George Michael – White Light [video]

“I’m back, I’m back” sings George Michael on his new single White Light, premiered on Friday to celebrate 30 years since he first charted with Wham! A comeback of sorts (his last album of original material was released in 2004, while his last single was a vocodored version of True Faith), White Light recounts his recent near-fatal bout of pneumonia. Built around a pulsing beat interrupted by what sounds like a life support machine bleeping the BBC News at Ten theme tune, it opens with Michael’s vocodered voice. By the end of the first verse, however, he starts to sound more celebratory. “So I just kept breathing my friends,” he sings, “This ain’t the day that it ends ’cause there’s no white light and I’m not through, I’m alive … I’ve got so much more that I want to do.” He also uses the song as a way of thanking his fans, singing: “Was it music that saved me or the way that you prayed for me?” While it doesn’t hit the heights of Outside, it’s miles better than Shoot the Dog, and for that we should be thankful.

Part of the Lyrics :
I’m back
I’m back
Prouder than ever baby
Louder than ever maybe

One more pill
Just one more beer
One less star in the atmosphere
For us
Maybe she just wanted to be free

Heartless pictures on TV
Change that channel that could’ve been me
I said
Maybe she just wanted to be free

So I just kept breathing my friends
Waiting for the man to choose
Saying this ain’t the day that it ends
Cause there’s no white light
And I’m not through

I’m alive
I’m alive…

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