"History" PDF Print E-mail
(single by Michael Jackson, from album "HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I", released on July 30, 1997)

He got kicked in the back,
He say that he needed that.
He hot willed in the face,
Keep daring to motivate.
He say one day you will see,
His place in world history.
He dares to be recognized,
The fires deep in his eyes.

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land?
And how many struggles must there be
Before we choose to live the prophet's plan?
Everybody sing...

[Chorus]

Every day create your history.
Every path you take you're leaving your legacy.
Every soldier dies in his glory.
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty.

Don't let no one get you down,
Keep movin' on higher ground.
Keep flying until
You are the king of the hill.
No force of nature can break
Your will to self motivate.
She say this face that you see
Is destined for history.

How many people have to cry
The song of pain and grief across the land?
And how many children have to die
Before we stand to lend a healing hand?
Everybody sing...

[Chorus]

Every day create your history.
Every path you take you're leaving your legacy.
Every soldier dies in his glory.
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty.

Every day create your history.
Every page you turn you're writing your legacy.
Every hero dreams of chivalry.
Every child should sing together in harmony.

All nations sing,
Let's harmonize all around the world.

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land?
And how many children must we see
Before we learn to live as brothers
And leave one family?...

[Chorus]

A soldier dies, (a soldier dies).
A mother cries, (a mother cries).
The promised child shines in a baby's eyes.
All nations sing,
Let's harmonize all around the world.