"Youth Gone Wild" is the debut single from American heavy metal band Skid Row's debut album, released in January 1989.


The song's music video received heavy airplay on MTV; however, as a single it only reached #99 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached #27 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.


The song was re-released as a single in 1992, with a live recording of "Delivering the Goods" (from the band's B-Side Ourselves EP) as the B-side; it charted again at #22 on the UK Singles chart.





Lyrics


[Bolan, Snake]


Since I was born they couldn't hold me down

Another misfit kid, another burned-out town


Never played by the rules I never really cared

My nasty reputation takes me everywhere


I look and see it's not only me

So many others have stood where I stand

We are the young so raise your hands


They call us problem child

We spend our lives on trial

We walk an endless mile

We are the youth gone wild

We stand and we won't fall

We're the one and one for all

The writing's on the wall

We are the youth gone wild


Boss screamin' in my ear about who I'm supposed to be

Getcha a 3-piece Wall Street smile and son you'll look just like me


I said "Hey man, there's something that you oughta know.

I tell ya Park Avenue leads to Skid Row."


I look and see it's not only me

We're standin' tall ain't never a doubt

We are the young, so shout it out


They call us problem child

We spend our lives on trial

We walk an endless mile

We are the youth gone wild

We stand and we won't fall

We're the one and one for all

The writing's on the wall

We are the youth gone wild


They call us problem child

We spend our lives on trial

We walk an endless mile

We are the youth gone wild

We stand and we won't fall

We're the one and one for all

The writing's on the wall

We are the youth gone wild

We are the youth gone wild