The singer left some intangible words that describe the pains of his life. He referred to his childhood. He talked about the upcoming concert. He wanted it to be phenomenal, bigger than anything else.
“Elvis didn’t do it. Beatles didn’t do it. We have to be phenomenal,” Jackson’s voice slurred as he described what he was planning.
He wanted to take the money he earned from the concert and build a children’s hospital. He called it, “the biggest in the world, the Michael Jackson Children’s Hospital”. Jackson’s dream for helping children was expressed in profound sadness during the trial on Wednesday.
“Children are depressed. They’re in those hospitals, no game room, no movie theater. They’re sick because they’re depressed… I care about them, them angels. God wants me to do it,” Michael said. “I’m gonna do it Conrad.”
Michael’s voice slurred. The sadness was profound. He talked about the children reaching out to him. He said how much he loved them because he didn’t have a childhood.
“I feel their pain,” he said. “I feel their hurt. I can deal with it. Heal the World, We are the World, Will You be There, The Lost Children. These are the songs I’ve written because I hurt, you know, I hurt.”
Many of Michael’s fans understand what he was talking about. His career began at such a young age, under a demanding father, he shared the stage with his big brothers. He became the star of the show. All talent agents, producers, and other artists focused on Michael. In a rapid way, he immediately was thrust into stardom.
The trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor continues. What will be revealed in the coming days may surprise and shock us. Yet Jackson’s legacy of music will continue to live on.
Jackson’s tape recording spoke to our hearts, a voice beyond the grave. The anguish, the truth in his heart, and the profound desire to make a difference was heard in those words.