- He always wanted to just bring people together… And the concept came about holding hands, like uniting, making this long chain, people getting together…that connection as one. … "This life don’t last forever" (verse from song) ... you gotta make the best of it and leave something behind that people can really cherish.
Akon, on the unreleased song "Hold My Hand"
- You're an angry dancer. There's rage in your feet.
Fred Astaire, after watching Jackson's performance at Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (25 March 1983)
-We're close, he's a good friend of mine, we definitely have a connection...
[Verse 1:] I was alone in the dark when I met ya Uuuuuuuuuuh uuuuuuh You took my hand and you told me you loved me Uuuuuuuuuuh uuuuuuh
I was alone, there was no amor in my life (I was alone, there was no amor in my life) I was afraid of life and you came in time (I was afraid of life and you came in time) You took my hand and we kissed in the moonlight (You took my hand and we kissed in the moonlight) Uuuuuuuuuuh uuuuuuh
[Chorus:] I like the way how you're holdin' me It doesn't matter how you're holdin' me I like the way you're lovin me' It doesn't matter how you are lovin' me I like the way how you're touchin'...