"Smooth Criminal" as written by and Michael Jackson....
As he came into the window
It was the sound of a crescendo
He came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
She ran underneath the table
He could see she was unable
So she ran into the bedroom
She was struck down, it was her doom

Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok
Are you ok, Annie
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok
Are you ok, Annie
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok?
Are you ok, Annie?
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok, are you ok Annie?

(Annie are you ok?)
(Will you tell us that you're ok?)
(There's a sign in the window)
(That he struck you - a crescendo Annie)
(He came into your apartment)
(He left the bloodstains on the carpet)
(Then you ran into the bedroom)
(You were struck down)
(It was your doom)

Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok?
Are you ok, Annie?
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok?
Are you ok, Annie?
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok?
Are you ok, Annie?
You've been hit by
You've been hit by
A smooth criminal

So they came into the outway
It was Sunday - what a black day
Mouth to mouth
Resuscitation
Sounding heartbeats - intimidation

Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok
Are you ok, Annie
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok
Are you ok, Annie
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok?
Are you ok, Annie?
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok, are you ok Annie?

(Annie are you ok?)
(Will you tell us that you're ok?)
(There's a sign in the window)
(That he struck you - a crescendo Annie)
(He came into your apartment)
(Left the bloodstains on the carpet)
(Then you
Ran into the bedroom)
(You were struck down)
(It was your doom)

(Annie are you ok?)
(So, Annie are you ok?)
(Are you ok Annie?)
(You've been hit by)
(You've been struck by
A smooth criminal)

Okay, I want everybody to clear
The area right now!

Aaow!
(Annie are you ok?)
I don't know!
(Will you tell us that you're ok?)
I don't know!
(There's a sign in the window)
I don't know!
(That he struck you - a crescendo Annie)
I don't know!
(He came into your apartment)
I don't know!
(Left the bloodstains on the carpet)
I don't know why baby!
(Then you ran into the bedroom)
I don't know
(You were struck down)
(It was your doom - Annie!)

(Annie are you ok?)
Dag gone it - baby!
(Will you tell us that you're ok?)
Dag gone it - baby!
(There's a sign in the window)
Dag gone it - baby!
(That he struck you - a crescendo Annie)
Hoo! Hoo!
(He came into your apartment)
Dag gone it!
(Left the bloodstains on the carpet)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
(Then you ran into the bedroom)
Dag gone it!

(You were struck down)
(It was your doom - Annie!)
Aaow!!!


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"Smooth Criminal" as written by Michael Jackson

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  • +4
    Song MeaningReferring to the above comment, "I always thought it was about somebody raping a virgin, but thats cos I tend to assume that anything by Michael Jackson has some sort of sexual undertones. The murder theory does make a lot more sence."

    Firstly, if you are trying to portray yourself as intelligent then I suggest you brush up on your grammer,"sence", I believe it is spelt, sense.

    Nevertheless, I am not here to be pedantic about your sheer lack of good grammer and punctuation - in which, may I add, reveals your shortage of knowledge. I am here to defend one of the greatest songwriters and performers of our time; Michael Jackson.

    Secondly, 'Smooth Criminal' is obviously not, as you narrow mindingly suggested, about raping a virgin. If you could find a reference to the girl, "Annie", being a virgin then I would apologise sincerely. However, I fear you will not.

    I would be extremely interested in how you came to obtain such theories and/or information that, as you so adequetly stated, "...anything by Michael Jackson has some sort of sexual undertones." Is this due to personal experience. If so, councelling would be required. I can forward you the names and numbers of such therapists.

    Whether or not you have expertise in the legal system, which I am highly doubtful that you do, you should be intrigued to know that an individual is "innocent until proven guilty". Michael Jackson was indeed found innocent and thus is not guilty. However if you are narrow minded enough to jump onto the bandwagon and join the witchhunt, in which seems to find great pleasure in destroying any happiness that this poor man has left, then feel free. I am merely stating that you have absolutely no grounds for such assumptions.

    Lastly, I would like to correct you on the meaning behind this great song. I am led to believe that the meaning behind such songwriting is as follows:
    1) Annie is a girl in which was assaulted in her own home-

    As he came into the window
    It was the sound of a crescendo -
    He came into her apartment
    He left the bloodstains on the carpet
    She ran underneath the table
    He could see she was unable
    So she ran into the bedroom
    She was struck down.."

    2. "...it was her doom." is an ambigious statement in which suggests that the girl committed an act that angered her attacker thus leading to her assault.

    3. Michael Jackson is not referring to himself as the criminal, "Annie, are you ok? I don't know why baby!", here he is talking in 2nd person and clearly has come to help her.


    So, in conclusion Mr. Comrade Liar, as Shakespear most famously said, "You are a shallow cowardly hind, and you lie."


    RINSED.





    debcoleisalive5on January 26, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationHmm. I just saw "This Is It" and a realization came to me. I have no idea why I never thought of this before, but I thought that it was about the Gestapo finding Anne Frank. You know, with the whole theme about the "Annie, are you okay?" and about how she was hit by a smooth criminal. The part about Dad could reference the fact that her father was the only one living in the Annexe who survived.
    PeacexLovexMusicx21xon November 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe phrase "annie are you okay" came from when a mans daughter named Annie was drowning in a pool and the man was yelling "annie are you okay". the man lost his daughter as we so devastated he invented a way to save peoples lives if they stop breathing, which we call CPR. Now people use the phrase when someone is hurt or injured.


    (: i learned this in health class in 8th grade
    Lauren3819on December 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis was always one my favorites of MJ. I believe I read somewhere that this song is about domestic abuse. Michael did a lot of music about social issues and the human condition and that's what I respect about him.
    catherheathon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI remember the first time I saw the music video to this song, I was like 6 or 7, and I just fell in love with Michael Jackson's dancing and music.
    miss_opinion101on June 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti never got this song- has annie been murdered or what? cos it goes "it was your doom" which suggestes she's be dead but the she's talking?!?! and you dont ask a dead person if they're ok. and then there's the whole 'bloodstains on the carpet' thing....
    pipchickenon April 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was brought up with Mj music and I love him! and this song is just great and the AAF version sucks!.. the orignal is always better. The song is good but confusing. lol!
    Honey_Eisenon November 05, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI really can't believe he's dead. I mean sure we've all made More than enough MJ jokes, but still he has always been an icon, even if it wasn't always for the right reasons. I've never been a HUGE fan, but he was definately one of the first artists I remember listening to when I was a kid.

    I'm not really crying my eyes out now that he is gone, but I'm definately not dancing for joy about it either...MJ for a FACT was a gift to music. It is unfortunate that there were so many circumstances that inevetably distracted many of us from that over the years.

    R.I.P Michael Jackson.
    illBeJustFine22on June 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClassic song. MJ had more talent in his pinky then most bands today have combined :-(
    Copyright2009on June 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMichael Jackson is without a doubt the most talented person I have ever seen in my life. I love him so much!! I just got done reading his autobiography. I don't believe he ever molested any children. Evan Chandler accused him of that for 2 reasons: money and jealousy. He was jealous that his son had made such a close bond with Michael. Whether or not he did, he still to this day has the best selling album of all time. Over 100 million copies!!! No one has even gotten close to that. The closest is like 41 million copies. Although he is dead, his talents will forever live on. R.I.P. Michael Jackson
    wayla1234on January 01, 2010   Link

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