Skid Row - Livin' On A Chain Gang Lyrics




[Bolan, Snake]

Turn on the TV, 'cause I got nowhere
to go
Seems that there's a little trouble down
in Mexico
A 13-year-old boy robs a store
so he can eat
And they got him doing time while
killers walk the streets

A hungry politician is the wolf that's
at the door
Hell-bent on submission and feedin'
on the poor
We could stare into the sun if we would
open up our eyes
But we paint ourselves into a corner
colored in white lies

Busted on a rockpile - getting
dusted in the heat
Shackled to the system - and
draggin' my feet

I'm riding on a breakdown - another
whiteknuckled shakedown
Feels like I'm livin' on a chain gang
I'm riding on a breakdown - a suicidal
shakedown
Feels like I'm on a chain gang

A con man's intuition can wash
your sins away
Send your contribution and he'll save
your soul today
What can he know, has he been
through hell and back
He takes the cash and drives it home in
a brand new Cadillac

Spitting at the guard dog, burning
in his wicked deal
Screamin' down the railroad with
no one at the wheel

I'm riding on a breakdown - another
whiteknuckled shakedown
Feels like I'm livin' on a chain gang
I'm riding on a breakdown - a suicidal
shakedown
Feels like I'm on a chain gang

Faith healin', superstition
Cold-blooded criminal mind
Getting off on high position
Hey brother can you spare a dime
To get me off this slaughter line

I'm riding on a breakdown - another
whiteknuckled shakedown
Feels like I'm livin' on a chain gang
I'm riding on a breakdown - a suicidal
shakedown
Feels like I'm on a chain gang

I'm riding on a breakdown - another
whiteknuckled shakedown
Feels like I'm livin' on a chain gang
I'm riding on a breakdown - a suicidal
shakedown
Feels like I'm on a chain gang





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  1. Mg Lee

    노래 지려서 노래방에 있나 봤는데 없네;

  2. PSummer Coar

    Sebastian a king that has yet to claim his crown. What a voice!. I remember the first time I saw him in I remember you. I've been in love since 89'.best line "Hey brother Can you spare a dime to get me off this slaughter line".

  3. Tim Hunter

    I'm livin on a chain gang 2019 !

  4. ironbeast6

    Baz gives me goosebumps on this song every time! Him and the boys are far far greater than the sum of their parts. Having said that, he is a PHENOMENAL singer on this album and this track in particular.

  5. Josh

    Man, Sebastian must've been exceptionally pissed when he recorded this. He doesn't usually scream that much during his songs. With that being said, i fuckin' love how the intro kicks you in the face. A true Skids classic.

    Demon Hunters

    I tried out this song for the first time yesterday, and I noticed the same thing! This is also the first SKID ROW song I have seen that talks about political things. I always thought SKID ROW was pretty liberal. I guess the '80's liberals are conservative now-a-days :)
    I LOVE SKID ROW!

  6. Boring_lawyer_ex_goth

    skid Row 1 is album the record company wanted them to make. STTG is the album the band wanted to make

  7. Boring_lawyer_ex_goth

    the hall reverb on vox is dripping wet. you can hear the slap back pops in the beginning. great production.

  8. Ranyerison Ura

    Best vocal

  9. Mj Cloud

    This got me thru freshman year in high school ❤❤❤

  10. Marcelinho Montebras

    Best song of this album. Love Baz era! 👏👏👏

  11. Jonouchi - Kun

    Very underrated song..

  12. CHRIS BRADFORD

    Dam! We living on a chain gang!!!!!

  13. Mauricio Riaño

    Epic...

  14. Max Lemoine

    I'm me



    ...

  15. Liz Altman

    the reverb on this track ... i mean you could right a fucking paper on how to do it w a hard rock using this song as exhibit a

  16. Liz Altman

    the high note at end of the first chorus. i play that for gfs when im telling them about screaming high notes using diaphragm. they laugh when i say diaphragm.

  17. L uciella

    이노래 듣고 ㄹㅇ 뻑갔지;;개쩜...

  18. Yo Daguy

    Badass as fuck

  19. 한기원

    The best Rockstar in the world

  20. Pedro Pimentel

    It gives me the chills everytime i listen to this song, what a great song, full of energy !!

  21. elberи

    The good old days \m/

  22. Lya Dexter

    GRUPO DE MUSICA

    https://chat.whatsapp.com/CqfVrn0JDaCF1dVOemxSS

  23. Neil Cross

    This is Skid Row I remember!

    a w

    i dont remember any sk after this

  24. 이말숙

    시원한 탁쏘는 콜라같은 목소리
    세바스찬 바크 ★ 멋지다요 ~bb

  25. o o

    very nice

  26. Dr Yx

    Of course this song made by fake of studio recording However..shout quality is incredible and most powerful

    samuele chiarelli

    Dr Yx what ?

    H3AVYHAUL3R

    nothing was fake in 91 like it is in 2019....

  27. Salma S

    Turn on the TV, 'cause I got nowhere to go
    Seems that there's a little trouble down in Mexico
    A 13-year-old boy robs a store so he can eat
    And they got him doing time while killers walk the streets
    A hungry politician is the wolf that's at the door
    Hell-bent submission and feedin' on the poor
    We could stare into the sun if we would open up your eyes
    But we paint ourselves into a corner colored in white lies
    Busted on the rockpile - getting dusted in the heat
    Shackled to the system - and draggin' my feet
    I'm riding on a breakdown - another whiteknuckled shakedown
    Feels like I'm livin' on a chain gang
    I'm riding on a breakdown - a suicidal shakedown
    Feels like I'm on a chain gang
    A con man's intuition can wash your sins away
    Send your contribution and he'll save your soul today
    What can he know, has he been through hell and back
    He takes the cash and drives it home in a brand new Cadillac
    Spitting at the guard dog, burning in his wicked deal
    Screamin' down the railroad with no one at the wheel
    I'm riding on a breakdown another whiteknuckled shakedown
    Feels like I'm livin' on a chain gang
    I'm riding on a breakdown a suicidal shakedown
    Feels like I'm on a chain gang
    Faith healin', superstition
    Cold blooded criminal mind
    Getting off on high position
    Hey brother can you spare a dime
    To get me off this slaughter line
    I'm riding on a breakdown another whiteknuckled shakedown
    Feels like I'm livin' on a chain gang
    I'm riding on a breakdown a suicidal shakedown

  28. The Ap3xHitman

    This was the first skid row song i ever heard love it!!!!

  29. scoopaway1

    Now this folks is how you make good music.

    Kevin Meadowcroft

    scoopaway1 I agree with you man. Skid Row without Sebastian just does not cut it all. Slave To The Grind is by far their best album!

  30. ssorc2000

    Superb!!