"Rebels" as written by and Tom Petty....
Honey don't walk out I'm too drunk to follow
You know you won't feel this way tomorrow
Well, maybe I'm a little rough around the edges
Inside a little hollow
I get faced with some things sometimes
That are so hard to swallow
Hey hey hey!

I was born a rebel
Down in Dixie on a Sunday morning
Yeah with one foot in the grave
And one foot on the pedal
I was born a rebel

Well she picked me up in the morning
And she paid all my tickets
Yeah she screamed in the car
And threw me out in the thicket
Well I never would've dreamed
That her heart was so wicked
Oh but I keep coming back
Cause it's so hard to kick it

I was born a rebel
Down in Dixie on a Sunday morning
Yeah with one foot in the grave
And on e foot on the pedal
I was born a rebel

Even before my father's fathers
They called us all rebels
Burned our cornfields
And left our cities leveled
I can still see the eyes
Of those blue bellied devils
When I'm walking round tonight
Through the concrete and metal

I was born a rebel
Down in Dixie on a Sunday morning
Yeah with one foot in the grave
And one foot on the pedal
I was born a rebel


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"Rebels" as written by Tom Petty

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    General Commenta really cool tune!
    LolaBaton November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood god I cannot believe there aren't more comments on this song, this is along with american girl and lonesome sundown my favorite Tom Petty song. I love how everything Tom Petty sings about is real, he's always been such a rebel, organizing fan protests against the big record conglomerates (the "$8.98"" album,some fans might know what I'm talking about, hah) and just rebelling to stand up for what he believes by any means necessary.
    Event_Horizonon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe is from gainsville florida could it be that hes from the south = rebel
    sncstealthon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. I think it's pretty self-explanatory though.
    laneeon April 09, 2011   Link

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