"Hells Bells" as written by and Malcolm Mitchell Young Brian Johnson....
I'm a rolling thunder, a pouring rain
I'm comin' on like a hurricane
My lightning's flashing across the sky
You're only young but you're gonna die

I won't take no prisoners, won't spare no lives
Nobody's putting up a fight
I got my bell, I'm gonna take you to hell
I'm gonna get you, Satan get you

Hell's bells
Yeah, hell's bells
You got me ringing hell's bells
My temperature's high, hell's bells

I'll give you black sensations up and down your spine
If you're into evil you're a friend of mine
See my white light flashing as I split the night
Cause if good's on the left,
Then I'm stickin' to the right

I won't take no prisoners, won't spare no lives
Nobody's puttin' up a fight
I got my bell, I'm gonna take you to hell
I'm gonna get you, Satan get you

Hell's bells
Yeah, hell's bells
You got me ringing hell's bells
My temperature's high, hell's bells

Yeow

Hell's bells, Satan's comin' to you
Hell's bells, he's ringing them now
Hell's bells, the temperature's high
Hell's bells, across the sky
Hell's bells, they're takin' you down
Hell's bells, they're draggin' you around
Hell's bells, gonna split the night
Hell's bells, there's no way to fight, yeah

Ow, ow, ow, ow

Hell's bells


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"Hells Bells" as written by Angus Mckinnon Young Brian Johnson

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  • +4
    General CommentBack in the old days nocturnal thunderstorms were mythologized into The Wild Hunt. One version of the Wild Hunt had it as the Devil hunting for souls. This idea seems to match the lyrics of this song.
    Letmeinon March 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's kind of obvious from the lyrics that the narrator of this song is the GRIM REAPER. It seems pretty much that simple.
    BWoodmeyeron June 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is not narrated by the Grim Geaper. It's being spoken from the devils point of view. "'Cause if good's on the left, then I'm stickin' to the right " that would make the right evil not death. It's about the ringing of hell's bells when the devil takes another soul down to hell.
    jebus81on July 02, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentif i had a theme song, this would be it. mabey you think im a satanist, mabey you dont i dont care. i do think that the song should end more abruptly and have one last ring of the bell. i really like the line:i got my bell im gonna take you to hell.
    gearhead426on March 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Every song on Back in Black is dedicated to Bon Scott. They are all written based on Bonn Scott.... "

    really?
    What Do You Do for Money Honey
    Givin' the Dog a Bone
    Let Me Put My Love into You
    You Shook Me All Night Long
    Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution


    think again dickface
    Boo Urnson June 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBrian Johnson Has said in interview that he wrote this song and not as a tribute. Johnson had writiers block when trying to come up with songs and was inspired to write this after a thunderstorm hit at the recording studio in Jamacia. He goes through the whole story on VH1's "Ultimate Albums" when they covered Back in Black.
    Boo Urnson June 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningIn the beginning of this song, the bell is played out. 13 rings are rung to symbolize Bon's Scott's life. It then is preceded by the mournful riff of Angus Young, only for the rhythm guitar, the bass, and the drums to go in perfectly into the song. A new riff begins and the wait to hear the singer is suspended. In 1980, this song made people mad, it took too long for the singer to begin but ended up being loved by many. Finally, after 30 seconds, a voice is heard, and AC/DC was back. Brian Johnson's Hells Bells was the first song of the album for a specific reason, a tribute to Bon Scott, and Hells Bells symbolizes his whole life in this one song.
    "I'm a rolling thunder, a pounding rain
    I'm comin' on like a hurricane
    White lightning, flashing across the sky
    You're only young but you're gonna die"
    Bon Scott's reckless life all in one verse. This was perfect, Bon was like a raging storm, he unleashed his path of destruction and electrifying lighting but as soon as the storm was developing to be massive one, it suddenly dies off. Although the storm was young, it ended.
    "I won't take no prisoners, won't spare no lives
    Nobody's putting up a fight
    I got my bell, I'm gonna take you to hell
    I'm gonna get you, Satan get you"
    Bon was compared to no one. He was a definite bad ass. He loved getting into fights, such as T.N.T. which talks about a badass who everyone fears yet respects. No one put up a fight against Bon, and Bon will certainly make you feel like you're going to Hell if you ever mess with him.
    "I'll give you black sensations up and down your spine
    If you're into evil you're a friend of mine
    See my white light flashing as I split the night
    'Cause if good's on the left, then I'm stickin' to the right"
    Bon's recklessness would leave you with a sour taste. Once he starts, he just won't stop, giving you sensations up and down your back telling you to get the hell out of there. Bon loved his band, there were with him at all times mostly, and they were his friends, his family, and everyone thought that what he did was outrageous and wrong but he didn't care. He will electrify you and he'd loved to do it, and if what he did was wrong but he loved doing it, he'd hate to be right.
    Never mess with Bon Scott.
    R.I.P. Bon Scott.
    PeterCastleon September 16, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat great song. I don't think he sang it like an idiot, idiot.
    Muzzyon April 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song... the bells in the beginning really set the tone well
    MihoNinjaon February 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti def think its bein narrated by the grim reaper (death),the first part I'm a rolling thunder, a pounding rain,I'm comin' on like a hurricane sounds like some sort of force,death is like a force an unstoppable force.i dont think it could be narrated by satan,it's gotta be about dieing and then going to hell since it says im gonna get ya satan get ya.maybe the lads knew some stuff about bon and thought he went to hell.i hope not i love that man R.I.P Bon
    travtravon March 20, 2010   Link

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