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THREATENED

  • November 5, 2011 7:49 pm

Threatened

 

By Michael Jackson from Album “INVINCIBLE” (2001)

Written by: Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III and LaShawn Daniels

YouTube link:  “Threatened” – from “Ghosts”

Wikipedia link: “Invincible” (Michael_Jackson_album)

 

[ROD SERLING INTRO]
Tonight’s story is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introducing
A monster had arrived in the village
The major ingredient of any recipe for fear is the unknown
And this person or thing is soon to be met
He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion
Oh yes, I did forget something didn’t I? I forgot to introduce you to the monster.

You’re fearing me, ‘cause you know I’m a beast
Watching you when you sleep, when you’re in bed
I’m underneath
You’re trapped in halls, and my face is the walls
I’m the floor when you fall, and when you scream it’s ‘cause of me
I’m the living dead, the dark thoughts in your head
I know just what you said
That’s why you’ve got to be threatened by me

[CHORUS]
You should be watching me, you should feel threatened
While you sleep, while you creep, you should be threatened
Every time your lady speaks she speaks to me, threatened
Half of me you’ll never be, so you should feel threatened by me

You think you’re by yourself, but it’s my touch you felt
I’m not a ghost from Hell, but I’ve got a spell on you

Your worst nightmare it’s me I’m everywhere
In one blink I’ll disappear, and then I’ll come back to haunt you
I’m telling you, when you lie on the tomb
I’m the one watching you
That’s why you got to be threatened by me

[CHORUS]

[ROD SERLING VERSE]
The unknown monster is about to embark
From a far corner, out of the dark
A nightmare, that’s the case
Never Neverland, that’s the place
This particular monster can read minds
Be in two places at the same time
This is judgment night, execution, slaughter
The devil, ghosts, this monster is torture
You can be sure of one thing, that’s fate
A human presence that you feel is strange
A monster that you can see disappear
A monster, the worst thing to fear.

[CHORUS x 3]

[ROD SERLING OUTRO]
What you have just witnessed could be the end of a particularly terrifying nightmare.
It isn’t. It’s the beginning.

 

[Julie Windsor – thanks for your help on lyrics]

3 Comments

  1. Julie Windsor says:

    first line of this, last word should be introduction not introducing…

    i’m really stuck on one other part though,
    where it says “i’m tellin you, when you lie under ****”
    you have written “when you lie under a tomb” other sites say “When you lie under tomb”
    i can’t hear A at all for under A tomb…under tomb just doesn’t sound right…make sense, anyway..
    I am starting to think it might be “i’m telling you, when you lie on a tomb, i’m the one watching you”
    that would make more sense…do you think it fits?

  2. Julie Windsor says:

    no, it is “When you lie on THE tomb”! It fits!!!

  3. Julie Windsor says:

    sorry, final thing, it’s “while you sleep, while you creep” etc. in the choruses!

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