It’s definitely got a spiritual theme to it. I never associated religion with it but definitely spirituality. I always thought, “There’ll be peace when you are done”, was either a reference to the peace in death or a peace that will be achieved after a personal life battle has ended. Their song “Dust In The Wind” kind of suggests that the lyricist is a non-believer in God. “All we are is dust in the wind”, “Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky”. It also insinuates a hopelessness about the meaning/ purpose of life and mankind, with phrases like, “All we do crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see.” Maybe at the time the lyrics were written they were atheist or agnostic…Then again, they’re just words. I know I write lyrics that aren’t really direct reflections of who I am. Sometimes we write lyrics as if we’re taking on a completely different persona.
Oh yeah, haha. Bon was the king of sexual innuendo. I love almost every lyric from the Bon era. I don’t consider myself a “lyric guy”. I tend to be more concerned with vocal melodies and vocal phrasing, but Bon Scott was such a stand out lyricist to me. He was brilliant!
Haha, yeah. I love that line.
Alice had some awesome lyrics!