Off the Wall Lyrics

Michael Jackson


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Rodney Lynn Temperton
album: Track 5 in album Off the Wall
release date: 1979-8-10
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length: 4:07
flugelhorn: Jerry Hey
guitars: Marlo Henderson, David Williams
synthesizer: George Duke, Greg Phillinganes
baritone saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
flute: Larry Williams, Kim Hutchcroft
alto saxophone: Larry Williams
tenor saxophone: Larry Williams, Kim Hutchcroft
drums: John “JR” Robinson
trumpet: Gary Grant, Jerry Hey
electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
mix: Bruce Swedien
producer: Quincy Jones
synthesizer: George Duke, Michael Boddicker
recording: Bruce Swedien
background vocals: Michael Jackson
lead vocals: Michael Jackson

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When the world is on your shoulder
Gotta straighten up your act and boogie down
If you can't hang with the feelin'
Then there ain't no room for you this part of town
'Cause we're the party people night and day
Livin' crazy that's the only way

[Chorus]
So tonight gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
Groove, let the madness in the music get to you
Life ain't so bad at all
If you live it off the wall
Life ain't so bad at all (live life off the wall)
Live your life off the wall (live it off the wall)

You can shout out all you want to
'Cause there ain't no sin in folks all getting loud
If you take the chance and do it
There there ain't no one who's gonna put you down
'Cause we're the party people night and day
Livin' crazy that's the only way

[Chorus]

Do what you want to do
There ain't no rules it's up to you (ain't no rules it's all up to you)
It's time to come alive
And party on right through the night (all right)

Gotta hide your inhibitions
Gotta let that fool loose deep inside your soul
Want to see an exhibition
Better do it now before you get too old
'Cause we're the party people night and day
Livin' crazy that's the only way

[Chorus]

So tonight gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
C'mon and groove (yeah) and let the madness in the music get to you
Life ain't so bad at all
If you live it off the wall

Track Listing

  • 1 Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
  • 2 Rock With You
  • 3 Workin' Day and Night
  • 4 Get on the Floor
  • 5 Off the Wall
  • 6 Girlfriend
  • 7 She's Out of My Life
  • 8 I Can't Help It
  • 9 It's the Falling in Love
  • 10 Burn This Disco Out