"Stand And Deliver" as written by Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni....
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


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"Stand and Deliver" as written by Adam Ant Marco Pirroni

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  • +1
    General Commenti love this song!
    lumosnox90on June 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Adam Ant. I've never known a man dress so good!
    Soul_Haemorrageon June 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow can you not like a song which includes the lyrics "qa qa, da-diddley qa qa..."
    Major Valoron April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks. I think Adam is taking the piss out of himself but then again his promoting himself as well. What a dandy highwayman
    antmannon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking cool song, the chorus shout is so fucking cool, the way the percussion sample stamps like boots beofre everyoe goes "Oi!" or whatever.
    Razormasticatoron April 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the the book 1000 UK Number One Hits by Jon Kutner & Spencer Leigh, Adam Ant yays of this song “Its just stealing peoples attention. I’m a very big history fan of certainly the Georgian era and I like the flamboyance and sexuality and bawdiness of the time. I’ve seen films like Tom Jones and I grew up going to Saturday morning pictures and seeing all these other influences. I put them all together and ‘Stand And Deliver’ was just purely grabbing people’s attention and using the whole sort of classical English highwayman feel as a theme."
    edpon January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song ever.
    Wallamanageon September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnope he clearly states:

    try and use a mirror, no bullet or a knife

    watch one of his live performances of the song, and you'll hear it.
    jonesenon December 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm a massive Horrible Histories fan and my favourite song off there is the Dick Turpin one. My dad came in when I was watching it and said "Hey- that song is just like Adam and the Ant's Stand and Deliver! they must have taken the idea from there!" Out of curiosity I found and listened to this song and found he was right! I love it! If you like this then watch the Dick Turpin song!

    STAND AND DELIVER!
    YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE!
    LOL!
    manic4manicson July 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHang on I swear it goes:
    Stand and deliver, your money or your life
    Rise and deliver, your money or a knife
    manic4manicson August 29, 2011   Link

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