Michael Jackson 24-Hour Tribute: Hour #12 Heaven Can Wait

Michael Jackson stands near the gates of heaven, expressing through soul that he's not ready to enter for it would cause him to leave behind the love of his life.

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Michael Jackson

All Rights Reserved

 

“I wrote this five months and eleven days before Michael passed away.

Little did I know…”

FADE IN:

EXT. SKY – DAY

Camera descends through clouds and blue sky…

INSERT SHOT-

Popping in and out a few times during descent – Extreme close-up, heart monitor lines fluctuate to represent a heartbeat.

The descent takes us down upon the roof of a tall hospital and through it to…

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM – CONTINUOUS

As we slowly push down from a corner of the ceiling towards Michael lying unconscious in hospital bed, his girl at his side along with heart monitor. (A glow slowly starts to creep up from lower frame)

AS SOON AS MUSIC STARTS UP everything goes dark with the exception of the glow, which stays with camera as it whips around and finds a source of light in the distance, the glow stretching out to the light and in so doing creating a rotating tunnel of sorts.

Details of the glow start to take shape and before we know it has transformed into many angels who have the glow and transparency which resembles the creatures who live in the deep deep sea, these miraculous beings reaching out for… (Nonstop moving camera on all this)

Michael’s spirit (with Mic and Mic stand) SINGS with them at his back, choosing to ignore the call.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Tell the angels no

I don’t wanna leave my baby alone

I don’t want nobody else to hold you

That’s the chance I’ll take

Baby I’ll stay

Heaven can wait no

If the angels took me from this earth

I would tell them bring me back to her

It’s a chance I’ll take

Maybe I’ll stay

Heaven can wait

He looks directly to camera…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

You’re beautiful

You’re wonderful

Incredible

I love you so

LIGHT EXPANDS ALL AROUND MICHAEL and settles to reveal he’s in the hospital room right beside his girl as she holds the hand of his unconscious self. (Angels and source of light unseen)

Unseen to her, he looks down and SINGS to his precious…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

You’re beautiful

Each moment spent with you is simply wonderful

This love I have for you girl it’s incredible

I don’t know what I’d do

if I can’t be with you

Then walks around to her back and looks beyond camera.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

The world could not go on

so every night I pray

If the Lord should come for me

before I wake

I wouldn’t wanna go

If I can’t see your face

can’t hold you close

What good would heaven be

if the angels came for me

I’d tell them no

Everything goes dark again and Michael is back with his mic/mic stand as angels try to get him to come with them towards the light… (Angels more apparent now, massive wings moving in elegant beauty)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

CHORUS

Tilted down from above eye level camera slowly floats down to directly in front of Michael and slowly starts to fall back…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Unthinkable

Me sitting up in the clouds

and you are all alone

The time might come around

when you’d be moving on

I’d turn it all around

and try to get back down to my baby girl

Countless surrounding Angels are brought into frame with the slow fall back and we start to crane up for a wide of the awesome scene…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Can’t stand to see nobody kissing

touching her

Take nobody loving you the way we were

What good would heaven be

if the angels came for me

I’d tell them no

Covering Michael with camera sweeps…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

CHORUS

Then going into tilts, pans, tracks… Accordingly as angels fly all about the unwavering and determined Michael…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Oh no

Can’t be without my baby

Won’t go

Without her I’d go crazy

Oh no

Guess heaven will be waiting
Ooh

Oh no

Can’t be without my baby

Won’t go

without her I’d go crazy

Oh no

Guess heaven will be waiting

Ooh

MATCH CUT:

The angels hover in waiting around unconscious Michael and his devoted girl as she holds his hand… (Slow-moving camera, girlfriend still unaware of them)

LYRICS

CHORUS

Starting from Extreme close-up of his hand in hers he starts to twitch…

And wake as we fall back, his girl overcome with joy as his eyes start to blink open…

He looks out at the angels only he can see and they start to withdraw with camera up through corner ceiling… (Fall back)

Hospital roof…

Clouds and sky…

Until…

LYRICS

No…

Just leave me alone

Leave us alone

Please leave us alone

 

FADE OUT:

RICO LAMOUREUX has been writing stories for over three decades now. He feels the greatest tale he will ever tell is to his future child, of how important it is to follow one’s passion. Part of the story involves the fact that the universe ended up placing a price tag on Rico’s dream of having a child, and so now he’s working on making this dream a reality. If you would like to help bestow the gift of fatherhood you can do so here…
Rico Lamoureux and his mission to have a baby.

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