"Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" as written by and Ronald Belford Scott Angus Mckinnon Young....
They say that you play too loud
Well baby that's tough
They say that you got too much
Can't get enough
They tell you that you look a fool
And baby I'm a fool for you
They say that your mind's diseased
Shake your stuff

[Chorus]
And it's a rock 'n' roll damnation
Ma's own whippin' boy
Rock 'n' roll damnation
Take a chance while you still got the choice

You say that you want respect
Honey for what?
For everything that you've done for me
Thanks a lot
Get up off your bended knees
You could set your mind at ease
My temperature's running hot
I've been waiting all night for a bite of what you got

[Chorus]

Damnation, they're puttin' you down
Damnation, all over town
Damnation, cause you're way outta reach
Livin' on the streets you gotta practice what you preach

[Chorus]

Damnation, left a happy home
Damnation, to live on your own
Damnation, you want to live in sin
Damnation, it's a rock 'n' roll
Damnation, just a bundle of joy
Damnation, you're a toy for a boy
Damnation, you got dollars in your eye
Damnation, chasin' that pie in the sky
Damnation, rock 'n' roll
Damnation


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"Rock 'N' Roll Damnation" as written by Angus Mckinnon Young Ronald Belford Scott

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    My InterpretationLike Highway To Hell, I think this song is pretty much about how hard ife is when you pursue a career in rock and roll, 'cause sadly, it's no walk in the park.
    BlackSabbathon January 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cant beliave there is no comment for this song !!
    its a great song omg!!!!!
    NeuralNoiseon October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's down right blasphemous how underated "Powerage" is. For my money the best album by AC/DC with Bon Scott.
    Rockyouon October 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. love the rhythm...
    musrocon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. Powerage is a very underrated album too. Not too sure about the meaning though. Probably about how hard life is as a rocker starting out.
    riders of the stormon March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat rough song to rock out to
    heyjude55on May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks so much ass!!!

    whoo!!!!
    T_D_Phoenixon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was really was meant to be a hit as AC/DC's managers were worried that Powerage didn't have enough 'hit' songs on it to make it popular. So the album was released again and AC/DC wrote Rock 'N Roll Damnation.
    riders of the stormon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentrockyou, I agree powerage is a great album. One of if not the best.
    ruarchitecton September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great album Powerage is - Rock and Roll Damnation is about how the music and lifestyle of Rock and Roll was/is looked down upon by some people - what a great song
    whatsnexttothemoonon October 26, 2007   Link

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