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Wild Boys Lyrics

The wild boys are calling
On their way back from the fire
In august moon's surrender to
A dust cloud on the rise
Wild boys fallen far from glory
Reckless and so hungered
On the razors edge you trail
Because there's murder by the...


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    Dec 6th 2005 report

    This is based on the 1971 novel of the same name by William Burroughs. In the book, packs of adolescent humanoids ravage the civilized nations of the Earth. When wholesale slaughter erupts, the battle continues underground where the survivors evolve into The Wild Boys.

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    Feb 15th 2020 report

    Humans facing early cyborgs, how empathic!

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    Jul 13th 2018 report

    I think its about being gay. Wild implies unnatural and boys implies its talking about a collective group of males. ‘They tried to tame you might be a reference to the social efforts to marginalise homosexuals. Saying ‘never lose it’ is stating theyre not able to change, ‘never chose this way’ sorta obvious. ‘Never close your eyes’ is like when your friends getting changed and he says close your eyes? But he doesnt cos hes gay? ‘Always shine’ homosexual success in film.

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    Apr 28th 2016 report

    I'm not perfect.. yet, i've fell but i could never quit, it's what i'm made for. I'm coming back home.

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    Oct 19th 2013 report

    The Wild Boys are the soldiers who served in the Vietnam war and returning home.

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    Oct 15th 2011 report

    I thought this was about feral children.

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    Apr 19th 2008 report

    This song is about themselves, as rock stars, going through the pressure of being under a microscope. however, as bands do, they party hard, under the criticism of some. but regardless, "wild boys never loose it, wild boys never choose this way, wild boys, never close your eyes, wild boys ALWAYS SHINE!", they keep rising. basically, the more you hate, they more we shine..

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    Nov 6th 2005 report

    I think the "Wild Boys" in this song are Duran Duran themselves. For instance, their "Girls on Film" video was banned.

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    Jun 22nd 2005 report

    This song is about oppression.

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