"Sweet 16" as written by and Billie Joe/pritchard Armstrong....
Bring me back to an hour ago
Time stands still as the years go by
Brown-eyed girl that's throwing down a bottle of Old English
Back in the warehouse

Old days are fine, but are left so far behind
From California to Jane Street
Kids alright, alright as they'll ever be

'Cause you will always be my
Well, you will always by my
You will always be my sweet 16

Sleep on the floor on cardboard
Stab out my heart like a dartboard
Brown-skinned girl, I had a dream about a long, long time now
From the Midwest to the beach

Old days are fine, but are left so far behind
From California to Jane Street
Kids alright, alright as they'll ever be

'Cause you will always be my
Well, you will always by my
You will always be my sweet 16

Old days are fine, but are left so far behind
From California to Jane Street
Kids alright, alright as they'll ever be

'Cause you will always be my
Well, you will always by my
You will always be my sweet 16


Lyrics submitted by mike, edited by Ryder556

"Sweet 16" as written by Frank E. Iii Wright Billie Joe Armstrong

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    My InterpretationIt's using the concept of a teenage love that you still hold onto no matter how old you are, but it's a lot more. It touches on the idea of "what if we had ended up together" much like Stay the Night, but it uses it as a much broader "what if". And at the same time, it's kind of saying that it doesn't matter, the past is behind us, it's time to evolve and adapt to the new age. It almost seems like he's talking about their music -- they can't keep living in the 90's, it's time to move on and let their music evolve and mature a little. But to still hold onto the same thing you always believed in too. They're still rebels, and they still want to preach the concept of "do your own thing, don't let anyone stop you", but at the same time it's "don't get caught in the past when you do it".
    drummerpon October 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentQuite simply, it's a song about Billie and his marriage to Adrienne. Even after all these years, he still see's the "Brown-eyed girl that's throwing down a bottle of Old English back in the warehouse".
    kittyhudsonon December 11, 2012   Link

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