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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
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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


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


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  • U
    UnregisteredJul 2, 2012 at 10:44 am
    It's not that ricky shot a child. The child ricky shot is his own childhood. A bad childhood ended when he became a "responsible adult" with no prospect of improving his situation. Now ricky, like all of us, live in a prison - a life imposed by circumstances we little control over. Our crime is time, and we all serve a life sentence. A lucky few excape, but not ricky, not most of us.
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    TheLyricsToAllNov 21, 2008 at 1:18 am
    Ricky, had no money, his parents hated him and he hated the world.He got drunk at a party and killed a child with a six-shot.Now hes 18, and hes got life to go.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 2:54 am
    I believe that we are all serving 18 to life. Whether we are in prison or not in some ways we live in a prison in our minds and we are tring to get out side our minds to live life.
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    strengthJul 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    well yeah, it reminds of my first love, gun crazy,alcoholic, insain drummer,drug deaeler, crimanal... but he neva killed anyone, far .. as i knew..he had a heart and was hot! so what... christ that was19yrs ago...
  • Justin5043
    Justin5043Mar 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    This song is about Ricky struggling to make it in the word and his parents are upset with him so he runs away with his friend and one nite they get wasted on tequila and his friend kind starts daring him to do it, so he does and now hes serving a life sentance for killing his best friend...

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