Written And Composed by Rod Temperton

Little info about song:
Written by Rod Temperton; an inspiration was the Jacksons hit, Heartbreak Hotel. Early titles include Starlight, Starlight Sun and Give Me Some Starlight the title was changed after Michael told Temperton he wanted something that would appeal to kids.

Debuted on the Hot 100 in the States at no.20 the highest new entry for over 20 years (John Lennon's Imagine also debuted at no.20 in 1971). Rose to no.4, to give Michael his seventh Top 10 hit from THRILLER a new record from one album.
Source: MJTunes

It's close to mid-night 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

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
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 to survive 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
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and
share a killer, diller, chiller,
Thriller here tonight

(Rap peformed by Vincent Price)
Darkness falls across the land
The midnite 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
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 thiller

Can you dig it?!!!!
(into mechanical laugh, in deep echo)