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Billy Idol: Rebel Yell Meaning

Tagged: Sex [suggest]

Song Released: 1984


Covered By: Black Veil Brides


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Rebel Yell Lyrics

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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    Mar 22nd, 2020 3:15am report


    I think we can all guess the meaning, or have a general part of an idea of the meaning. It's about this girl, most likely an entertainer of sorts, choosing a guy and wanting to make love, hence the "Come on, Baby. I've a license for love." And this kind of gives me "The Drug In Me Is You" by Falling In Reverse vibes. Simply because love can be like a drug; addicting and making people cry out for more. Just like the chorus says, "In the midnight hour, she cried more more more. With a rebel yell, she cried more more more."



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    anonymous
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    Feb 14th, 2020 2:54am report


    This song is definitely about heroin. Users often refer to it as "her or "she"



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    anonymous
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    Aug 14th, 2019 8:46am report


    Yeah. Its about heroin. Personified as a female.



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    anonymous
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    May 11th, 2019 5:54pm report


    That the lady has a sex addiction and wants more or either more drugs.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 27th, 2019 1:30am report


    In 1803, North Maxwell, Pyke, invited Matthew Middleton Christian, To His Home In Amsterdam. He Claimed That His Peruvian Toprch was a backstab, but that the rebel flag should live forever in it's name.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 27th, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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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