Michael Jackson - Thriller Lyrics

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Thriller Lyrics
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[1st verse]
It's close to midnight and something evil's lurkin' from the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes,
You're paralyzed

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about strike
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller

[2nd verse]
You hear the door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder if you'll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just
But all the while a creature creepin' up behind
You're outta time

'cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain't no second chance against the thing with the forty eyes, girl
Thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside of killer, thriller tonight

Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There's no escaping the jaws of the alien this time
(they're open wide)
This is the end of your life

[3rd verse]
They're out to get you, there's demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night I'll save you from the terror on the screen,
I'll make you see

That this is thriller, thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghoul could ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller, chiller
Thriller here tonight

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more than any ghoul could ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller

[Rap Performed By Vincent Price]
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'all's neighborhood
And whomsoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grisly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the Thriller

[Into Maniacal Laugh, In Deep Echo]

Thriller Info:

• The original name for the song was 'Starlight Love'. The name on the demo was 'Starlight Sun'

• Rod Temperton wrote the song. Quincy Jones produced the track for the 1982 album by the same name 'Thriller'

• The single was released in January 23, 1984, certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the charts in Belgium & France. Due to the songs iconic status it still gets regular returns on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart.

• The 14 minute music video directed by John Landis is considered the greatest music video of all time. It cost over $500,000 to make, co-stars Michael Jackson and Playboy Centerfold Ola Ray, and sold over 9 million copies. Ola Ray & John Landis both sued Michael Jackson over royalties from the video.

• The music video is a horror genre spoof that has dancing zombies choreographed by Michael Peters. John Landis was familar with the genre as he directed 'An American Werewolf in London' 2 years earlier.

From the Album:
Thriller (1982)

Can't Get Outta The Rain

November 12, 1983 (North America)
January 23, 1984 (worldwide)


Disco, funk

5:59 (LP Version)
4:04 (7" Version)


Rod Temperton

Quincy Jones

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