"Molly (Sixteen Candles)" as written by Joe Mazzola, Jimmy Paluzzi, Mark P Dombroski, Timothy Rygiel and Michael John Rygiel....
Seen you naked in the bath
Cigarette stains on your hands
Wilted flowers in a vase
I ask how are you
Yeah how are you?
I see the lipstick on your glass
I think you're drunk, I start to laugh
I find your note, the letters ran
It said I love you
Yeah I love you
Don't ask why, don't ask why
Don't ask why, don't ask why
Don't ask why, don't ask why, don't ask why
Sixteen candles down the drain
I watch you passed out forever
I touch your face, you start to smile
And on your note is my reply
I wish I loved you
I wish I loved you
Don't ask why, don't ask why
Don't ask why, don't ask why
Don't ask why, don't ask why, don't ask why
Sixteen candles down the drain
(The drain)
Sixteen candles down the drain
(The drain)
Sixteen candles down the drain
(The drain)
Sixteen candles down the drain
(The drain)
Don't ask why, don't ask why, don't ask why, don't ask why
Don't ask why, don't ask why, don't ask why
Sixteen candles down the drain
(The drain)
Sixteen candles down the drain
(The drain)
Sixteen candles down the drain
(The drain)
Sixteen candles down the drain
(The drain)


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"Molly (Sixteen Candles)" as written by Timothy Cross Michael Cross

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    General CommentHe finds her dead in a bathtub. She's been dead for a while from the looks of the flowers in the vase. She wrote that she loved him. He doesn't want to ask why she did this (because he doesn't want to know? or he doesn't want to face the truth?). She was only 16 and now its 16 wasted years because she comitted suicide (down the drain). He touches her face (she passed out forever) and he wishes he loved her while she was still living.
    charlesbrownon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not sure about wat this song means... i guess it about a guy and a girl that have been going out for a long time. in the beginning of the song he talks about a specific time wen she tells him she loves him and he wants to return the feelings but he doesnt love her (i wish i loved you)... but i dont understand the chorus at all...
    ur summer staron April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is clearly dedicated to Molly Ringwald, the star of sixteen candles.
    sakeboxon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe loves her, she wishes she loved him.
    sakeboxon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yeah... i forgot to add that he doesn't realize she is dead at first, because he thinks she is drunk and passed out in the bathtub.
    charlesbrownon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenterrr... one more edit... in her letter his reply to her love was also written. apparently she told him that she loved him while she was still living and he replied to her that he wished he loved her. this is why she comitted suicide and she wrote his answer to her love in her suicide letter.
    charlesbrownon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen i first heard this song i thought it was about a guy who has liked this girl for a long time but didnt think she liked him back. then they don't see each other for a long time and he gets over her. when he finally sees her again, she is not doing well, and he finds a note that she had written way back when he liked her, the note said she liked him but she didn't think he liked her back. now that he finds this out, he wants to love her like he did in the past, but he has changed and he can't. So, the first 16 years (candles) of his life spent secretly wanting this girl were wasted. it's about the irony of wanting something when you can't have it but when you can have it, not wanting it.
    t. hillon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think she's dead because she starts to smile when he touches her. This song to me was always about an older guy deflowering a younger girl. I always thought "On your note is my reply" was "No you don't is my reply."
    I just went back and listened to the song and I can't tell. It could go either way. Dammit, Vinnie, annunciate!
    primus77on October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "and on your note is my reply."
    youthrillmeon December 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a one-sided love affair that -- thank God -- doesn't get completed. (The girl in the song) is trying to attempt suicide but doesn't complete it.
    mjjamjon June 01, 2009   Link

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