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Michael Jackson - Liberian Girl

Originally titled 'Pyramid Girl', this song is written and recorded by Michael for his album, Bad, issued in September 1987.

The spoken intro, in Swahili, is by Letta Mbulla.

The promo video, directed by Jim Yukich, featured a host of stars including: Paula Abdul, Rosanna Arquette, Dan Aykroyd, Mayim Bialik, Bubbles, Jackie Collins, David Copperfield, Emily Dreyfuss, Richard Dreyfuss, Corey Feldman, Lou Ferrigno, Debbie Gibson, Danny Glover, Steve Guttenberg , Jasmine Guy, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherman Hemsley, Olivia Hussey, Amy Irving, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Beverly Johnson, Quincy Jones, Don King, Virginia Madsen, Olivia Newton-John, Brigitte Nielsen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ricky Schroder, Steven Spielberg, Suzanne Somers, John Travolta, Blair Underwood, Carl Weathers, Billy Dee Williams and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

"Liberian Girl" was the ninth and final single to be released from Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad and was released in Europe and Australia only. Michael dedicated the song to his best friend Elizabeth Taylor.


Credits

* Written and composed by Michael Jackson
* Solo and background vocals: Michael Jackson
* Drums: Miko Brando, Ollie E. Brown and John Robinson
* Drum programming: Douglas Getschal
* Percussion: Ollie E. Brown and Paulinho Da Costa
* Synclavier and effects: Christopher Currell
* Synthesizers: John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, David Paich and Larry Williams
* Synthesizer programming: Steve Porcaro
* Swahili chant: Letta Mbulu
* Rhythm arrangement by Michael Jackson, John Barnes and Quincy Jones
* Synthersizer arrangement by Jerry Hey, John Barnes and Quincy Jones
* Vocal arrangement by Michael Jackson and John Barnes
* Swahili chant arrangement by Caiphus Semenya


Liberian Girl - Lyrics

(Naku Penda Piya-Naku Taka
Piya-Mpenziwe)
(I Love You Too-I Want You
Too-My Love)

Liberian Girl . . .
You Came And You Changed
My World
A Love So Brand New
Liberian Girl . . .
You Came And You Changed
Me Girl
A Feeling So True

Liberian Girl
You Know That You Came
And You Changed My World,
Just Like In The Movies,
With Two Lovers In A Scene
And She Says . . .
"Do You Love Me"
And He Says So Endlessly . . .
"I Love You, Liberian Girl"

(Naku Penda Piya-Naku Taka
Piya-Mpenziwe)
(I Love You Too-I Want You
Too-My Love)

Liberian Girl . . .
More Precious Than
Any Pearl
Your Love So Complete
Liberian Girl . . .
You Kiss Me Then,
Ooh, The World
You Do This To Me

Liberian Girl
You Know That You Came
And You Changed My World,
Just Like In The Movies,
With Two Lovers In A Scene
And She Says,

"Do You Love Me"
And He Says So Endlessly
"I Love You, Liberian Girl"
(Naku Penda Piya-Naku Taka
Piya-Mpenziwe)
(I Love You Too-I Want You
Too-My Love)

Liberian Girl
You Know That You Came
And You Changed My World,
I Wait For The Day,
When You Have To Say
"I Do,"
And I'll Smile And Say It Too,
And Forever We'll Be True
I Love You, Liberian Girl,
All The Time

(Girl)
I Love You Liberian Girl,
All The Time
(Girl)
I Love You Liberian Girl,
All The Time
(Girl)
I Love You Liberian Girl,
All The Time
(Girl)
I Love You
I Love You Baby
(Girl)
I Want You
I Love You Baby
(Girl)
Ooh! I Love You Baby, I Want
You Baby, Ooh!
(Girl)



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