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Everettsville: Music

"Rebel Without a Fall" (lyrics)

(Don Everett Pearce)
(c)(p) 2011 Don Everett Pearce

Facebook? Nah. See, I like to keep most old high school friends frozen in time, where they're forever young & rebellious. Over the years, certain ones have lingered in my mind and have grown to be almost mythical figures. To get a "friend request" would just feel sad, I think.


I don’t wanna know where you are
or what’s happenin’ in your life
‘cause I don’t want to shatter
a myth that matters to me;
You at seventeen
I see you holding the line
full of soul and defiance
And I’m afraid to find
that you’ve lost your fight like us all
I need a rebel without a fall


Some people just don’t belong
in this dumbed-down madhouse
You gotta go along
just to get along and survive
And that’s not your style
I see you laughin’ in smoke
on a car in the church lot
and by the laundromat
with your Castro hat looking all
Like a rebel without a fall


I don’t wanna find you online
some cute little comment
in all lower case
little sideways face on my wall


I should be reading a note
on a torn sheet of paper
Folded up and stuck
to my windshield signed with a scrawl
From a rebel without a fall


Well maybe if I see you by chance
give a tap on the shoulder
In a dim-lit room
with a drink or two at last call
And be a rebel without a fall