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TWILIGHT ZONE

Cut
SHOULD YOU?
TIP JAR
TWILIGHT ZONE - 1982
By Golden Earring
from the album, Cut

Golden Earring official website

Directed by:
Dick Maas

What is that video with the bad guy or spy guy? A naked gal pulls a gun on him. Three dancing Nazis torture him?

The Shaft aka DOWN
DOWN aka THE SHAFT

This is the video you're probably thinking of: Dutch rock band, Golden Earring's Twilight Zone, directed by Dick Maas (THE LIFT, DOWN, THE SHAFT).

This is one of the greatest music videos of all time and for good reason. Cinematic, sharp editing, a solid story and - amazingly - characters and visuals that make sense to both the song and the video. When the video transitions from its own "reality" to the main protagonist's hallucination, we are right there and never lost for a second. And the entire thing takes place within the song: no prologue or epilogue required. Video creator, Dick Maas proved his genius with the short film in a way he's never been able to recreate in a feature film.

In the last 30 plus years, few music video directors are capable of achieving such brilliance and fewer still even try.

I wish a high definition version of this existed on the web, but here we are.

An interview with Director Dick Maas.

Official website of Golden Earring.

Official website of Dick Maas.

This specific song has its own page at Wikipedia.

TWILIGHT ZONE
Somewhere in a lonely hotel room
There's a guy starting to realize that eternal
Fate has turned its back on him.
It's two a.m.

It's two a.m., the fear has gone (the fear is gone)
I'm sitting here waitin' (somewhere waitin')
The gun's still warm (the gun's still warm)
Maybe my connection is tired of taking chances

Yeah there's a storm on the loose, sirens in my head
I'm wrapped up in silence, all circuits are dead
I cannot decode, my whole life spins into a frenzy

Help I'm steppin' into the twilight zone
The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go now that I've gone too far
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone

I'm falling down a spiral, destination unknown
Double crossed messenger, all alone
Can't get no connection, can't get through where are you
Well the night weighs heavy on his guilty mind
This far from the borderline
And when the hit-man comes
He knows damn well he has been cheated
And he says

Help I'm steppin' into the twilight zone
The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go now that I've gone too far
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone

Help I'm steppin' into the twilight zone
The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go now that I've gone too far
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone, a ha
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone, a ha
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone, a ha
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone, a ha
When the bullet hits the bone

Songwriter: G.Kooymans - Nada/Snamyook Music

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