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
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



Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Off the Wall" as written by Rodney Lynn Temperton

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Comment:This song is awesome. I think its just about 'Living Off The Wall'; going out to party, enjoying yourself, letting the music get you caught up and not caring about what anyone says or thinks and seeing that everythings not as bad as it seems.
    Always-Sweeter67on January 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This is a classic mj song.
    mmbson February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think it's Michael take on the aftermath of Humpty dumpty falling 'off the wall'
    Wanderpopson November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's about cutting loose after hours, not letting the pressures of the "nine-to-five"(work)get to you. Hitting the dance floor & acting a fool, doing what you want to do instead of what society says that you, as an adult, have to do. I love this song, makes me dance every time!
    lanakaelon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I think a lot of the fun in this song is the music: IMO, this one is led as much by the instruments as by MJ's voice... The feel of the song is very much dictated by the playing... At the start of every chorus, the music itself lets its hair down, 'just enjoys itself' and 'grooves'

    There's a nice contrast between the music in the chorus and the verse.

    Also, the chorus repeats itself over and over at the end, it's good :)
    tommylommykinson July 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is soooo awesome!!!!
    MJluva4evaon January 02, 2010   Link
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