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

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 the 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 escapin' the jaws of the alien this time
(They're open wide)
This is the end of your life

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 through 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 ever dare try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller
Chiller
Thriller here tonight

That it's a thriller, thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost
Would ever dare try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight 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


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"Thriller" as written by Rodney Lynn Temperton

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +6
    General CommentLEGEND R.I.P.
    britishmusicisbetteron June 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song and really love the music video =^) I think that Billie Jean is my fave, though. Anyways, this song is simply about horror movies; watcing them and/or being in them.

    Michael Jackosn is like...the Elvis of pop music. He will ALWAYS be remembered for his music and sweet dance moves!! He's one of those people like Bach...or Motzart- everyone knows his name and how great his music is. Some people adore his music, but deny it due to this whole child molestation thing. I believe he's innocent =^) Some of the evidence is kinda...well...questionable, but the kid's family was REALLY greedy and they didn't really have any proof other than some minor stuff that was found at Neverland. I also think Michael is too gentle and loving and childish himself too EVER do something like that. The court said he was innocent and that's all I need to believe he is. After all, in this country, people are innocent until PROVEN guilty, and they couldn't prove it. Even IF he is guilty, I will always love his music, dance, style, and influence. It still technically wouldn't be all his fault if he did do it; he was abused himself as a child and never really had a childhood. That could really hurt someone mentally. =^( But ANYWAYS, I think he's innocent, and I'll love him forever and ever! =^)

    P.S. He's still kinda hawt!!! Not as hot as he was in Billie Jean or Beat It, but still pretty hawt. B^)
    RockOnManBoyon May 21, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I was little my parents used to threaten to put on this video if I didn't go to sleep. So I ran the hell off to bed and tried not to recall how the zombies pushed aside their gravestones and MJ's eyes at the end. But it was good to watch in the daytime, with my sister ..and my dad..and maybe my mum. Yup, that's how the video affected me. Michael Jackson I'll miss your imagination. No-one will make videos like you, no ones heart will beat faster in anticipation of the next fascinating music movies. You are such an inventor.
    Michael, rest in peace <3
    LuluLovesYouMoreon June 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHey guys, this is not the place to discuss his personal life. Please take your garbage elsewhere. Thank you very much.

    THRILLER SHORT FILM = THE BEST MUSIC VIDEO AND SONG IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC VIDEOS. THAT'S DA TRUTH. :]
    NatashaVeeeon May 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is SICK! The video's tight, too.
    mariner42on July 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's songs like this that make you wish Micheal Jackson was still cool like he was back in the days of this song, rather than the creepy looking while woman that molests children.

    That, and Vincent Price was the man as well.
    Slightly_Shinobion October 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyour mom is overproduced and crappy. this song rules lol. and that thing in 13 going on 30 is one of the greatest things ive ever seen
    JJ_20on June 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentby KungfuRooster on 06-16-2005 @ 06:10:14 AM
    Michael Jackson is a freak and should be killed. Molesting boys is terrible and the only reason he isn't in jail is because he is a rich wanker. All his music is over produced and crappy so is this song.



    Just the opposite. That goes for every point you mentioned.
    gabedachinkon February 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"by KungfuRooster on 06-16-2005 @ 06:10:14 AM
    Michael Jackson is a freak and should be killed. Molesting boys is terrible and the only reason he isn't in jail is because he is a rich wanker. All his music is over produced and crappy so is this song."

    Okay, look here. Maybe he did molest the kids, though I really think he didn't. I personally think that he himself is too childlike to have done it. I think that it was pretty much a bunch of kids (him included, when I say "kids") having a sleepover. Perfectly innocent.

    That aside, who made you the judge of all songs? You go through saying that three of the best MJ songs are about molesting children (even when they're obviously not; "Beat It" obviously has something to do with gang violence), and then you say that a song about shoplifting is "probally [sic] the best song wirtten [sic] ever and...the deepest one." What the hell? Well, I'm of the opinion that the song was stupid and pointless, and the singers' voices were grating. What do you say to that? Ha.

    I'm done acting like a child, now.


    I love this song. It's not deep and meaningful or anything like that. I just love the song. It's catchy and I'd give anything to learn the dance. Haha.
    crimeofpassionon March 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its really interesting that this song came out at the same time that Ronald Reagan got into office and started dismantling all of the gains that were won during the Sixties and Seventies, sending many who had started to enter middle class status plunging back down again, also there is the increase in gang violence, etc.

    As Vincent Price raps, "Darkness falls across the land...Creatures crawl in search of blood...To terrorize y'awl's neighborhood...And though you fight to stay alive... Your body starts to shiver....For no mere mortal can resist...The evil of the thriller"

    What really interests me is that in the music video, Jackson becomes a werewolf, and its only a matter of time before the white majority in his town follow suit themselves. If you go back in history, the werewolf has always been the figure of the man who has been banned from the city, and who can be killed at will, without it being considered homicide.

    The werewolf imagery has been reappearing quite a bit in the years since Bush took office as well - to me this suggests that the song signifies much more than a mere wedding of the horror film genre and blockbuster pop music - buy hey, maybe its just me. (turns away and glances back with cat eyes) - mwah hahahahahahaha!
    ringfingerson April 14, 2007   Link

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