Michael Jackson - Slave To The Rhythm Lyrics

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Slave To The Rhythm Lyrics
She dances in these sheets at night
She dances to his needs
She dances 'til he feels just right
Until he falls asleep
She dances at the crack of dawn
And quickly cooks his food
She can't be late, can't take too long
The kids must get to school

[Chorus 2x:]
She's a slave to the rhythm
She's a slave to the rhythm of
She's a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She dances for the man at work
Who works her overtime
She can't be rude as she says,
"Sir, I must be home tonight."
She dances to the kitchen stove
Dinner is served by nine
He says his food's an hour late
She must be outta her mind


She works so hard, just to make her way
For a man who just don't appreciate
And though he takes her love in vain
Still she could not stop, couldn't break his chains
She danced the night that they fell out
She swore she'd dance no more
But then she did, he did not quit as she ran out the door

She danced through the night in fear of her life
She danced to a beat of her own
She let out a cry and swallowed her pride
She knew she was needed back home, home

[Chorus 5x]
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Slave To The Rhythm Info:

Slave to the Rhythm is the 5th track of Michael Jackson's second posthumous album Xscape. The song was written and recorded in 1989 during sessions for the album Dangerous.

It was performed live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with a hologram of Michael Jackson (technically a Pepper's ghost). Although not an official single, the song debuted at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Jackson a posthumous 50th entry on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2013, An unauthorized reworked version, which added Justin Bieber's vocals was leaked. It was quickly removed following a copyright claim.

Sonny Mobile used a snippet of "Slave to the Rhythm" in their advertising campaign for the Xperia Z2 mobile phone.

From the Album:
Xscape (2014)

May 8, 2014

CD, digital download

1989 (original)
2013-2014 (reworked)

4:15 (album version)
4:35 (original version)


L.A. Reid
Daryl Simmons
Kevin Roberson

L.A. Reid
Timbaland (album version)
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon (album version)

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