Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution

Album: Back in Black (1980)
Charted: 15
  • (Spoken)
    Hey there, all you middle men
    Throw away your fancy clothes
    And while you're out there sittin' on a fence
    So get off your ass and come down here
    'Cause rock 'n' roll ain't no riddle man
    To me it makes good, good sense (end spoken)

    Heavy decibels are playing on my guitar
    We got vibrations coming up from the floor
    We're just listening to the rock that's giving too much noise
    Are you deaf, you wanna hear some more

    We're just talkin' about the future
    Forget about the past
    It'll always be with us
    It's never gonna die, never gonna die

    CHORUS:
    Rock 'n' roll ain't noise pollution
    Rock 'n' roll ain't gonna die
    Rock 'n' roll ain't no pollution
    Rock 'n' roll it will survive

    I took a look inside your bedroom door
    You looked so good lying on your bed
    Well, I asked you if you wanted any rhythm and love
    You said you wanna rock 'n' roll instead

    We're just talkin' about the future
    Forget about the past
    It'll always be with us
    It's never gonna die, never gonna die

    CHORUS

    Rock 'n' roll is just rock 'n' roll

Comments: 7

  • Rj from TexasDoes anyone else have a problem with some of these lyrics? They seem to be the same all over the internet, but I think they are wrong. 1) I always thought the first line was "minute men", not middle men; 2) the 3rd line doesn't make sense - it's only half of a sentence. I think it says "And why're you out there sittin' on a fence." Anyone else agree, or am I way off?
  • Jeff Conway from CaliforniaGreat song, but opening riff was copied from Zeppelin's song "In My Time of Dying." Of course Zeppelin was the king of song plagerization anyway.
  • Squigle from Columbus, OhRock and Roll has lasted for more than 50 years!! Brian Johnson was very right in some of the lines in this song. I might go so far as to say ALL of them!!
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandThis song is actually a "F**k you" to all the people who claimed rock 'n' roll music was "the Devil's work" and a bad influence on people. It was AC/DC's way of showing that rock 'n' roll is just as valid as any other, moreso in fact as it gets you out of your troubles and picks you up... And yes, that is Brian Johnson lighting a cigarette at the intro, the son'g so laid back, he had time to.
  • Homer from Springfield, Ky"Rock and roll ain't gonna die" How wrong you were Brian. I grow sad now.
  • Austin from Bristow, VaGreat way to close the immortal Back In Black album.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThe 12" version of this in the UK came with a free badge.
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