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, yeah

Oh oh oh

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
Girl, 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, girl
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, oh

They're out to get you
There's demons closing in on every side
They will possess you
Unless you change that number on your dial

Now is the time
For you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
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
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller
Chiller thriller here tonight

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

I'm gonna thrill you tonight
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

I'm gonna thrill you tonight
Thriller, ohh baby (Thriller)
I'm gonna thrill you tonight (Thriller night)
Thriller, all night, oh baby
I'm gonna thrill you tonight
Thriller, thriller night (Oh baby)
I'm gonna thrill you tonight
Thriller, all night (oh baby)
Thriller night (Thriller night)

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

Lyrics submitted by Mru007

"Thriller" as written by Rodney Lynn Temperton

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +7
    General CommentLEGEND R.I.P.
    britishmusicisbetteron June 25, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentHey guys, this is not the place to discuss his personal life. Please take your garbage elsewhere. Thank you very much.

    NatashaVeeeon May 28, 2010   Link
  • +3
    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 CommentThis song is SICK! The video's tight, too.
    mariner42on July 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    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
  • +2
    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
  • +2
    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
  • +1
    General CommentMan, all I can say is Vincent Price is one scary mofo. Who else can make teenage boys tremble at the mere sound of his voice? Well, who else besides Michael Jackson himself?

    Ok, maybe that was a cheap shot.
    LowLevelOwl054on October 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI need help about this song! of ther is anone on it right now can you help me? Im doing a critical analysis about it! and i need to know the meening and stuff! HELP! its a mint son as well lol bye x x x x x x
    PennyBabezon January 17, 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

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