"Molly" 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)


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by sdsullivan, RemmySkye

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

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  • +3
    General CommentRegardless of whether she is drunk or dead; I think it's obvious that Vinnie Dombroski of Sponge hooked up with a sixteen year old at some point.
    MrTeaBaggerVanceon May 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've submitted a lyric change, as it's clear in the acoustic version they sing "I watch you passed out for _a while_" (not _forever_). That may change how you view the story of the lyric.

    While I think it's possible that Molly has tried to kill herself, it's also possible that she's just drunk and smoked herself into a stupor because the guy she loves doesn't love her.

    Clearly both "Don't ask why" and "sixteen candles down the drain" are from Molly's Point of View -- which may indicate a feeling of a wasted life rather than dying. How many of us haven't had a busted love affair at 16 and thought the world had ended?

    I prefer to think she recovers after a night of over-indulgence.
    sdsullivanon March 05, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor some reason I always thought this song was about a girl that commited suicide.

    But I'm just a downer.
    SquirrelX-3on July 01, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe one thing that i don't think is consistant with her being dead is when he touches her face she starts to smile. she's obviously sixteen years old, very young for all the terriblness of love. i assume the guy is older. maybe it's her birthday now and that;s why he came to see her. he comes in and sees her, her cigarette has been burning for awhile so the ash has fallen on her hands. i imagine they have some form of sexual relationship since he just goes in there while she's naked and starts talking to her. well she's obviously tryin to commit suicide. i imagine by ways of pills and alcohol, so she's probably half passed out half awake, so she just seems unconsious. he finds the note, thinks she's dead and looks at her awhile and feels awful, but when he goes down to touch her she smiles a little still being a little consious and he wishes he loved her so she wouldn't have done such a terrible thing. it's not sixteen candles down the drain because she's dead, they're down the drain because this will mess up her youth, she'll probably go through a lot becuase of an attempted suicide and maybe even be committed for awhile.
    Sapphiredemonon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy has no one commented on this?@ It is just simply a good song :)
    JessicaLynnon August 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this song named after Molly Ringwald from the movie "Sixteen Candles"?
    emoTHUG55on August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's not.. it was a coincidence and was not intended to correlate with the movie. the guys of sponge however did want to have molly ringwald in the video for the song due to the common misunderstanding, but something in her contract screwed it up so she ended up not doing it.

    a very nice song.
    gl0ws in the darkon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool song, but what is it exactly is talking about?
    bngipsonon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a girl who loves this guy, but he doesn't love her back
    JasonDagon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used to like this song back in 1994 or 1995
    DrFeelgood03on April 08, 2003   Link

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