"It was only when I broke all ties After the stillness of the shrieking cries In the depths of those heaving sighs The imagined sorrow of a thousand lies I suddenly stared in your fiery eyes All at once I found my goal The elusive shadow was my soul."
"There were many hours of makeup that had to be applied for Michael’s transformations, and during that time, he was very relaxed, even if he was limited in his movement. The only way he could drink was through a straw. But I’ve never seen anybody be more patient and calm under stress, but he could not have been comfortable." — Douglas Kirkland, the making of ‘Thriller’
Michael Jackson recorded an anti-war song about the US invasion of Iraq in 2004, "We’ve Had Enough", which was included on his greatest hits package album, “Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection”. It was written by himself, Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels and Carole Bayer Sager.