Breaking the Law

by Judas Priest

Duration:
2:33
Released:
Apr 14, 1980
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Lyrics for Breaking the Law by Judas Priest:

Verse 1
There I was completely wasting, out of work and down
All inside it's so frustrating as I drift from town to town
Feel as though nobody cares if I live or die
So I might as well begin to put some action in my life

Chorus
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Verse 2
So much for the golden future, I can't even start
I've had every promise broken, there's anger in my heart
You don't know what it's like, you don't have a clue
If you did you'd find yourselves doing the same thing too

Chorus
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Bridge
You don't know what it's like

Chorus
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Outro
Breaking the law

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Song Facts

The lyrics talk about some who (probably) was fired, can’t find a new job, is unhappy, and feels as if everyone and everything is against him.

The song features some sound effects, including the sound of breaking glass and a police siren. For the breaking glass effect, the band used milk bottles, and the police siren was actually guitarist K. K. Downing using the tremolo arm on his Stratocaster.

After 40 years from the album release, Judas Priest realized an official lyric video for the song, published on April 16th, 2020:

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