AC/DC - Nervous Shakedown Lyrics




Freeze said the man cruising the beat
You get your hands up spread your feet
Don't you move an inch I heard him say
Or you'll be doing time until the judgement day
And he said
Don't tell me no lies give me alibis
Cause if you cross my path you'll be doing life
It's a dirty lie
It's a shakedown (and it's a nervous shakedown)
Another shakedown (another nervous shakedown)
Well it's a shakedown (and it's a nervous shakedown)
We gotta shakedown
Another nervous shakedown

It's lookin' like a set-up

Take a dime said the man you can make one call
You got a one way ticket to the county hall
When then judge looked high and I looked low
When he smiled at me it was a one man show
He said
2 to 5 the jury decides
Double parole if you survive
It's a dirty lie
It's a shakedown (and it's a nervous shakedown)
Another shakedown (another nervous shakedown)
Well it's a shakedown (and it's a nervous shakedown)
We gotta shakedown
Another nervous shakedown

Lord they're gonna get you this time
And throw away the key

It's a shakedown (and it's a nervous shakedown)
Another shakedown (another nervous shakedown)
You got a shakedown (and it's a nervous shakedown)
We gotta shakedown

Lord they're gonna get you this time throw away the key

It's a shakedown (and it's a nervous shakedown)
Another shakedown (another nervous shakedown)
You got a shakedown (and it's a nervous shakedown)
Well it's a shakedown (another nervous shakedown)

Shake it down shake it down (and it's a nervous shakedown)
Well it's a shakedown (another nervous shakedown)
Shake it down shake it down (and it's a nervous shakedown)
It's a shakedown
It's a shakedown
On
You
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AC/DC Nervous Shakedown Comments
  1. DANDY DJ and PHOTO BOOTH

    This is the way I love to see these guys. Love seeing Angus not in his getup. My favorite post - Bon album.

  2. JD M

    STAND UP AND BE COUNTED !!!!!

  3. Michael Seymour

    is this the singer scott bob ? Is the one with the uniform on drugs? Is he the one that is a little simple ? Brian young is a good guitar player as is malcolm ...phil rugg is solid on the drums ...and the whole tune is solid

    Aqeel Asif

    tf hahah

  4. Like a Boss Tell me about it

    First time hearing this but it’s pretty good

  5. Illuminated Skeletons

    Fantastic track, all time-classic, INSANE vocals!

  6. Enzo Rego

    Rock ir bust

  7. Vidit Jain

    I'm 19 and for me Rock and Metal are everything. Gets me thru tough times, constant headbanging. I pity my friends who don't have good taste in music.

  8. Jean Francois

    Rock in Rio 1985. More than a million crazy fans... Do you remenber, guys? 😉

  9. bluehappyscrap

    AWESOME !!!!!!😁🎈😁🎈😁🎈😁🎈😁🎈😁🎈😁🎈😁🎈😁🎈😁

  10. Fazi.smkn1 Indonesia

    So ABBA, but I love it,who hate ACDC?

  11. Chris Mann

    My mom took me to the mall to get my first album. She wouldn't let me get Shout at the Devil because it looked satanic. She grabbed Flick of the Switch and said "what a about this one?".

  12. Renzo Carlos Arroyo Garnica

    Underrated song

  13. Stanislav Nikolov

    2019🤟🏼

  14. The Regular Nick Robertson

    i clicked this video on accident except it wasnt an accident

  15. C. W

    Best ever

  16. Uziel pricota

    AC DC IS ROCK 😈🤘

  17. Russell Flynn

    Hardcore!!!!!!

  18. JD Blatz

    I stole AC/DC albums out of KMart. Went to hardware, got a blade and plyers, Mannnnn, I needed these albums. Hold on someone is knocking on the door.

  19. Matheus Henrique

    1:40 dance Angus Young

  20. David Kortus

    god Brian is
    explosion here !!!!
    very underrated song !

    David Kortus

    for me is one of the best "

  21. fox

    Angus looks like jimmy page

  22. 개봉이 장승혁

    Cool!!!

  23. Kenny Kelly

    One of my favorite AC/DC songs great riffs and still better then half the stuff coming out today. 🤘🤘🤘

  24. Alex Scott

    Brian still had his Back in Black voice👍

  25. SONY ANIMALIST

    I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  26. Clash Guitar

    The people have shit on the their heads. A work of art like this deserves to have billions of reproductions. AC DC forever

  27. Godflesh88 ver2.0

    ALWAYS loved this album.


    14 years old when this came out and played it till the cassette got wavy!

  28. Juan Hernandez

    I think Scott's soul is in to Brian.

  29. Tom Belanovic

    Underrated, underrated, underrated.

  30. Nigel 900

    Beats the living shit out of rap......

  31. Kelli Erin

    Bad Ass😁🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🆒

  32. What I Left

    Phil Rudd plays drums on this whole album, but they left them out of the video and put another drummer in his place... I don't know why they did Phil like that. This is a great track but it's the beginning of the end for the band.

  33. nathueil1

    Wore this album out in highschool! Wish this was on the radio! Nervous Shakedown indeed! Sounds like an earthquake!!!🤘😝🤘

  34. Siberiano dos Trilhos

    Ótima banda

  35. tatan ortiz

    Freeze, said the man cruisin' the beat
    You get your hands up and spread your feet
    Don't you move an inch, I heard him say
    Or you'll be doin' time until the judgment day
    And he said, Don't tell me no lies, give me alibis
    Cause if you cross my path, you'll be doin' life
    It's a dirty lie
    It's a shakedown
    And it's a nervous shakedown
    A nervous shakedown
    Another nervous shakedown
    It's a shakedown
    And it's a nervous shakedown
    We got a shakedown
    Another nervous shakedown
    Take a dime, said the man, you can make one call
    You got a one-way ticket to the County Hall
    Well, the judge looked high and I looked low
    And when he smiled at me it was a one-man show
    He said, Two to five, the jury decides
    Double parole if you survive
    It's a dirty lie
    It's a shakedown
    And it's a nervous shakedown
    A nervous shakedown
    Another nervous shakedown
    It's a shakedown
    And it's a nervous shakedown
    We got a shakedown
    Another nervous shakedown
    Law is gonna get you this time
    And throw away the key
    Shake you down, shake you down
    And it's another shakedown
    Well it's a shakedown
    Another nervous shakedown
    Shake you down, shake you down
    And it's a nervous shakedown
    It's a shakedown

  36. Andrea De Vecchi

    Un Brian ancora vocalmente ultrapotente e gli AC/DC ancora caricati a pallettoni, tosti determinati, troppo forti. 👍👍👍💣💣💣

  37. //ITALIAN IN VEGAS\\

    There are 404 bitches and 16.287 heroes

  38. Aaron Flood

    Brilliant, brings back good memories

  39. country bound

    Brothers forever!

  40. Emi ZC

    1:47 Angus, the best

  41. Ingo Kupler

    Who is the drummer?

    Iván Gil ruiz

    simon wright

  42. Sean Howard

    Love this jam allways have

  43. Jason King

    Killer tune! Why don’t they play stuff like this on our local radio stations give me a break. Back in Black is a great song shook me All night long is a great song but they’re getting old now it’s time for a nervous shake down 👍

  44. knell player

    ЭТО ВТОРАЯ ПЕСНЯ. ПЕРВАЯ BADLANDS

  45. Sushigaming

    This song is too underrated

  46. Stanislav Evgeniev

    Mal🙂👏🤟❤️

  47. Brian Doyle

    Many people say the Albums shit...but there's 4 classics on it...

  48. Matthew Morris

    Whats this song about

  49. russell22w

    Great track....AC/DC...THE BEST !!!!!!!!!

  50. Rob Watts

    I turned this up...my neighbor phoned the cops..cops showed up had a beer...went to neighbours gave them a fine for making crank calls

  51. Bafalcon Bafalcon

    This albums has BALLS!!!!.

  52. wilson blauheuer

    don't you move an inch I heard him say, or you'll be doin time till the Judgement Day

    wilson blauheuer

    I thought English cops didn't carry guns...

  53. Paul C Lalchungnunga

    This is lovely tbh !

  54. Thomas Daniel Sava

    Who is the drummer in this song Phill?

  55. Basil Papachristos

    This is a killer track....if only the radio stations played this stuff....highway to hell gets a little bit old when played everyday.

  56. ttbjammn

    I bought this album back in '83 when it came out. I was 16 and cranked the hell out of it through my new Fisher speakers! Those 12 woofers were pumping hard! I still have those speakers too along with the album in my closet. I replaced the woofers in '96. The Fisher speakers from '82 still crank...

  57. Agnaldo Padron

    Demais! !!!

  58. CRAZY KELLY WFO

    TAKE A DANCE WITH THE MAYOR YOU MAKE ONE CALL.
    YOU GOTTA ONE WAY TICKET TO THE COUNTY HALL
    WELL THE JUDGE LOOKED HIGH AND I LOOKED LOW.
    WHEN HE SMILED AT ME IT WAS A ONE MAN SHOW. Only AC/DC could take such hard and sad circumstances and turn it into poetry.

  59. Ingo Kupler

    Who is the drummer? Its neither Phil Rudd nor Chris Slade

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    Simon Wright

  60. tiago lago

    The value time in the great Brian voice

  61. Flyspit H

    BEST Brian album..


    THIS is up with the best Bon album which is POWERAGE..(greatest AC/DC)

  62. Djarra

    Great song, I think 'Flick of the Switch' has aged well, the whole back to basics thing actually sounds more contemporary now than it did in the 80s. Although it's a mixed album. I think part of the reason that gets such a bad press is Malcolm didn't like it much.

  63. Maciel

    Que som foda da porra🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🎸

  64. ACDC RIVER

    Mis hijos, nietos y bisnietos van a ser como la abuela van a amar con locura a estos grandes genios del rock y amores míos obvio. Porque los amo 😍😍😍😍😍😍❤
    Saludos 🇦🇷 Ac⚡Dc te amo ❤

  65. 7656869940 Jessebaldwin

    no wonder they quit putting 1/4" Jack's on electronics

  66. Drew Alexander

    wait a minute......this is real music.

  67. Rob Torres

    That riff is so fuckin good.

  68. The_jack 124

    From my point of view Bon was the real front man for the band but Brian did an excellent job to keep them alive. I love listening this band ⚡

  69. Maniam Raja

    ICE agents attempt raids in at least two city neighborhoods; President Trump says roundups will focus on criminals. Another shakedown. Scammers and Amigos run . .run...run...

  70. heheheheh

    my god.. brian's voice is sexy as hell. unfreakinbelievable

  71. yee yee

    Between Hells bells and this song I can't choose a favorite

  72. mino totta

    Great brian great others great ac_dc forexer!!!

  73. CODIGO SUBTERRANEO 89.9FM

    saludos desde la cabina de codigo subterraneo yehaaa

  74. jim guitare

    AC/DC immortelle

  75. Thomas Farmer

    Brian absolutely shredded his voice in the early years with AC/DC...and it sounded heavenly didn't it

  76. Michael Kindler

    I just wish Phil Rudd was involved with this album

  77. Nealin King

    This is one sweet motherfuking song. Play this in the car cruising head turn :)

  78. Lee Atterberry

    Rock on

  79. bombadilian

    Brian sounded fucking ace on this album.

  80. warm sunshine

    I actually forgot about the songs on this album until recently. Good stuff here. :D

  81. Chris Roberts

    There's no debate between the AC DC singers because Bon Scott passed away it's not the same as David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar although David Lee Roth is Van Halen and always will be Van Halen the flick of the switch great kick ass album

  82. Vincent Van Tuijl

    angus young is one of the best hard-rock guitarists he lives in Holland and married with a dutch woman ps I am writing a BLOG about schitzophrenia angelwitchvincent1948.blogspot.nl to hear my music on youtube=TheVincent666

  83. Justin Hall

    AcDc school is electric .

  84. Exodus

    ¨Malcolm¨

  85. Final Fortune

    prequel to "jailbreak"? :D

  86. k block

    Hail. 🚨

  87. The luftwaffle Eater

    How does this have more than 370 dislikes dam those people I love this song

  88. kickdrumfish

    Every songs of AC/DC through the years, the albums are great 😝🤟

  89. KoalaParty2000

    Malcolm's pose just before the song starts...pure rock n' roll guitar slinger!

  90. jaytis111

    Fuckin awesome!!!!

  91. Carlotta Manzoni

    I love you😍#brian

  92. Gairy bagina

    Yep good stuff. I think its the last good album they put out.

  93. Harley's G GAR

    If AC/DC plays it, I love it! I blast it as high as it will go! Flick Of The Switch is a bad ass album!

  94. R. James Toth

    I was in grade 9 when this came out and this was my favourite song on the tape. For me this was their last album. After this, it all sounded the same. RIP Bonny. RIP Mal.

  95. John Cosgrove

    Love ac/dc. Good song off a very good album. Flick is under rated as is fly on the wall. Another doozie off the album is rising power.

  96. Gio Gionist

    The judge looked high and I looked low, the woman smiled at me it was a one man show!