"Seventeen" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
Hung up here on a web of comfort.
Taking off with nowhere to go.
Standing tall with but your new cloak armor.
Making out like it's all been done.

It's harder than it seems.
You slip but never fall.
They'll take you, when you won't come back to me.
Tearing down what we built up so well.

Layin' low as you came my way.
Look alive with your head on backwards, goin off when
There's nothin' wrong.
It's only in your dreams, but it felt like it was real.

They'll take you, when you won't come back to me.
Hang loose, my friend don't walk away from me,
Because i really think you're cool.
Is it worth turning back despite these open hands?

You're tearing me apart.
They'll take you, when you won't come back to me.
(you need to find yourself).


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"Seventeen" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    Song MeaningI think that this song is from the view of a parent that has a child that has grown up and is about to go out into the real world. The parent believes that the outside world and the stuff they will learn will "take you when you won't come back to me."
    __die_go__on December 31, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so addicting..but i remember seventeen being different.... i thought it was more like this "Hung up here on a web of comfort. Taking off with no where to go. Standing tall with but you're a new cold commer. It's harder than it seems. You slip but never fall. They'll take you, when you wont come back to me. Tearing down what we built up so well. Layin low as you came my way. Look alive with your head on backwards, goin off when there's nothin wrong. It's only in your dreams, but it felt like it was real. They'll take you, when you won't come back to me. Hey mosse, my friend dont walk away from me, because i really think you're cool. Is it worth turning back despite these open hands? You're tearing me apart. They'll take you, when you won't come back to me. (you need to find yourself)." maybe that's jst me...but whatever.
    peachiedawlie182on April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so addicting..but i remember seventeen being different.... i thought it was more like this "Hung up here on a web of comfort. Taking off with no where to go. Standing tall with but you're a new cold commer. It's harder than it seems. You slip but never fall. They'll take you, when you wont come back to me. Tearing down what we built up so well. Layin low as you came my way. Look alive with your head on backwards, goin off when there's nothin wrong. It's only in your dreams, but it felt like it was real. They'll take you, when you won't come back to me. Hey mosse, my friend dont walk away from me, because i really think you're cool. Is it worth turning back despite these open hands? You're tearing me apart. They'll take you, when you won't come back to me. (you need to find yourself)." maybe that's jst me...but whatever. GO J.E.W.
    peachiedawlie182on April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah i think you're right peachie. i got the words from a jimmy website, this has to be a different song someone else posted
    pumpkingirlon April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this is Call it in the air!
    Dean Martinon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey i fixed it! this song rox majorly! why so few comments? sadness! Its the best ever!
    smile_lots22on May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. he sings it with such passion. I get so absorbed in it and just wanna throw myself around hehe. And the lyrics are just perfect as ever.
    freakassbiatchon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin the movie - the lyrics are different..
    emojpon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow, I knew I heard this song before Singles...but what movie is it from, emojp? I can't put my finger on it...
    tracieon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*oops, I meant Static Prevails...not Singles.
    tracieon June 19, 2002   Link

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