Michael Jackson - Thriller Lyrics

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It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking
In 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 to
Strike
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside a killer
Thriller tonight

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
Imagination
But all the while you hear the creature creepin' up
Behind
You're out of time

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain't no second chance against the thing with
Forty eyes
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside a killer
Thriller tonight

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

They're out to get you; there's demons closing in on
Every side
They will possess you unless you change the number on
Your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close
Together
All through the night I'll save you from the terrors on
The screen
I'll make you see

That it's a thriller, thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost
Would ever dare try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller
Chiller
Thriller here tonight

That it's a thriller, thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost
Would ever dare try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'awl's neighborhood
And whosoever 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 grizzly 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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • 2 Baby Be Mine
  • 3 The Girl Is Mine
  • 4 Thriller
  • 5 Beat It
  • 6 Billie Jean
  • 7 Human Nature
  • 8 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • 9 The Lady in My Life


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bernard Belle, Teddy Riley, Rod Temperton, Michael Joe Jackson
    album: Track 4 in album Thriller
    release date: 1982-12-1
    popularity : 879 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Non-Music Pop
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Pop Rock/Soul/Interview/Promotional
    length: 5:58
    producer: Quincy Jones
    mixer: Bruce Swedien
    recorded by: Bruce Swedien
    guitars: David Williams
    additional: Vincent Price
    trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
    synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes, Brian Banks and Rod Temperton
    trumpet & flugelhorn: Jerry Hey and Gary Grant
    horn arranger: Jerry Hey
    wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
    flute & saxophone: Larry Williams
    synthesizer programming: Anthony Marinelli
    synthesizer arranger: Rod Temperton
    percussion arranger & synthesizer arranger: Rod Temperton
    composer: Rod Temperton
    lyricist: Rod Temperton
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643811217
    script: Latin