2011年9月17日土曜日

I'll Be There ジャクソン5(The Jackson 5)

King of Pop, MJことマイケル・ジャクソン(Michael Jackson)が亡くなってから2年以上が経過しました。もし彼に音楽やダンスの才能がなかったら、一人の「いいお父さん」として平凡だけど静かに幸せに暮らせたのかも。彼を見ていると子ども時代を「ただの一人の子ども」として送ることの大切さを感じます。
それにしてもこの歌、捉え方によってはストーカーの歌とも取れませんか。(実際ストーカーソングとして60位にランクインしてます)。ただ私はこれは母(または父)から子どもに向けた愛の歌だと思います。
余談ですが、彼の家の庭には大きな木が植えてあって彼はその上でよく作曲したりしたそうです。その木の名前が「Giving Tree」。有名な絵本の題名(The Giving Tree 邦題:「おおきな木」)と同じです。母の愛ともいえるものを綴ったこの本と同じ名前なのは単なる偶然でしょうか?
More than two years have passed since "King of Pop" Michael Jackson passed away.   If he had not been gifted that much, he could have led an ordinary but quiet and peaceful life as a father.  He seems to me that he was the epitome of Adult Children.  What he had been trying to get  was to live his life as a child.  A child who goes to school and plays with his friends like others.  We often think like this, "I wish I had .." , just being tired of our everyday lives.  Thinking of him, being ordinary might be the best thing we have.  
The song "I'll Be There" could be interpreted as a stalker song.  (Actually, it ranks as the 60th in the stalker songs in popular music".)  I'd think it's a song about mother's (and of course father's) love to her/his child. 
There in his Neverland is a big tree named "Giving Tree".  He loved it and sometimes wrote his music up there.  Is it just a coincidence that a famous picture book , "The Giving Tree" is a story about mother's love to her child?
I'll Be There  (The Jackson 5)
You and I must make a pact, we must bring salvation back
Where there is love, I'll be there
I'll reach out my hand to you, I'll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I'll be there 


I'll be there to comfort you,
Build my world of dreams around you, 

I'm so glad that I found you
I'll be there with a love that's strong
I'll be your strength, 

I'll keep holding on

Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness, well that's all I'm after
Whenever you need me, I'll be there
I'll be there to protect you, with an unselfish love that respects you
Just call my name and I'll be there

I'll be there to comfort you,
Build my world of dreams around you, I'm so glad that I found you
I'll be there with a love that's strong
I'll be your strength, I'll keep holding on

If you should ever find someone new, I know he'd better be good to you
'Cause if he doesn't, I'll be there
Don't you know, baby, yeah yeah
I'll be there, I'll be there, just call my name, I'll be there

(Just look over your shoulders, honey - oo)

I'll be there, I'll be there, whenever you need me, I'll be there
Don't you know, baby, yeah yeah

I'll be there, I'll be there, just call my name, I'll be there... 




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