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King Of Pop
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A song about the life & times of Michael Jackson.
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Urban - Smooth R&B
Previous peak charts position #81
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #28
Mike Pilling
2009 Mike Pilling
July 23, 2009
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MP3 3.7 MB  •  128 kbps bitrate  •  4:05 minutes
Story behind the song
When Michael Jackson passed away, I thought about his musical contributions as well as the controversies that surrounded him. The result was this song. I used a bass line, guitar riff and drum beat that was inspired by "Billie Jean".
Lyrics
KING OF POP Copyright 2009 by Mike Pilling V1 Gary Indiana Almost 50 years ago Steel was king , the only thing A fella named Joe Came from Arkansas, boys Via Californias sun Ran a crane, rode the train Felt his life was done PRE Workin hard to raise a family Five boys of his own Singing round the table No way he could have known CH That kid could sing Became a king A thriller, thats no lie That kid could write He could excite Will we ever know why (Do we need to know why?) V2 You know those five were magic Playin gigs around the town To their nail Joe was the hammer But he couldnt beat em down Motown came a knockin The machine began to turn The kid stepped up, he was just a pup The star began to burn PRE Workin hard to make the music No stopping him now Spinning in the footlights Belt the songs out take your bow CH That kid could sing Became a king A thriller, thats no lie That kid could write He could excite Will we ever know why Why why why V3 The next years were a flurry Life was off the wall The long hard climb, still in his prime He soon began to fall You know you gotta wonder Why it had to be that way Was it such a mess, or was it such success Thats for another day PRE He left us with the music And thats really all there is He wrote it and he sang it The legacy is his CH That kid could sing Became a king A thriller, thats no lie That kid could write He could excite Will we ever know why (Do we need to know why?)
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