He's a rebel, plays by his own rules
Just like the cop shows on TV
He gained acceptance in the school
Carved out a path of conformity

He was sitting in front of me
Shouted obscenities
Loud so everyone could hear
It's just the same thing year after year

He won't realize it
So don't criticize it
Defense is his weapon
So don't you be steppin'

He's a rebel, once again, how trite
Sustenance is meaningless aggression
And though his words will always fight
They lack all forms of self-expression

Always running from the norm
To end up where he was before
And for every one of him you face
Ten more can always take his place

He's lost in the crowd
Even though he is loud
He's finally the same
All he is is a name

He's a rebel, yeah, I know
He's a rebel, there he goes

Lyrics submitted by Ken Braley

Rebel (In Front Of Me) song meanings
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    General CommentHi. I wrote this one.

    In the general sense, this song is about "that rebellious guy" you knew in high school. In the specific sense, it is a composite sketch of some people I knew in my particular high school, including Brad Kraft (to think, he was my best friend in 1st grade!).
    BobbyMcRon June 08, 2004   Link

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