As he came into the window
Was a sound of a crescendo
He came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
She ran underneath the table
You 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 sound at the window
Then 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?
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 sound at the window
Then 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

Annie are you ok? (I don't know)
Will you tell us that you're ok? (I don't know)
There's a sound at the window (I don't know)
Then 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 (help me)
You were struck down, it was your doom Annie (dag gone it)

Annie are you ok? (Dag gone it, baby)
Will you tell us that you're ok? (Dag gone it, baby)
There's a sound at the window (dag gone it, baby)
Then he struck you, a crescendo, Annie
He came into your apartment (dag gone it)
Left the bloodstains on the carpet
Then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down, it was your doom Annie (dag gone it)


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Smooth Criminal Lyrics as written by Michael Jackson

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  • +5
    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
  • +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
  • +3
    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
  • +2
    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 Commentthis songs kind of scary, never noticed it before.
    dreqon June 18, 2002   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 06, 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 02, 2010   Link

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