"Sweet Sixteen" as written by Dwayne P. Wiggins and Jody V. Watley....
You couldn't tell little Jackie nothin'
Sixteen thought she knew it all
She was searching for the love she missed yeah
And so she ran away

Slow down
You're moving way too fast
There's so much for you to have
Sweet Sixteen
Do you know where you're running to?
Do you know? Sweet Sixteen

She fell in love with a man who was so fine (so fine)
He made her promises yeah
She didn't stopped to think if he was serious no no no
Until she had his baby, sweet sixteen

Slow down
You're moving way too fast
Sixteen, there's so much for you ahead, oh
Sweet Sixteen Sweet Sixteen oh
Do you know where you're goin' to?
Feel like you've got no where to go

Sixteen years
Sixteen prayers
Sixteen reason why I care
Sixteen tears
You're sixteen still
Sweet sixteen, girl

I know you're feelin' lonely
I know you're feeling lonely
Who you gonna turn to?
(Who you gonna turn to?)
Feels like the world is closing in on you (on you, on you)
Sweet sixteen

You need to cherish what you have
You can forget about the past
Now you can start all over
You can start all over and
Cherish your life

Slow down
You're moving way too fast
Your only Sixteen
There's so much more to life ahead oh
Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen, oh
Do you know where you're running to?
Sweet Sixteen
Girl I know
It gets hard so take it slow

Sweet Sixteen, Sweet Sixteen
Do you know where you're going to?
Do you know, do you know, do you know?
Where you're going to yeah

Sweet Sixteen
At sixteen (at sixteen)
Do you know (do you know)
Do you know where you're going to
Do you know where you're going to
Do you know where you're going to (slow down)
You're moving way too fast
Do you know where you're going to
Sweet Sixteen
Do you know where you're going to

(Sweet Sixteen)
Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen
(At sixteen)
Sweet Sixteen, Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen ooh
(Sweet Sixteen)
At sixteen

This is for you miss Ann
Who is now with our Heavenly Father
Who made the real Commandments

Lyrics submitted by DeathscytheHell

"Sweet Sixteen" as written by Jody Watley Kelendria Rowland

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, MUSIC SALES CORPORATION

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Sweet Sixteen song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one commented on this song! This is one of their best songs to me because of the message. So many girls feel unloved at home and find affection from an older man who uses them. This song is so sad and I know it describes the predicament of a lot of young women out there.

    I love this whole CD because I was a teenager just like them when this CD came out and there are so many songs on this CD that I relate to (I think a lot of teenage girl can relate to "Stay")

    I also like the part where they go "Giiiirl. I know ya feeling lonely. . . "
    sfgirl82on November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful and meaningful song. Unfortunately, Beyonce didn't sing lead, so they didn't make it a single. Coincidence, anybody?
    SMUSER17002421on June 25, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top