Party gonna happen at the union hall
Shaking to the rhythm 'til everybody fall
Picking up my woman in my Chevrolet
Glory hallelujah gonna rock the night away

I'm gonna roll roll roll
I'm gonna roll roll roll
I'm gonna take this town, turn it around
I'm gonna roll roll roll

Now there's a blue suede bopping on a high heeled shoe
Balling round together like a wrecking crew
Oh be bopper lubba baby what I say
You gotta get a dose of rock and roll on each and every day

We're gonna roll roll roll
We're gonna roll roll roll
We're gonna take this town, turn it around
We're gonna roll roll roll

I'm gonna blow up my video
Shut down my radio
Told boss man where to go
Turned off my brain control
That's the way I want my rock and roll
That's the way I want my rock and roll

That's the way
Ooh that's the way I like my rock and roll
That the way I want my rock and roll

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way I want my rock and roll
That's the way
That's the way
That's the way I want my rock and roll
That's the way
That's the way
Oh!
To rock and roll!
Roll, roll, roll,
I'm gonna roll, roll, roll
I'm gonna take this town, turn it around,
I'm gonna roll, roll, roll

I'm gonna roll, roll, roll
That's the way I want it
Roll, roll, roll
Gotta hear it loud
Gonna take this town, turn it 'round
Gonna roll, roll, roll

Blow up my video
Shut down my radio
Told boss man where to go
Turned off my brain control
That's the way I want my rock and roll
That's the way I want my rock and roll

That's the way I want my rock and roll


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    General Commentthis song is so awesome, why didn't anyone comment on it? the music video is hilarious... oh i love ac/dc!!!
    greendaygirl908on August 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of the best and most under rated acdc songs of all time. I was lucky to hear it live in '90
    glowastedon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere are some references to 50's rock n roll like Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly, which is a huge influence on AC/DC, as they have said in numerous interviews. "Be Bop A Lula" is a 50's rockabilly song by Gene Vincent. "Blue Suede Shoes" is a 50's rock n roll song first recorded by Carl Perkins. The first verse describes a typical friday night for teens and young adults in the 50's: picking up your girl in your 50's Chevy (a popular reference in those days), going to rock n roll dances, high energy dancing (and a ballad or two) all night long. The line about blowing up your video is a yearning for the simpler, stripped down music of early rock n roll. It's a nostalgic view of rock music as opposed to the image- heavy, hair metal of the mid to late 80's.
    BonForever1946on December 13, 2014   Link

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