"Where Boys Fear to Tread" as written by and Billy Corgan....
candy cane walks down
to build a bonfire, to break my fall
my baby, my sweet thing
just maybe we could lose ourselves this time
king of the horseflies, dark prince of death
his tragic forces are heaven sent
in sweet things, in a lovers breath
in knowing this was meant to be the last
a go-go-kids, a go-go-style
a suck suck kiss, a suck suck smile
as always, in youn gneed
a velied promise to never die
on dead highways, her black beauties roam
for june angels, so far from home
for a love lost, a faded picture
to tread lightning, to ink the lavender skies
so get on the bomb
get back where you belong

Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Where Boys Fear to Tread song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentIt's weird how none of these lyrics make any goddamn sense, yet I relate to it so easily.
    sixteenmistakeson October 14, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentcant figure this one out all together either! Oh well SP rocks!
    Rocklovinggirlon April 04, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm probably wrong about this, but I always thought this song was about a nightmare. Whenever you are having a bad dream, you usually wake up right before you die, hence the lines, "Get on the bomb/get back where you belong." This kind of makes sense for the title, as small children aren't exactly fans of nightmanres.
    Cam-winon February 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI definitely agree with everyone that said it's about teenagers, the unexperienced candy canes that walk down to build a bonfire and have some fun. I always got the vibe that this was about youths in a dangerous land. Like a fairy tale where the kids sneak out after night and get lost in a land of horseflies.
    mellon alcoholieon October 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the line for june angels so far from home
    the song rocks
    kotzeon May 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits a beautiful song... but theres so much imagery and symbols that i cant find the meaning.
    deadeyeson August 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFun Fact: This song contains sound effects from the game Doom.
    Wurby Tictocon September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not too sure what this song is about...I've never been able to really put the pieces together. I adore this song...and I know it's about some kind of love...
    doombunnehon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... but cannot find out what it is about.
    Rocklovinggirlon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI honestly have no idea what its about...I just know that I love the line "in sweet things, in a lover's breath in knowing that this was meant to be the last" maybe that could mean that he knows that this persons the one for him and its the only one he wants....but i dunno, Billy Corgans a wierdo sometimes
    shannrockson June 23, 2003   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top