Won't you let me walk you home from school?
Won't you let me meet you at the pool?
Maybe, Friday I can
Get tickets for the dance
And I'll take you.
Ooh-ooh-ooh.

Won't you tell your dad, "Get off my back"?
Tell him what we said 'bout "Paint It, Black".
Rock an' roll is here to stay.
Come inside, now; it's okay.
And I'll shake you.
Ooh-ooh-ooh.

Won't you tell me what you're thinking of?
And would you be an outlaw for my love?
If it's so, then, let me know.
If it's "no", well, I can go.
I won't make you.
Ooh-ooh-ooh.


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Thirteen Lyrics as written by Christopher Bell Alex Chilton

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    does this song not make you think of those years 12-14? hmm, makes me feel old and i'm only 16...

    rockstar001on March 17, 2003   Link
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    Yeahh. It's soo beautiful. The mode in which Shirley Manson sings it... Mmmm. It makes me feel nostalgic.

    windex84on May 20, 2004   Link
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    I love this song so much. Yea I hear ya windex84 it is a grunge song. But I think it's also very beautiful. I LOVE IT!

    Bethlovesreal23on July 13, 2005   Link
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    I love this song so much. Yea I hear ya windex84 it is a grunge song. But I think it's also very beautiful. I LOVE IT!

    Bethlovesreal23on July 13, 2005   Link
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    I love this song so much. Yea I hear ya windex84 it is a grunge song. But I think it's also very beautiful. I LOVE IT!

    Bethlovesreal23on July 13, 2005   Link
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    'Thirteen' is a remake of a song by Big Star. I didn't know this till I was sitting in a bar in NYC and heard the old version.

    cecelia1979on August 05, 2005   Link
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    Yeah, it's a remake. However, G's version is WAY better than the original one. I'm hooked!

    Gwirleybeeon April 28, 2006   Link
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    I'd never heard this version before, but I like it. I still like the Elliott Smith and Wilco versions the best, but this is a good one too.

    salsa sharkon May 24, 2006   Link
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    i just heard this song on that 70's show, it played while showing flash backs of eric and donna thru the years, it was sooo cute!

    mc3on August 16, 2007   Link

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