29 March 2011

Ne-Yo & Charice: Earth Song @ David Foster's Hitman Returns Concert

We went through Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26th, and I still felt like giving highlight to raise awareness on environmental and global warming issues through Ne-Yo & Charice Pempengco's "Earth Song" performance at the "Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends" concert on October 15th, 2010 at the Mandala Bay Events Center, Vegas. It needs more than 1 hour to preserve the beauty of mother earth, so let each of us join in daily life. I truly believe it will make a difference.

"Earth Song", which was released by Michael Jackson as third single of his album "History: Past, Present and Future, Book I" in 1995, is one of the most beautiful songs to convey a message about environmental and animal welfare. Finding a refreshing new version of it as one of the performances in "Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends" was a pleasant surprise. The DVD has been officially released on March 1st, 2011.   
 
David Foster is a phenomenal Canadian musician. His DVD "Hitman: David Foster and Friends" from 2008 belongs to one of my favorite collections and I'm looking forward to add "Hitman Returns" on my list. Charice Pempengco is known as one of his high-talented mentees who comes from the Philippines. Her duet with American singer and songwriter, Ne-Yo, has been stated as one of the greatest highlights of the concert. I really think that it is a powerful music collaboration.

Ne-Yo & Charice
Earth Song

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain...
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth its weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

What have we done to the world?
Look what we've done.
What about all the peace,
That you pledge your only son?
What about flowering fields?
Is there a time?
What about all the dreams,
That you said was yours and mine?

Did you ever stop to notice,
All the children dead from war?
Did you ever stop to notice,
This crying Earth its weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

Hey

what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about everything
(What about us)
I given you
(What about us)
What about nature's worth
(ooo, ooo)
It's our planet's womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
Their kingdoms in dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can't we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about baby boy
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What was us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh


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8 comments:

Thom said...

This is absolutely a beautiful song and it's so appropriate. I like this version almost as well as I do MJ's. Very nice and thanks for sharing this my friend. xoxoxo

Xmas Dolly said...

Totally awesome! So very pretty. Thanks for linking up with us today and sharing your song. Have a great week, and hope to see you next week too!

JamericanSpice said...

I've always loved this song.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Classic NYer said...

Those two definitely do MJ justice, don't they? And what a message...

Amanda Moore said...

Rosidah there is no vid here so I looked it up wow what a song fabulous! glad you had the words I got the chills listening to this!

Jean said...

in fact we should do it all year round instead of 1 out of 365 days


have a nice day! =)

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Lorie Shewbridge said...

I have never heard this song before, but then again I was never a Michael Jackson fan.
It is such a beautiful song - thank you for sharing it with us this week. I hope you continue to link up with us every Monday.
I am now following you.

Anya said...

Its a beautiful and longgggg song
LOL

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