Unheard Michael Jackson Track About Sexual Abuse

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A track on the new MICHAEL JACKSON album XSCAPE reportedly features lyrics about sexual abuse.

The song, titled Do You Know Where Your Children Are?, is one of the eight previously unheard tracks recorded before the singer’s death in 2009. The lyrics tell the story of a 12-year-old girl who runs away from home and turns to prostitution. Jackson reportedly sings, “She wrote that she is tired of step-daddy using her/ saying that he’ll buy her things, while sexually abusing her.”

The phrase “Save me from this living hell” is said to be repeated several times throughout the track, prompting speculation among fans that Jackson wrote the song about the battle to clear his name after he was accused of child molestation.

The King of Pop was cleared of all charges following a trial in 2005. Xscape will be released on 13 May (14).