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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.

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Lyrics

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 get out of school, came from the edge of town
Fought like a switchblade so no one could take him down, oh no

Skid Row - 18 and Life Lyrics

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  • Beautiful song 👌🔥
  • Rachel Bolan & Dave Sabo are Absolutely Brilliant!!!
  • That Official Music Video is so great and the music too. :)
  • That Official Music Video is so great and the music too. :)
  • So fucking awesome !
  • Was für Weicheier!
  • Woodstock 2014 Poland ! [2]
  • a fucking classic [12]

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