Michael Jackson – What more can I give?

Practice interrogatives in your ESL class with this song, What More Can I Give? by Michael Jackson & Friends.

These song lyrics include 11 examples of questions: “how many… will…”, “how many times…”, “what have I got…”, “what more can…” & “why do…”.

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Lyrics

How many people will have to die before we will take a stand?
How many children will have to cry before we do all we can?
If sending your love is all you can give to help one live

How many times can we turn our heads and pretend we cannot see?
Healing the wounds of our broken earth we are one global family
Just sending your prayers is something you’ll feel, helping one heal

What have I got that I can give?
(What have I got that I can give? Tell me)
What have I got that I can give?
To love and to teach you
To hold and to need you
What more can I give?

Say the words
I’ll lay me down for you
Just call my name
I am your friend
See, then why do they keep teaching us such hate and cruelty?
We should give over and over again

What have I got that I can give?
(We should give over and over again!)
What have I got that I can give?
(Oh my god, oh my god)
To love and to teach you
To hold and to need you
What more can I give?

Michael JacksonAmerican singer (1958–2009)

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Dubbed the “King of Pop“, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. During his four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres. Through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated street dance moves such as the moonwalk, which he named, as well as the robot.