It went viral that year after it became popular on Tumblr, and multiple fanmade music videos were created to accompany it.
In October 2014, Rob debuted an elaborate music video for the song, featuring extended lyrics, orchestral accompaniment, dancers, acrobats, 3D masks, and Shia LaBeouf himself. (And Zubin and Bora.) The video exceeded the original song's popularity— it has surpassed 23 million views on YouTube, and won Rob a Webby Award.
You’re walking in the woods
There’s no one around and your phone is dead
Out of the corner of your eye you spot him (Shia Labeouf)
He’s following you, about thirty feet back
He gets down all fours and breaks into a sprint
He’s gaining on you (Shia Labeouf)
You’re looking for your car but you’re all turned around
He’s almost upon you now and you can see there’s blood on his face
My God, there’s blood everywhere!
Running for your life (From Shia Labeouf)
He’s brandishing a knife (It’s Shia Labeouf)
Lurking in the shadows
Hollywood superstar Shia Labeouf
Living in the woods (Shia Labeouf)
Killing for sport (Shia Labeouf)
Eating all the bodies
Actual cannibal Shia Labeouf
Now it’s dark, and you seem to have lost him
But you’re hopelessly lost yourself
Stranded, with a murderer
You creep silently through the underbrush
Aha! In the distance!
A small cottage with a light on! Hope!
You move stealthily toward it
But your leg! Ahh! It’s caught in a bear trap!
Gnawing off your leg (Quiet, quiet)
Limping to the cottage (Quiet, quiet)
Now you’re on the doorstep
Sitting inside, Shia Labeouf
Sharpening an axe (Shia Labeouf)
But he doesn’t hear you enter (Shia Labeouf)
You’re sneaking up behind him
Strangling superstar Shia Labeouf
Fighting for your life with Shia Labeouf
Wrestling a knife from Shia Labeouf
Stab it in his kidney
Safe at last from Shia Labeouf
You limp into the dark woods, blood oozing from your stump leg
But you’ve won. You have beaten Shia Labeouf.
Lyrics for "Live" Version Edit
The version that appears in the "Shia Labeouf Live" video features a slightly altered ending, with additional lyrics afterward.
…You limp into the dark woods, blood oozing from your stump leg
You've beaten Shia Labeouf.
Wait! He isn’t dead! Shia surprise!
There’s a gun to your head, and death in his eyes
But you can do jiu jitsu (You can do it)
Bodyslam superstar Shia Labeouf
Legendary fight with Shia Labeouf
Normal Tuesday night for Shia Labeouf
You try to swing an axe at Shia Labeouf
But blood is draining fast from your stump leg
He’s dodging every swipe, he parries to the left
You counter to the right, you catch him in the neck
You’re chopping off his head now
You have just decapitated Shia Labeouf!
His head topples to the floor, expressionless
You fall to your knees and catch your breath
You’re finally safe from Shia Labeouf.