Coverafbeelding Adam and The Ants - Stand & Deliver!
  • Statistieken
  •   11 weken
  •   8 piekpositie
  •   247 punten
  •   1981

Artiestinformatie

Land   Engeland

Britse New romantic-punkgroep, opgericht in 1977 in Londen, Engeland: Adam Ant (zang, gitaar), geboren als Stuart Leslie Goddard op 03-11-1954 in Marylebone, Londen, Engeland. Overige bandleden: Marco Pirroni (gitaar; ex Siouxsie & The Banshees), Kevin Mooney (basgitaar). Terry Lee Miall en Chris “Merrick” Hughes (beiden drums).



Mooney stapt op in 1981 en wordt vervangen door Gary Tibbs. De drie oorspronkelijke leden van de groep, gitarist Matthew Ashman (overleden op 22-11-1995 aan de gevolgen van diabetes), bassist Leigh Gorman en drummer Dave Barbarossa, formeren in januari 1980 de Britse newwaveband Bow Wow Wow.



Adam Ant gaat vanaf 2 mei 1982 solo verder. Hij heeft dit besluit genomen nadat Miall en Tibbs zijn groep hebben verlaten. Acteert in de films Slam Dance (1987) en World Gone Wild (1988) en is te zien in verschillende televisieseries.



Songtekst

[Spoken:] Stand and deliver!

I'm the dandy highwayman
Whom you're too scared to mention
I spend my cash
On looking flash
And grabbing your attention
The devil take your stereo
And your record collection
The way you look, you'll qualify
For next year's old age pension!

Stand and deliver
Your money or your life
Hoh!

Try to use a mirror
Not a bullet or a knife
Hoh!

I'm the dandy highwayman
So sick of easy fashion
The clumsy boots, peekaboo roots
That people think so dashing
So what's the point of robbery
When nothing is worth taking?
It's kind of tough to tell a scruff
The big mistake he's making

Stand and deliver
Your money or your life
Hoh!

Try to use a mirror
Not a bullet or a knife
Hoh!

And even though you fool your soul
Your conscience will be mine
All mine

We're the dandy highwaymen
So tired of excuses
Of deep meaning philosophies
Where only showbiz loses
We're the dandy highwaymen
And here's our invitation
Throw your safety overboard
And join our insect nation!

Stand and deliver
Your money or your life
Hoh!

Try to use a mirror
Not a bullet or a knife
Hoh!

Even though you fool your soul
Your conscience will be mine
All mine

Qua qua
Da diddly qua qua
Da diddly qua qua
Da diddly qua qua

Stand and deliver!
Stand and deliver!
Stand and deliver!

Songinformatie

ArtiestAdam and The Ants
 A-kant
Titel Stand And Deliver
Lengte 03:08
Componist(en) Adam Ant, Marco Perroni
Producer(s) Chris Hughes
 B-kant
Titel Beat My Guest
Lengte 03:11
Componist(en) Adam Ant
Producer(s) Chris Hughes
Platenlabel CBS
Catalogusnr CBS A1065
Hoogste positie UK 1
Album Prince Charming


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