18 And Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Gun

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18 And Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Gun

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This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics of Bomb, Gun, Knife, Weapon. .

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/01/15/you-cant-say-bomb-on-a-plane/

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Skid Row has had a lot of good songs, and this one is, too. This one tells about a teen who is completely out of control at home and in the community. He causes and is in trouble all the time. He somehow gets a gun and is showing off with it with a friend, but either they have an argument or by accident he shoots and kills the friend. The consequences were that he was sent to prison for life.

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From a Wiki article:

18 and Life” is a song by American heavy metal band Skid Row. It was released in June 1989 as the second single from their self titled debut album. The song is the band’s biggest hit, reaching No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It was certified Gold on September 13, 1989, when it sold 500,000 copies.[1] The song also charted at No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.[4]

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“18 And Life”, by Skid Row was released in 1989 on their album, “Skid Row”. It was written by Rachel Bolan and Dave Sabo.

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Ricky was a young boy
He had a heart of stone
Lived 9 to 5 and he worked
His fingers to the bone
Just barely out of school
He came from the edge of town
Fought like a switchblade
So no one could take him down, oh no
He had no money
No, no good at home
He walked the streets a soldier
And he fought the world alone and now it’s
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time and it’s
18 and life to go
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time
And it’s 18 and life to go
Tequila in his heartbeat
His veins full of gasoline
He kept his motor running
But it never kept him clean
They say he loved adventure
Ricky’s the wild one
He married trouble
And had a courtship with a gun
Bang-bang shoot ’em up
The party never ends
You can’t think of dying
When the bottle’s your best friend and now it’s
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time and it’s
18 and life to go
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time
And it’s 18 and life to go, ye-yeah
Accidents will happen?
They all heard Ricky say
He fired his six-shot to the wind
That child blew a child away, ye-yeah
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time and it’s
18 and life to go
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time
And it’s 18 and life to go
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Rachel Bolan Southworth / David Michael Sabo / Sebastian Phillip Bierk / Scott L Mulvehill / Robert J Affuso
18 and Life lyrics © Wordiks Music, New Jersey Underground
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2022 BS

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