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Rebel grip your bottle tight
Just float away
Rebel is it hard to leave
What makes you stay?

Go take your poison ink
Sign life away
Then take your dirty spoon
And dig your grave
Dig your grave

Rebel grips the bottle tight
Just floats away
Rebel finds it hard to leave
What makes you stay?

He takes the poison ink
Signing life away
Then takes the dirty spoon
And digs his grave

Let this dark shine
Let this dark shine
Let it shine bright
Don't let it burn out tonight

Kill me one more time
Stigmata
Kill me one more time
Neo martyr

Gonna die young
Gonna live forever
Kill me one more time
Rise up
Rebel of babylon

Renegade fights the fight
That no one wins
He claims a crown of thorns
To pierce the skin

He climbs his crucifix
And waits for dawn
Thinks they'll remember him
After he's gone

Let this dark shine
Let this dark shine
Let it shine bright
Don't let it burn out tonight

Kill me one more time
Stigmata
Kill me one more time
Neo martyr

Gonna die young
Gonna live forever
Kill me one more time
Rise up
Rebel of babylon

Rise up
Rise up
Resurrection

The rebel fights the fight
That no one wins
To claim a crown of thorns
To pierce his skin

Climbs his crucifix
And waits for dawn
He looses consciousness
The myth lives on

Let this dark shine
Let this dark shine
Let it shine bright
Don't let it burn out tonight
Tonight

Kill me one more time
Stigmata
Kill me one more time
Neo martyr

Gonna die young
Gonna live forever
Kill me one more time
Rise up
Rebel of babylon

Rise up
Rise up
Resurrection



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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    My god, this song is not about layne staley, will people ever understand? "just a bullet away" is about layne staley, supposedly. James hetfield just said that because the song was just too suggestive. Why do you think it was never included on the death magnetic album in the first place?

    As for "rebel of babylon", the song is truly outlining the story of christ. Ever since james got out of rehab he has been a good, honest man. If there is any comparison, or 'double-entendre' (second meaning) to be recognized it would be james' past alcoholism, hence " rebel grip your bottle tight, just float away ".

    My point being, i guess it would take serious genius to comprehend the meaning of this song. (sarcasm) seriously people, this song is not about layne staley, honestly use your head. What song would make sense if it were related to layne? Rebel of babylon or just a bullet away, think about it.
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    UnregisteredJun 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    None the less, this song is about the life and final trial of christ and how his rebellious nature towards society then affects our present day society.
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    UnregisteredJun 8, 2012 at 11:02 am
    This song is epic and significant to me--like so many songs, movies, and stories. I'm waiting to die one last time, because jesus is the resurrection and the life, if you believe in him, though you were dead, yet shall you live.
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    Its very self-explanatory... Babylon is the new world and its corruption... And as pointless as it may seem, christ did die and rose for the world... So dying again is reference to christianity dying in schools television media everything... But still fights the fight... The rebel of the new babylon
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    UnregisteredApr 7, 2012 at 8:34 am
    Is every one evoiding the word babylon,which is iraq so it's about war and sacrificing your life for the profit of a few.

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