"Stiff Upper Lip" as written by and Angus Mckinnon Young Malcolm Mitchell Young....
Well, I was out on a drive, on a bit of a trip
Looking for thrills to get me some kicks
Now, I warn you ladies, I shoot from the hip
I was born with a stiff, stiff upper lip

Like a dog and I howl
I bite everything
And I'm big and I know
And I'll ball your thing

I keep a stiff upper lip
And I shoot from the hip
I keep a stiff upper lip
And I shoot, and I shoot
Shoot from the hip
Yeah, I shoot from the hip

Now listen

Well, I'm working it out
And I've done everything
And I can't reform, no
Can you feel my sting?

Babe, I keep a stiff upper lip
And I shoot from the hip
I keep a stiff upper lip
And I shoot, and I shoot
And I shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot from the hip

Well, I'm out on the prowl
And I'll ball your thing
I got the teeth that'll bite you
Can you feel that sting?

Babe, I keep a stiff upper lip
And I shoot from the hip
I keep a stiff upper lip
And I shoot, shoot
Shoot from the hip

I got a (stiff upper lip)
Better believe me (stiff upper lip)
Coming down (stiff upper lip)
See my (stiff upper lip)
Yeah, I got a (stiff upper lip)
Stiff upper lip
Stiff upper lip
I got a stiff upper lip
I got a stiff upper lip
Stiff upper lip
I got a stiff upper lip
And I shoot
And I shoot
And I shoot
Shoot from the hip


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"Stiff Upper Lip" as written by Malcolm Mitchell Young Angus Mckinnon Young

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    General CommentNOOOOOObody's commented on it?? i like the part when he goes, i was born with a stiff, *paause* a stiff uppper lip...
    munch_49337on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHow am I only the second comment on this thing? God! this is the best song off that album! It's got a great groove that just makes you wanna....groove. Just try to listen to it and not move, it's impossible. Brian does a tremendous job of singing as usual, and this is easily one of AC/DC's best.
    EvilLawyeron October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt was late on a Saturday night. My wife had already gone to bed, and my young son had been asleep for a while already. I was half dozing on the couch, and thinking of hitting the hay myself. Saturday Night Live was just coming on. "Musical Guests...... AC/DC!" Having been a fan of the band for 20+ years and having had lost touch with them, I was now wide awake. "Fuck!" I thought, "Wow! It would be GREAT to see them!". Went, fixed myself a sandwich, and was all set... Got through the pre-requisite 7 or 8 comedy sketches. "The Rock" came out.... "Ladies and Gentlemen... AC/DC!" Angus' loud, unmistakable rough riff started. "Wow, Brian has put on a few pounds..". "I was out on a drive, on a bit of a trip, lookin' for thrills, ta get me some kicks... Now I warn you ladies, I shoot from the hip, I was born with a stiff (sniff), stiff upper lip". BAM! Phil kicked in, Angus' head rocketed back, the ballcap flew off and all I could think of was "Hot.... Holy.....Shit. Look at the receding hairline on ol' ANGUS!" He looked like someone's weird uncle or something. But you know what? Didn't matter one iota. They rocked heavier than anything out at the time, and anything out now. I've the feeling somehow, that if Angus is ever confined to a wheelchair in his old age, they better have more wheelchairs, because, he is going to wear a lot of them out. And I'll still love them. Rock on, and rock on forever.....

    Ken.
    kkhx3on March 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe best one on the Album, but not acdc's not by far..
    selfon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIs there any other band, in the history of Rock n' Roll, that could go roughly 30 years without making a major variation of their original sound, and still rock as hard as AC/DC? I never get tired of their sound, (with the exception of a few albums... ballbreaker) from Bon to Brian.

    When you absolutely have to rock, accept no substitute.
    MrTambourineManon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS AMAZING ... its really good ... acdc rok anyway ..
    marlynaon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!!!!! it just gets me going when that song is on i get wild up and no one can stop me!
    xohighwaytohellxoon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove it! Btw, what does 'stiff upper lip' mean?
    Carolynon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to know too
    Brenosantoson June 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits a british phrase.. if you have a stuff upper lip, it means you show no emotions..
    coldethylon June 24, 2006   Link

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