"Thirteen" as written by Alex Chilton and Christopher Bell....
Won't you let me walk you home from school?
Won't you let me meet you at the pool?
Maybe, Friday I can
Get tickets for the dance
And I'll take you.
Ooh-ooh-ooh.

Won't you tell your dad, "Get off my back"?
Tell him what we said 'bout "Paint It, Black".
Rock an' roll is here to stay.
Come inside, now; it's okay.
And I'll shake you.
Ooh-ooh-ooh.

Won't you tell me what you're thinking of?
And would you be an outlaw for my love?
If it's so, then, let me know.
If it's "no", well, I can go.
I won't make you.
Ooh-ooh-ooh.


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"Thirteen" as written by Christopher Bell Alex Chilton

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    General Commentdoes this song not make you think of those years 12-14? hmm, makes me feel old and i'm only 16...
    rockstar001on March 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeahh. It's soo beautiful. The mode in which Shirley Manson sings it... Mmmm. It makes me feel nostalgic.
    windex84on May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. Yea I hear ya windex84 it is a grunge song. But I think it's also very beautiful. I LOVE IT!
    Bethlovesreal23on July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. Yea I hear ya windex84 it is a grunge song. But I think it's also very beautiful. I LOVE IT!
    Bethlovesreal23on July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. Yea I hear ya windex84 it is a grunge song. But I think it's also very beautiful. I LOVE IT!
    Bethlovesreal23on July 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'Thirteen' is a remake of a song by Big Star. I didn't know this till I was sitting in a bar in NYC and heard the old version.
    cecelia1979on August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's a remake. However, G's version is WAY better than the original one. I'm hooked!
    Gwirleybeeon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd never heard this version before, but I like it. I still like the Elliott Smith and Wilco versions the best, but this is a good one too.
    salsa sharkon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just heard this song on that 70's show, it played while showing flash backs of eric and donna thru the years, it was sooo cute!
    mc3on August 16, 2007   Link

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