Dropkick Murphys Rebels with a Cause cover

Rebels with a Cause
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January 6, 2017
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Song Meaning
Verse 1
As a point of conversation, he was referencing relation
From the corner he came from, the company he'd keep
She was from the country far from the city
They shared one love, they were destined for defeat
He was tortured he was troubled
She was sick and she was lost
Searching for an answer, rebels with a cause
Doing what they do to get what they need
Life was cheap, there were no guarantees
Verse 2
Dead-end kids, you don't want, 'em you don't need 'em
And you'll always find a reason when you need to write 'em off
Dead-end kids, you can take 'em, you can leave 'em
You said they'd never listen, you said they'd be better off
But we believed in you, we knew it from the start
Hey kid, you've got heart
Verse 3
They were wretched they were raw, they were tough and they were mean
They were scared they were cold, they were somewhere in between
Looking for a chance from someone who believed
Remember what you see ain't what always what it seems
So give a kid hand, lift him up and dust him off
Many will stumble others will be lost
For all who failed so many would succeed
Don't be angry at the kids, be angry at the greed
Verse 4
Dead-end kids, you don't want, 'em you don't need 'em
And you'll always find a reason when you need to write 'em off
Dead-end kids, you can take 'em, you can leave 'em
You said they'd never listen, you said they'd be better off
But we believed in you, we knew it from the start
Hey kid, you've got heart
Verse 5
Dead-end kids (you don't want 'em you don't need 'em)
Dead-end kids (you'll always write 'em off)
Dead-end kids (you can take 'em you can leave 'em)
Dead-end kids (you said they'd be better off)
Verse 6
Dead-end kids, you don't want 'em you, don't need 'em
And you'll always find a reason when you need to write 'em off
Dead-end kids, you can take 'em, you can leave 'em
You said they'd never listen, you said they'd be better off
Dead-end kids, you don't want 'em, you don't need 'em
And you'll always find a reason when you need to write 'em off
Dead-end kids, you can take 'em, you can leave 'em
You said they'd never listen you said they'd be better off
But we believed in you, we knew it from the start
Hey kid, you've got heart

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