Wild One

Album: Fighting (1975)
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  • Wild one, won't you please come home?
    You've been away too long, will you
    We need you home, we need you near
    Come back wild one, will you?

    How can we live without your love?
    You know that could kill you
    How can we carry on
    When you are gone, my wild one

    So you go your way wild one
    I'll try and follow
    And if you change your mind
    I will be waiting here for you tomorrow

    For I would beg for you
    I would steal and I would borrow
    I'd do anything, anything at all
    To end this sorrow

    Wild one
    The gypsies warned of the danger
    You can laugh and joke with friends
    But don't you ever talk to strangers

    Although their offers may be sweet
    And I'd bet and I would wager
    Away you'll stray and never come back
    To those who love and made you Writer/s: PHILIP PARRIS LYNOTT
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Cupparosielee from W YorkshireThe first verse seems to be about the soldiers off to war as t'others said. Second and third verses written as though they could be a spurned love but will not give up hope
  • Frank from DublinYes, it's about the Flight of The Wild Geese and Ireland subsequently being leaderless, hence the tone of despair:
    "...how can we carry on when you are gone, my Wild One.."
  • Roddie from Waterford, IrelandThe Song is based on the Wild Geese. Philip had a huge interest in Irish history


    The Flight of the Wild Geese refers to the departure of an Irish Jacobite army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on October 3, 1691, following the end of the Williamite War in Ireland. More broadly, the term "Wild Geese" is used in Irish history to refer to Irish soldiers who left to serve in continental European armies in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Mickey D. from Fremont, CaI wonder what the chorus lyrics are...
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