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Earth Song cover
Michael Jackson
Writer(s) Michael Jackson
Producer(s) Michael Jackson, David Foster, Bill Bottrell
Length 5:02
From HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
220px-Pulp - Common People
Pulp
Writer(s) Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey & Russell Senior
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
Recorded 1995
Length 4:17
From Different Class

Earth Song is a song by an American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, from his 1995 album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.

Common People is a song by an English alternative rock band Pulp, from their 1995 album, Different Class.

Background Edit

Bastille have recorded a cover of the song on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in February, 2014 as the nominees for British Breakthough award in the prestigious BRIT awards. The cover is a mash-up of "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson, and "Common People" by Pulp.


Lyrics Edit

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
This crying Earth, this weeping shore?

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

What have we’ve 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
This crying Earth, this weeping shore?

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
And I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
Ravaging the seas
(What about us)

What about us, about us
What about us, about us

Cuz I want to live like common people
I want to do whatever common people do, I want to sleep with common people
I want to sleep with common people like you.
But they didn't understand, they just smiled and held my hand.

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(Common people)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(Common people)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(Common people)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(Common people)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(I want to live like common people)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(I want to do what common people do)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(I want to live like common people)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(I want to do what common people do)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(I want to live like common people)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(I want to do what common people do)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(I want to live like common people)
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
(I want to do what common people do)

Performance Edit

Music Video Information
Bastille - Earth Song Common People04:51

Bastille - Earth Song Common People

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Premiere February 10, 2014
Filmed February 09, 2014
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Length 4:31
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