Sixteen. You looked like a photograph.
Pristine. I still recall when I saw you.
And I still see you standing there.
Yeah I still see you.

That was then. This is now.
And I often wonder how
I've held myself together for so long.

Honor was lost. Rumors were true
What came through town and wiped out everyone I knew?
I won't break down. No, not this time.
This faded photograph's not yours. It's mine.

I knew you better than anyone.
Is it me who's changed or is it everyone?
But I still see you. This distance makes us closer.
By my side. I Tell myself that I still see you
Even though I'm broke in two ways
Empty hands a different face
I might as well just change my name and leave this town.
I think anonymity's what's needed now.

I won't be a martyr. It's too overrated.
Where the hell's that picture I've always wanted painted?
I may not have the answer. All I really need is time
And I may never find it out
But I'll be damned if I don't try.

It's not so bad. There's still a few.
It must have been my eyes distorting everyone I knew.
I won't break down. No, Not this time.
This faded photograph's not yours.


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    General Commentgod i love this song... personally it reminds me of a guy i know who is going away to college... i met him when he was 16... we became really good friends, and now hes going to be gone and i keep telling myself that ill still see him.... thats what it means to me personally.
    alk3girlon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"I may not have the answer. All I really need is time and I may never find it out.. but I'll be damned if I don't try." This is my favorite part of the song!! I love this sOng !! *mwa
    punk girlie 09on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this songs about someone you had a crush on "Sixteen. You looked like a photograph. Pristine. I still recall when I saw you."
    who you put up on a pedstal and then they do something that lowers them in your opinion "Honor was lost. Rumors were true" and you always wish you could go back to how things were before but you never can "I knew you better than anyone. Is it me who's changed or is it everyone? But I still see you. This distance makes us closer." maybe they broke up on bad terms or something and then he's rememberign her and maybe he destroyed her things that's why the faded photograph is not hers. thats just what i think.
    sKeMo_kidon June 11, 2002   Link

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