"17 Again" as written by Annie Lennox and David Allan Stewart....
Yay though we venture through
The valley of the stars
You and all your jewelry
And my bleeding heart

Who couldn't be together
And who could not be apart

We should've jumped out
Of that airplane after all
Flying sky ways overhead
It wasn't hard to fall
And I had so many crashes
That I couldn't feel at all

And it feels like
I'm seventeen again
Feels like I'm seventeen

Times might break you
God forsake you
Leave you burned and bruised
Innocence will teach you
What it feels like to be used
Thought that you'd done everything
You didn't have a clue

And it feels like
I'm seventeen again
Feels like I'm seventeen

Looking from the outside in
Some things never change
Hey hey I'm a million miles away
Funny how it seems like yesterday

All those fake celebrities
And all those viscous queens
All the stupid papers
And the stupid magazines
Sweet dreams are made of anything
That gets you in the scene

And it feels like
I'm seventeen again
Feels like I'm seventeen

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Yeah


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"17 Again" as written by David Allan Stewart Annie Lennox

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    General CommentHow is there no comment on this song?
    I think its about feeling young and vulnerable, having choices to make and wanting to just go for it.
    Also there is that central verse which is clearly a dig at life in the media.
    'All those fake celebrities
    And all those viscous queens
    All the stupid papers
    And the stupid magazines'
    Annie sings it so well, and I love the reference back to one of their greatest hits - 'sweet dreams are made of anything that gets you in the scene' which is another dig at the fakeness of celebrity.

    Anyway, thats my ten cents.
    queenoftartanon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totally could not agree more!!! I love this song, I probably listen to it everyday (I love the whole album) and I so relate to it, about youth and vitality paired with the horrific choices we sometimes make. "I had so many crashes that I couldn't feel at all."
    bothsidesnowon April 27, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with the first comment.It takes some time to recognize the universality of human experience that cuts across cultural barriers at that age(seventeen).
    Most young girls miss the so called sweet seventeen period of time by their hormonal imbalances and unrealistic expectations of the perfect boyfriend or their own self-image and beauty.
    And definitely,at that time we all look at the beauty magazines of that era,they have a special appeal.They lead you astray.Not all the jewellery in the world will bring you closer to the loved one,leading ultimately to heartbreak,loss of dreams in the academic world and a new you,who is disillusioned and on the search for the missing element forever.
    A song of heartbreak,a song of the world stealing your youth and aspirations.
    The essence of being at a vulnerable age.
    bambi23on December 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of the songs of my life.

    At 17, I was in the throws of anorexia and bulimia. It may seem like a very sorry state to be in, but unless your actually in some sort of realisation that you have a problem, your in your own world, on cloud nine. Its only when I was 19 (when the album came out and I bought it) that I was struck by this song. I had just come to the conclusion I was really not at all well and needed both medical and emotional help. While the medical side couldn't come fast enough (very unwell) the emotional help was far behind. And I was not able to access it. Instead I was stood, looking back at my life, almost trying to pick up the peices of what I had missed and what I had lost. At 19 I felt like I was 17, and suddenly feeling the enormity of what I had missed, and all the emotional growing pains were catching up with me.

    The magazines and vicious queens? I went to an all girls school. A huge part of what kick-started my eating disorder was wanting to look like a model from a magazine. Sweet dreams were indeed anything that could make me slimmer, and anything that would get me "in the scene". Story of my life.
    jenniewbon April 27, 2009   Link

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