Gonna Change The World
There were no barriers Michael would not have been able to cross… His music appealed to people on all continents, from all cultural backgrounds–speaking many different languages.
Michael changed the minds, the hearts and the lives of people. Not on a superficial level–he was able to make that change by touching people with his music and performance. You can see people discovering and experiencing deep emotions while listening to him and watching him performing on stage. In fact, he communicated with them. With his art, Michael was crossing the barrier of language and space.
Humans also communicate by art. Neolithic cave paintings going back 30,000 years show a desire to express ourselves, to depict our world, to make statements as to how we perceive our world–and these paintings still talk to us across the millennia. Another means for our ancestors to express themselves was music. The oldest musical instrument known, a flute, dates back about 35,000 years. With his art, Michael was crossing the barrier of time.
But Michael did not just imagine crossing the barriers of time and space, but also boundaries between good and evil, light and dark. In Captain EO, he overcomes the terrifying Supreme Leader with his music and performance–the key to unlock her inner beauty:
“Why have you come here?” –
“To bring a gift to Your Highness, to someone as beautiful as you.” –
“You think me beautiful?” –
“Very beautiful within, Your Highness, but without a key to unlock it. And that is my gift to you.”
And with this, he starts singing and dancing and finally turns the Supreme Leader into a beautiful woman and a dark, desolate and desperate place into a serene scenery.
Michael truly believed in his heart that his music crosses the barrier of evil and changes the world for the better.
So do surrender
‘Cause the power’s deep inside my soul
Gonna change the world, sing it
(We are here to change the world)
Gonna change the world
Video: Captain EO