. Thank you Mr. Jackson for always allowing for love...even in the face of prejudice. Miss your presence terribly.

Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/29/09

This song is so beautiful and moving. Michael Jackson sang this in tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., yet in so many ways it applies to Michael Jackson himself. I think it should be sung back in tribute to the King of Pop, Rock, and Soul, Michael Jackson. RIP Michael Jackson. You have inspired and touched so many lives with your music, dance, passion, creativity, and kindness. You are deeply missed.