He's a Rebel
The Crystals Lyrics


See the way he walks down the street
Watch the way he shuffles his feet
My, he holds his head up high
When he goes walking by, he's my guy

When he holds my hand, I'm so proud
'Cause he's not just one of the crowd
My baby's always the one to try the things they've never done
Just because of that, they say
He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should
Just because he doesn't do what everybody else does
That's no reason why I can't give him all my love

He's always good to me, always treats me tenderly
'Cause he's not a rebel, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, no, no, no, to me

If they don't like him that way
They won't like me after today
I'll be standing right by his side when they say

He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should
Just because he doesn't do what everybody else does
That's no reason why we can't share a love

He's always good to me, good to him, I try to be
'Cause he's not a rebel, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, no, no, no, to me

He's not a rebel, no, no, no (no, no, no)
He's not a rebel, no, no, no (no, no, no)
He's not a rebel, no, no, no (no, no, no)
He's not a rebel, no, no, no (no, no, no)

He's not a rebel, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, no, no, no

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Gene Pitney

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Adrian

"He's A Rebel"

See the way he walks down the street
Watch the way he shuffles his feet
My, he holds his head up high
When he goes walking by
He's my guy

When he holds my hand, I'm so proud
'Cause he's not just one of the crowd
My baby's always the one
To try the things they've never done
And just because of that, they say

He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should
But just because he doesn't do
What everybody else does
That's no reason why I can't give him all my love

He's always good to me
Always treats me tenderly
'Cause he's not a rebel, oh no no no
He's not a rebel, oh no no no, to me

If they don't like him that way
They won't like me after today
And I'll be standing right by his side
When they say

He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should
But just because he doesn't do
What everybody else does
That's no reason why we can't share a love

He's always good to me
Good to him, I try to be
'Cause he's not a rebel, oh no no no
He's not a rebel, oh no no no, to me
Oh! (He's not a rebel, oh no no no

He's not a rebel, oh no no no
He's not a rebel, oh no no no
No no no



John LaStrada

@◇m x x r i◇ - He's a convicted murderer. Let's start there.

Yes, he was a great producer, and a quirky individual & the late Sonny Bono told me many things about him behind the scenes.

Who are we to judge? Once you're a convicted murderer all your good achievements go to the back of the bus.

We are not perfect but I'm not a murderer. He shot her in the mouth.

Funny that he said it was an "accidental suicide" when he had her "kiss the gun" that fired the fatal shot. But, told his chauffeur that "he killed somebody." If it's an accidental suicide then he didn't kill anyone.

Conflicting information & I'm not a lawyer.
Phil wrote the last chapter of his biography.

I'm disappointed too. I liked his work in the 60s but his appearance in court wearing a mile-high wig didn't help exonerate him.



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See the way he walks down the street
Watch the way he shuffles his feet
My, he holds his head up high
When he goes walking by
He's my guy

When he holds my hand, I'm so proud
'Cause he's not just one of the crowd
Why is he always the one
To try the things they've never done?
And just because of that, they say:

"He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should"
But just because he doesn't do what everybody else does,
That's no reason why I can't give him all my love
He's always good to me,
Always treats me tenderly
'Cause he's not a rebel, no no no
He's not a rebel, no no no, to me

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

If they don't like him that way,
They won't like me, I'm sure, today
And I'll be standing right by his side when they say:

"He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should"
But just because he doesn't do what everybody else does,
That's no reason why we can't share love
He's always good to me
Good to him, I try to be
'Cause he's not a rebel, no no no
He's not a rebel, no no no, to me
Oh! (he's not a rebel, no no no)

He's not a rebel, no no no
(repeat and fade out)



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See the way he walks down the street
Watch the way he shuffles his feet
My, he holds his head up high
When he goes walking by, he's my guy
When he holds my hand, I'm so proud
'Cause he's not just one of the crowd
My baby's always the one to try the things they've never done
And just because of that, they say
He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should
But just because he doesn't do what everybody else does
That's no reason why I can't give him all my love
He's always good to me, always treats me tenderly
'Cause he's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no, to me
If they don't like him that way
They won't like me after today
I'll be standing right by his side when they say
He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should
Just because he doesn't do what everybody else does
That's no reason why we can't share a love
He's always good to me, good to him, I try to be
'Cause he's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no, to me
Oh, he's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no
He's not a rebel, oh, no, no, no



Tarantulisimo

Darlene Love -- lead vocals
Edna Wright -- co-lead during chorus
The Blossoms (Edna Wright, Fanita James, Gracia Nitzsche), Gloria Jones, Jean King, Bobby Sheen -- backing vocals
The LA Wrecking Crew -- instrumentation
Hal Blaine -- drums
Gene Pitney -- songwriter*
Phil Spector -- producer
Jack Nitzsche -- arranger
Larry Levine -- engineer

*Originally written for The Shirelles, actually recorded by The Blossoms, but ultimately credited to The Crystals



All comments from YouTube:

Janine Luana

My dad used to sing this song to me saying she instead of he. I lost him a few years ago but his spirit feels alive when I hear this song.

Joshua Ryan

Sounds like a really cool dude

Salem the Shaman

I lost my father as well, I grew up with him singing the old music from the 1950’s he loved as a kid. This is one of those songs that reminds me of him. It’s so cool that your father added the “she” to the song for you! May their memories be a blessing.

Berndt S.

Yes Gene Pitney sang the Song with she* as well. God bless your father

RSN breezy

Ya father had good taste pray he rests easy♥️🙏🏾

TheDrakenZ

Part of him always lives inside you, and you can visit it every time you listen to this song <3 Rest In Peace <3

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Brock White

Darlene Love is one of the most powerful and accomplished singers ever!

◇m x x r i◇

Plus, The Crystals were in New York and Phil was in LA. He liked recording at Goldstar better, and he didn't have time to get the real Crystals.

Jimaro Morales

The lyrics [Gene Pitney - 'the Rockville Rocker' (from Rockville CT)] to this song were outstanding too... they didn't do anything to prevent the song from becoming a hit! ツ👍

F C

LaLa Brooks is right there with her....what dynamic leads for the Chyrstals

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