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Stand and Deliver
Adam and the Ants Lyrics


Stand and deliver

I'm the dandy highwayman who 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 (oh-oh)
The way you look you'll qualify for next year's old age pension

Stand and deliver your money or your life
Try and use a mirror no bullet or a knife

I'm the dandy highwayman so sick of easy fashion
The clumsy boots, peek-a-boo roots that people think so dashing
So what's the point of robbery when nothing is worth taking? (oh oh)
It's kind of tough to tell a scruff the big mistake he's making

Stand and deliver your money or your life
Try and use a mirror no bullet or a knife

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 (oh oh)
"Throw your safety overboard and join our insect nation"

Stand and deliver your money or your life
Try and use a mirror no bullet or a knife

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

Qua qua da diddley qua qua da diddley
Qua qua da diddley qua qua da diddley
Qua qua da diddley qua qua da diddley
Qua qua da diddley qua qua da diddley

Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Stand and deliver your money or your life

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: MARCO PIRRONI, ADAM ANT

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Matti

@Natasha C I became a highwayman was daylight robbery
I was no prince charming nothing dandy about me!
The truth is I was violent and with my good mate Matt king robbed travellers at gunpoint money watches anything
My horse it wasn't called Black Bess although that's what you've read
Was no romantic hero shot not one but two men dead
The legend that surrounds me misses out the crucial part
I was a ruthless killer with a ruthless killer's heart
I was a vicious highwayman a source of pain and tears
When you hear how my story ends you won't believe your ears
I ran away to Yorkshire, changed my name to John Palmer
Was sent to prison after stealing chickens from a farmer
I wrote a letter to my family, a plea to relate
The postman saw the envelope and here's the twist of fate!
He had taught me how to write, so he knew I'd lied!
"That's not John Palmer's hand, that's Dick Turpin's!" he cried!
I was a vicious highwayman my crimes had bought me fame
Was stitched up by a postie that's not glamorous that's lame
No more stand and deliver you'll remember this I hope
It's no fun hanging with highwaymen when you're...hanging from a rope?!



Harold Gillies

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!



Harold Gillies

I'm the dandy highwayman who 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 (oh-oh)
The way you look you'll qualify for next year's old age pension
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Try and use a mirror no bullet or a knife
I'm the dandy highwayman so sick of easy fashion
The clumsy boots, peek-a-boo roots that people think so dashing
So what's the point of robbery when nothing is worth taking? (oh oh)
It's kind of tough to tell a scruff the big mistake he's making
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Try and use a mirror no bullet or a knife
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 (oh oh)
"Throw your safety overboard and join our insect nation"
Stand and deliver your money or your life
Try and use a mirror no bullet or a knife
And even though you fool your soul
Your conscience will be mine
All mine



All comments from YouTube:

Steven Michael Martin

if you're still listening to Adam & The Ants in 2021 you're a freakin legend 🌟

Marcus Smith

Haha it’s a meme for me and my friends we learnt about highwaymen in primary and pretend we are highwaymen and when we Rob sweets from yr 7s we say stand and deliver 😂😂🍺it brings back good memories

mercoid

Lol

Brian M

Why thank you

Jon Evans

Thank you! I love the thought that I'm a legend. Used to own this single, but lost it and all the LPs when I got divorced.

Bip Bippadotta

A Real Royal Family, A Royal Nobility

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Savox

It's no fun hanging with highwaymen when you're... hanging from a rope.

Melania MoneyPenny

they always kill the good ones.

Joseph William

I Thothed on the retro Mesugah/Cavalera rhythms. YeT. Your retort infatigbly valid. 👨🏼‍🎤

Monsieur baguette

@Kelcey it’s pg so it’s cool

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