Sweet Sixteen

Album: Whiplash Smile (1986)
Charted: 17 20
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  • [Chorus]
    I'll do anything
    For my sweet sixteen,
    And I'll do anything
    For little run away child

    Gave my heart an engagement ring,
    She took everything,
    Everything I gave her,
    Oh sweet sixteen

    Built a moon
    For a rocking chair,
    I never guessed it would
    Rock her far from here
    Oh, oh, oh.

    Someone's built a candy castle
    For my sweet sixteen
    Someone's built a candy brain
    And filled it in.

    [Chorus]

    Well, memories may burn you,
    Memories grow older as people can
    They just get colder
    Like sweet sixteen

    I see it's clear
    Baby, that you are
    All through here
    Oh, oh, oh, oh.

    [Chorus]

    Someone's built a candy castle
    For my sweet sixteen
    Someone's built a candy house
    To house her in.
    Someone's built a candy castle
    For my sweet sixteen
    Someone's built a candy brain
    And filled it in.

    And I do anything
    For my sweet sixteen
    Oh, I do anything
    For run away girl.

    Yeah, sad and lonely and blue.
    Yeah, gettin' over you.
    How, how do you think it feels
    Yeah to get up in the morning, get over you.
    Up in the morning, get over you.
    Wipe away the tears, get over you, get over, get over...

    My sweet sixteen,
    Oh runaway child
    Oh sweet sixteen
    Little runaway girl.

    Gave my heart an engagement ring,
    She left everything,
    Everything I gave her,
    Oh sweet sixteen
    Built a moon
    For a rocking chair,
    I never guessed it would
    Rock her far from here
    Oh, oh, oh, oh.

    Someone's built a candy castle
    For my sweet sixteen
    Someone's built a candy house
    And house her in.
    Someone's built a candy castle
    For my sweet sixteen
    Someone's built a candy house
    And house her in.

    [Chorus]

    Do anything
    For my sweet sixteen
    I'll do anything
    For little runaway girl
    Little runaway girl
    Oh sweet sixteen
    Oh sweet sixteen
    Oh Writer/s: BILLY IDOL
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Darin from Hapeville, Ga08-21-2021 and Google just played this randomly in a playlist for me. First time I have heard it. Quite a story about the inspiration and story behind it.
  • Jennifer Hollis from Ruidoso NmI was 17 when Sweet 16 was released. I was 16 When I First saw Stand By Me. Both are favorites of Mine. Billy Idol For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He’s Due.
  • Cc from Ga, Gaim 12 years old and i have had a crush on billy ever since i was 5 i love this song and every time i watch it it brings tears to my eyes just knowing how sad that guy must have felt
  • Fiona from Sydney, AustraliaInterestingly enough, I just found out that Edward Leedskalnin did some research and wrote some works on electromagnetism and gravitational force also MORALITY. Wow, I guess that was a big lesson he had to learn!
  • Fiona from Sydney, AustraliaI have always loved this song and it certainly has an interesting history. I think I saw the clip for the first time when I was about 11 or 12 and developed a huge crush on Billy Idol. It still brings tears to my eyes when I think about how heart broken that poor guy must have felt.
  • Leah from Brooklyn, NyIf you go to Homestead, Florida and visit the Coral Castle, you can see the "rocking chair" that Idol refers to in the lyrics; a remarkable structure carved out of a single piece of coral stone and yes, it rocks.
  • Gerry Walsh from Melbourne, AustraliaWhen i was 17 i starting dating a girl named Karyn whom was 16. She was my sweet sixteen and when i hear this beautiful song i picture her and i back then, my 1st love.....
  • Danielle from Palm Coast, Flwas the girl 16? yeah it is an good song surprised someone would build all that for one person great song!
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