Michael Jackson Thriller 40

1st Verse
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

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 imagination
But all the while
You hear a 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 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 the number on your dial
Now is the time
For you and I to cuddle close together
All thru 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 dare to try
Girl this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller, chiller
Thriller here tonight

(Rap, Performed by Vincent Price)
Darkness falls across the land
The midnite 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
Can you dig it?!!!!
(Into maniacal laugh, in deep echo)

Rod Temperton
Lyrics Sung by Michael Jackson
Featuring: Rap by Vincent Price
Greg Phillinganes, Rod Temperton & Brian Banks: Synthesizer
Anthony Marinelli: Synthesizer Programming
David Williams: Guitar
Jerry Hey: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gary Grant: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Larry Williams: Sax, Flute
Bill Reichenbach: Trombone

Vocal, Rhythm and Synthesizer arrangement by Rod Temperton
Horn arrangement by Jerry Hey
Effects by Bruce Cannon & Bruce Swedien
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