“I respect the secrets and magic of nature. That’s why it makes me so angry when I see these things that are happening, that every second, I hear, the size of a football field is torn down in the Amazon. I mean, that kind of stuff really bothers me. That’s why I write these kinds of songs, you know. It gives some sense of awareness and awakening and hope to people. I love the planet. I love trees. I have this thing for trees and the colors and changing of leaves. I love it. And I respect those kind of things.
I really feel that nature is trying so hard to compensate for man’s mismanagement of the planet. Because the planet is sick. Like a fever. If we don’t fix it now it’s at the point of no return. This is our last chance to fix this problem that we have - it’s like a runaway train - and the time has come. This is it. People are always saying, “They’ll take care of it, the government will - don’t worry, they’ll…”
“They” who? It starts with us. It’s us! Or else it’ll never be done.”
Michael Jackson in 2009
Screencaps from Earth Song/This Is It.
The 2009 interpretation of “Billie Jean” he dances is fucking sick.