"Wild Child" as written by and Van Morrison....
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Wild child full of grace
Savior of the human race
Your cool face

Natural child, terrible child
Not your mother's or your father's child
Your our child, screamin' wild

An ancient rulage of grains
And the trees of the night
Ha, ha, ha, ha

With hunger at her heels
Freedom in her eyes
She dances on her knees
Pirate prince at her side
Stirrin' into a hollow idols eyes

Wild child full of grace
Savior of the human race
Your cool face
Your cool face
Your cool face
Do you remember
When we were in Africa


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"Wild Child" as written by Lou Reed

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    General CommentI always thought it was apollo idol's eyes...."Remember when we were in Africa" at the end could refer to Jim wanting to get away from it all and go to Africa to live among the natives.....he told his bandmates if he did this he would send them a postcard under the name Mr. Mojo Risin'....when he died they waited for the postcard because with all the controversy surrounding his death they thought he had gone to Africa.
    Lizardking1971on January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFUCKING AWSOME FUCKING SONG
    rocker13on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was about Jesus, but I'm not sure why. It would make more sense to be about Rimbaud. The line "You remember when we were in Africa" points to that. Rimbaud wrote all his poems before he turned 19 and then moved to Africa to become a hunter and slave trader if I'm not mistaken. That's where Jim got the idea to relocate to Africa.
    octopuseyeson February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read the book wild child by Linda Ashcroft. I want to believe everything she says, but I saw a webpage that disputed the time frames she wrote about. Does anyone know if this song is really about her?
    numbtagon July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song describes me....
    HippieFlowerChild67on December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti read somewhere that this song is about a french poet called Arthur Rimbaud...
    R.ache.Lon August 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what it's about, but i love love love it.

    I thought it was "fire licks" instead of "pirate prince"

    I dunno, it always sounded kind of tribal to me.
    regular_freakon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow, octopuseyes, that's a killer theory.
    Probably one of the only plausible meanings of that ever-elusive last line.
    Just felt you needed a well-deserved thank you, amazing homework skills.
    regular_freakon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone think that the instrumentals in this song are quite similar to those used in the Led Zeppelin song "Heartbreaker". Especially in the intro.
    Haseque39on July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of myself
    wildchild628on November 07, 2006   Link

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