* The narrator of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULSKZ7IP930 "The Rake's Song"]] by Music/TheDecemberists murders his three children in an attempt to regain his freedom. He gets away with it, and isn't even bothered with feelings of remorse or guilt over it.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S7YxfZiJqM Flower of the Plateau]]'', in which Mikulia [[spoiler: ''kills'' two people, an ex-suitor/client and ''[[OffingTheOffspring her own son]]'' because they're the only ones who know that she used to be a prostitute. Yet still nobody found out about that]].
* "Getting Away with Murder" by Music/PapaRoach
* Music/BobDylan's song "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" tells the story of a wealthy white man who kills a poor black woman in 1960s Baltimore, and receives a six-month sentence in punishment. It's based on a true story.
%%* "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club.
* Billy Preston's 1972 song "Will It Go Round In Circles":
--> I got a story, it ain't got no morals\\
Let the bad guy win every once in awhile\\
I got a story, it ain't got no morals\\
Let the bad guy win every once in awhile....
* [[OutlawCouple Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue]] from the Music/SteveMillerBand song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCFUGCOLLU "Take The Money And Run"]] killed a man while robbing his house, stole his money, and at the end of the song, headed down South and apparently got away with it.
* Johnny in Music/OingoBoingo's song "Only A Lad", who gets away with arson, theft, assault, and vehicular manslaughter because [[SocietyIsToBlame the judge believes it's society's fault he's such a psychopath]]. However, the narrator predicts - or at least hopes - that Johnny will be going to Hell when he dies.
* The narrator's [[{{Jerkass}} father]] in Music/{{Ayreon}}'s [[VillainSong "Day 16: Loser"]].
-->I had my fun, I'm going back to the place I don't call home\\
There's no one there who waits for me, but you won't hear me moan\\
My ex-wives all sue me, and with half my kids in jail\\
I'll still come out laughing, coz me? I never fail, loser!
* "Lay Me Down" by Dirty Heads is about a couple that robs a bank, shoots a sherrif who's chasing after them, then lives happily ever after drinking tequila on the beach.
* The narrator of the song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence.
* I See You Baby by Groove Armada has a music video to match the title: a creepy voyeur has set up video cameras in both the men and women's bathrooms and is watching them. They find the cameras, but after a panic attack he makes a getaway with no implication he'll get caught.
* Dr. Dre's "Forget About Dre":
-->And when the cops came through\\
Me and Dre stood next to a burnt down house\\
Wit a can full of gas and a hand full of matches\\
And still weren't found out (right here)
* The narrator of Music/WarrenZevon's "Mr. Bad Example" always manages to hop a plane out of the country before the consequences of his scams catch up with him.
-->I bought a first class ticket on Malaysian Air\\
-->And landed in Sri Lanka none the worse for wear\\
-->I'm thinking of retiring from all my dirty deals\\
-->I'll see you in the next life, wake me up for meals\\

* Music/JayZ, who constantly bragged on many rap songs how he made a fortune from a huge drug deal back in 1988. Supposedly, the money from this deal helped launch his rap career. Of course, it could all be [[UnreliableNarrator unrealistic bragging]] which is one of the key elements in Gangsta Rap music. [[VillainsNeverLie Then again...]]
* "I Fought the Law" by Dead Kennedys tells the story of Dan White killing George Moscone and Harvey Milk, and only serving five years on manslaughter.
-->The law don't mean shit if you've got the right friends\\
That's how this country's run\\
Twinkies are the best friends I ever had\\
I fought the law and I won\\
I fought the law and I won
* Maxwell Edison, the eponymous VillainProtagonist of Music/TheBeatles song Maxwell's Silver Hammer, uses his silver hammer to kill a girl named Joan, his teacher, and the judge at his trial with the implication that he got off scot-free for the murders he committed.
* The narrator of Robbie Fulks's "I Told Her Lies" reaches the end of his life having never been caught cheating on his wife and considered a paragon of fidelity and loyalty in his community. We never learn how he fares against a higher authority.
* The Music/OzzyOsbourne song "Mr. Tinkertrain" is about a pedophile who gets away with his actions.
* Music/TheOffspring's "Come Out and Play"
--> Hey, don't pay no mind
--> You're under 18 you won't be doing any time
* The very last line of "Junta" by Music/{{Cormorant}} notes that the soldiers who fired upon a huge amount of protesters will likely escape justice.
** "Sold as a Crow" is about one of the MK Ultra tests, poisoning the water of Pont-Saint-Esprit.
* The (thoroughly {{NSFW}}, and [[NauseaFuel Nausea]] and NightmareFuel-laden) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2-PFtZTUUE music video]] for "Skinless", by the band Music/{{Skinless}}, ends with the video's VillainProtagonist, the deranged SerialKiller known as the Hudson Skinner, completely escaping capture or even exposure for his grisly crimes (one of which forms the bulk of the music video). He pulls this off by framing the members of Skinless for the murders - all the instrumentalists[[note]]guitarists Noah Carpenter and Dave Matthews, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac[[/note]] get arrested while the vocalist[[note]]Sherwood Webber[[/note]] narrowly escapes capture due to being in a completely different state[[note]]in reference to Webber's real-life residence in Denver, while the other band members live in upstate New York[[/note]] but is driven underground. In fairness, though, the band is thoroughly complicit in the crimes of the Skinner, and are seen performing "for" the victim in the video.