"Rock N Roll Rebel" as written by and Ozzy Osbourne....
They couldn't see what i thought would be so
Obvious
They hide behind the laws they make for all of
Us.
The ministry of truth at deals with pretense
The ministry of peace that sits on defense
I'm washing my hands of what they're tryin' to
Do
I'm breaking the rules and its for me and for you.

I'm just a rock 'n' roll rebel
I'll tell you no lies
They think i workship the devil
They only see through his eyes
I'm just a rock 'n' roll rebel.

They live their lives in fear and insecurity
And all you do is pay for their prosperity
The ministry of fear that won't let you live
The ministry of grace that doesn't forgive
Do what you will to try and make me conform
But i'll make you wish that you had never been
Born
Cause i'm a rock 'n' roll rebel
I'll do as i please
I'm a rock 'n' roll rebel
I'm a free as the breeze
I'm a just rock 'n' roll rebel

They'll try playin with your heart
They know it rules your head
They only feel what bigotry feels
They won't fool me again (oh no)

God only knows why they couldn't see that
Obvious
Is it because they manifest the incubus
The ministry of war that got caught in the draught
The ministry of joy that still hasn't laughed
When its all boild down and the days at the end
I'll give you no bullshit and i'll never pretend
Cause i'm a rock 'n' roll rebel
I'll tell you no lies
They say i workship the devil
Why don't they open their eyes


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"Rock 'N' Roll Rebel" as written by Ozzy Osbourne

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    General Commentthe ozzman telling it like it is
    ZakkWyldeBLSon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentreal rock 'n' roll rebel spirit on this one. Live your life everyone don't listen to stupid society stereotipes!
    Hail Ozzy !
    Visit_Romaniaon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH AT DEALS WITH PRETENSE
    THE MINISTRY OF PEACE THAT SITS ON DEFENSE "
    Ozzy is alluding to the book 1984 by George Orwell.
    Egger3rdon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthis a rock 'n' roll rebel duh fred
    ac/dc_fanon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite ozzy song of all time.

    It means don't listen to what society says. They don't know what they are talking about.
    ZiggyStarbuckon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's the answer back of the Ozzzzzzzman to society... back when this song was released he was accused to be Satan incarnated.
    One4Metalon January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEvery lyric on this album was written by Bob Daisley.
    JonHawaii2003on June 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song, and pretty simple to understand, so i won't bother to actually explain it. however, i would like to point out that these lyrics are wrong in several places. the actual lyrics are:

    They couldn't see what I thought would be so obvious
    They hide behind the laws they make for all of us
    The ministry of truth, that deals with pretense
    The ministry of peace, that sits on defense
    I'm washing my hands of what they're trying to do
    It's for me, It's for me, It's for you, It's for you

    I'm just a rock n' roll rebel
    I'll tell you no lies
    They say I worship the devil
    They must be stupid or blind
    I'm just a rock n' roll rebel

    They live a life of fear and insecurity
    And all you do is pay for their prosperity
    The ministry of fear, that won't let you live
    The ministry of grace, that doesn't forgive
    Do what you will to try and make me conform
    I'll make you wish that you had never been born

    'Cause I'm a rock n' roll rebel
    I'll do what I please
    Yes I'm a rock n' roll rebel
    And I'm as free as the breeze
    I'm just a rock n' roll rebel

    They'll try playin' with your hearts
    They know it rules your head
    If they could read between the lines
    You know they'd see the real face

    God only knows why they couldn't see the obvious
    Is it because they manifest the incubus?
    The ministry of war, that got caught in the draft
    The ministry of joy, that still hasn't laughed
    When it's boiled down and the day's at an end
    I'll give you no bullshit and I'll never pretend

    'Cause I'm a rock n' roll rebel
    I'll tell you no lies
    They say I worship the devil
    Why don't they open their eyes?
    I'm just a rock n' roll rebel
    A rock n' roll rebel
    I'm just a rock n' roll rebel
    achoryzentwoon September 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentok, so i kinda lied. i am going to point out one thing about the meaning of the song itself: the lines in each verse about the ministry of (whatever) that (does whatever) are references to george orwell's book 1984, which has been pointed out already by egger3rd, but i felt the need to confirm it.
    achoryzentwoon September 10, 2009   Link

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