Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Together Again: Janet Jackson's Song Fits Losing MJ



I'm sure somebody else online somewhere has already said it. Perhaps that someone was even me and I've forgotten, but while I was writing tonight, I started playing "Together Again" by Janet Jackson. Even though I previously associated this song with losing a romantic companion to death who you now believe is up in heaven, I reapply this song now to Michael. This song is quietly joyful song with a twist of bittersweetness that fits how so many fans feel regarding Michael Jackson, that he's at peace and we should come to peace with his rest joyfully, celebrating him through his music like he's still with us. And yet it's not one of his songs, it's his sister's.

I continue to hope that the Jackson family can also find joy, even though MJ's death was just this summer. I saw on Oprah that some of his family members, such as Tito, couldn't bear yet to see This Is It, which is undoubtedly another reason MJ is on my mind. In addition, MJ's autobiography Moonwalk has been re-leased.

I'm trying to find time to get to the theater to see "This Is It," and while I do that, I keep remembering Janet at the BET Awards and holding Michael's children at his memorial service.

Together Again
as performed by Janet Jackson

There are times when I look above and beyond
There are times when I feel your love around me baby
I'll never forget ma' baby
(I'll never forget you)

There are times when I look above and beyond
There are times when I feel your love around me baby
I'll never forget ma baby
When I feel that I don't belong
Draw my strength
From the words when you said
Hey it's about you baby
Look deeper inside you baby

(Bridge)
Dream about us together again
When I want us together again baby
I know we'll be together again 'cause

(Chorus)
Everywhere I go
Every smile I see
I know you are there
Smilin' back at me
Dancin' in moonlight
I know you are free
Cuz' I can see your star
Shinin' down on me

(Together again ooh )
Good times we'll share again
(Together again ooh )
That makes me wanna dance
(Together again ooh)
Say it loud and proud
(Together again ohh)
All my loves for you

Always been a true angel to me
Now above
I can't wait for you to wrap your wings around me baby
Wrap them around me baby
Sometimes hear you whisperin'
No more pain
No worries will you ever see now baby
I'm so happy for ma baby

(Bridge)
I dream about us together again
When I want us together again baby
I know we'll be together again 'cause

(Chorus)
Everywhere I go
Every smile I see
I know you are there
Smilin' back at me
Dancin' in moonlight
I know you are free
Cuz' I can see your star
Shinin' down on me

(Together again ooh )
Good times we'll share again
(Together again ooh )
That makes me wanna dance
(Together again ooh)
Say it loud and proud
(Together again ohh)
All my loves for you

There are times when I look above and beyond
There are times when I feel you smile upon me baby
I'll never forget ma baby
What'll I give just to hold you close
As on earth
In heaven we will be together baby
Together again ma baby

(Chorus)x2
Everywhere I go
Every smile I see
I know you are there
Smilin' back at me
Dancin' in moonlight
I know you are free
Cuz' I can see your star
Shinin' down on me

1 comment:

Alamar Fernandez said...

Thank you for this beautiful post.
Since MJ has been gone, I have found myself listening to his music more often. And when I do, my Spirit is lifted. I,loved MJ and I love His Music.
I noticed how much better I have felt when I listen to him now...perhaps it is because he is gone, that I am more in tune to how it effects me. I am reminded about an interview I saw of him, the week he died. He said that he Loved what he did. That in his music is the Love that he has for everyone. And, now, I believe that more than ever. His music is healing, perhaps only to those who let go and tune into it. I just let go and let my body move and it feels GREAT...Peace.