Honey don't walk out I'm too drunk to follow
Intro: C G Am F C Am Honey don't walk out I`m too drunk to follow C Am You know you won't feel this way tomorrow F G Well - maybe I'm a little rough around the edges F G Inside a little hollow F G I get faced with somethings sometimes F G Am That are so hard to swallow - Hey ! Chorus: C I was born a rebel Am C Down in Dixie on a Sunday morning F G Yeah - with one foot in the grave F G And one foot on the pedal Am I was born a rebel. Well she picked me up in the morning And she payed out my ticket Yeah she screamed in the car And threw me out in the thicket Well - I never would've dreamed That her heart was so wicked Oh - but I keep coming back 'Cos it's so hard to kick it. (Chorus) Even before my father's fathers They called us all rebels Burned our cornfields And left our cities level I can still see the eyes Of those blue bellied devils When I'm walking round tonight Through the concrete and metal.
The track was recorded in 1984. It was during the recording of this track that Petty broke his hand. Petty remembers being so high on drugs that he couldn't get an arrangement he liked. Petty went into the control room, and put the original demo tape on, which featured just him and a Rickenbacker 12-string guitar. This made him so furious that he stormed up the stairs into his house, and punched the wall with his left hand, causing him to powder it. After a while, Tom Petty called Jimmy Iovine in to help him finish "Rebels" along with some other tracks on Southern Accents. Alan "Bugs" Weidel, Tom's roadie, considers "Rebels" a least favorite of his due to Petty's broken hand.