"Safe In New York City" as written by and Angus Mckinnon Young Malcolm Mitchell Young....
Hello baby gimme your hand
Check out the high spots the lay of the land
You don't need a rocket or a big limousine
Come on over baby and I'll make you obscene

I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city

All over the city and down to the dives
Don't mess with this place it'll eat you alive
Got lip smackin' honey to soak up the jam
On top of the world ma' ready to slam

I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city

Movin' all over like a jumpin' bean
Take a look at that thing in the tight ass jeans
Comin' your way now you may be in luck
Don't you fret boy she's ready to buck

I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city

I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
I feel safe in new york city
New york, new york, new york
I feel safe in a cage in new york city


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"Safe in New York City" as written by Malcolm Mitchell Young Angus Mckinnon Young

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    General CommentSafe in a CAGE in New York City...

    Maybe that's part of the irony of which AC/DC is known for putting in some of its songs.
    Balleron March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis single was released a while before 9/11. but as soon and 9/11 took place, all of the radio stations immediately(sp?) stopped playing this song
    mental_copperon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSounds like to me the boys had fun recording the the abum in New York and being there for a longer time than a tour stop, they were able to hang out and meet fans and stuff. Maybe they're trying to despel the "you go to NY you get shot" train of thought. Just a thought. I don't get what the cage is referencing though. I heard of NY being refered to as the big apple, but a cage? Maybe from a movie or something or that irony thing baller was speaking of.
    DireSliceon August 18, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThe band said this song was originally a bit of taking the piss at former New York mayor Rudy Gulliani's "new" safe and clean New York City. Angus said that New York has always been an unpredictable city, "a place where you can never guess what's going to happen next." In the post 9/11 era, obviously the meaning of the song could be given a new direction.
    GiveMeHamon January 14, 2015   Link
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    General CommentAnother good song
    munch_49337on June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother very good song
    scooter44on August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo... I don't feel safe in NYC.....
    sara_blue_shoeson September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah....safe in nyc....all ya need is a gun and a bullet proof vest
    Brookelynnon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA bullet-proof vest will not stop rifle bulllets, however a .44 Magnum will push the front of the vest through to the back and weld the front and back together, right on a person. I would feel safer without the vest :)
    Captain Pyroon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd with a 12 gauge loadeeed with 00-Buck.
    Captain Pyroon June 23, 2005   Link

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