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(music video) Skid Row - "18 and Life"

Sebastian Bach, another very talented rock singer. Note his ability to hold higher octaves in tremolo. (Layne Staley of Alice in Chains was also able to do this and you can see what I mean here - Layne Staley's voice)

LYRICS:

18 AND LIFE

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

(guitar solo)

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~ Lasrever's assessment: I like the guitar solo near the end -- this is rare because I think guitar solos are often self-serving and not always cohesive with the melody/theme of the song. I also appreciate the well written lyrics and the tragic theme of the video. Everything in this work of art seemed to fit perfectly.

The only other other song I liked from this band was I Remember You but there are probably gems I haven't heard somewhere in those old Skidrow albums.

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Added: Jul-14-2007 
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