Now I'm aimin' for heaven
But probably wind up down in hell
Where upon this alter I will hang my guilt ridden head
But it's time I'll take before I begin
Three sheets to the wind, three sheets to the wind
Yeah, it's time, I'll take before I begin
Three sheets to the wind, three sheets to the wind

Rebels are we, though heavy our hearts shall always be
Ah, no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart
I said no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart

Terrified of the open road
Yeah, where it leads ya never know
But rest assured he'll be on you back
Yeah, the holy ghost through his tounges in black
As the band dog howls and the young girl cries
The blessed virgin in her proud dad's eye
The albatross hangin' round your neck
Is the cross you bare for your sins he bleeds

Rebels are we, though heavy our hearts shall always be
Ah, no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart
I said, no ball or chain, no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the Sacred Heart

Genuflect all you refugees who fled the land
Now on guilt you kneel
And say a prayer for those left behind
From beyond the pale to the northern sky
So you saved your shillins and your last six pence
'Cause in god's name they built a barbed wire fence
Be glad you sailed for a better day
But don't forget there'll be hell to pay

Rebels are we, though heavy our hearts shall always be
Ah, no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart
I said no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart

Reserrection no protection all things life must be
Ah no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart

Now I bless me father for I have sinned
But it's the same old story again and again and again
Ah well, such is the bread of an everyday life
From mornin' to noon to this shadowless-night
Ah well, such is the bread of an everyday life
From mornin' to noon to this shadowless-night

Rebels are we, though heavy our hearts shall always be
Ah, no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart
I said no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart

Rebels are we, though heavy our hearts shall always be
Ah, no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart
I said no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart

I said no ball or chain no prison shall keep
We're the rebels of the sacred heart
We're the rebels of the sacred heart


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Rebels Of The Sacred Heart [Previously Unreleased Track] Lyrics as written by David R King Bridget A Regan

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    Ah, No ball nor chain, no prison shall keep, We're the rebels of the sacred heart!!!! I said, No Ball Or Chain No Prison shall keep, we're the rebels of the sacred heart!

    myownprison333on July 04, 2002   Link
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    this is about dave king's catholic background and rebelling against it. especially the third verse, which is about protestant/catholic rivalries in ireland(i believe "the pale" is an area of ireland, not sure though)

    at warped in chicago he was makin fun of catholic priests, he said "bless me father for i have sinned...but remember father, YOU have sinned too!"

    AcousticalKingon August 25, 2002   Link
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    Alright, I came here to find a meaning, but after I just found a fight over religon, i decied to try to figure it out myself.... So to me, this is just talking about growing up catholic, and failing like many catholics do. How he keeps sinning and such (which is why he is a rebel of the sacred heart), but he still knows that his faith teaches him that god is still going to be there, and he feels guilting about it (with a great referance to the sea mariener by swift). I think he also makes a referance about how hes going to have to pay for it all in purgetery (sp?) in "Be glad you sailed for a better day/ But dont forget therell be hell to pay". So basivly he is saying how he is always going to end up sinning, and he feels kinda guilty about it, and knows he's going to end up paying for it, but still ends up doing it anyways. I may be wrong, i came here to see how my version of it held up, but i just got a religon lession.... btw, i am catholic, and couldn't care less who is going to heaven, as far as i care, thats gods job not mine...

    jenn_04on April 05, 2005   Link
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    This was the first Flogging Molly song that i'd ever heard and i was hooked immediatley. This band is amazing, and i love the irish sound. =)

    Ever And A Dayon May 08, 2002   Link
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    this is by far my fav flogging molly song...they are so awesome...especially live!! :D

    emogoddesson May 18, 2002   Link
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    i honestly dont understand how anyone could not feel good listening to a flogging molly song

    deleteme152on July 24, 2002   Link
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    this song is definitaly about dave kings catholic backround

    spence21221on August 11, 2002   Link
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    Yea I can see that everybody here likes this song it's one of my favorites before but does anybody know what some of those parts are about?

    acdcfan672on August 17, 2002   Link
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    Flogging Molly RULES!!! and this goes perfect w/me b/c b 4 i moved, when i was younger i used to be part of the Sacred Heart church...

    sXeNUFANPunkXon August 18, 2002   Link
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    these guys are friggin great!!!! I saw em' at warped tour and they blew my mind!!! this song is just fantastic also!!!

    CoReYc411on September 15, 2002   Link

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