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The Boogie Man – (Song Lyric Sunday)

Just for fun this week, I am going with The Jackson 5’s The Boogie Man – I found this brilliant Disney video quite by accident but since it all seems terribly topical, so here we go.

The Bogeyman, also spelled boogeymanbogymanbogiemanboogie monsterboogie man, or boogie woogie) is a type of mythical creature used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. The Bogeyman has no specific appearance, and conceptions vary drastically by household and culture, but is most commonly depicted as an androgynous monster that punishes children for misbehavior.

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The Boogie Man

My mama told me when I was quite young
Don’t be a bad boy and don’t run
‘Cause he’s gonna get you
He’s gonna get you

So little girl that’s why I’m tellin’ you
Don’t you dare break my heart in two
Or he’s gonna get you
He’s gonna get you (Sing)

The boogie man is gonna get you
If you’re messin’ around in the dark
Playin’ with my love and affection
That ain’t smart, no that ain’t smart, oh

So little girl that’s why I’m tellin’ you
Take my love, take my money
But don’t you dare break my heart in two
Or he’s gonna get you (He’s gonna get you)
He’s gonna get you (He’s gonna get you) Sing

The boogie man is gonna get you
If you’re messin’ around in the dark
Playin’ with my love and affection
That ain’t smart, no that ain’t smart, oh

Look out, look out, here he comes, there he is, run
The Boogie Man will get ya
The Boogie Man will get ya
The Boogie Man is gonna get ya (If you’re a bad girl)
The Boogie Man is gonna get ya (Don’t make me sad girl, oh)
Here he comes, here he comes, here he comes, here he comes, who

The Boogie Man is gonna get you
If you’re messin’ around in the dark
Playin’ with my love and affection
That ain’t smart, no that ain’t smart, oh

The Boogie Man is gonna get you ( I’m crazy about you baby)
If you’re messin’ around in the dark (I’m crazy ’bout your love)
Playin’ with my love and affection
That ain’t smart, no that ain’t smart, oh

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Deke Richards / Dennis Lussier

The Boogie Man lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Photo by Tom Leishman from Pexels

The Jackson 5 are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Active from 1964 to 1990, the Jacksons played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, pop and (in the 1970s) disco. During their six-and-a-half-year Motown tenure, The Jackson 5 was one of the biggest pop-music acts of the 1970s, and the band served as the launching pad for the solo careers of their lead singers Jermaine and Michael, the latter brother later transforming his early Motown solo fame into greater success as an adult artist. The Jackson 5 sold 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best selling artists of all time.

Source: Lyrics

Post inspired by Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday Prompt. (Stupid or Smart). Click through for the rules if you, too, would like to join in.

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