Halloween – Thriller

When the Thriller album was released in 1982 (along with the music videos that accompanied it) it would mark the last appearance of the Michael Jackson I grew up with. After that, much like the transformation of his character in the video into a werewolf and zombie, he began morphing into something unrecognizable as the previously standout member of the Jackson Five. But the Thriller music video was a genuine collaboration of genius between performer Jackson and director John Landis and has become the de facto anthem for Halloween.

It’s close to midnight
Something evil’s lurkin’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

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 a creature creepin’ up behind
You’re outta time

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 terror on the screen
I’ll make you see

[Rap]
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’alls 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

[Rap]
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

‘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

Thriller
Thriller night
‘Cause I can thrill you more
Than any ghoul would ever dare try
(Thriller)
Woo Hoo!
(Thriller night)
So let me hold you tight
And share a
(Killer, diller, chiller)
(Thriller here tonight)

‘Cause this is thriller
Thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more
Than any ghoul would ever dare try
(Thriller)
Woo Hoo!
(Thriller night)
So let me hold you tight
And share a
(Killer, thriller)

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One Response to Halloween – Thriller

  1. AnnMarie says:

    I remember when you guys took us to the Mall for Halloween, I think I was 8 or 9? And some group performed Thriller for everyone, it was pretty cool.

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