"Worlds Forgotten Boy" as written by Steve Stevens and Billy Idol....
My road is long, it lingers on.
You stare at me and I'm holding on.
My eyes are dim, my breath is weak
And tears stain my cheeks.
Up there so high where the air is so thin,
You look for signs. Am I giving in?
All for me you bring crashing down,
And still you condemn me.
Oh no no shame. All my life I'll not betray.
I'll not shed one tear for all my life,
For ever more, for ever more.

Sound towers will crumble down,
I see everything is broken down.
His heart is breaking and recorded in sound.
We need a miracle joy, we need a miracle boy,
A rock and roll toy, a rock and roll joy,
A rock and roll boy!

Now I know what's up for game.
What's up for grabs, what's down again.
See all for me is crashing down,
The end of everything, every decent human being.
Oh no no shame. All my life I'll not betray.
I'll shed all my fears all my life,
For ever more, for ever more.

Sound towers will crumble down, Yeah
Well, everything will be broke down.
See, his heart is breaking and recorded in sound.
We need a miracle joy, we need a rock and roll boy,
I need a rock and roll joy, a rock and roll toy,
A rock and roll boy!

The road is long and it lingers on.
But my eyes are dim, my breath is weak
And tears stain my filthy cheeks.

Sound towers will crumble down,
I see everything is broken down.
Well my heart is breaking and recorded in sound.
I need a miracle joy, I need a miracle now,
That rock and roll boy!

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah, I'm hangin' on a miracle tree,
Yeah, hangin' like a noose for you and me.
Yeah! Said yeah! Right now!


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"Worlds Forgotten Boy" as written by Steve Stevens Billy Idol

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    General CommentHow can no one else have reviewed this song yet? I personally think it's Billy Idol's best, hands down! There's so much angst and energy, Steve's guitars are just blazing, and the lyrics are vivid and yet just dark enough to keep that moody atmosphere...

    "Worlds Forgotten Boy": The peniultimate of early-80s punk rock.
    Nepentheson March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI felt the same way with Nephentes - for me this is Billy's best song but yet it's not as popular as "Rebel Yell" or "To Be a Lover", so perhaps it's considered as a 'long forgotten' rock masterpiece?

    I remember when I first listened to "Worlds Forgotten Boy" as a teenager, a same strong impression has been staying inside my mind until now - that dark gloomy feel and the rebellious, bursting energy of Idol's vocals... those mighty 'n crazy shreds from Stevens... the heavy atmosphere... sound intensity...
    Indeed we need this Miracle Joy!

    Looking back to days when we were younger, there were times we boys faced some tough situations, like making big decisions for life. And this song, isn't it one that speaks about it?

    The lyrics speaks resolution, it says never to Billy to fall, never to regret about the path you took "Oh, no, no shame. All my life, I'll not betray"."I'll shed all my fears, all my life. For ever more, for ever more."
    The anguish created unstoppable power so that "Sound towers will crumble down"... And yes, "That Rock 'n Roll Boy"... he made it well allright!!!
    xenodeon January 13, 2012   Link

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