"Born To Be Wild" as written by and Mars Bonfire....
Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once and
Explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once and
Explode into space

Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once and
Explode into space

Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild


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"Born To Be Wild" as written by Mars Bonfire

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  • +6
    General CommentWe as human beings and part of nature are born to be wild not under constant control and restrictions Society is our downfall we are trying to beat nature not mimic it... We are the only animals on the planet that live by profit and trade HMMMMM we need to learn to share
    adamanto75on January 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn 2004, Paris Hilton asked Steppenwolf to use this as part of her show, The Simple Life 2. Steppenwolf adamantly denied.

    Thank GOD!
    JeffKaos71on January 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAn ultimate kick ass song-hell yeah. To me this song is about going out, havin an adventure and a real good time, and living life to it's fullest. HELL YEAH

    Heavy Metal THunder-an excellent line, one of the best ever

    This song was perfect for Easy Rider, one of my fav films and one of the most intelligent, underrated, and important films ever. WATCH IT
    River Wolfon September 02, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"mattalas" Close, but I think that it was actually Jimi Hendrix to whom that New York reporter referred to when he said "his music sounds like heavy metal falling from the sky". This I think is where HM in terms of music originated.
    The William Burroughs reference precedes all the other "heavy metal" references but was not about music.
    Steppenwolf's "heavy metal thunder" of course is the noise that a Harley Davidson makes.
    chrisb1on August 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNope, the lyrics are correct as posted, "I like smoke and lightning."
    bnsfjordanon April 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is an all out road song, it was recorded for the movie, " Easy Rider " but it is the number 1 ass kicker. a true american anthem!!
    njrockstarbanditon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo words "ROAD TRIP"!!
    TacticalEliteon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne word "KICKASS"
    Rider_of_the_Sunon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRock and roll at it's best. All time classic. Fire all your guns at once and explode into space. XXX
    Karlon May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGuys, I dun wanna sound stupid or anything, but.. lol one of the guys in steppenwolf in my uncle. rofl. No joke, tho.
    LandofReveryon October 12, 2004   Link

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