Back in Black - AC/DC


The Experience: This is probably one of the most famous pump-you-up songs there is. A song about death...and resurrection. It was written as a tribute to Bon Scott, AC/DC lead singer who died of alcohol poisoning less than half a year before the song's release. It looked like the band was going to fall apart, till they called on rock star Brian Johnson, whose voice Bon had always admired. He brought new life to the band, and they were Back in Black. "They said, 'it can't be morbid - it has to be for Bon and it has to be a celebration.'" (Brian Johnson in Mojo Magazine). AC/DC was back, and in some way, so was Bon."Forget the hearse, 'cause I'll never die."



Music Video:
AC/DC's own video, rocking in November of 2012.


My Take:
Everyone wants to live forever. We've got this feeling deep inside that our lives shouldn't end. What's the point of it all if it just ends in a bang? Is it even enough to say "I'll live on in my music"? Songs like this one make us ask for more.


Ask Yourself:
What am I doing with my life? When I die, it will either end, or the future will depend on how I lived. Either way, we only get one chance in this life. Use it well.

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 around
I keep looking at the sky
'Cause it's gettin' me high
Forget the hearse 'cause I'll never die
I got nine lives, cat's eyes
Usin' 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 leadin' the pack
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

Ohhhh yeah, ohh yeah
Yes I am
Oooh yeah, yeah Oh yeah
Back in now
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
Outta sight


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