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Breaking the Law
Judas Priest Lyrics


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There I was completely wasting, out of work and down
All inside it's so frustrating as I drift from town to town
Feel as though nobody cares if I live or die
So I might as well begin to put some action in my life

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

So much for the golden future, I can't even start
I've had every promise broken, there's anger in my heart
You don't know what it's like, you don't have a clue
If you did you'd find yourselves doing the same thing too

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

You don't know what it's like

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Overall Meaning

Judas Priest’s song “Breaking the Law” was released in 1980 and is a classic metal tune that resonates with many listeners. The lyrics depict a feeling of frustration and desperation in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation. The singer of the song is out of work and feels like no one cares about him. He’s been let down by broken promises and is now filled with anger. In this state of mind, he decides that breaking the law is the only way to put some action in his life.


The chorus of the song is a repetition of the phrase “Breaking the law,” creating a sense of urgency and defiance. The lyrics suggest that the singer is aware of the consequences of his actions but chooses to break the law anyway. The line “So much for the golden future, I can’t even start” suggests that he feels like he has nothing to look forward to, making breaking the law a viable option.


Line by Line Meaning

There I was completely wasting, out of work and down
I was feeling hopeless and useless as I wandered aimlessly without a job


All inside it's so frustrating as I drift from town to town
My inner turmoil was mounting as I moved from place to place without any direction


Feel as though nobody cares if I live or die
I'm overwhelmed by the feeling of being completely alone and unnoticed by anyone


So I might as well begin to put some action in my life
I decided to take matters into my own hands and create some excitement in my dull existence


Breaking the law, breaking the law
I've decided to engage in illegal activity


So much for the golden future, I can't even start
The bright prospects that once existed now seem utterly unattainable


I've had every promise broken, there's anger in my heart
People have let me down so many times that I've started to feel bitter and resentful


You don't know what it's like, you don't have a clue
You can't possibly understand what I'm going through


If you did you'd find yourselves doing the same thing too
If you were in my shoes, you would also act in the same way




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Glenn Raymond Tipton, Kenneth Downing, Robert Halford

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@bradgearly

Lyrics:

First verse:
There I was completely wasting, out of work and down
All inside it's so frustrating as I drift from town to town
Feel as though nobody cares if I live or die
So I might as well begin to put some action in my life

Chorus:
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Second verse:
So much for the golden future, I can't even start
I've had every promise broken, there's anger in my heart
You don't know what it's like, you don't have a clue
If you did you'd find yourselves doing the same thing, too

Chorus

You don't know what it's like

Chorus 2x



All comments from YouTube:

@Big-Chungus1

The camera man is so brave. He filmed the whole robbery and didn't get killed.

@sammyallen6331

Yep, that was amazing about the video lmao.

@elang7961

https://youtu.be/4-kg9y5mq1M

@ilikechocolatemilksr-7175

Lol

@Big-Chungus1

Waiting for someone too woosh them

@dinorocker8647

This is Priest, they don't kill people, they just blow everyone's minds.

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@v..p.g.4176

Man only have 4 moods

@IsThisRain

Beefing with da bois

@n0va483

lolipop

@Balskdja

Break the law

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