"Teenager in Love" as written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman....
Each time we have a quarrel
It almost breaks my heart
'Cause I'm so afraid
That we will have to part

Each night I ask the stars up above
Why must I be a teenager in love?

One day, I feel so happy
Next day, I feel so sad
I guess, I'll learn to take
The good with the bad

'Cause each night
I ask the stars up above
Why must I be a teenager in love?

I cried a tear for nobody but you
I'll be a lonely one
If you should say we're through

Well, if you want to make me cry
That won't be so hard to do
If you should say goodbye
I'll still go on loving you

Each night I ask the stars up above
Why must I be a teenager in love?

I cried a tear for nobody but you
I'll be a lonely one
If you should say we're through

Well, if you want to make me cry
That won't be so hard to do
And if you should say goodbye
I'll still go on loving you

Each night I ask the stars up above
Why must I be a teenager in love?
Why must I be a teenager in love?
Why must I be a teenager in love?
Why must I be a teenager in love?



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"A Teenager In Love" as written by Mort Shuman Doc Pomus

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    General Commenti think this song is either taking the piss out of how teenagers view love, how they think they're besotted with someone and get depressed as hell when they break up with them
    or.....
    it could be making the point that, although 'schoolgirl crushes' are thought of as pathetic, they're more than that: teenage years can be very traumatic as you try to find your path in life, its a highway of confusion and 'a teenager in love' is more easily hurt than an adult so the final effect: a teeneger in love is a very hurtful thing....how many kids have topped themselves over a romance that went wrong?
    sally_cinnamonon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont really think thats what it means, cuz if u listen to it, it does tell a story of teenage love...maybe thats jus me tho

    *~*rawkerchic182*~*
    rawkerchic182on April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhen was this song made and is it on a disc? or only live?
    pocket_manualon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song wasn't orignally by RHCP!!! its by humannature!
    Scabberson May 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlots of others sung it before that stupid human nature
    jamesth87on June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike The Wailers in 1964
    jamesth87on June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's by Paul Anka. My band cover the original.

    I'd say it was just standard love song subject material, just Paul Anka was famous for 'teeny' songs back in his heyday. He wrote Puppy Love too.
    aassddffon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand the song was a b-side on the By The Way single I think, can't be 100% sure though.
    aassddffon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah you are right. B-side to By the Way. I love this version. Good job on the backup vocals too
    adam1986on April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have a version from the 50s by Marty Wilde, that's the earliest version I know.
    strider3005on May 01, 2006   Link

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