"18,000 Lira" as written by and Chris Ward Ian Wilson....
18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira

Yeah, we've got guns, but they're antiques
They're rusted and they're broken
The Red brigade made us give our bomb back
But we're going to do this bank job and we're going to do our very best

18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira

Enrique's got a head cold again, it's not his fault
He's a brave and valiant leader
He couldn't even get bus passes this time
Just scooters, very fast scooters

18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira
18,000 Lira

Sounds like a lot of money


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"18,000 Lira" as written by Eddie Argos Chris Ward

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    General CommentI figure this song is about blindly following someone. Lines like:

    It's not his fault
    He's a brave and valiant leader
    Sounds like a lot of money

    It seems like they're being duped into doing something, even though the reward at the end is hardly a reward at all. 18,000 lira is around $10.
    kupopoon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCome on. I'd follow some guy I'd just met called Enrique to try at get about £6. Coz after all it does SOUND like a lot of money. That would be good for bragging.
    V.I.P. ROCKon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"He couldn't even get bus passes this time
    Just scooters, VERY FAST SCOOTERS"

    hahahah BRILLIANCE
    blahduon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a guy who tried to rob a bank in italy once but all he got were lousy 18000 lira so he could buy a ticket for the busride home.
    i read that in an interview with the singer.
    he originally wanted to record a whole album about this guy because he was so fascinated about him.
    AnajoKaroon March 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust scooters, VERY FAST SCOOTERS!

    I love him so.
    DeaMaxwellon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnajoKaro is right. He wanted to record a whole album but could only write two songs, this and stand down.
    sheslostcontrolon January 24, 2008   Link

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