"Chilly Down" as written by and Paul/roberts King....
When the sun goes down (when the sun goes down)
And the bats are back to bed (and the bats are back)
The brothers come 'round (the brothers come 'round)
I get out of my dirty bed (my dirty bed)
I shake my pretty little head (I shake my pretty little head)
Tap my pretty little feet (tap my pretty little feet)
Feeling brighter than sunlight (oh)
Louder than thunder (oh)
Bouncing like a yo-yo, whoa (oh)

Don't got no problems (no problems)
Ain't got no suitcase (no suitcase)
Ain't got no clothes to worry about (no clothes to worry about)
Ain't got no real estate or jewelry or gold mines to hang me up

I just throw in my hand (throw in my hand)
With the chilliest bunch in the land (in the land)
They don't look much (oh), they sure chilly chilly (oh)
They positively glow-glow, huh (oh)

Chilly down with the fire gang
Think small with the fire gang (It's the only way)
Bad hep with the fire gang (a smile a day keeps the doctor away)
When your thing gets wild, chilly down

Chilly down with the fire gang (Hey, I'm a wild child)
Act tall with the fire gang (whoo, walk tall)
Good times, bad food (yeah)
When your thing gets wild
Chilly down, chilly down

Drive you crazy, really lazy, eye rollin', funky strollin', ball playin'
Hip swayin', trouble makin', booty shakin', tripping, passing, jumping
Bouncing, drivin', stylin', creeping, pouncing, shoutin', screamin'
Double dealin', rockin', rollin', and a-reelin'
With the mackin' sex appealin'.
Can you dig our groovy feelin'?

So when things get too tough (get too tough)
And your chin is dragging on the ground (dragging on the ground)
And even down looks up (down looks up)
Bad luck, heh-heh
We can show you a good time (show you a good time)
And we don't charge nothin' (nothin' at all)
Just strut your nasty stuff
Wiggle in the middle yeah
Get the town talkin', fire gang

Chilly down with the fire gang (think small)
Think small with the fire gang (bad hep)
Bad hep with the fire gang (hey, listen up)
When your thing gets wild
Chilly down

Chilly down with the fire gang (hey, shake your pretty little head)
Act tall with the fire gang (tap your pretty little feet)
Good times, bad food (come on, come on)
When your thing gets wild
Chilly down

Chilly down with the fire gang (wooh)
Think small with the fire gang
Bad hep with the fire gang

Lyrics submitted by xpankfrisst, edited by CaptainPipsque

"Chilly Down" as written by David Bowie

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group, TINTORETTO MUSIC

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  • +1
    General CommentThe fire gang (as the orange n pink furry things r calld) are the funniest fluffy critters since the lil ewoks in star wars number...ummm... the 6th one was it?!?!?!?!
    Neway i think the puppet characters in this film are hilarious. even the skanky little goblin that snaps "shut up" to everyone.... grr... lol!
    The fire gang remind me of sum peepz at a party i went to, who wer heavily under t influence of drugs/booze/both. they wer determined to play football with randm things and actually startd tryin to pull each others heads off like in the film.... strange people....... :p
    "hey her head dnt cum orf"....
    u dnt say!!! lol
    badlilfairyon February 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHeh, no explanation to this song? :P Ah well, guess it doesn't really matter what it means. It's a fun song and this scene was awesome in the movie. (Heck, the movie was awesome in general.)

    I guess I could give an interpretation a shot though. Seems like it's just about people who kindof waste their life doing nothing productive, but have a heck of a fun time being unproductive anyway. They don't let hard times get them down--they just smile their way through everything. Kindof a "you only get one shot at life, so have as much fun with it as you can" mentality. It's the kind of life the Fireys seem to live, anyway.
    BabyCharmanderon July 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song has a whole lot more in it than we all think. The fierys are a result of what happens when you give up on growing up. They have no responsibility but they also serve as a warning to Sarah.
    They literally say what the final scene of the movie is when they say " And even down looks up "

    They describe a whole lot of the distractions she'll encourage including Jareth, himself:
    "Drive you crazy, really lazy (Sarah's not wanting to babysit) , eye rollin'(The resentment Sarah gives her parents and that Hoggle gives her) , funky strollin' (Jareth's plain presence in this movie), ball playin' (Jareth's use of the crystal balls and his offering Sarah her dreams)
    Hip swayin' (Dancing in Dance Magic), trouble makin' (The many obstacles: the Cleaners, the Boy of Eternal Stench, etc.) , booty shakin' (the ball or party scene), tripping, passing, jumping
    Bouncing, drivin' (The movements of Jareth during the Within You scene) , stylin', creeping, pouncing, shoutin', screamin' (Sarah's constant cries for help)
    Double dealin', rockin', rollin' (The fact that Jareth is supposed to look like a Rock and Roll singer) , and a-reelin'
    With the mackin' sex appealin' (Jareth's persona and attitude towards Sarah) .
    Can you dig our groovy feelin'?"

    Maybe the fierys we're goofy characters but perhaps they were warning Sarah to not believe everything she'd seen.
    kyra14on December 30, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow! this song reminds me so much of being little and thinking 'Labyrinth' was the greatest movie ever. this song still rules. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha what a great song. probably one of my favorite parts out of Labyrinth.
    flickabuggon August 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the best songs in Labyrinth. No one can call themselves well-educated unless you've seen this movie. This is also one of my favorite parts in the movie, despite the fact that I could never figure out the words.
    jxnarcoticzon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is defo my favourite song in Labyrinth. Labyrinth has to be my favourite childhood film of all time. Though the orangey/pinky fluffy things that sing this song in the film used to scare the hell outta me!
    the_libertineon July 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was and still is my favorite song and part in Labyrinth. I thought the orange/pink fluffy things had sex appeal. xDD
    But I'm a weird-o like that.
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon December 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh this is deff. my favourite part of Labyrinth. the fire gang is so awesomely done! :D david bowie is my hero.
    rockyhorrorrebelon January 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthose little furry monsters scared the hell out of me when i was younger. this movie came out b4 i was even born by the way lol.
    mz_eshaon May 16, 2007   Link

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