"Wild Boys" as written by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Roger Andrew Taylor, Andy Taylor and John Taylor....
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 roadside in a sore afraid new world

They tried to break us, looks like they'll try again

Wild boys never lose it
Wild boys never chose this way
Wild boys never close your eyes
Wild boys always shine

You got sirens for a welcome there's bloodstain for your pain
And your telephone been ringing wile you're dancing in the rain
Wild boys wonder where is glory
Where is all you angels now the figureheads have fell
And lovers war with arrows over secrets they could tell

They tried to tame you looks like they'll try again

Wild boys never lose it
Wild boys never chose this way
Wild boys never close your eyes
Wild boys always shine


Lyrics submitted by Novartza

"The Wild Boys" as written by Christopher Thomas Allen, Warren Reginald Cann, William Currie, Midge Ure

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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  • +3
    General CommentThis was considered very different from anything they had ever done when they released it. Still is.
    emuInAmuumuuon March 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally think this song is really damn cheesy, and the video too - it feels so overdone and a bit self important with not enough substance or even really decent style. ): probably a good thing that Duran Duran took a break at the height of their ridiculous popularity when they did, and later had a chance to be humbled by obscurity and lack of popularity before this kind of overbearing stuff was taken too far! don't get me wrong though, I kinda love the song and video for their cheesyness, in a way(hey John Taylor looks pretty hot tied to the hood of a car like that...BUT I DIGRESS). Just not what I'd consider DD's most respectable material ;) Notorious and Arcadia's So Red The Rose were a huge improvement, in my opinion.
    bubbleteaon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Lord of the Flies

    BTW, Duranie, I'm sure you know that that wasn't the only time Simon was stuck under water. He also capsized his sailboat during a big regatta.
    captainron042on May 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always thought this song was about soldiers. Men who have fought in war and kept unrecognized when got back home.
    mcclaineon May 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI got the 7-inch single of Wild Boys in 1985 for my seventh birthday. I was a huge Duran fan, but this song never really did it for me, even then. As bubbletea said, it's way overdone. Its video was way overdone too.

    The breakup of the original group just needed to happen. It was obvious with this song and video that they'd reached the limit. Luckily it ended and the band's music became much stronger as a result. They began focusing more on the music and less on the image. Whilst the Arcadia album was not all that memorable, Notorious and Big Thing both have great album tracks that few people ever hear.
    Starqueston April 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a precursor of metal music. It is very cool. Its videoclip is also ahead of its time.
    mercanfaton January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut the acoustic set from unplugged is the best version of this song... ever.
    ryan don June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love love love this song! Also, if you like this song, chances are you like Union Of The Snake too. I also love the video for this song, if you've ever seen it, you have to give it two thumbs up for creativity. Can you beleive all that in a video in the 80's? Also, while they were filming Simon on the windmill thing, the machine stopped with his head still underwater! He couldve died! and then we would have no ordinary world, notorious, or come undone!
    Duranieon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Wild Boys is a book by William S. Burroughs about renegade homosexual boys and is considered to be a better work than his more famous Naked Lunch. Simon le Bon has based many of his songs on literature.
    brobishon June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read that director Russel Mulcahy wanted to make a film based on the book. Duran was going to do the music (or at least the title song). The movie fell through, so Russel decided to do the video with them...
    talynnon April 01, 2005   Link

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