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Breaking The Law – Judas Priest

BREAKING THE LAW is a classic Judas Priest song. This song is really easy and fun to play. You’ll learn this one quickly.

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BREAKING THE LAW
Written by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and K.K.Downing.
Performed by JUDAS PRIEST.
Taken from the album BRITISH STEEL.

Riff 1:
E—————————|—————————|
B—————————|—————————|
G—————————|—————————|
D—————————|—————————|
A–0–2–3–0-2–3–0-2–3–|——–0——-0—-3–2–|
E—————————|–1–3—–1-3—–3——-|

Verse 1:
There I was completely wasting, out of work and down
E———————–|———————-|
B———————–|———————-|
G–2——————–|–5———–2——-|
D–2——————–|–5—–5—–2——-|
A–0——————–|–3—–5—–0——-|
E———————–|——–3————-|

all inside it’s so frustrating as I drift from town to town
E———————–|———————-|
B———————–|———————-|
G–2——————–|–5———–2——-|
D–2——————–|–5—–5—–2——-|
A–0——————–|–3—–5—–0——-|
E———————–|——–3————-|

feel as though nobody cares if I live or die
E———————–|———————-|
B———————–|———————-|
G———————–|–5——————-|
D–3——————–|–5——————-|
A–3——————–|–3——————-|
E–1——————–|———————-|

so I might as well begin to put some action in my life
E———————–|———————-|
B———————–|———————-|
G———————–|———————-|
D–3——————–|–2——————-|
A–3——————–|–2——————-|
E–1——————–|–0——————-|

Chorus:
   Breaking the law    Breaking the law
E——————-|———————–|
B——————-|———————–|
G——————-|———————–|
D——————-|———————–|
A–0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0–|–0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0——|
E——————-|———————–|

   Breaking the law    Breaking the law
E——————-|——————–|
B–10—————|—————-10–|
G—9—————|—————–9–|
D——————-|——————–|
A——0-0-0-0-0-0–|–0-0-0-0-0-0-0—–|
E——————-|——————–|

Breaking the law    Breaking the law
E——————-|——————-|
B–10—————|——————-|
G—9—————|——————-|
D——————-|——————-|
A——0-0-0-0-0-0–|–0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0–|
E——————-|——————-|

   Breaking the law    Breaking the law
E——————-|——————–|
B–10—————|—————-10–|
G—9—————|—————–9–|
D——————-|——————–|
A——0-0-0-0-0-0–|–0-0-0-0-0-0-0—–|
E——————-|——————–|

Verse 2:
So much for the golden future, I can’t even start
E———————–|———————-|
B———————–|———————-|
G–2——————–|–5———–2——-|
D–2——————–|–5—–5—–2——-|
A–0——————–|–3—–5—–0——-|
E———————–|——–3————-|

I’ve had every promise broken, there’s anger in my heart
E———————–|———————-|
B———————–|———————-|
G–2——————–|–5—–7—–9——-|
D–2——————–|–5—–7—–9——-|
A–0——————–|–3—–5—–7——-|
E———————–|———————-|

You don’t know what’s it like, you don’t have a clue
E———————–|———————-|
B———————–|———————-|
G———————–|–5——————-|
D–3——————–|–5——————-|
A–3——————–|–3——————-|
E–1——————–|———————-|

If you did you’d find youself doing the same thing too
E———————–|———————-|
B———————–|———————-|
G———————–|———————-|
D–3——————–|–2——————-|
A–3——————–|–2——————-|
E–1——————–|–0——————-|

Riff 2:
E————————-|
B————————-|
G————————-|
D–4———4————|
A–2———2—0–0–0–|
E————————-|

Riff 3:
      You don’t know what it’s…
E—————-|—————|
B—————-|—————|
G—7————|–10—–5—–|
D—7————|–10—–5—–|
A—5————|–8——3—–|
E—————-|—————|

….like
E—————-|—————-|
B—————-|—————-|
G—7————|–10—–12—–|
D—7————|–10—–12—–|
A—5————|–8——10—–|
E—————-|—————-|

Riff 4:
E——————————|——————————-|
B——————————|——————————-|
G——————————|——————————-|
D–7–9–10–7-9–10–7-9–10–|———7——–7—–10–9–|
A——————————|–8–10—–8-10—–10——–|
E——————————|——————————-|

Song-structure:
Riff 1 (2 times)
Verse 1
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Riff 2 (4 times)
Riff 3 (2 times)
Riff 4 (8 times)

Lyrics:

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

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

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 youself doing the same thing too

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

You don’t know what it’s like

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

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