Diamonds, and dust
Poor man last, rich man first
Lamborghinis, caviar
Dry martini, Shangi-La

I've got a burnin' feelin'
Deep inside of me
It's yearnin'
But I'm gonna set it free

I'm goin' in
To Sin City
I'm gonna win
In Sin City

Where the lights are bright
Do the town tonight
I'm gonna win
In Sin City
Oh, let me roll you baby!

Ladders and snakes
Ladders give, snakes take
Rich man poor man
Beggar man, thief
Ain't got a hope in hell
That's my belief
Fingers Freddie, Diamond Jim
They're gettin' ready
Look out! I'm comin' in!

So spin that wheel, cut that pack
And roll those loaded dice
Bring on the dancing girls
And put the champagne on ice

I'm goin' in
To Sin City
I'm gonna win
In Sin City

Where the lights are bright
Do the town tonight
I'm goin' in
To Sin City

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Sin City Lyrics as written by Malcolm Young Angus Young

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    General CommentJames Buchanan Brady (12 August 1856–13 April 1917), also known as Diamond Jim Brady, was an American businessman, financier, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age.

    Born in New York City to a modest household, Brady worked his way up from bellboy and messenger. After gaining employment in the New York Central Railroad system, he became the chief assistant to the general manager by the age of 21. At 23, Brady parlayed his knowledge of the railroad industry and its officials to become a highly successful salesman for Manning, Maxwell and Moore, a railroad supply company.

    Known for his penchant for jewels, especially diamonds, he collected precious stones and jewelry in excess of US$ 2 million (adjusted for 2005 dollars, approx. $50 million).
    evikjameson January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about Bon partying in Las Vegas.
    innerflameon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about the rich wasting their cash while poor people aint got a hope to ever be like them
    Burtoniteon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually heard that it's about Sun City, the South African Vegas. If so it might even have a political touch, considering apartheid...
    Manumanon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, how come there are fucking 800 people posting for a shit band like Fall Out Boy, yet there are only 3 fucking posts for Sin City, an AC/DC classic. AC/DC are the fucking GODS OF METAL, and nobody posts for them? Oh my God, what has music come to? Listen, this song is awesome, along with basically any AC/DC song. Also, go to Fall Out Boy's Sugar We're Going Down page, go to the last or second to last comment page, and read the comment I posted about Fall Out Boy. It's priceless!!
    TommyCap77on June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcome on guys

    AC/DC has said in interviews that they detest being called a metal band. they're a blues rock band. there's no doubt that they influenced and probably gave rise to Metal in the 80's, but they're not a metal band
    Boo Urnson September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, AC/DC is about as metal as Elvis. Even the Tommy-era Who are more metal than them, with the insane distortion, noise levels, screaching vocals by Roger and classic death-metal growl by John. Boy, I love the Who.

    Anyway, yeah, as said, AC/DC never has claimed to be metal, quite the opposite actually. They're a got the hard rock riffwork of the Kinks with the bluesier lead stuff like anyone who was in the Yardbirds. Great band.

    Also, RIP Rock n Roll 1951-80. '51 because that's the first time the phrase "rock n roll" was used to describe a musical genre, and '80 since that's when Bon Scott died.
    EveryMnon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentACDC are blues metal or maybe hard rock, but not classic rock 'n roll. Great song from Powerage album!
    Blackenedon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNothing mysterious at all.
    It's just a song about Las Vegas.
    People have referred to Vegas as "sin city" for as long as Vegas has existed.
    It has another nickname - "Lost Wages" - but that wouldn't make a cool song title.
    c204on June 21, 2021   Link
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    General CommentI agree TommyCap. This is a metal classic, a perfect representation of the Las Vegas atmosphere. Yet today, it is not as widely known as some fucking crackhead faggot queer emo shit. People used to think of rock as Sabbath, AC/DC, etc. Now all it is is some queer teen with a high pitched voice singing about slitting his wrists. RIP Rock and Roll 1950-2006.
    Runningace18on June 29, 2006   Link

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