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Our pick of the most moving words George Michael ever wrote

The legendary singer breathed his last this Christmas. Team T2 Online puts together its fave lyrics from his iconic songs

Jayeeta Mazumder 26 December 2016, 7:32 PM
George Michael was a true blue performer on stage

George Michael was a true blue performer on stage Image: Getty

George Michael was a pop artiste who grew up along with me. He gave me my first adolescent songs to blush about as part of boy band Wham!. He moved to depth and causes with Faith and Listen Without Prejudice as I was graduating to them. And he got Older as I did. He was caught making out in a public toilet in 1997 and subsequently came out as gay. After that, he unabashedly brought up issues of sexuality and worked on AIDS awareness.

At 53, the pop icon, who defined the music of the '80s and '90s, was ready to give us another album. But it turned out to be, ironically, his last Christmas.

George Michael fans hooked to his music also swear by his lyrics. What he wrote will linger on long after him. Team T2 Online picks favourite lines from some iconic songs, which we are playing on loop right now. Sing along.

1. Faith:

Before this river
Becomes an ocean
Before you throw my heart back on the floor
Oh oh baby I reconsider
My foolish notion

2. Father Figure:

If you are the desert
I'll be the sea
If you ever hunger
Hunger for me

3. Hand to Mouth:

I believe in the gods of America
I believe in the land of the free
But no one told me
That the gods believe in nothing

4. Freedom 90:

All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see
Is that I don't belong to you

 

5. Cowboys and Angels:

That beautiful face of yours
In your heart there's a trace
Of someone before

6. Killer:

So you want
To be free
To live your life
The way you wanna be
Will you give?
If we cry
Will we live?
Or will we die?

7. Jesus to a Child:

So the words you could not say
I'll sing them for you
And the love we would have made
I'll make it for two

 

8. These are the days of our Lives (With Queen):

I'd like to go back one time on a roller coaster ride
When life was just a game

 

9. Outside:

I think I'm done with the sofa
I think I'm done with the hall
I think I'm done with the kitchen table, baby
Let's go outside

10. The Strangest Thing:

There's a liar in my head
There's a thief upon my bed
And the strangest thing
Is I cannot get my eyes open

 

11. Star people:

Star people
Never forget your secret safe with me
Just look at all wonderful people
Trying to forget they had to pay for what you see

 

12. Amazing:

I was stitched up by the hands of fate
Said how you gonna make it on your own if luck is a lady?
Maybe luck is a lady

 

13. Wake me up before you go go:

You put the boom-boom into my heart
You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts
Jitterbug into my brain
Goes a bang-bang-bang 'til my feet do the same

 

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