Mötley Crüe - Wild Side - Meaning of the song
In his book The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx explained how the song came to be: He was casually seeing a Catholic school girl and one day asked her to recite the Lord's Prayer. He thought it sounded cool, so he messed with it, and out came "Wild Side."
Much of the lyric uses religious imagery to flaunt the band's sins, and they are clearly not concerned with penance: "Forward my mail to me in hell." The song goes on to give a perverse take on the Lord's Prayer: Our father Who ain't in heaven Be thy name on the wild side
The video was shot during a concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Directed by Wayne Isham, it's a fairly typical concert video except that there is no effort to hide the camera crew, who scramble on stage to get close-ups. It's also a good look at Tommy Lee's gyroscopic drum kit, which revolves him while he plays.
Wild Side - Lyrics
Kneel down ye sinners, to Streetwise religion Greed's been crowned the new King Hollywood dream teens Yesterday's trash queens Save the blessings for the final ring- AMEN Take a ride on the wild side Wild side I carry my crucifix Under my death list Forward my mail to me in hell Liars and the martyrs Lost faith in The Father Long lost in the wishing well Take a ride on the wild side Wild side Fallen angels So fast to kill Thy kingdom come on the wild side Our father Who ain't in heaven Be thy name on the wild side Holy Mary Mother may I Pray for us on the wild side Wild side. Wild side Name dropping no-names Glamorize cocaine Puppets with strings of gold East L.A. at midnight Papa won't be home tonight Found dead with his best friend's wife Take a ride on the wild side Wild side Take a ride on the wild side Wild side Gang fights Fatal strikes We lie on the wild side No escape Murder, rape Doing time on the wild side A baby cries A cop dies A day's pay on the wild side Wild side, wild side Tragic life on the wild side Wild side, wild side Kickin' ass on the wild side No goin' back on the wild side