Was It The Boogeyman, TitTok’s viral song: here the original video

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The increasing popularity of TikTok in recent years is making it one of the main means of discovering new songs, perhaps old ones, that stimulate curiosity when they become the soundtrack of new trends. As already happened for Infinity a few months ago, a few days ago a new trend started, reproposing a hip hop song from 1997, with a particularly catchy refrain. The trend spreads under the keywords Boogie Woogie Poo, or with the line “Was It The Boogeyman” repeated in the refrain. The first video that started the trend is here.

The original song is called Boogie Woogie Wu and the artists are the Insane Clown Posse, an American duo born in 1987 and still active, with many albums behind them and a passion for horror themes. This is the complete original song.

Insane Clown Posse - Boogie Woogie Wu

The lyrics and the meaning of the song

The song describes a situation that can be typical of a horror movie or a Halloween story, generating the fear that at night, when the lights are turned off, the Boogeyman can jump out from under the bed and kill you. The beat is dark and gloomy and the song can probably have some effect with the right mood. Certain lines are particularly gory: “You fall asleep and you wake up dead / With a broken broom sticking out your forehead” makes a certain impression, as does the policeman who takes the axe out of your head and asks: “Was it the boogeyman?” (this is the part used by the videos TikTok). The authentic meaning of the song therefore lies in frightening. Like a horror movie.

Here is the full original lyrics:

“The beast lives out of the raging storm in the dead of night
The ravenous, blood-sick creatures searches for it’s sacrifice
Through the hideous darkness, it lurches, driven by death itself
Only the satisfaction of slaughter will cause it to return to
The darkness from which it came”

Boys and girls, it’s nighty night time
Happy J the Clown has a nursery rhyme
It’s about, The Boogie Woogie Man
Keep your light on as long as you can
Cause when it cuts off, so does your head
Boogie Woogie Woogie waits under your bed
With a shank, splah!, up through the bottom
Little Jimmy Jimmy, uh, got em”

It’s the one and only Boogie Man
He creeps, he hides, he sneaks, he slides
If you little feetsies are hanging off the edge of the bed
You’re running on stumps mother***r!!!”

Well, moonlight fills the room that you sleep in
Things go bump in the night, me creeping
Ouch! F**k! I stubbed my toe
If you’d just quit leaving your s**t all over the f***g floor
F**k it, you’re dead anyway
And I’m gonna leave your head smack dab in the hallway
In the morning, when your daddy walks out
AAAAHHH!!! His foots in your mouth, thanks to the Boogie Man

Boogie woogie woogie woogie wu
Boogie woogie woogie woogie wu

“Does the Boogie Man really exist?”
Well, is your mother a bald-headed freak b—? yes
You fall asleep and you wake up dead
With a broken broom sticking out your forehead
I sing lullabies till you dose off
Tie you down and chew your f***n toes off
And then spit em out back in your face
Splat! F**k, wash your feet b—!

“The world’s famous Boogie Woogie Wu will come to you
Slumber parties, sleepovers, intimate nights
What the occasion for the midnight hour
He will gladly come and f**k that s**t up”

I don’t beat woman, f**k that, I’m above it (no no)
But I’ll cut her f***g neck and think nothing of it
“I bet you didn’t know the Boogie Man was a clown
But when you see the juggla, your holding your jugular”
With a swing, chop, stab, swing, chop
You’re holding your neck together, but your nuts drop
And the cops do the best they can
They pull the axe out your face and say
“Was it the Boogie Man?”
What was he wearing?

Boogie woogie woogie woogie wu
Boogie woogie woogie woogie wu

“Please don’t let me fall asleep
Cause the Boogie Man will creep
Through my window in my room
Stab me with a broken broom
Please don’t let me fall sleep
Cause the Boogie Man will creep
Through my window in my room
Stahhh, Boogie Woogie Woogie!”

“It’s the incredible, undeadable Boogie Man
Go ahead, pull the covers over your head
Hide under them, he don’t give a f**k
It’ll just make it that much more easier
For him to suffocate your face!”

There’s three ways to stop me from doing what I do
What? you think I’m a tell you
“Mom, can you leave the door open a bit?”
Thanks, an easy way in, you f***g idiot
Now I stretch your neck out and play in like a banjo
Boomchicka boomchicka like that s**t, yo?
Then I stretch it out more and fling your head through the wall
It’s the Boogie Man y’all

Boogie woogie woogie woogie wu
Boogie woogie woogie woogie wu