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AC/DC – Back In Black lyrics

Back in black
I hit the sack
I've been too long I'm glad to be back
Yes I'm, let loose
From the noose
That's kept me hanging about
I keep looking at the sky
'Cause it's gettin' me high
Forget the herse 'cause I'll never die
I got nine lives
Cat's eyes
Usin' every one of them and running wild

'Cause I'm back
Yes, I'm back
Well, I'm back
Yes, I'm back
Well, I'm back, back
(Well) I'm back in black
Yes, I'm back in black

Back in the back
Of a Cadillac
Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack
Yes, I'm in a bang
With a gang
They've got to catch me if they want me to hang
Cause I'm back on the track
And I'm leadin' the pack
Nobody's gonna get me on another rap
So look at me now
I'm just makin' my play
Don't try to push your luck, just get out of my way

'Cause I'm back
Yes, I'm back
Well, I'm back
Yes, I'm back
Well, I'm back, back
(Well) I'm back in black
Yes, I'm back in black

Well, I'm back, Yes I'm back
Well, I'm back, Yes I'm back
Well, I'm back, back
Well I'm back in black
Yes I'm back in black

Hooo yeah
Ohh yeah
Yes I am
Oooh yeah, yeah Oh yeah
Back in now
Well I'm back, I'm back
Back, I'm back
Back, I'm back
Back, I'm back
Back, I'm back
Back
Back in black
Yes I'm back in black

Outta sight



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    "Back in Black" very simply is a tribute to the late AC/DC vocalist Ronald "Bon" Scott, who died in early 1980 due to pulmonary aspiration. Bon had been working on ideas for the album but he never put any lyrics to the music that the Young brothers had composed. When Bon does, all ideas for the album were tossed and they started fresh. The phrase "Back in Black" represents the band's return from a very dark time. The song is NOT about financial trouble, NOT about a black t-shirt (I'm sorry but that idea is ludicrous), and Bon did NOT write the song (again, who would write a tribute for themselves?) The lyrics that say "I got nine lives, cats eyes, abusing everyone of them and running wild" is a reference to Bon. He was the life of the party, he drank non stop, and he recovered from many of his incidents, hence the meaning of abusing his nine lives. The album cover, black as a memorial, so to speak, to Bon. The Youngs gave told Brian to write whatever came to mind, and the result was the ultimate tribute to the rocker, roller, problem child, vocalist Bon Scott. Many of the other songs are tribute too, the ringing, ominous Hells Bell that opens the album and the song "Have a Drink On Me" and of course "Back in Black" Don't let anyone tell you different about the meaning of this song... believe me, I'm and AC/DC fan of the highest degree. Hope someone is satisfied in knowing that this is the true meaning of the song.
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  • u
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    This song is not what many people think - it has nothing to do with bon scott death but rather with a situation when someone's got his financial situation fixed: when you owe to the bank your financial report comes to you printed in red and once you get rid of the debt and money flow to your back account - the report is black again.
    The previous ac/dc album was a huge success which obviously fixed the band members financial situation. The line: "back in the back of a cadillac / number one with a bullet, i'm a power pack" - speaks for itself - the "bullet" was a slang term for a round dot which marked the fastest position gain in the billboard chart, and "getting a bullet" meant for any musician to become a top selling act overnight.
    There are rumors that the lyrics were written by bon scott as the rehearsals for the album began before his death - well, I think it's true as brian johnson has never written anything like this again.
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  • Mans
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    Mans
    This song was intended to be Bon Scotts Back in Black (Bon Scott was actually the second singer for ac/Dc but he was the singer that got them famous), Bon wrote most of ac/Dc's songs. Bon had struggled with depression and he was a huge rebel. He had a very bad reputation for starting fights and destruction of preperty and a bit of rioting. He was most definitely a crowd mover. Bon had actually written this song but he died before they could refine the sound and make an official recording of it. That's when Brian Johnson came in and became their new singer. Back in Black was and still is their most famous album. Amazing song and album!
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    lottie1234567890
    This song was a tribute to one of the band members that was killed in a car crash. That is why they say that there "Back in Black: becasuse when someone dies you were black. When they played this song at the tribute concert they performed all dressed in black. Hense the song name "Back in Black. If you go to google and serch the histor of this song it will explane in greater detaile. This song has nothing to do with the band being happy or him wearing his favorit black shirt.
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    JoeSchmoe
    "Number One with a bullet, I'm a power pack"? What the heck is he saying. I wish I could come up with a meaning for this song. As it is one of my favorites musically. But cheeeze. I'm stumped.
    As for the rest of the song, I'm pretty sure he is just happy to be wearing his favorite black t-shirt. Maybe he just did his laundry after a long tour or vacation. Hopefully he used that color retaining detergent. Otherwise, it's probably more of a grayish color than true black.
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