Thriller, Skinner Night

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My husband was driving me home from the doctor’s office today (diagnosis: pneumonia…two thumbs down) when Michael Jackson’s Thriller came on the radio. He turns and asks, “You want to sing Skinner instead of Thriller, don’t you?”

Yes, yes I did.

Since I have illness and codeine to use as an excuse later here is my Thriller rendition Skinner-style. Perhaps these are some thoughts that entered the minds of the Habs last night.

Here’s the video so you can sing along with the new and improved lyrics.

It’s close to game time and something daring’s lurking on the ice
Under the spotlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but the Ruutu takes you down before you make it
You start to freeze as the rookie looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed

‘Cause it is Skinner, Skinner night
And no one’s gonna save you from the forward about ice
You know it’s Skinner, Skinner night
You’re fighting for the puck inside a killer, Skinner night

You see Ruu ‘bout slam and realize there’s nowhere left to run
You feel the gloved hand and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination
But all the while you hear the rookie creeping up behind
You’re out of time

‘Cause this is Skinner, Skinner night
There ain’t no second chance against the rook with the killer looks
Skinner, Skinner night
You’re fighting for the puck inside a killer, Skinner night

Night caniacs are calling, the lines start to stake their masquerade
There’s no escaping the moves of fifty-three this time
He’s open wide
This is the end of your line

Canes are out to get you, there’s d-men closing in on every side
They will get possession as long as that number on ice
Now is the time for you and I to clash together, yeah
All through the night he’ll slap it from the crease into the screen
He’ll make you scream

‘Cause this is Skinner, Skinner night
There ain’t no second chance against the rook with the killer looks
Skinner, Skinner night
You’re fighting for the puck inside a killer, Skinner night

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Tags: Jeff Skinner Michael Jackson Thriller Tuomo Ruutu

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