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Song
Beyond Magnetic (album)

Rebel of Babylon is the fourth and final song off of Metallica's 2011 extended play album, Beyond Magnetic, which consists of songs that were written during the Death Magnetic recording sessions but didn't make the final cut onto the album. The song was written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo.

LiveEdit

  • Rebel of Babylon was debuted live during the last of four 30th Anniversary shows, on December 10, 2011, in San Francisco, California. To date it the only time it's been played live.

LyricsEdit

    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
    This 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
    
              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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