Keep Your Head Up
MICHAEL-COVER

She’s looking for a job and a finer place to stay,

She’s looking for the hope in the empty promises

She’s working two jobs, keeping alive,

She works in a restaurant night and day,

She waits her life away,

She wipes her tears away.

She cries inside every time she feels this way

And she’s dyin’ inside every time her baby cries

No…

Keeping your head up to the sky!

Keeping your mind to stay alive,

Give me your wings so we can fly!

Keep your head up, tonight!

Keeping your head up to the sky,

Or we can just rise up, tell me now

Give me your wings so we can fly!

Killing up the life in the birds and the trees,

And we’re suckin’ up the air in the Earth from under me (it’s never too late)

I can’t even breathe (just lean on me),

I can’t even see!

Keep your head up, don’t give up, today!

How long can we wait?

I wish that love would come today!

All you need is love,

I tell you I know it’s coming soon

And all you need is just a moment, won’t it do

Keep your head up!

Keeping your head up to the sky!

Keeping your mind to stay alive,

Give me your wings so we can fly (fly away, fly away, fly away)

Keep your head up, tonight!

Keeping your head up to the sky,

Or we can just rise up, tell me now

Give me your wings so we can fly, oh, my…

Everybody say that time is borrowed,

And hangin’ down your head just ain’t no good

And if you dare to rise above tomorrow

Just give yourself a chance,

Fight the circumstance,

Rise and do it again

Keeping your head up to the sky!

Keeping your mind to stay alive,

Give me your wings so we can fly

Keeping your head up to the sky,

Or we can just rise up, tell me now

Give me your wings so we can fly!

I need your love

I need you now

I need your light right here today

I need you now

Keeping your head up to the sky!

Keeping your mind to stay alive,

Give me your wings so we can fly

Keeping your head up to the sky,

Or we can just rise up, tell me now

Give me your wings so we can fly!

[Ad-libs]

Written by Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte / Published by Mijac Music, Jab Me Music / Produced by C “Tricky” Stewart for Red Zone Entertainment, Inc., Angelikson, Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc. / Mixed by Jaycen Joshua for the Penua Project / Mix Assisted by Jesus Garnica / Background Vocals: Michael Jackson, James Porte / Additional Backing Vocals: Duawne Starling / Engineered by Brian “B-Luv” Thomas, Andrew Wuepper, Stuart Brawley / Engineering Assisted by Jason Sherwood, Steven Dennis, Travis Harrington, Joe Corcoran, Drew Harris / Drum Programming: Joe Corcoran and James Porte / Live Drums: Jamie Wollam / Percussion: Rudy Bird / Bass: Sean Hurley / Piano: Stuart Brawley / Guitars: Joe Corcoran / Keyboards: Eddie Cascio, James Porte and Stuart Brawley / String Arrangement by Stuart Brawley and Benjamin Wright / Strings Conducted by Benjamin Wright / String Session Recording Engineer: Reggie Dozier / Strings Performed by Mark Cargill and the LA String Crew / Cello: Cameron Stone, Miguel Martinez, Peggy Baldwin, Nancy Stein-Ross, Ernest Ehrhardt, Giovanna Moraga Clayton, Stepanie Fife / Violin: Nicole Garcia, Mark Cargill, Kathleen Robertson, Susan Chatman, Pamela Gates, Lesa Terry, Marisa McCleod, Richard Adkins, Yvette Devereaux, Jennifer Choi, Nicole Garcia / Viola: Karen Elaine, James “Jimbo” Ross, Cameron Patrick, Darrin McCann, Kaila Potts / Bass: Kevin Brandon, Francis Lui Wu / Choir Arranged by James Porte and Michael Jackson / Choir: Ken Stacey, Dorian Holley, Windy Wagner, Alvin Chea, Valerie Pinkston, Sharlotte Gibson / Michael Jackson’s Vocals Recorded by Eddie Cascio & James Porte at Angelikson Studios, NJ / Digital Editing: Joe Corcoran / Assisted by Drew Harris and Fiona Brawley / Recorded at The Backyard, LA

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