"Seventeen" as written by Richard Lofthouse Butler, Timothy Butler and Richard P. Fortus....
wake up demonstrations

said silence is the wrong word

i'm gonna keep the names

that i use for myself to myself

a summer sun is shining

what will it be tomorrow?

i want to watch the world

from the edge of my seat

when it burns

seventeen can't be wrong

seventeen cannot see

i can't believe

it's been so long

seventeen follow me

i want to walk the outside

they're burning down the houses

i'm gonna keep my eyes

on the ground

when i walk where i walk

i can't believe

it's been so long

can't believe i can't see

seventeen can't be wrong

seventeen fall on me

never stop never mind

can't get good times

summer day sunshine

feels like anodyne

phone jams gridlock

standing at the bus stop

ten'o clock tick-tock

look at what the world's got

please her please me

gonna make a big scene

here comes faith comes

banging on a tin drum

don't try you can't fail

can't win you can't play

ten'o clock tick-tock

look at what the world's got




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"Seventeen" as written by Richard P. Fortus Richard Lofthouse Butler

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    General CommentI think seventeen refers to age, as in being seventeen years old. A lot of people at that age think they're very seasoned and they already know everything, hence the lines, "i can't believe/it's been so long/can't believe/i can't see/seventeen/can't be wrong/seventeen/fall on me." Some lines convey the revolutionary attitude teenagers sometimes have (or had), like "wake up demonstrations
    said silence is the wrong word," "i want to watch the world from the edge of my seat when it burns," "i want to walk the outside/they're burning down the houses," and "gonna make a big scene/here comes/
    faith comes/banging on a tin drum." Besides those parts, I don't know.
    thebodiesobtainedon April 30, 2008   Link

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