Jailbreak Angus Young / Malcolm Young / Bon Scott

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 spendin' my life here
I ain't livin' 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
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
(jailbreak) had more than I can take
(jailbreak)

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 the 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 of here

heartbeats, they were racin'
freedom, he was chasin'
spotlights
sirens
rifles
firin'
but he made it out

with a bullet in his back

© 1976 J Albert & Son Pty Ltd.