Sweet Sixteen in leather boots
Body and soul I go crazy
Baby, baby I'm hungry Sweet Sixteen

Funky bar all full of faces
Pretty faces, beautiful faces
Body and soul, body and soul, I give to you

I am an easy mark
With my broken heart Sweet Sixteen

Show you my explosion Sweet Sixteen

Go out to the funky bar
I get hurt- crying inside
'Cause everybody's so fine and
And they don't need me

Tell me, what can I do, Sweet Sixteen?

I give you my body and soul Sweet Sixteen

I must be hungry
'Cause I go crazy
Over your leather boots

Now baby, I know
That's not normal
Well, I love you, I love you, I love you<, Sweet Sixteen

Everywhere I go, I'm lonely..

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    General CommentI think this song means that he may not be behaving himself, knowing that it's wrong to be attracted to a 16 year old girl, but he does because he feels alone. it reminds me of The Smiths' "How soon is now?", the need of acceptance as a reason for mostly everything you do. this song is a masterpiece
    PiKueloon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that this is a gay song - cf lust for life "He 's gonna do another striptease", from the same album. Berlin heh ?
    Pretty faces, beatiful faces, body and soul
    jacky_blue_noteon March 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis riff is one of the best ever. And I can't find a guitar tab for it anywhere!!! it's driving me nuts. And it's called Sixteen...btw
    ahab3on April 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationIts called Sixteen not Sweet Sixteen

    I never thought/knew it was about lusting after a sixteen year old. I always thought it was about being sweet sixteen.
    Being a hungry sweet sixteen and strutting sidewalks from bar to club and being lonely and really insecure.
    Plus you fall in love easy when you're sweet sixteen.
    I guess our image of Iggy is this really apathetic, kind of intimidating guy who's not really the type we associate with easy marks and broken hearts. Maybe he's not singing about himself directly, but I think he definitely knows intimately what he's singing about. who doesn't, anyway, when they're sixteen.
    again, the song isn't very intimate, with its simple riff and simple lyrics, it's a more apathetic, Iggy Pop-style way of looking at our sweet/bitter sixteenth year.
    plus this is the era of glam rock, so the leather boots definitely don't necessarily allude to a girl.
    minuetteon April 12, 2013   Link

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