Michael Jackson - Off the Wall Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Rodney Lynn Temperton
    album: Track 5 in album Off the Wall
    release date: 1979-8-10
    popularity : 447 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Interview/Soul/Disco/Rhythm & Blues
    length: 4:07
    producer: Quincy Jones
    drums: John “JR” Robinson
    trumpet: Gary Grant
    mixer: Bruce Swedien
    recorded by: Bruce Swedien
    guitars: Marlo Henderson and David Williams
    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: Michael Boddicker and George Duke
    synthesizer & electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
    alto saxophone & tenor saxophone & flute: Larry Williams
    flute & tenor saxophone & baritone saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643574518
    script: Latin