We've all heard the story before...Irresponsible teenage girl who wants to grow up impossibly fast, parent that has to slow them down. I wanted to give a respectful, relatable look at a concept not touched that often in music. As usual, my guitar man Gavidia brings the realness out. This is the first leak off The Wall, due later this summer.
Yeah, Oh my, oh my
Sweet girl with a whole lot to prove
Hot shorts, chuck taylors, tongue fallin out the shoes
15, big dreams, of when a guy might kiss her
Textbook covered up with Twilight stickers
Lip balm turned to lipstick, only on the bus
Cuz if daddy ever caught his girl putting on the blush, oooh
They frown, “Why ya father never trust you?
You tiptoeing on that tightrope, cut loose”
Little baby, little baby, why you in a rush?
Left early, didn’t even finish dinner up
Mini skirt hidden underneath the raincoat
Got a profile I didn’t know about on Facebook
Where, where di I go wrong?
Guess I always hoped you’d come around like a go-kart
This is my sweet sixteen, for the sixteen that I lost, babyso long
Where’d you go?
Wasted hours, counting every second wishing I could pressrewind
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Darling, don’t pass me by
Is this the test of time?
Darling, don’t pass me by
Don’t pass me by, by, by…bye
Single father with a whole lot to lose, ugh
I love my daughter but she don’t follow rules
Now she late for her curfew
Tried to make the smell of alcohol and the marijuana fadewith the perfume
School called, telling me she’s late for first period
I’m fed up, it’s too late for her, Period.
Ran home, found her in the bathroom
Said she skipped outta school cuz she’s late for her period
Daddy Daddy, please help me, I was in a rush
To grow up, and I hurt ya so much
I don’t blame ya if you hate me
Mommy left because of me, ya tried to cover up for me, tellme that it wasn’t me
Why? Why can’t do right?
Dad I know you wish you had a sun, but I’m the moonlight
Darker than that sweet sixteen, this sweet sixteen righthere’s for the chance of a new life, Take me home
Take me home where the stars are clear
Take me home and erase my fears
Take me home, where the sorrow gets better
Take me home, take me home
Home, home, home, home, home, home, home, home, home
Take me home, home, home, home, home
Five years old, taught you how to ride a bike
Nine years old, taught you how to fly a kite
Sixteen years, I’m supposed to show you how to drive
Not this, not now, my baby, my child
I’ve been saving, picked out your college
Bought a new car, put down a deposit
So what now? What are we supposed to do? Help me
You gonna rally for that baby when the diaper’s too smelly?
You gonna buy the crib? Are you wealthy?
Oh, you an adult now, right?? Well, do tell me
What’s the next step, huh? Your mother shoulda left noteswhen she left, huh?
Well, it’s just us, forget her
Where do we go now?
I just wish I had a son, it’s so cold out
You were my sweet sixteen
This sweet sixteen right here’s for the life that we knownow, take us home
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