Will You Be There

27th Nov, 1991
On occasion of MTV's 10th Anniversary Show, he appears live on stage to perform songs, 'Black Or White' and 'Will You Be There', the latter being included in the videoclip as part of a montage of other stage performances of the song.
A gospel choir of various ages joined Michael for Will You Be There, with an angel, performed by Angela Ice, flying down to Michael and putting her wings around him symbolizing hope.


"I wrote "Will You Be There?" at my house, "Never Land" in California. ...
I didn't think about it hard. That's why its hard to take credit for the songs that I write, because I just always feel that its done from above. I feel fortunate for being that instrument through which music flows. I'm just the source through which it comes. I can't take credit for it because its Gods work. He's just using me as the messenger."
~ Michael Jackson, 1992 ~

"I call it my giving tree, because it inspires me.
I love climbing trees in general, but this tree I love the most, because I climb up high and I look down on it's branches, and it gives me -- I just love it! So many ideas! I've written so many of my songs in this tree.
I've written Heal the World in this tree, Will You Be There, Black or White, Childhood."
~ Michael Jackson, 2002 ~

Hold me like the River Jordan
And I will then say to thee
You are my friend

Carry me like you are my brother
Love me like a mother
Will you be there?

When weary tell me will you hold me?
When wrong, will you mold me?
When lost will you find me?

But they told me a man should be faithful
And walk when not able
And fight till the end
But I'm only human

Everyone's trying to control me
Seems that the world's got a role for me
I'm so confused
Will you show to me
You'll be there for me
And care enough to bear me?

Hold me, show me
Lay your head lowly
Gently and boldly
Carry me there
I'm only human
Carry, carry
Carry me boldly
Gently and slowly
Carry me there
I'm only human

Lift me
Lift me up carefully
I'm weary and falling
I know you're there
But do you still care?

In Our Darkest Hour
In My Deepest Despair
Will You Still Care?
Will You Be There?
In My Trials
And My Tripulations
Through Our Doubts
And Frustrations
In My Violence
In My Turbulence
Through My Fear
And My Confessions
In My Anguish And My Pain
Through My Joy And My Sorrow
In The Promise Of Another Tomorrow
I'll Never Let You Part
For You're Always In My Heart.


  1. Thank you so much fro this post.
    It's incredible how much emotion this song has in it.

    I'll never let you part !!!

  2. For You're Always In My Heart. <3
    Michael really asked some questions through this song, somethings for our self-reflection...