I saw her dancing with the Devil
And he was wearing my shoes
Black and white Jordan leathers
And she was looking for abuse

Now she look just like Heaven
But her mind reek of Hell
Now I know shouldn't be telling
But I guess, I guess if you know her well

She's the kind of girl
She can't believe me when I say, she can't
She's already there
Sixteen
And already there
Sixteen

Now what the Devil want
Believe the Devil gonna get
He gonna stretch her out
Like a tape in a cassette

And when you see these kind of girls
They all look pitiful
But the Devil know, the Devil knows
There's only one thing tonight she gonna suck

Cause she won't she can't
Believe me when I say, she can't
She's already there!
Sixteen!
She's already there!
Sixteen!

We got sixteen year olds
Acting like they're forty year olds
Now we need to reclaim some souls
I got an idea
Let's take a massive
Hydraulic system
Let's flush them out

'Cause she won't, no she can't
Believe me when I say
She's already there
Sixteen
She's already there!
Sixteen


Lyrics submitted by Tyrak, edited by kenji1nonly, juane , LateGoodby, DamianDD, yesdaniel, NightfallGemini, ChipperSpiff, cegas, NeonKilljoy, zalmly, LifeGoesOn275, h4emp3, AngelSwordAF, stillborn86, joseph1181, bigblack, Hunter676

"Sixteen" as written by Spencer Duncan Davis

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    General CommentWhat happened to the lyrics??
    KingofSpadeson September 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWow first comment! YAY! LOL.
    Anyway, as to what this song officially means I am not sure but personally it says to me how most societies are very corrupt and it's hard to find a person who isn't(''And what matters ain't the Who's baddest but the Ones who stop you fallin' from your ladder'').
    Also I think there is a little bit of irony when it says ''This ain't no place for no hero This ain't no place for no better man This ain't no place for no hero To call home.'' Because ironically if all there is are evil or corrupt people, than this makes it the perfect place for a ''Hero to call home'' because a hero is needed.
    MKNmusic21on August 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI like that interpretation MKN, but this song needs more than one comment, so here's my take.

    I think this song is about a person who most people would consider to be a hero. The author seems to know this person personally, and knows that the hero is not as perfect as most people think. Despite this, they will forgive the hero for there shortcommings.

    By the way, this is the theme for Strike Back. I think that it is appropriate because the two main characters fit this interpretation(also the song just sounds awesome). They are certainly heroic in their mission, but they are by no means perfect and 100% wholesome like some of the other people that are thought of as heroes. Despite this, you still root for them because the situation that they are in is really no place for a wholesome goody goody hero.
    Griffrip78on December 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFirst I would like to say that I usually stream movies or catch them on a movie channel. I first heard SHORT CHANGE HERO at the end of FASTER and I felt it was quite appropriate. To me the song reflects the movie scene where one of the men involved in killing the hero's brother admits to the wrong done, states he has spent his current life helping others who were like him and admitting that he didn't want to die but he was ready.
    How often in our own lives do we meet troubled people who are trying to right a wrong, find themselves, deliver JUSTICE? They are usually trying to deal with past hurts,frustration, etc. What happens when you find yourself some place that isn't ready for you? This ain't no place for no hero to me means that I am in a place that does not appreciate me and I shouldn't consider putting down roots in a place where I am the odd person out.
    serendipity28on June 17, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song is told by the perspective of a father to their child (son or daughter) who is going through their teenage years... possibly the lead singer who got into a lot of trouble with the law in his childhood.

    "I can't see where you comin' from
    But I know just what you runnin' from:
    And what matters ain't the "who's baddest" but
    The ones who stop you fallin' from your ladder, baby"

    The father doesn't understand WHY his kid is acting up, but he knows that everything his kid is doing seems to be pushing both the father and mother away ("runnin' from" them and their concern/love). He's trying to tell his child that it doesn't matter if the child is "tough," or if their friends are tough, the only thing that matters is that their mother and father will always be there to catch them when they fall from their proverbial "ladder."

    "And you feel like you feelin' now
    And doin' things just to please your crowd,
    When I love you like the way I love you,
    And I suffer, but I ain't gonna cut you 'cause"

    All kids go through this. They'll do or say anything to please their group of friends... but a father's love is unconditional and he will never lose that love. Even though it hurts, and the things the child says/does makes the father suffer emotionally, he'll never stop loving his child, because...

    "This ain't no place for no hero.
    This ain't no place for no better man.
    This ain't no place for no hero
    To call "home."

    The kid's parents have a home, and there's no reason for the child to prove themselves there. There are no heroes, losers, or anything of the sort. There's the mother, father, and children... No "heroes" will call this their home.

    "Every time I close my eyes, I think,
    I think about you inside,
    And your mother, givin' up on askin' why -
    Why you lie, and you cheat, and you try to make
    A fool outta she..."

    The father is concerned for their child. They're ALWAYS thinking about them... worrying about them... night and day. But the mother has given up. She's asked "why" their child is acting up too many times and the she realizes there are no answers... it's just how children act. The child's behavior (lying, cheating, and outright disrespect) has put the parents on edge. They're at their last straw.

    Then they repeat the part about this being no place for a hero... almost to reinforce that, if the child chooses to take that path, they're no longer welcome in their home...

    "This ain't no place for no hero
    To call "home."
    stillborn86on May 18, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with the other interpretations, but to add something:

    Some people call themselves "heroes" while other people are the real heroes, I think the author is trying to say to shut up, just help without telling everybody what have you done.
    They used this song for the last batman game trailer, I think Batman is the hero that fits the best, he just helps in the shadows and even lets other people blame him.
    juane on September 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. My take on it though is that the band is trying to put forward an idea in the cover of this hero idea. I hear about a person who is trying to do things on their own, very individualistic. The singer, then, is trying to get them to accept help from others.

    "And what matters ain't the "who's baddest" but
    The ones who stop you fallin' from your ladder, baby" - Its not about how strong the person is, not about if they can do it on their own. Whats important are the people who stop them from falling from their ladder, the people who keep them up.

    The chorus is then saying that this world is no place for a hero, people need to be working together, there is no better man, just equal men.
    TiOshon November 30, 2012   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. My take on it though is that the band is trying to put forward an idea in the cover of this hero idea. I hear about a person who is trying to do things on their own, very individualistic. The singer, then, is trying to get them to accept help from others.

    "And what matters ain't the "who's baddest" but
    The ones who stop you fallin' from your ladder, baby" - Its not about how strong the person is, not about if they can do it on their own. Whats important are the people who stop them from falling from their ladder, the people who keep them up.

    The chorus is then saying that this world is no place for a hero, people need to be working together, there is no better man, just equal men.
    TiOshon November 30, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI am seeing from the perspective of someone who sees a loved one destroying themselves with drug addiction.
    You cant see where they are coming from, why they used in the first place. You know just what they are running from-- the withdrawl.
    So many go down the drug path trying to be the cool hero in front of their friends. Dont be that kind of hero. Drug addiction is not a place for a hero, not a place for a better man. Addiciton is not place to call home.
    Your momma is crying from all of your cheating and lying, you are making a fool out of her. She tells daddy your are using, but you convince him you are not and she is just a fool.
    CallieKooon March 10, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI am seeing from the perspective of someone who sees a loved one destroying themselves with drug addiction.
    You cant see where they are coming from, why they used in the first place. You know just what they are running from-- the withdrawl.
    So many go down the drug path trying to be the cool hero in front of their friends. Dont be that kind of hero. Drug addiction is not a place for a hero, not a place for a better man. Addiciton is not place to call home.
    Your momma is crying from all of your cheating and lying, you are making a fool out of her. She tells daddy your are using, but you convince him you are not and she is just a fool.
    CallieKooon March 10, 2013   Link

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