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AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Meaning

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Song Released: 1976


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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Lyrics

If you're havin' trouble with your high school bed head
He's givin' you the blues
You wanna graduate but not in his bed
Here's what you gotta do -
Pick up the phone
I'm always home
Call me any time
Just ring
36 24 36 hey
I lead a life of...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2009 report

    yes, it is about a hitman. but the inspiration for the song actually came from a cartoon character in the show "Beany and Cecil", that angus watched as a kid. the characters name was "Dishonest John", and he handed out business cards that said "dirty deads, done dirt cheap. sundays and holidays, special rates"

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    ACDCrocker
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    Nov 26th 2005 report

    This song is about a hitman, and his line of work. He (Bon Scott)asks of the problems and introduces himself and what he does. "you having trouble with your highschool head, he's giving you the blues" "pick up the phone I'm always home call me anytime, just ring 36 24 36 I lead a life of crime" And it goes on to tell about the price of deed is not expensive.

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2018 report

    I think it's a hitman offering to kill a high school principal to stop people from having to become whores to graduate.

  4. kooljohn176
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    Jun 8th 2016 report

    I've heard the idea for this song partially came from a t.v cartoon character that gave out business cards that said ''Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'', special rates on Holidays and Sundays. All together it seems that this honest song came to be passed on and about a High School dropout kid who may still had a caring need to help his friends out that remembered the number given to him that became programmed in his head. Willing and offering his phone number to any of them, if and when they're in need for any kind of help and relief from the pain of broken hearts they might have endured in and out of High School.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2013 report

    Uh...to me...ah, it's about prostitution....except for a man whore...

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2009 report

    What the hell? A hitman? THIS SONG IS ABOUT A MANWHORE!!

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