"Only Sixteen" as written by and Sam Cooke....
She was only sixteen, only sixteen
I loved her so
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

We'd laugh and we'd sing
And do the little things
That made my heart glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

Why did I give my heart so fast
It never will happen again
But I was a mere lad of sixteen
I've aged a year since then

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
With eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

(Then why did you give your heart so fast)
Oh, it never will happen again
(But you were a mere lad of sixteen)
I've aged a year since then

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
With eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know
Whoa, she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know


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"Only Sixteen" as written by Sam Cooke

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    General CommentOne of the many reasons i don;t want to turn 17,because then this song won't be the story of my life and no one will serenate me with it ahah (im kidding)
    Simply about teenage love,and about how young and naive sam cooke was to think it was all going to last forever and he is like "i should have known better" but he didn't because well,he was too young to know.His (possibly) left him scaarred for life and he has learned a lesson and that for future references he won't be so trusting.
    shakelly_blackmouthon April 25, 2009   Link

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