Smooth Criminal Lyrics – Michael Jackson

English 28 November 14, 1988
The lyrics of "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson tell the story of a woman named Annie who has been attacked in her apartment. The narrator questions her well-being and narrates the events that unfolded during the incident. The catchy chorus repeats the question, "Annie, are you okay?" and suggests that Annie has been hit by a "smooth criminal." ...Read More

Smooth Criminal Lyrics

[Intro: Michael Jackson]
Ow! Cha!
Shoo-ca-choo-ca!

[Verse 1: Michael Jackson]
As he came into the window
Was a sound of a crescendo
He came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
She ran underneath the table
He could see she was unable
So she ran into the bedroom
She was struck down, it was her doom

[Pre-Chorus: Michael Jackson]
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?

[Chorus: Michael Jackson]
Annie, are you okay?
Will you tell us that you're okay?
There's a sound at the window
Then he struck you, a crescendo, Annie
He came into your apartment
Left the bloodstains on the carpet
And then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down
It was your doom

[Post-Chorus: Michael Jackson]
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?

[Refrain: Michael Jackson]
You've been hit by—
You've been hit by—
A smooth criminal
Ow!

[Verse 2: Michael Jackson]
So they came in to the out way
It was Sunday, what a black day
Every time I tried to find him
There were no clues, they’re behind him
And they end up never knowing
Who’s the suspect or what to expect
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
Sounding heartbeats, intimidations

[Pre-Chorus: Michael Jackson]
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
Annie, are you okay? Are you okay?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?

[Chorus: Michael Jackson]
Annie, are you okay?
Will you tell us that you're okay?
There's a sound at the window
Then he struck you, a crescendo, Annie
He came into your apartment
Left the bloodstains on the carpet
And then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down
It was your doom

[Post-Chorus: Michael Jackson]
Annie, are you okay? Annie, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?

[Refrain: Michael Jackson]
You've been hit by—
You've been struck by—
A smooth criminal

[Interlude: Michael Jackson]
Choo-cha, choo-cha
Ow!
Okay, I want everybody to clear the area right now!

[Breakdown: Michael Jackson]
Ow!
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
Ow!

[Chorus: Michael Jackson]
Annie, are you okay? (I don't know)
Will you tell us that you're okay? (I don't know)
There's a sound at the window (I don't know)
Then he struck you, a crescendo, Annie (I don't know)
He came into your apartment (I don't know)
Left bloodstains on the carpet (I don't know why, baby)
And then you ran into the bedroom (Help me)
You were struck down
It was your doom, Annie (Dag gone it)
Annie, are you okay? (Dag gone it, baby)
Will you tell us that you're okay? (Dag gone it, baby)
There's a sound at the window (Dag gone it, baby)
Then he struck you, a crescendo Annie (Hoo! Hoo!)
He came into your apartment, (Dag gone it)
Left bloodstains on the carpet (Hoo!)
And then you ran into the bedroom (Hoo! Hoo!)
You were struck down (Dag gone it)
It was your doom, Annie (Ow!)

[Outro: Michael Jackson]
Ow! Ow!
Shoo-cha-choo, shoo-cha-choo!
Ow! Ow!

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Last Update: February 26, 2024

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Who is the singer of "Smooth Criminal" song?

"Smooth Criminal" song is sung by Michael Jackson.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Smooth Criminal" song?

"Smooth Criminal" song lyrics written by Michael Jackson.

Who is the music producer of "Smooth Criminal" song?

"Smooth Criminal" song music composed & produced by Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson.

When was "Smooth Criminal" song released?

"Smooth Criminal" song was released on November 14, 1988.