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Thriller

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At a glance

  • Taken from: Thriller
  • Track number: 4
  • UK release date: Noveber 19th, 1983
  • Highest UK chart position: 10
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Lyrics

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 paralysed

‘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 realise there’s nowhere left to run

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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 thru’ 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 dare to try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller, chiller, thriller here tonight
Coz that it’s a thriller, thriller night
‘Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would dare to try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller
I’m going to thrill you tonight.

(Rap performed by Vincent Price)
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorise your neighbourhood
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
(Laugh)

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