Gajah, Michael Jackson, dan Lagu

Saya bukan seorang penggila Micahel Jackson bukan pula seseorang yang update soal lagu-lagu terbaru tapi saya senang mendengarkan musik. terutama untuk lagu-lagu instrumental dan lagu berlirik dengan pesan yang dalam. Terakhir kali saya baca postingan tentang gajah, itu datangnya dari site national geographic.

Saya bukan penggila baca majalah itu, tapi ketika ada artikel yang menarik seperti berita gajah, maka saya akan membacanya. sayang berita yang kebetulan saya baca itu bukan berita yang menyenangkan. Berita terakhir datang dari kumpulan gajah di Kenya, kalau nggak salah di samburu. Topik terhangat disana yaitu tentang orphan elephant (gajah yatim piatu) sejak Khadija, induk gajah terakhir yang merawat sekitar 8 ekor anak gajah lainnya diburu untuk diambil gadingnya. di situs itu juga ditampilkan kondisi Khadija saat mati dengan kepala setengah terpotong. kalau boleh jujur sih, ketika membaca berita itu saya sedih. sekalipun saya tidak pernah sekalipun melihat gajah disana, tidak pernah sekalipun berinteraksi langsung dengan gajah. tapi untungnya disana masih ada orang yang peduli dan akhirnya manusia2 super (baik hatinya) merawat gajah2 disana…bagian yang paling bikin sedih adalah dimana si penjaga gajah itu bilang,

“kami harus bersama mereka setiap hari, siang dan malam. karena ketika kami meninggalkannya di malam hari, mereka menangis”

link berita yang saya baca itu ada disini (foto gajah kecil) , sini (video the elephant whisperers), dan sini, dan disini (yang terakhir ini, ada foto khadija ketika kepalanya diambil).

begitu selesai membaca dari situs itu, saya langsung teringat Michael Jackson dan dua lagunya yang punya pesan sangat dalam.

Earth song dan Heal the World

Earth Song – Michael Jackson

Lirik :

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
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaah
Oooooow

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
The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah
Oooooow

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

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah
Oooooow Oooooow

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 the bleeding Earth
(What about us)
Can’t we feel its wounds
(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)
We’ve turned kingdoms to 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 babies
(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

Heal The World – Michael Jackson

Lirik :

There’s A Place In
Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You’ll Find There’s No Need 
To Cry
In This Place You’ll Feel
There’s No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place…

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why
There’s A Love That
Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving
If We Try
We Shall See
In This Bliss
We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread
We Stop Existing And
Start Living

Then It Feels That Always
Love’s Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World…

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

And The Dream We Were
Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We
Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep
Strangling Life
Wound This Earth
Crucify Its Soul
Though It’s Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God’s Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart
I Feel You Are All
My Brothers
Create A World With
No Fear
Together We’ll Cry
Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn
Their Swords
Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There
If You Cared Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place…

You And For Me

Yah…saya berharap suatu saat saya bisa berguna dan bermanfaat untuk kehidupan dan manusia di sekitarnya. amin. semoga segalanya menjadi lebih baik… amin amin amin.

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