Back in Black
AC/DC Lyrics


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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'm just looking at the sky
'Cause it's gettin' me high
Forget the hearse 'cause I never die
I got nine lives
Cat's eyes
Abusin' 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 beatin' the flack
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

Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah
Take my love
Oh, yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah, ooh, yeah
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
I've hit the sack

Overall Meaning

AC/DC's Back in Black is a song that represents the band's comeback after their lead singer Bon Scott's death. The opening lines, "Back in black, I hit the sack, I've been too long, I'm glad to be back," symbolize Angus Young's return to the studio after the tragic loss of Scott. The songwriter feels relieved after a long, sorrowful period of mourning, and that is what the lyrics "I'm let loose from the noose that's kept me hanging about" allude to. He is finally free from the "noose" that held him back.


The song also exhibits the band's rebellious nature, as illustrated through the lines "Got nine lives, cat's eyes, abusing every one of them and running wild" and "Don't try to push your luck, just get out of my way." The lyrics reflect the band's assertiveness and fearlessness, as they assert their determination to continue making music despite Scott's death.


Overall, Back in Black is a powerful declaration of AC/DC's resilience and strength in the face of personal loss. It became a symbol of the band's rebirth and continues to be an enduring classic rock anthem.


Line by Line Meaning

Back in black
I am returning after some time, and I am ready to make a statement.


I hit the sack
I went to bed, but now I'm fully charged and ready to go.


I've been too long, I'm glad to be back
I've been away for a while, but it feels great to be back where I belong.


Yes, I'm let loose
I am free from any restrictions or restraints.


From the noose
I avoided danger or trouble that could have caused me harm.


That's kept me hanging about
I've been stuck or waiting for something but now I'm finally moving forward.


I've been looking at the sky
I've been dreaming or thinking big, and now I'm ready to make it happen.


'Cause it's gettin' me high
The possibilities for success are exhilarating, and I'm excited to pursue them.


Forget the hearse 'cause I never die
Don't worry about my death because I am fearless and unstoppable.


I got nine lives
I am resilient and can overcome any obstacles no matter how many chances it takes.


Cat's eyes
I have sharp senses and can detect any danger.


Abusin' every one of them and running wild
I am taking full advantage of all of my strengths and living life to the fullest.


Well, I'm back
I am announcing my presence and my strength.


Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack
I am a force to be reckoned with and have immense power and influence.


Yes, I'm in a bang
I am part of a group and making a lot of noise or creating a big impact.


With a gang
I am surrounded by allies or supporters who always have my back.


They've got to catch me if they want me to hang
Those who try to bring me down or stop me will fail.


'Cause I'm back on the track
I am focused, determined, and back to pursuing my goals.


And I'm beatin' the flack
I am overcoming any resistance, difficulties, or setbacks.


Nobody's gonna get me on another rap
I won't be falsely accused or blamed for anything because I am in control and righting the wrongs.


So look at me now
See how I have returned stronger and more determined than ever before.


I'm just makin' my play
I am taking action and pursuing my plans to succeed.


Don't try to push your luck, just get out of my way
Don't mess with me or my plans because I won't tolerate any interference or obstacles.


Oh, yeah
I am expressing myself and enjoying my success.


Take my love
I am giving my love and passion to what I do and those around me.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Brian Johnson, Young Angus Mckinnon, Young Malcolm Mitchell

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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've been looking at the sky
'Cause it's gettin' me high
Forget the hearse 'cause I never die
I got nine lives
Cat's eyes
Abusin' 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 beatin' the flack
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
Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah
Take my love
Oh, yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah, ooh, yeah
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
I've hit the sack



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Germany 21 years later:

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@ericfording3556

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@anthonydolan3740

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@epixell3957

I can finally rest peacefully knowing that Back In Black had hit 1 billion

@VaanRavi

Then you're not a real fan cause then you'd know thunderstruck hit it a while ago

@epixell3957

@@VaanRavi i knew that already

@brunorodriguesgoncalves4481

Só falta fazer 1 bilhão com as outras!!!!!

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