Michael Jackson 24-Hour Tribute: Hour #8 This Time Around

Michael Jackson in the image to This Time Around

THIS TIME AROUND

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Michael Jackson

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

EXT. ENTERTAINMENT GALA – NIGHT

A sleek black limo pulls up to a red carpet (perfectly aligned with backdoor) and in an instant is swarmed by paparazzi from all sides.

We slowly began to fall back, a dozen or so black tinted SUVs pull up around the FLASHING cameras…

… With each releasing ten very buff men in black suits, all taking a position between the limo and the countless Flashing Bulbs, even knocking down a few of the shutterbugs who don’t move out of the way fast enough.

The mysterious men in black just stand there as if frozen, the camera chaos having stopped momentarily as those behind them try to make sense of it all.

All of a sudden Michael BURSTS OUT the back door of the limo (paparazzi cameras immediately going into action) and jumps right into performing.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

This time around

I never get bit

though you really wanna fix me

This time around

you’re making me sick

though you really wanna get me

Somebody’s out

somebody’s out to get me

They really wanna fix me

hit me

But this time around

I’m taking no shit

Though you really wanna get me

you really wanna get me

Michael’s buff guards break into a synchronized dance, a few of the photons coming to an assumption that this was nothing more than a big publicity stunt and therefore disregard the guards and begin to step forward…

Just to be stopped in their tracks by huge forearms, elbows and such as those who are there to protect continue their dance choreography.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

He really thought

He really had

had a hold on me

He really thought

he really had

They thought

they really had control of me

He really thought

he really had

control of me

He really thought

he really had

They thought

they really could control me

Now standing atop the sunroof of the limo, Michael performs… (Light shining up through sunroof to light him from below)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

This time around

I never get bit

though you really wanna get me

This time around

I’m taking no shit

Though you really wanna fix me

Somebody’s out

somebody’s out to get me

They really want to use me

then falsely accuse me

This time around

they’ll take it like spit

‘Cause you really can’t control me

All on cue, the statue-like MJ soldiers pick up where they last left off…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

You know you can’t control me

He really thought

he really had

had a hold on me

He really thought

he really had

They thought they really had control of me

He really thought

he really had

a hold on me

He really thought

he really had

They thought

they really had control of me

He really thought

he really had

had a hold on me

He really thought

he really had

They thought

they really had control of me

He really thought

he really had

a hold on me

Michael slides off the limo’s roof and back to his original place at the beginning of the red carpet.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

He really thought

he really had

They thought

they really had control of me

Notorious B.I.G steps out from the other side of the limo and RAPS as he makes his way around the back of this smooth ride, past some thick still suits and over to Michael’s side.

LYRICS

(B.I.G rapping)

Listen

I’ve got problems of my own

Flashin’ cameras

Taps on my phone

Even in My home

I ain’t safe as I should be

Things always missin’

maybe it could be my friends

They ain’t friends

if they robbin’ me

stoppin’ me

from makin’ a profit

See apology

shallow like the ocean

I guess I’ll resort to gun totin’

If I was dead

broke and smokin’

I’d probably be by my lonesome

I’m a killa nigga

I ain’t jokin’

Endo smoke

got me choked

and I’m hopin’

The fool comes slippin’

so I could blow’em open

This time around

I changed up my flow

get rid of the rocks

got Pitts by the door

I’ve raised other people

to watch my back

stay away from strangers

so I won’t slack

And I know my nigga Michael like that

Baby

The two then head down the red carpet (Michael dancing along the way) while there surrounded muscle do the choreographed routine and the paparazzi do their nonstop rapid clicking…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

This time around yeah

he really thought

he really had

control of me

He really thought

he really had

They thought they really had control of me

He really thought

he really had

a hold on me

He really thought

he really had

They thought

they really had control of me

He really thought

he really had

had a hold on me

He really thought

he really had

They thought they really had control of me

He really thought

he really had

control of me

He really thought

he really had

They thought they really had control of me

He really thought

he really had

a hold on me

He really thought

he really had

They thought they really had control of me

At the entrance to the Gala Michael SINGS his last verse and shuts the double doors…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

This time around yeah

… His superstrong security popping up right in front of the doors and freezing after the last verse.

LYRICS

He really thought

FADE OUT:

With the video in mind,

now have a listen to the song…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-9SRHuUOYQ

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