"17" as written by Andrew Vincent Chatterley, Nerina Natasha Georgina Pallot, Leon Ware, Minnie Riperton and Richard J. Rudolph....
Sirens wail and a flashing light
Nothin' better to do on a Tuesday night
But give me hell
Where you headed, what are you out for
Don't see much of you 'round here anymore
I guess it's just as well
Once upon a time you had it all
You let everybody down
You're always seventeen in your hometown

Runnin' from your folks, runnin' from the law
Runnin' from love, runnin' from your fears, runnin' from it all
You keep on runnin' boy
You'll run yourself in the ground
You're always seventeen in your hometown

Her porch swing still looks the same
She probably won't even remember my name
Just like she didn't back then
Is she married, is she doin' fine
Does she know about all the nights
I laid awake cryin'
Just to know her hand
The door opens and I run away
Just like the same old clown
You're always seventeen in your hometown

Runnin' from your folks, runnin' from the law
Runnin' from love, runnin' from your fears, runnin' from it all
You keep on runnin' boy
You'll run yourself in the ground
You're always seventeen in your hometown

Nobody's gonna miss me
No tears will fall, no one's gonna weep
When I hit that road
My boots are broken, my brain is sore
From keeping up with their little world
I got a heavy load
Gonna leave 'em all just like before
I'm big city bound
You're always seventeen in your hometown

Runnin' from your folks, runnin' from the law
Runnin' from love, runnin' from your fears, runnin' from it all
You keep on runnin' boy
You'll run yourself in the ground
You're always seventeen in your hometown


Lyrics submitted by texanhomey

"17" as written by Fabrizio Mascheroni Carlo Fath

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThe song explains itself, but hey its a great song for people who grew up in small towns in middle America
    The_Grey_Walruson October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSmall towns will always be small towns. Everyone knows everyone, and once a person is labeled, most people in the small town will not change how they feel them. Your record and your past follow you everywhere. We were all 17 once, and made mistakes, some people just cannot seem to let them go, and must keep reminding you of them. As if they are perfect in thier small town, which barely shows up on a map.
    JohnnyJon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!
    chels433on April 09, 2007   Link

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