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18 and Life - Skid Row

18 and Life

Skid Row
hard rock 80s rock hair metal metal


Album: Skid Row Released: 1989 Skid Row guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo wrote this song after reading in a local newspaper about an 18-year-old boy who shot his friend by accident. He thought the gun wasn't loaded, and eventually ended up in prison for life. This song achieved a great success and was MTV's most played video in 1989.


There are at least two artists with this name: 1) An American rock band founded in 1986 formerly fronted by Sebastian Bach. They legally bought the name Skid Row from the Irish band of the same name. 2) An Irish blues rock band founded in 1967, notable as an early band of both Gary Moore and Phil Lynott. A version of this band occasionally tours as Brush Shiels' Skid Row 1) Skid Row is an American heavy metal/glam metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. Show more ...

18 and Life - Skid Row

Ricky was a young boy, He had a heart of stone.
Lived 9 to 5 and worked his fingers to the bone.
Just barely got out of school, came from the edge of town.
Fought like a switchblade so no one could take him down.
He had no money, oooh 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
(repeat above)

Tequila in his heartbeat, His veins burned gasoline.
It 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

Chorus

"Accidents will happen" they all heard Ricky say
He fired his six-shot to the wind that blew a child away.

Chorus



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