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Billy Idol: Rebel Yell Meaning

Tagged: Sex [suggest]

Song Released: 1984


Covered By: Black Veil Brides


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Last night a little dancer came dancin' to my door
Last night a little angel Came pumping 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,...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 27th, 11:28pm report


    its like when you eat something for the first and you like it, you want more. This song is kinda say that something bad for you can get addicting. I think that's what BVB and Billy Idol were going for.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 13th, 11:39pm report


    I basically know this song...but it must have some type of meaning ...I'm still trying to figure out the meaning behind "Rebel yell"



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    anonymous
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    Jul 28th, 7:14pm report


    I think it’s about a man falling for a Woman. It started out with him just wanting sex... but she enticed him just by being loving carefree self... he fell for her... became addicted to her... fantasizes about her... and now realizes he loved her... still loves her... but he believes it’s too late... her openness is gone... everything he loved is gone... she is gone.... but he’d sell his soul to get it all back. My ex plays this song every time we are together.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 25th, 7:08pm report


    as a matter of fact there is more to the song than the obvious.

    he talks about it in a 1984 interview.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAxx5QliDcM

    Have a look and then rethink your comment..

    Rebel Yell happens to be a bourbon he drank with Rolling Stones artists, and he wrote a song about it, but it also has elements from situations he found himself in.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2018 2:01pm report


    Whisky and whore. When Billy Idol wrote it he was drinking Rebel Yell bourbon the a whore came to his door... Song explained



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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2018 2:58pm report


    Whisky and whores.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 24th, 2017 10:47am report


    The song is about a heroin addicted girl that comes to him while high. She dances into his life with an addiction. He falls for her and he does whatever he can to feed her addiction. It’s very sad if you think about it.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 28th, 2016 12:29pm report


    It's about the purdy pervert fucking a fan or slut, or both. I believe that this was written by bvb and the Purdy man himself wrote it. That is my opinion and reasoning.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    frost
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    Mar 6th, 2016 3:07pm report


    Well this song is origanally by billy idol, I think what they're trying to say is that they love us and we should all feel equal



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    anonymous
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    Feb 27th, 2016 2:57pm report


    This song is totally about sex. Billy Idol had a sexual encounter with a beautiful woman, so he had a very sexual attraction to her. And, it's about Billy Idol lusting over the fact that the woman is gorgeous that he just wants to make love to her.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 16th, 2016 2:30am report


    To be blunt, Rebel Yell is a Billy Idol song about sex.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 12th, 2015 12:57am report


    The songs about simultaneously battling a drug and sex addiction.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 2nd, 2015 10:36pm report


    This is a song about Heroin Addiction and Heroin Addicts. Billy had a serious Smack problem, it historic fact.

    Analog to O.D.:
    "Come on baby I got a license for love
    And if it expires pray help from above"
    Analog to Heroin:
    But when I'm tired and lonely she sees me to bed
    Analog to Gay Prostitute working for smack he gets at 7-11:
    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.
    Addiction:
    I'd sell my soul for you babe
    For money to burn with you
    I'd give you all, and have none, babe
    Just to, just to, just to, to have you here by me
    Because



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    anonymous
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    Feb 6th, 2015 2:47pm report


    Its about drugs, maybe bourbon, maybe his little angel is PCP. After all, he'd sell his soul for her.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 31st, 2014 12:48pm report


    It's a cover. The original artist was Billy Idol. But, It's about sex, plain and simple.



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