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AC/DC: Jailbreak Meaning

Song Released: 1976

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Jailbreak Lyrics

There was a friend of mine on murder
And the judge's
gavel fell
Jury found him guilty
Gave him sixteen
years in jail.
He said "I ain't spending all my life
I ain't living alone
Ain't breaking no
rocks on the chain gang


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    Aug 8th, 2007 8:56pm report

    Listen to the lyrics!!!! IT's about a guy who finds out that his girlfriend is cheating on him so he walks in on them and shoots the guy in the head. Then he is sentenced to 16 years in prison (Hell) he decides to escape but while running across the prison yard the guards shoot him in the back! Not exactly in sync with the order of the lyrics.


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    Jul 31st, 2007 7:03pm report

    This has nothing to do with rape, it's about murder, breaking free, starting his life, and murdering again.


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    Mar 27th, 2017 3:01pm report

    The only was to be truly free, is to be free of your life. Which is exactly what happens to the main character in this song.


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    Aug 18th, 2013 8:53pm report

    A man trues to escape prison after he murders a man. but fails at his escape attempt. but It was all in the name of liberty!


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    Feb 26th, 2011 2:27pm report

    It's about mark "chopper" reid


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    Aug 11th, 2010 8:01pm report

    Alright. This is indeed an AC/DC song telling a story. A STORY! A FUCKING STORY! It has nothing to do with Bon's personal issues. The case is, there's a man in jail, we're not sure why he's there, maybe he's innocent.. who knows. He tries to escape, and fails. Guitar Solo.. The End.


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    Mar 3rd, 2010 3:31pm report

    at its base this song is about rape or cheating and murder which sends a man to jail. He then tries to escape. can we all at least agree on that?


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    Nov 25th, 2008 11:20am report

    are you people dumb? try thinking bigger. if you know acdc you will know that bon wasnt exactly happy with his lot in life. maybe this song is a cry of him wanting to escape everything in his life? just coz it speaks of rape and murder doesnt mean it doesnt have a deeper meaning


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    Jul 27th, 2007 7:29pm report

    The guy raped a girl then was put in prison for 16 years. He then decided to escape and hide at his mothers home

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    May 8th, 2007 5:22am report

    Jesus are all of your interpretations so lame?? maybe that's how they got the title but I believe the song is about the rebellious nature of RNR..

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    Apr 28th, 2006 4:10am report

    Bon read the story in a newspaper, showed the other guys, who loved the idea of writing a song about a jailbreak.

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