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    What do the lyrics of the Sunset Driver pertain to:

    All alone she's in the ego zone
    The word is out that you're doing wrong
    On the move got fire in your shoes
    By word of mouth you are on the news

    You're living on sunset time
    (Uuh)

    Feeling bad
    You're living much too fast
    The truth, the truth that you're on the pass
    In the raw they don't know what you saw
    From word of mouth you're breaking every law

    [CHORUS]
    Sunset Driver
    Midnight rider
    Friday's brighter
    Morning rider
    You're a Saturday nighter (aaw)

    On the go
    Got fever in your soul
    You better not shout where you gonna go
    Living hot, doing what you should not
    The break is on me then what do you got
    We're living on sunset time

    (Want that dime)

    Shoot the breeze
    You feel that she's the tease
    Your night is free what you wanna be
    Who's to trust when living dangerous
    Tonight is your night but this is what you loose

    [CHORUS]
    Sunset Driver
    Midnight rider
    Friday's brighter
    Getting higher
    You're a Saturday nighter (aaw)

    (uuh)
    (pah dah dah dah)

    You are there when the night's in town
    Standing there with the top of the round
    They don't care about the things you used to say
    You're like the cinema
    You think there's nothing wrong

    Going town
    You do it every time
    The word's got out that you're on the line
    On the moon
    Gotta fever in your shoes
    The night's on you
    What are you gonna do?

    [CHORUS]
    Sunset Driver
    Midnight rider
    Friday's brighter
    Got to reach that driver
    You're a Saturday nighter (aaw)

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    Default Re: Sunset Driver - lyrics

    Well, you have to think back to that era (Off The Wall).
    I've read that Off the wall was the ups and downs of partying.

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    Default Re: Sunset Driver - lyrics

    But this appears not to refer to party life.

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    Default Re: Sunset Driver - lyrics

    This should be updated for a next posthumous album, imagine this Feat. Bruno Mars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FD1998 View Post
    This should be updated for a next posthumous album, imagine this Feat. Bruno Mars?
    The stuff nightmares are made of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCav View Post
    The stuff nightmares are made of.
    Eh, just do what they did for LNFSG on Xscape (3 mixes, one new, one duet and the demo) and everybody's happy. I'm happy with Michaels solo version (I loooove this song so much) but I'd be interested in hearing ones with Bruno on it too, just gimme the original as well

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    Psyconiff, it is about his brother, Randy.

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    What about his car crash? But that happened in 1980. He wrote the song in 79'.

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    Randy was the youngest brother and did not have the strict upbringing his five brothers had. Randy enjoyed more freedoms than his brothers experienced at his age. The song expresses Michael’s concern and warnings to his younger brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tygger View Post
    Psyconiff, it is about his brother, Randy.
    That's very interesting. I had thought maybe it was about somebody burning the midnight oil and being young-not thinking about tomorrow. Did not know it was about Randy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbee0715 View Post
    Did not know it was about Randy.
    Others may feel differently.

    I remember comments about Randy having much more freedom than his brothers and the timing of the song seems correct to me.

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    Just bumping this as I'm obsessed by this song currently, and can't believe it's taken me 12 years since TUC was released to really love it. It just passed me by.

    For me, taking Invincible to one side, it is the only album where I have heard a track from the time that is better than a couple that did make the album. Cue Matty stating his case for Behind The Mask to be on Thriller

    Nothing else from Thriller to Dangerous offcuts deserves a place on the holiest of holys (a Michael Jackson solo album), but Sunset Driver does.

    A perfect piece of soul-funk-disco that Off The Wall excelled at.

    The da-da-da-da-da-da-da bits as he sings along with the keyboards slays me every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony R View Post
    Just bumping this as I'm obsessed by this song currently, and can't believe it's taken me 12 years since TUC was released to really love it. It just passed me by.

    For me, taking Invincible to one side, it is the only album where I have heard a track from the time that is better than a couple that did make the album. Cue Matty stating his case for Behind The Mask to be on Thriller

    Nothing else from Thriller to Dangerous offcuts deserves a place on the holiest of holys (a Michael Jackson solo album), but Sunset Driver does.

    A perfect piece of soul-funk-disco that Off The Wall excelled at.

    The da-da-da-da-da-da-da bits as he sings along with the keyboards slays me every time.
    I listen to this almost as much as any other song from Off The Wall. Its the first solo example of MJ singing aggressively "The word is out that you're doin wrong!"

    This is one of those songs that I can easily imagine with Thriller instrumentation and Bad instrumentation. Slow it down a bit, give it a beat like Dangerous or In the Closet and make it darker still.

    I think Ive seen writings that Blood on the Dance Floor originally uses the first verse from Sunset Driver. Not too sure how true this is.

    Also, anyone played this track on The Michael Jackson Experience on the XBox?? Unreal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by innuendo141 View Post
    This is one of those songs that I can easily imagine with Thriller instrumentation and Bad instrumentation. Slow it down a bit, give it a beat like Dangerous or In the Closet and make it darker still.
    Ooh, I like that. Yes I can see it...

    I wonder what other earlier songs would have worked well on later works with that album's production style....????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony R View Post
    Ooh, I like that. Yes I can see it...

    I wonder what other earlier songs would have worked well on later works with that album's production style....????
    Hot Street immediately comes to mind actually, beat lifted straight from Blood on the Dance Floor or Remember The Time

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