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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genres: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Interview/Soul/Disco/Rhythm & Blues
length: 4:06
producer: Quincy Jones
drums: John “JR” Robinson
trumpet: Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recorded by: Bruce Swedien
guitars: David Williams and Marlo Henderson
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
synthesizer: George Duke
trumpet & flugelhorn: Jerry Hey
background vocals & lead vocals: Michael Jackson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
synthesizer programming: George Duke and Michael Boddicker
synthesizer & electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
tenor saxophone & alto saxophone & flute: Larry Williams
flute & tenor saxophone & baritone saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
composer: Rod Temperton
lyricist: Rod Temperton

Cover Art

Michael Jackson Off the Wall cover art
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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

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

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)

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

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)

So tonight gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
Come on 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

So tonight gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
Come on 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


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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