I'm a loner, Dottie
They call me Rebel Yellow
But they don't know me, Dottie

Hello, Dottie
You can call me Mellow Yellow

You know I love you, Dottie
I'm waking up with you
But you don't know me, Dottie
I'm tangled up in blue
And there ain't nothing new
I just want to come get my fangs stuck in this

Now I'm a lone wolf, unchained with crooked fangs
Here I come, here I come
And I didn't come to put your fire out
I don't fear your flames
Here I come

I hear I'm calling your name
For crying out loud
I'm here, I'm calling your name
For crying out wolf
I hear I'm calling you out
I hear I'm calling you out
I'm here, I'm calling you out
I'm here, I'm calling you out

I raised awareness so you could call me daddy
I took care of your sheriff, man, I'd shoot 'em all gladly
Mr. Happy Go Hungry
On the search to where my gun and badge are buried
Now you're just mad or scared
Because you got no more little toys to look after
They said you poisoned a perfectly good pasture
We asked your whereabouts, they only had one good answer

And they said there was no choice in their matter
And that their voice didn't matter
And the white noise in your laughter
Was just a void they couldn't capture
A filler in time, while you tried to put those pillars in line

I was watching horror films, hoping the killer was fine
Figured it was prime to tinker with your spine
While you played the role of Jesus, I was spilling your wine
Just to kill some time, they thought it was for justice

So now it sucks less for me because I crushed your destiny
And dubbed your lust for a mess to clean up
You love less to me now
Never trust a breath I breathe out
I'm sufficiently breathless
Just blood and flesh, yes, you see now

Weed out your garden, let me come and find the flowers
Before you summon the final hours for someone that's blind to cowards
I devour jealousy, complaints, and poor sportsmanship

Now you're over-apologetic, wet with a thousand types of tears
And I don't get it - you kept them right behind your ears
Tried to steer many your beaten path for bad company
I said I keep my feet in glass, and that's comforting
And that's coming from the king of the road to recovery
Who has got a soul that's old and I sing you odes about codes that cut it free (?)
It's just like me, nothing's changed

I'm just a lone wolf, unchained with crooked fangs
Here I come, here I come
And I didn't come to put your fire out
I don't fear your flames
Here I come

I hear I'm calling your name
For crying out loud
I hear I'm calling your name
For crying out wolf
I hear I'm calling you out
I hear I'm calling you out
I'm here, I'm calling you out
I'm here, I'm calling you out

And they said they just wanted to have a kiss
And you were all like, "You want to battle, bitch?"

And then you said, "Our history is too fragile to juggle with"
But now Misery is the only man you'll cuddle with
And it's so clear, you drew weapons on those you hold dear
Said you were dancing in private, but you're two-steppin' on toes here

Dear, Dottie


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    Song ComparisonReference "I'm a loner Dottie, a Rebel" by the Get Up Kids (c1997). And Pee Wee Herman's quote: "You don't want to get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel" (youtube.com/…). Seems to be a similarly themed message.
    mightymse17on February 15, 2014   Link
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    General Commenthere's some corrections:

    ...Mr. Happy Go Hungry
    On the search to where my (gun and badge are buried)
    Now you're just mad or scared...

    ...I was watching horror films, hoping the killer was fine
    Figured it was prime to (tinker) with your spine
    While you played the role of Jesus, I was spilling your wine...
    TheSnowMiseron December 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfor some i just imagine this:

    I hear 'em callin you out....

    I'm here, I'm callin you out...

    obviously with the rest of the words. idk that its really that clear, but i could be totally wrong.
    caleyboyeron November 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentnot that clear*
    caleyboyeron November 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, a few small corrections;

    I'm tangled up in blue*
    And there ain't nothing new
    I just want to come get my fangs stuck in you*

    I* shoot them all gladly

    I also think that it is
    Tried to steer men* to your beaten path for bad company

    I also agree with caleyboyer that it should be

    I hear 'em callin you out....

    I'm here, I'm callin you out...

    Any ideas on what this song is about? i have a few rough ideas about the character in the song has been driven to murder, by Dottie, who seems like she is controlling him to kill for her own pleasure? i also get the idea she is a prostitute, or she has affairs with other men, and thats why hes killing them.

    it seems as though this is written like a letter to her, from the killer perhaps from prison, or a confession of some sort.

    thats just my thoughts on it, i could be completely wrong, but either way this song is amazing.

    rebelyellowon November 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti kinda understand where rebelyellow is coming from. i guess i kinda feel like it is some sort of relationship, but its not really developed because he seems kind of lost. like, "I didnt come to put your fire out, i don't fear your flames." to me, i think of, he's kind of naive about who he is dealing with or what situation he is getting into. and with the calling out, its like he finally caught on or is finally figuring out that this person isn't everything he thought they were, but then they go back and forth...maybe a love/hate situation? idk. haha.
    caleyboyeron November 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've heard this song many times and to me it seems as if he is speaking to addiction, maybe his own. IDK if this is right but it has helped me
    AKstylyon January 11, 2010   Link

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