Idle juvenile on the street, on the street
Who is kicking everything with his feet, with his feet
Fighting on the wrong side of the law, of the law
Don't kick, don't fight, don't sleep at night
It's shake a leg, shake a leg, shake a leg, shake it yeah

Keeping out of trouble with eyes in the back of my face
Kicking ass in the class and they tell me you're a damn disgrace
They tell me what they think but they stink and I really don't care
Got a mind of my own, move on, get out of my hair

Shake a leg, shake your head
Shake a leg, wake the dead
Shake a leg, get stuck in
Shake a leg, shake a leg yeah

Magazines, wet dreams, dirty women on machines for me
Big licks, skin flicks, tricky dick's are my chemistry
Goin' against the grain, trying to keep me sane with you
So stop your grinnin' and drop your linen for me

Shake a leg, shake your head
Shake a leg, wake the dead
Shake a leg, get stuck in
Shake a leg, shake a leg yeah shake it
Come on!

Idle juvenile on the street, on the street
Kicking everything with his feet, with his feet
Fighting on the wrong side of the law, of the law
Spitting and bitin' and kicking and fightin' for more

Shake a leg, shake your head
Shake a leg, wake the dead
Shake a leg, get stuck in
Shake a leg, we're in it to win
Shake a leg, shake your head
Shake a leg, wake the dead
Shake a leg, get stuck in
Shake a leg, shake a leg
Shake it!


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Shake A Leg Lyrics as written by Angus Mckinnon Young Brian Johnson

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  • +1
    General CommentI found it interesting that Bill Paxton says the line "Stop your grinning and drop your linen" in Aliens.
    Balleron March 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits basically about this guy who is just a hardass never obey anyone hes his own person and hes gonna do whatever the hell he wants lol
    rokk123on January 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically I think this song is saying, "We're rockers; this is our lifestyle, and if you don't accept it we'll kick your ass". And to shake a leg.
    Balleron January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo you can wake the dead :)
    LPon February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe message of this song is to people who judge AC/DC for their partying and risky lifestyle. Simply put, they're saying, "We're icons of rock and roll, were rich and famous - who the fuck are you to judge me?"
    Runningace18on July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song! Angus Young fuckin rocks \m/ >_< \m/
    confusedndazedon October 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about being an individual within society and refusing to conform or give in to the high class pressure around you and what people think of you, especially those of status, it also deals with the concept of being rebellious and having your own attitude and not really caring about what other people think.
    ak47kills12on April 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my fav track on the back in black album. I love the lyrics and attitudes. it has a much different flare than what bon did. of course it's not better than the bon songs it's just the start of acdc's new brand.
    hotteaon December 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI was a juvenile when this album was released. It was how we lived in the 1970's.
    I know this was 1980, jackass, but AC/DC was a part of my childhood beginning in 1977 at a Day on the Green in Oakland, CA.
    They were the opening act of 4 bands and I said, "who is AC/DC?"
    But after their act was over I couldn't wait to get back to a record store and get an album. I have been to many AC/DC shows since.
    But I digest....
    As a juvenile and to this day of 57 years of age I don't give a FUCK about you or what you think. You don't like the shit I do you can lick the crease of my shithole.
    PhuckOffon May 20, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat solo...
    no1careshuiamon June 05, 2020   Link

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