Jan 08 2010

And Together We’ll Fly, I’ll Give You My Heart, No Place Too Far For Us

Category: Lyrics,Photos,Prose/Essays,VideosSeven @ 3:07 pm

Baby Don't Make Me Fly Away

Baby Don't Make Me Fly Away

Losing Michael – the Blue Heron Story:

A week or so after Michael passed, I went for a walk in a beautiful botanical garden with a pond with huge water-lilies floating in it. The pond was very beautiful and still. This was in July, 2009 so all the flowers were in bloom and everything was lush and green.

I sat down on a bench under a huge magnolia tree, listening to some of MJ’s music on my iPod.

As I sat there this huge Blue Heron came flying up to the pond. He was STUNNING! The entire scene was stunning. It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.

The bird landed next to the pond and slowly walked around it for a while. The pond was so still I could see the bird’s reflection in it as he walked around it. I just sat there – stunned at this scene of utter beauty.

Some people with a camera inched up, having seen the bird. They got too close and he flew away.

This reminded me of Michael – always wanting peace and privacy but always being hounded. And, while we KNOW he dearly loved his fans, I have to think that he is also enjoying the peace and serenity and privacy he never had before.

I’ve had this feeling lately too, as I’ve ached and wondered like we all do, whether Michael knows how VERY much he is loved and missed by all of us – whether he knows about the constant little stream of gifts and flowers and lovely offerings that come to him where he rests.

HE KNOWS.

There are no barriers to Love. Not space, nor time, nor life or death and certainly not concrete walls or glass doors. Love transcends all of that – transcendence – like the flight of a beautiful bird – rises above it all.

Don’t be a thirsty fish! God is everywhere. So is Michael and his love, and our love for him. I have to believe he feels it and is comforted by it – even smiling at it, lovingly.

Because I know that Blue Heron appeared that day – at that time in my life – right after losing Michael – for a reason.

Maybe the message in those moments of stunning beauty was that I could be closer to him in the flight of physical death and in the transcendence over the material world than I ever could amongst the limitations of earthly Life.

That doesn’t mean he isn’t there. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t know. That doesn’t mean that Love has been thrust into a shadow of death but rather – that it is finally – set Free!

It truly IS ALL for L.O.V.E.  -Seven

• • •

Fly Away‘, from the 2001 Bad Special Edition, a beautiful song that didn’t make the first cut . . .

Our love’s an ocean
Give me a notion ’cause
You know I’ll never part
Our love get by

Our love in season
Give me a reason ’cause
You know I’ll never part
Our love get by

And together we’ll fly
I’ll give you my heart
Cause no place too far for us
We don’t need it…

Our love’s an ocean
Give me a notion ’cause
You know I’ll never part
Our love get by

Our love in season
Give me a reason ’cause
You know I’ll never part
Our love get by

And together we’ll fly
I’ll give you my heart
No place too far for us
We don’t need it

Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Our loves in motion
Give me a notion ’cause
You know we’ll never see
the thing you see

I love a reason
Give me the treason ’cause
You know I’ll never part
I love so hard

And together we’ll fly
I’ll give you my heart
(I’ll give you my heart)
No place too far for us
We don’t need it

Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today
Love is here to stay

Alone at last…
I gave you my heart (gave you my heart)
Cause no place too far for us
We don’t need it

Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Baby don’t make me…(I love you)
Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Fly Away (love you)
Gonna stay (love you)
Love today (love you girl of mine)

Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Baby don’t make me
Fly Away (make my fly away)
Gonna stay
Love today

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14 Responses to “And Together We’ll Fly, I’ll Give You My Heart, No Place Too Far For Us”

  1. Dana Dima says:

    Oh Seven! I am so touched by all your posts… thank you for your words!

  2. Claudia Vau says:

    I love this song…
    Thank you so much for this, Seven <3
    All the best for you.
    C.

  3. Anne Mette Jepsen says:

    BEAUTIFUL Seven 🙂
    LOVE and GRATITUDE 🙂
    Hugs…Anne Mette

  4. Gina says:

    Great piece, Seven. Did you know that birds are considered messengers of the spirit world? They are often seen right after a loved one dies. I’m glad you were open to Michael telling you “hi.” I like this song, too. Some of my other lesser known favorites are Someone Put Your Hand Out, Carousel, Fall Again, One More Chance, Scared of the Moon . . . just to scratch the surface.

  5. Kiki Papadimitriou says:

    Your writing is always….I’m touched from the things that you write…keep up the good work…L.O.V.E. you…!!!!!! 😉

  6. valentinna urzua says:

    beautiful Seven… <3
    Big hug and L.O.V.E for you

  7. Missy Snyder says:

    Again, Seven, you have filled me up. Thank you for all you do. Peace, Missy

  8. Seven says:

    Love and gratitude to all my readers! <3 Your kindness sustains me!

    Gina, I had heard that about birds. And this was a week or three after he passed. I was honestly stunned. I had an inkling that what it meant was that he could love freely - like he never could before - and that he wasn't 'dead' in the spiritual sense - only the physical and now he could love the way he REALLY always wanted to. And that the bird's being chased away by gawkers was a metaphor for Michael's life always being chased by paparazzi and the media. NO privacy or peace.

    This morning, 'Fly Away' came to me as the perfect song to go with this story and it truly fits so well - almost like it was written to accompany the experience. I am amazed at how well it fits.

    I had been meaning to get this story out there for a while now, and when I finally decided to do it, it came together so beautifully - like it was MEANT to be. I don't believe in coincidences so I think there is a message not only in the story, but also in the way that it came together the way it did once I decided to finally tell it.

    And, I LOVE 'Fall Again' and 'Someone Put Your Hand Out'. Michael could come up with the most BEAUTIFUL melodies. I LOVE the man's heart and soul and if this means that they are now free, then I am ecstatic for him and so warmed (blanketed, Michael would say) by the fact that he has apparently chosen to share that with me, so I could share it with YOU.

    This feeling may pass but for today, I am overjoyed by this magic that is Michael.

  9. Cindy Sutton says:

    aw Seven, that’s beautiful 🙂 got me all teary heh

    on the morning [morning here in australia] when Michael’s funeral was happening, i went and sat at the beach for a few hours by myself. There was no one else there, was so peaceful. I drew in the sand for a bit, watched the waves, and also watched a little bird jumping around in the sand by me for a while. So cute, it was so playful and watching it made me feel happy at the time i was so sad. I couldnt help but think it was sent there to put a smile on my face.

    :]

  10. Seven says:

    Someone else recently told a story of going to visit Michael at Forest Lawn where he rests. The person said that it was very peaceful and quiet there – except for a little bird singing. 🙂

  11. Cindy Sutton says:

    nawww! 🙂 that makes me smile

    <3

  12. Robin says:

    What a beautiful piece. Very thought-provoking. On the evening of June 25th and so many times since then, I wept and thought, “Do you know how much you are loved? How much love is pouring out for you all over the planet? The overwhelming gratitude people feel? How many millions pray for your happiness and peace? Do you know how much you are loved?” I believe you are right – he knows. Thank you so much for this story!

  13. Micheline says:

    Seven…your letter was exquisitely beautiful and mirrors everything we feel about Michael. He represented all that was beautiful in the world, and I can feel his parallel with nature’s beauty. Michael was the most divine product of nature and spirituality. And “Fly Away” became one of my favorite songs the minute I heard it. The melody and Michael’s voice carry me off to a magical place of peace, joy, romance and harmony. Thank you, Seven…you are my spiritual sister. Your little monkey and my sweet dove is in safe and loving hands.

  14. carina for mjj says:

    What an absolutely beutiful song by Michael.Thank you 7, I´m glad I looked through these older posts and found it.

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