"In the Closet" as written by Edward Theodore Riley and Michael Kurt Jackson....
She's just a lover, who makes me high
Is it worth the giving, is it worth the try
You cannot cleave it, or put it in the furnace
You cannot wet it, you cannot burn it

She wants to give it
(She wants to give it, she wants to give it) Dare me
(She wants to give it, she wants to give it)
She wants to give it
(She wants to give it, she wants to give it) Yea
(She wants to give it, she wants to give it)

One thing in life you must understand
The truth of lust woman to man
So open the door, and you will see
There are no secrets
Make your move, set me free

Because there's something about you baby
That makes me want to give it to you
I swear there's something about you baby

Just promise me, whatever we say
Whatever we do to each other
For now we take a vow to just
Keep it in the closet

If you can get it, it's worth a try
I really want it, I can't deny
It's just desire, I really love it
'Cause if it's aching, you have to rub it
She wants to give it

She wants to give it
(She wants to give it, she wants to give it) Dare me
(She wants to give it, she wants to give it)
She wants to give it
(She wants to give it, she wants to give it) Yea
(She wants to give it, she wants to give it)

Just open the door, and you will see
This passion burns inside of me
Don't say to me, you'll never tell
Touch me there, make the move
Cast the spell

Because there's something about you baby
That makes me want to give it to you
I swear there's something about you baby

Just promise me, whatever we say
Or do to each other
For now we'll make a vow to just
Keep it in the closet

Because there's something about you baby
That makes me want to give it to you

Because there's something about you baby
That makes me want to give it to you

Because there's something about you baby
That makes me want to give it to you

Because there's something about you baby
That makes me want to give it to you

Because there's something about you baby
That makes me want to give it to you

Because there's something about you baby

Just promise me, whatever we say
Or do to each other
For now we'll make a vow to just
Keep it in the closet

She wants to give it,
She wants to give it, oh she want's to give it
She wants to give it, oh she want's to give it
She wants to give it,
She wants to give it, oh she want's to give it
She wants to give it,
She wants to give it, oh she want's to give it


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"In the Closet" as written by Michael Joe Jackson Michael Jackson

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  • +1
    General Comment"She wants to give it!!?" Holy crap!!! Also, a girl on another forum pointed out that you can hear bed springs go up and down in the back music.
    mira_loveon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much!! It's one of MJ's best songs in my opinion. I just love everything about it, especially the princess' voice and the beat! It's incredible. Very, very sexy and hot video clip!! Naomi Campbell - whoah, woman!! lol. This song is so passionate, full of desire and lust, also beauty and mystery - it's such a great song. Obviously their passion for each other is quite dangerous, it's not right, so they need to "keep it in the closet". Awesome song!!! I don't think it sounds like she's dying... to me she sounds like she's longing for him, sounds like she really needs him and desires him, she sounds beautiful and exotic.
    daydreamer82on June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just love the video. I think this song is about a girl expressing love for MJ and MJ wanted this girl too but he wasn't very sure if it was the real thing and whether he should give it a try. It's obvious the girl wanted MJ very much and tried to seduced him and MJ was saying he couldn't deny his desire for her. And he was saying whatever they do or say to each other, the girl shoudl vow to keep it a secret. I think it's very much a reflection of his own personal love life. I am sure women would be throwing themselves at him and there must have been a couple he really liked but he was too afraid to get hurt.
    aykcon July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMichaels definition of "in the closet" and everyone else's is completely different. lol

    His in the closet simply means that it's something that's secret and/or private. Things of this nature were generally kept private and he didn't talk about them. He also preferred that the women he was involved with didn't talk to other people about their relations.

    It does pretty much scream sex though. He wants the girl so bad he 'aches' but he wants to make sure she knows that she isn't to talk to/tell anybody about what they've done or are going to do.
    KadeejiaDeniseon September 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT does is this song about? Excuse me 4 havin low IQ, but i just dont get it, lol..:P
    fever388on March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe married Debbie years after this song was released. I think the song is about keeping a very passionate love secret from others.
    JJJ567on July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool song. This was written during the period MJ had to prove he wasnt gay.
    ultimateon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it's a good song, but what does it mean exactly?
    linzfinz03on February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow that I think about it, it's such an unfortunate title.
    mira_loveon May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverybody knows the story behind this one, right? Madonna was originally chosen to be the "mystery girl". However, this didn't happen due to a hilarious misunderstanding. When she and MJ got together she asked him if he understood what the title "In the Closet" meant. He said he did. She thought, ok weird, went home and wrote some lyrics fitting the theme. When she showed him her lyrics later, he got offended, thus the 'duet' never happened. I don't know, Michael is either naive or just pretends to be nairve.
    vlkyriaon September 13, 2006   Link

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