Michael Jackson 24-Hour Tribute: Hour #9 Why You Wanna Trip On Me(a capella)

Michael Jackson listening to headphones while singing a capella for Why You Wanna Trip On Me

Why You Wanna Trip on Me

(a cappella)

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Michael Jackson

 

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

INT. TRAIN – DAY

Inside a private coach…

Extreme Close-Up Shots:

– – Headphones being placed atop a head.

– – An MP player being turned on.

The same hand starting to pat to the beat.

END SHOTS

From that hand-patting we ever-so-slowly fall back…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

They say I’m different

they don’t understand

but there’s a bigger problem

that’s much more in demand

You got world hunger

not enough to eat

so there’s really no time

to be trippin’ on me

Wide enough to now know it’s MJ (his back to camera as he looks out his coach window) we continue to fall back…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

You got school teachers

who don’t wanna teach

You got grown people

who can’t write or read

You got strange diseases

Ah but there’s no cure

You got many doctors

that aren’t so sure

So tell me

Why you wanna trip on me

Why you wanna trip on me

Outside Michael’s coach, a few people (including some staff) stand there in silence, stunned…

LYRICS

Stop trippin’

Back inside, Wide Shot of Michael (back still and always will be to coach door).

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

We’ve got more problems

than we’ll ever need

You got gang violence

and bloodshed on the street

You get homeless people

with no food to eat

with no close on their back

and no shoes for their feet

From a Sharp Downward Angle Michael’s in frame from the mouth down…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

We’ve got drug addiction

in the minds of the weak

We’ve got so much corruption

police brutality

We’ve got streetwalkers

walkin’ into darkness

Tell me

what are we doin’

to try to stop this

Back to the Wide Shot.

We cut outside to reveal yet more people just standing there listening, shocked at who’s behind that door.

LYRICS

Why you wanna trip on me

Why you wanna trip on me

Inside, back to Wide Shot…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Why you wanna trip on me

Why you wanna trip on me

Extreme Downward Close-Up, Michael’s mouth…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

You stop trippin’

From a Sharp Low Angle Tilted Up… (Not going past Michael’s mouth)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

They’ll stop trippin’

… To the Sharp Downward Angle from the mouth down.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

 Everybody just stop trippin’

Outside, the whole rest of the car has joined together in stillness to share this special moment. (All facing Michael’s coach as they listen)

Michael’s foot STARTS STOMPING, a young woman places her hand over her heart…

A tear rolls down her cheek…

LYRICS

Why you wanna trip on me

Why you wanna trip on me

Once again inside on the Wide Shot, Michael movin’ to what he’s listening to a little bit more…

Quick Cut outside to a guy shaking his head in amazement…

Then back on the Wide of Michael for one last time…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Why you wanna trip on me

Why you wanna trip on me

Stop trippin’

Why you wanna trip on me

Why you wanna trip on me

Why you want to trip on me

Why you want to trip on me

Ooh stop trippin’

Yes stop trippin’

Everybody just stop trippin’

With the train entering a tunnel the coach goes black…

LYRICS

Stop trippin’

Stop trippin’

Stop trippin’

Stop trippin’

END IN BLACKOUT:

 

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