ACDC -A tribute to Bon Scott -RIP

Here is a real treat for ya! Thought we should throw in this tribute to Bon Scott and ACDC from back in the day.  This song – and video is called Jailbreak – and I gotta say, it is one of my personal favourites – weirdly though it’s a song and video very rarely heard outside Australia. This is for all the prisoners out there…. Lap it up – it’s the only way. Underneath we have also included  lyrics from Rock N Roll Singer, coz they are wicked!

Actually -on a more serious note, 21st July is International Remembrance Day -for people who have died as a result of the war on drugs – which is a war on drug users…Remembering, with love and respect, Bon Scott -and the millions of other loved ones and friends who have died in this messed up world of fear and loathing, prohibition and other killer policies. PS – we have added Bon to our Brilliant users -for a more in depth read on him at his time in ACDC, click here.

(Most Jailbreak videos have the bloody gunshot scene censored out….how ridiculous! But this video does not. Enjoy ACDC fans, remember your buddies who have died as well, this 21st July….)

There was a friend of mine on murder
And the judge’s gavel fell
Jury found him guilty
Gave him sixteen years in hell
He said “I ain’t spending my life here
I ain’t living alone
Ain’t breaking no rocks on the chain gang
I’m breakin’ out and headin’ home”

Gonna make a jailbreak
And I’m lookin’ towards the sky
I’m gonna make a jailbreak
Oh, how I wish that I could fly

All in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
Got to be free

Jailbreak, let me out of here
Jailbreak, sixteen years ah
Jailbreak, had more than I can take
Jailbreak, yeah

He said he’d seen his lady being fooled with
By another man
She was down and he was up
Had a gun in his hand
Bullets started flying everywhere
And people started to scream
Big man lying on the ground
With a hole in his body
Where his life had been

But it was all in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
I got to be free

Jailbreak, jailbreak
I got to break out
Out of here

Heartbeats, they were racin’
Freedom, he was chasin’
Spotlights, sirens, rifles firing
But he made it out
With a bullet in his back

Jailbreak, jailbreak
Jailbreak, jailbreak
Jailbreak, jailbreak
Jailbreak, jailbreak
Jailbreak, jailbreak

The video above is not the actual one released with the song, but this is actually an interesting compilation of early ACDC history, with some rare footage of Bon Scott just being himself, and you can’t help but feel the loss of a true original. RIP mate. (PS lyrics on video also in Spanish!)

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer”

My Daddy was workin’ nine to five

When my Momma was havin’ me

By the time I was half alive

They knew what I was gonna be

But I left school and grew my hair

They didn’t understand

They wanted me to be respected as

A doctor or a lawyer man

(But I had other plans)

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll singer

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll star

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll singer

I’m gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll,

A rock ‘n’ roll star

Well I worked real hard and bought myself

A rock ‘n’ roll guitar

I gotta be on top some day

I wanna be a star

I can see my name in lights

And I can see the queue

I got the devil in my blood

Tellin’ me what to do

(And I’m all ears)

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll singer

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll star

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll singer

I’m gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll,

A rock ‘n’ roll star

(I hear it pays well)

Well you can stick your nine to five livin’

And your collar and your tie

You can stick your moral standards

‘Cause it’s all a dirty lie

You can stick your golden handshake

And you can stick your silly rules

And all the other shit

That you teach to kids in school

(‘Cause I ain’t no fool)

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll singer

I’m gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll star

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll singer

I’m gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll

A rock ‘n’ roll star

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll singer

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll star

Gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll singer

I’m gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll

A rock ‘n’ roll star

Yes I are!

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