Duran Duran: Wild Boys Meaning
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Wild Boys Lyrics
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...
anonymous Dec 6th, 2005 12:21pm 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.
anonymous Jul 13th, 7:02am 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.
anonymous Apr 28th, 2016 4:06am 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.
anonymous Oct 19th, 2013 10:08am report
The Wild Boys are the soldiers who served in the Vietnam war and returning home.
anonymous Oct 15th, 2011 10:49am report
I thought this was about feral children.
anonymous Apr 19th, 2008 4:35am 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..
anonymous Nov 6th, 2005 11:03pm 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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