"Rebel Yell" as written by Steve Stevens and Billy Idol....
Last night a little dancer came dancin' to my door
Last night a little angel Came pumpin cross my floor
She said "Come on baby I got a license for love
And if it expires pray help from above"

In the midnight hour she cried more, more, more
With a rebel yell she cried more, more, more
In the midnight hour babe more, more, more
With a rebel yell more, more, more
More, more, more

She don't like slavery, she won't sit and beg
But when I'm tired and lonely she sees me to bed
What set you free and brought you to be me babe
What set you free I need you hear by me
Because

In the midnight hour she cried more, more, more
With a rebel yell she cried more, more, more
In the midnight hour babe more, more, more
With a rebel yell more, more, more

He lives in his own heaven
Collects it to go from the seven eleven
Well he's out all night to collect a fare
Just so long, just so long it don't mess up his hair

I walked the ward with you, babe
A thousand miles with you
I dried your tears of pain, babe
A million times for you

I'd sell my soul for you babe
For money to burn with you
I'd give you all, and have none, babe
Just, just, justa, justa to have you here by me
Because

In the midnight hour she cried more, more, more
With a rebel yell she cried more, more, more
In the midnight hour babe more, more, more
With a rebel yell she cried more, more, more
More, more, more

Oh yeah little baby
She want more
More, more, more, more, more

Oh yeah little baby
She want more
More, more, more, more


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"Rebel Yell" as written by Steve Stevens Billy Idol

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  • +2
    General CommentA local radio DJ in Tampa noted that 'only Billy Idol would write a song about Bourbon'. I'm not sure where he learned this info from, but there is a Bourbon brand named "Rebel Yell". This is a quote from the Rebel Yell bourbon page:

    "Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was once known to be an avid drinker of Rebel Yell. In fact, Billy Idol has said in his episode of VH1 Storytellers that his hit "Rebel Yell" was inspired upon joining Richards, Mick Jagger and Ron Wood in taking swigs from a bottle of Rebel Yell at a gathering they all attended. He liked the sound of the brand name, and said he recalled that he actually asked if they (Jagger and Richards) had no objections to his use of the brand name for a future song title. "I've got it now . . . little did they know."

    While you can contort almost anything have it mean something about sex, the lyrics line up very well with the song being about loving the "Rebel Yell" brand of bourbon.
    crashoverrideon February 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis seems like yet another Billy Idol song about having a sex with some totally awesome babe that he remembers. Seems like most of his babes fall into the "little" or "barely legal" category - seems to be his thing.
    stoolhardyon December 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWho the hell can write something WHILE getting a blowjob!?!?! Totally a SEX song. She can't say more more more with her mouth full. duh.
    sixedhearton January 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti like this song and i have no idea why the hell i find it so cool
    Neruon August 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRight.. My Interpretation Of This Song Is That... A Young Girl Comes To Him.. And She Knows She Isn't Supposed To Be There.. Which Is Where I Get The "Rebel" Bit From... And I Have A Feeling That The Song Is More Realistically About Sex, Because You Can't Really Shout "MORE" Whilst Giving A Blow Job... Plus Why Would SHE Be Saying More.. It's Not Like She's On The Recieving End Of The Blow Job :L

    So Yeahh Bascially.. Rebellious Teenage Girl... Fucking A Famous Singer :)
    Anyone Agree???
    eezziion October 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti don't think he's talking 'bout a one-night-stand. for what he says it looks like he really cares about her and apparently she feels the same way... but that's what I think **

    but, sure, it's about sex :)
    babyfabyon May 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest Billy Idol song of all time :)
    spunkykittenon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy mom said he wrote this song while getting head from a groupie in a bathrrom...but my mom's crazy. i love Billy Idol!
    jaxgrrlon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a nice story, wish it happend to me. and yes it is the best song, a good second is tomorrow people i think.
    revolutionon May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think you're right jaxgirl.

    Last night a little dancer came dancin' to my door
    Last night a little angel Came pumpin cross my floor
    She said "Come on baby I got a licence for love
    And if it expires pray help from above"

    In the midnight hour she cried- "more, more, more"
    With a rebel yell she cried- "more, more, more"
    In the midniight hour babe- "more, more

    He lives in his own heaven
    Collects it to go from the seven eleven
    Well he's out all night to collect a fare
    Just so long, just so long it don't mess up his hair

    sure sounds like a blowjob to me
    demostheneson August 03, 2002   Link

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