"Night Prowler" as written by and Malcolm Mitchell Young Ronald Belford Scott....
Somewhere a clock strikes midnight
And there's a full moon in the sky
You hear a dog bark in the distance
You hear someone's baby cry
A rat runs down the alley
And a chill runs down your spine
And someone walks across your grave
And you wish the sun would shine
'Cause no one's gonna warn you
And no one's gonna yell attack
And you don't feel the steel
Till it's hangin' out your back
I’m your night prowler, asleep in the day
Night prowler, get outta my way
Yeah I’m the prowler, watch out tonight
Yes I’m the night prowler, when you turn out the light

Too scared to turn your light out
'Cause there's somethin' on your mind
Was that a noise outside the window
What's that shadow on the blind
As you lie there naked
Like a body in a tomb
Suspended animation as I slip into your room
I’m your night prowler, asleep in the day
Yeah I'm the night prowler, get outta my way
Look out for the night prowler, watch out tonight
Yes I’m the night prowler, when you turn out the light

I’m your night prowler, asleep in the day
Yes I’m the night prowler, get outta my way
Look out for the night prowler, watch out tonight
Yes I’m the night prowler, when you turn out the light
I’m your night prowler, break down your door
I’m your night prowler, crawling across your floor
I’m the night prowler, make a mess of you, yes I will
Night prowler
And I’m telling this to you
There ain't nothing
There ain't nothing
Nothing you can do

Nanu nanu

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"Night Prowler" as written by Angus Mckinnon Young Ronald Belford Scott


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    My InterpretationThis song is not about sneaking into your girlfriend's bedroom, it is about murder, a serial killer. Malcolm is a terrible liar, as demonstrated on Behind the Music. Bon was into the whole Aleister Crowley new wave type satanism of the late 60's and if the truth be told Malcolm was as well. We have to put ourselves back in that era in rock. Marketing pressures demanded a "satanic" band. It is around this time when AC/DC started really writing what could be called satanic music. And around 1984 the whole satan craze dies down and AC/DC started to back off their overt satanism.
    YaakovIsraelon February 19, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI watched the ACDC behind the music, and malcom young said it was about going to ur g/f s house in the night. But what does "And no one's gonna yell 'Attack'
    And you don't feel the steel
    Till it's hanging out your back" have to do with that? A man murdered someone else over this song which is fucked up, and thats where Anti-Christ/Devil Child came from. Stupid press... ACDC was the name taken off an old sewing machine that the Young brothers sister suggested. They took the name and didnt know about the bisexual meaning behind it. But they kept it anyways.
    phuCKYouPUNKS11on April 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentRichard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez used to listen to this song over and over to get pumped up to kill people.
    AFPacSunDudeon May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAngus probably meant the concept behind the idea of a "night prowler" was sneaking into your girlfriends house-and how the girlfriend thought it was a murderer hehe. This song has the greatest guitar riff ever!
    michellew2kon October 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost people think the title track is the best song on "Highway To Hell", but I'd almost disagree and say that this is. It's a tie. But this is probably one of the most brilliantly-written songs AC/DC has ever done; I mean the lyrics are awesome. The slow and creeping but menacing pace and the chorus are also great, and the ending blows you away. One kick-ass ending to a great album by a great band.
    Balleron February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great and creepy, but it's merely a story....it doesn't have to have any significance...not all songs do... I mean, it's wonderfully written, but not all things have meaning...it's just a good story put to even better licks.
    Angusfanon July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRichard Ramirez didnt listen to it to get pumped up. The press associated "night prowler" with him because of his killing people at night, sneaking into peoples houses. It became his theme song because he liked ac/dc and they found his ac/dc hat.
    jaykayon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez did listen to this song a lot. He would play it over and over again. I have read numerous books pretaining to serial killers and this is in fact a fact.
    Ruddon January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how creepy and addictive this song is, and long live SHAZBOT NANU NANU (at the end). So random! It's how alines on the TV show Mork & Mindy used to say goodbye, although I thought Shazbot was a swear word.

    I thought that "AC/DC" was written on a hoover, not a sewing machine, but whatever, it doesn't make a world of difference!
    crankitupon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually an intersting thing about this song that if you own this album on vinyl. If you start and the end of Bon singing "Like A Body In A Tomb" and play it backwards you will hear him say "ooh listen to me im from hell" then a babble and then you'll hear "im the lucifer" or however its spelled
    retardbillon July 12, 2006   Link

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