..no....not my beautiful grandbaby boy ...
and its not my beautiful son-in-law...Ben is the name of my favorite Michael Jackson song....
Ben is a rat....but the song is a beautiful poem of friendship....
Ben, the two of us need look no more
We've both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I'll never be alone
And you, my friend will see
You've got a friend in me.
Ben, you're always running here and there
You feel you're not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind
And don't like what you find
There's something you should know
You've got a place to go
I used to say "I and me" now it's "us" now it's "we".
Ben, most people would turn you away
I don't listen to a word they say
They don't see you as I do
I wish they would try to
I'm sure they'd think again
If they had a friend like Ben.
When I was 14, my crush and I always danced to "Ben"...if you can get over the idea that it is a love song to a rat....the song is lovely. It was "our song". Michael jackson's voice was amazing.
What a talent Michael Jackson was....songwriter, performer, dancer, choreographer, producer...how sad that his personal life scandals marred his legacy....a genius talent.
Michael was born the same year as I....its always hard to be reminded that our days on this earth are numbered....no matter your age....
maybe this will remind us to be grateful for every day we have ...and for everyone that shares that time with us.
p.s. just as i say "Ben" is my favorite....and it is...then this one pops up! LOVE THIS SONG.