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Boogie Man

Peter Link

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Artist:
Peter Link
Composer:
Peter Link
Lyricist:
Peter Link
Genre:
Pop
Publisher:
Watchfire Music
Song Duration:
04:57

I took this song to Danny Madden decades ago, long before Rap was solidly in the limelight, and asked him to arrange the background vocals and help me find a rapper who could do the lead and some rap on it. He said, "Pete, you oughta do it yourself!" My response was, "Oh no, Danny, this is not a song for me. I'm not a rapper!" As we worked on the track and background vocals I laid down a scratch track of the rap that just somehow stuck for everyone but me. In the end they all talked me into being a rapper for at least this one song only. This one's just for laughs, but I do love the groove.

Lyrics

Boogie Man
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Party, Party
Don’t you wanna party?

Party, Party
Don’t you wanna party down?

Party, Party
Don’t you wanna party?

Party, Party
Don’t you wanna party down?

Hey little girl you wanna have some fun?
I know about a party that’s just begun
And the honored guest on this dark night
Is the demon’s dream and the fool’s delight
He’s a little strange and a lotta weird
But the party ain’t started ’til he’s appeared
He’s the dancin’est fool since the world began
Yes tonight we’re gonna party with the Boogie Man

C’mon down, down, down to the basement
C’mon down, down, down into the hole

Where the music shrieks
And the ghouls and guys and freaks
Are just layin’ out, hangin’ around
Everybody watchin’ for the moment when the man comes down

Come down, down, down to the basement
Come down, down, down into your soul
Come down, down, down to the marrow of your bones
Know he might see ya’ got ta’ run for your life
Everyone screams at the moment when the man arrives

Here comes the Boogie Man
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
He’s got his boogie band
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
Here comes the Boogie Man
(Oooh)
When the party fires up it’s automatic
That the old house shakes from the basement to the attic
With the Boogie Man

[Boogie Man laughs]

And it’s dance, dance, dance to the music
(Dance)
And it’s move, move, move to the groove
(Move)
And the moon is full
So the spooks are out tonight
Everyone goes where the Boogie Man goes
Cuz everyone knows that the man can boogie right

[Boogie Man laughs again]

Here comes the Boogie Man
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
He’s got his boogie band
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
Here comes the Boogie Man
(Oooh)

He’s doing the zombie to the haunted house rock
From the midnight hour all around the clock

Here comes the Boogie Man
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
He’s got his boogie band
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
Here comes the Boogie Man
(Oooh)

And the fiends dance on to the vampire hop
As the band keeps crankin’ out the Boogie Man bop

For the Boogie Man

Better make up your mind
You gonna dance
Better make up your mind
You gonna move

Better make up your mind
You gonna dance
Better make up your mind
You gonna groove

Better make up your mind
You gonna dance
Better make up your mind
You gonna move

Better make up your mind
You gonna dance
Better make up your mind
You gonna groove

Hey little girl better lock the door
Cuz the freaks are rollin’ all around the floor
There’s a green-haired lady with a long mustache
Dancin’ with the dog doin’ the Monster Mash
There’s an eight-legged lizard with a chicken face
Doin’ the shimmy, tearin’ up the place

There’s an undertaker doin’ the dead man’s rag
And the rest are doing the rumba with the Boogie Man
(Whoa)

Boogie Man
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
He’s got his boogie band
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
Here comes the Boogie Man
(Oooh)

And the fiends dance on to the vampire hop
As the band keeps crankin’ out the Boogie Man bop

For the Boogie Man
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
He’s got his boogie band
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
Here comes the Boogie Man
(Oooh)

And when the party fires up it’s automatic
That the old house shakes from the basement to the attic

With the Boogie Man
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
Here comes the Boogie Man
(Yeah yeah, haunted)
Here comes the Boogie Man
(Oooh)

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