"Stand Down" as written by and Chris Ward Ian Wilson....
I thought my resolve was too hard to be broken,
It's easy to pretend that you were just joking
There's no need to see plans through to fruition
Especially if, you've guessed the conclusion

Some of us want to go back to our families, stand down with Enrique Gatti
Some of us want to go back to our families, stand down with Enrique Gatti

A right to advise, advice I you're wise, there's no shame in, Giving in.
I'm delighted to have found
If it's too heavy, you can just put it down
The bravest decision you ever make
Is admitting that, you made a mistake

Some of us want to go back to our families, stand down with Enrique Gatti
Some of us want to go back to our families, stand down with Enrique Gatti

A right to advise, advice I you're wise, there's no shame in, Giving in.
Stand down, stand down, stand down, stand down
It's not a lack of determination, it's more heroic resignation

Some of us want to go back to our families, stand down with Enrique Gatti
Some of us want to go back to our families, stand down with Enrique Gatti

I've no right to advise, advice for the wise, there's no shame in, Giving up.


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"Stand Down" as written by Eddie Argos Chris Ward

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    General Commentit's not about enrico gatti the violinist, it's enrico gatti the robber, who 18000 Lira is about

    "Another scrapped idea would have turned the album into a rock opera about the Gatti Gang, a bumbling cell of Italian guerrillas. "They were the Milan-based cell of the Red Brigades in the 80s," according to Argos. "They were just really, really inept as terrorists. And 18,000 lira was the one bank robbery they managed to do-- about £4.83." Hence the album closer, "18 000 Lira". The Gatti Gang concept also survives in two other songs, "Stand Down" and "Rusted Guns of Milan"."
    chezzoon May 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's s'posed to be Enrique Gatti, I think. Wikipedia said so.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    olephantieon April 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentO_O O_O I can't believe no one has written anything about this yet.

    Has to be like, my top 2 of fav. Art Brut songs.
    I love itttttt ! =]

    Enrico Gatti is an Italian violinist.
    HWOntoFireon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm confused... whats enrico gatti got to do with the rest of the song?
    selfishisgorgeouson January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about Enrique Gatti, silly!
    xhyperxon January 14, 2011   Link

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