add artist photo
Add Explanation
Add Meaning

Back In Black lyrics

New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
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 in black
Yes I'm back in black

Outta sight

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct
Corrected byIking


  • u
    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.
    2 replies
  • 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!
    Add your reply
  • l
    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.
    Add your reply
  • j
    "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.
    Add your reply
  • u
    Back in black is not the song that everyone thinks it is. It is actually a very sad tragic story about a man who used to be white and supreme, his name was. Tommy tucker.
    Tommy tucker was walking home from school one day when he noticed a poor beggar negro. He was kind enough to lend a few dollars so that the negro could go buy some crack.
    But this wasnt a friendly negro, he grabbed tommy and took him to his hideout on mount montantonabayawankanowski.
    Tommy opened his eyes and say 27 mean looking negros.
    The gangraped the hell out of him and gave him a bath in their negro juice/semen.
    Tommy later arrived back at home and said. "ma, im back in black. "
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image or adding song structure elements.