I've watched you grow for all these years and shamefully admit,
I've loved to watch you blossom and it's awful hard to quit
feeling these feelings stirring up inside of me.
You nearly are a woman now and in a couple years,
all the rules and boundaries will slowly disappear,
wait now my child until you get a little older,
every new sunrise brings your heart a little closer- to me

CHORUS:
But I can't make love to you
because you're fourteen just a peck on the cheek as I'm counting the weeks go by (why? why?)
We can't make love together
because you're fourteen years old
And the trust of your mom that we're not doing wrong,
I just can't betray-today.
Just an ounce of patience we can still do things we like-
watch you eat an ice cream cone and watch you ride your bike
Patiently longing for that future day of truth-
I want to hug and kiss you nearly every time I see you
but I don't want the neighborhood to get the wrong idea
there'll come a day when love like ours is not a crime
just give it time-

CHORUS (2x)
But I can't make love to you
because you're fourteen just a hug and a sigh from a law biding guy tonight (why? why?)
We can't make love together- because you're fourteen years old
And the trust of your mom that we're not doing wrong, I just can't betray-today.


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    General Commentit reminds me of my friend david. he always sings it to me coz i'm 14 and he thinks it's funny. but every time i hear it i smile, coz it makes me think of him.
    punkchick182on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love love love this song, my 4th favourite song by the Vandals.
    antagoniston May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah i like this song it reminds me of my ex b/c im 14 and he broke up with me cuz he said that i was to young and it seemed "wrong"....what a great song
    EmoGurlyon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdoesnt it suck major ass being "too young" ??? damnit all guys are stupid
    JoleeBolion June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey, all you 14 year olds! Free dick rides right here! Any takers, any takers at all? I got some tootsie rolls in my pants find 'em!


    Classic vandals witt.
    TheLocustReignon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment this song reminds me of my ex girl that she was 12 years old. the first time i heard this i thought it was about him and a fourteen year old girl. but later on i found it was for his son and his girl
    MxPxGuyon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthumm what do i have to say bout this song ohh yeah its wonderful and funny and i am 14 so it makes it even funnier hahahaah :D neway "thelocustreign" your funny
    badreligionpigeonon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so great! is it just me or does it remind anyone else of "the phantom of the opera"?
    ducktapeon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, werks for me coz i'm 14 and the guy i'm "with" is 18. . . so yup
    holby178on September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha i gotcha. works for me as well because i'm 15 and the guy i was seeing was 20 and last night i 'saw' someone who was 21. shh.
    bittersweeton September 29, 2002   Link

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