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Born to be Wild (1968) by Steppenwolf

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Born to be Wild (Song)

performed by Steppenwolf

June 1968
Genres: Rock
 
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"Born to Be Wild" is a song first performed by the band Steppenwolf, written by Mars Bonfire. The song is often invoked in both popular and counter culture to denote a biker appearance or attitude. It is sometimes described as the first heavy metal song, and the second verse lyric "heavy metal thunder" marks the first use of this term in rock music (although not as a description of a musical style). 
 
Lyrics 
 
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 want to die 
 
Born to be wild 
Born to be wild