"Sweet Sixteen" as written by and Billy Idol....
[Chorus]
I'll do anything
For my sweet sixteen,
And I'll do anything
For little run away child

Gave my heart an engagement ring,
She took everything,
Everything I gave her,
Oh sweet sixteen

Built a moon
For a rocking chair,
I never guessed it would
Rock her far from here
Oh, oh, oh.

Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen
Someone's built a candy brain
And filled it in.

[Chorus]

Well, memories may burn you,
Memories grow older as people can
They just get colder
Like sweet sixteen

I see it's clear
Baby, that you are
All through here
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

[Chorus]

Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen
Someone's built a candy house
To house her in.
Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen
Someone's built a candy brain
And filled it in.

And I do anything
For my sweet sixteen
Oh, I do anything
For run away girl.

Yeah, sad and lonely and blue.
Yeah, gettin' over you.
How, how do you think it feels
Yeah to get up in the morning, get over you.
Up in the morning, get over you.
Wipe away the tears, get over you, get over, get over...

My sweet sixteen,
Oh runaway child
Oh sweet sixteen
Little runaway girl.

Gave my heart an engagement ring,
She left everything,
Everything I gave her,
Oh sweet sixteen
Built a moon
For a rocking chair,
I never guessed it would
Rock her far from here
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen
Someone's built a candy house
And house her in.
Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen
Someone's built a candy house
And house her in.

[Chorus]

Do anything
For my sweet sixteen
I'll do anything
For little runaway girl
Little runaway girl
Oh sweet sixteen
Oh sweet sixteen
Oh


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"Sweet Sixteen" as written by Billy Idol

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  • +2
    General CommentBig Big Idol Fan, and this without a doubt one of my favorite songs of his. I love everything about the dual meaning in this song. Both the fact that it is about the story of Ed Leeds and Coral Castle and his sweet sixteen, the turned to stone which implies both immortalized in stone as well as turned to stone as in heart turned to stone, also the fact that it applies to just about all doomed young love. True young love is the purest thing in the entire world and it is also the most vulnerable thing in the entire world. Most people never experience one day of true pure love in their entire lives. When you have had it and lost it, you know you will never feel exactly the same way about another person again. This song will always make me think about my own sweet sixteen. I know she sometimes is out there looking down on me, and I want her to know that I will never forget her and will never stop tending her garden of stone until the day we can be together again.
    VitalIdolon December 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningBilly Idol's Sweet Sixteen is actually based on a true story. In 1923, a 26 year old Latvian man named Edward Leedskalnin was jilted by his fiancee Agnes Scuffs (ten years his junior, whom he nicknamed Sweet Sixteen), the day before their wedding. Leedskalnin moved to South Miami, and in a failed attempt to win back the one he loved, he spent the next 25 years carving this structure ... known today as the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida.
    AlexandriaDanielson April 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song
    cervanteon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me so sad, but I'm still unsure what it is about. I can't believe almost no one comented.
    freedomBonoon January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere are all the comments...Billy is a fucking GOD

    This is my fav Billy Idol Song ever

    I heard its about a Castle in the UK that a man built for his young bride and it actually has a Crecent Moon Rocking chair and stuff...at least thats what I read or heard somewhere...

    and Billy said something to that effect at his concert before they played it:)

    Devils Playgound MArch 22nd people!!!!
    AstnPwrvchon March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song..because of the music, lyrics and billy's amazing voice........one of my favorites.
    CLaAaUuUon June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love billy idol and he's great rock..1 of the best i've ever heard!!!!!!!!!!!
    poison666on December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy secret love in billy idol.
    i think this song is pretty self explanatory unless theres a hidden meaning that one cannt get without thinking deeply.
    this song makes me sad. the first time i heard it it made me feel depressed in a beautiful kind of way. and i still feel the same when i hear it now.
    everyone should not love billy idol. he is for us hardcore kids and thats it. no fucktarts.
    i love you billy.
    Paradox..Charismaon April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love that song i really do but somehow it reminds me of pedophile stuff O_o
    mellow23on May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim not a paedophile mel!!! it was his fault not mine!!!
    SR4N0Kon May 27, 2006   Link

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