George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist whose musical career was at its peak in the '80's and '90's. Known both for his solo music and his work with WHAM, he was one of the most influential musicians of his era. Some of his lyrics were so powerful that they may just be able to change the world.
''No event inspired the song, just life in general,'' Mr. Michael said. ''It's my way of trying to figure out why it's so hard for people to be good to each other. I believe the problem is conditional as opposed to being something inherent in mankind. The media has affected everybody's consciousness much more than most people will admit. Because of the media, the way the world is perceived is as a place where resources and time are running out. We're taught that you have to grab what you can before it's gone. It's almost as if there isn't time for compassion.''
~Interview With The New York Times
"You'll never find peace of mind Until you listen to your heart."
~Kissing a Fool
"For every single memory Has become a part of me You will always be...my love."
"Jesus To A Child"
"I need some time off from that emotion Time to pick my heart up off the floor Oh when that love comes down Without devotion Well it takes a strong man, baby But I'm showing you the door 'Cause I gotta have faith I gotta faith"
"So if you love me Say you love me But if you don't Just let me go"
~One More Try
"I went through a long period where I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do, and you get your courage back, which is what's important."
"Be good to yourself 'Cause nobody else Has the power to make you happy"
~Heal The Pain
"If you are the desert I'll be the sea. If you ever hunger Hunger for me. Whatever you ask for that's what I'll be."
"I guess that cupid was in disguise The day you walked in and changed my life I think it's amazing, The way that love can set you free."
"It's hard to love, there's so much to hate Hanging on to hope When there is no hope to speak of And the wounded skies above say it's much much too late Well maybe we should all be praying for time."
~Praying For Time
"And I will repay your unending kindness the only way I know how. With music."
Turn a different corner and we never would have met."
~A Different Corner
"You give people music for years and years when you write. You tie yourself to big events in their lives, you tie yourself to their childhood and their growing up and it's a real privilege."
"I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man."
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