Seventeen

Album: Four Pink Walls (2015)
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  • Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh

    My daddy says that life comes at you fast
    We all like blades of grass
    We come to prime and in time we just wither away
    And it all changes
    My view with a looking glass won't catch the past
    Only photographs remind us of the passing of days
    Oh nothing stays the same from yesteryears
    See I recall being afraid of the dark
    And holding on to teddy bears
    I'd wrap myself in blankets just to cover me from fears
    That was then and now I'm here
    And the night is mine

    So hear me scream
    I was too young to understand what it means
    I couldn't wait til I could be seventeen
    I thought he lied when he said take my time to dream
    Now I wish I could freeze the time at seventeen
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    I'm seventeen
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    Seventeen
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    Seventeen
    Now I wish I could freeze the time at seventeen

    My mother said don't forget where you come from, where you've been
    Always keep your closest friends they can't slip away
    They keep you grounded
    Oh keep yourself surrounded with good advice
    And yeah I guess that sounded nice when I was ten
    Oh but never were there truer words
    In all my days I've ever heard
    And when she told me little girl the answer is love
    So those are words that I keep with me
    Though the seasons change so quickly
    Keep them buried in my heart
    And never fought

    So hear me scream
    I was too young to understand what it means
    I couldn't wait 'til I could be seventeen
    I thought she lied when she said take my time to breathe
    Now I wish I could freeze the time at seventeen
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    I'm seventeen
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    Seventeen
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    Seventeen
    Now I wish I could freeze the time at seventeen

    I been goin' on, I been growin' up
    I'm a know it all, I don't know enough
    See I was racing and waiting for the day that I would be old enough
    Guess I'll be patient and pace myself gotta prepare for when goings rough

    I was too young to understand what it means
    I couldn't wait 'til I could be seventeen
    I thought she lied when she said take my time to breathe
    Now I wish I could freeze the time at seventeen
    Ohh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    I'm seventeen
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    Seventeen
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh
    Seventeen
    Now I wish I could freeze the time at seventeen Writer/s: ALESSIA CARACCIOLO, ANDREW WANSEL, COLERIDGE TILLMAN, ROBERT T. GERONGCO, RONALD A. WHITE, SAMUEL T. GERONGCO, WARREN FELDER, WILLIAM JR. ROBINSON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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