Billy Idol — “Sweet Sixteen”
Billy Idol (born 1955) also has a song about sweet sixteens, called Sweet Sixteen (1987).
I'll do anything For my sweet sixteen, And I'll do anything For little run away child
Gave my heart an engagement ring. She took everything. Everything I gave her, Oh sweet sixteen. Built a moon For a rocking chair. I never guessed it would Rock her far from here Oh, oh, oh, oh.
▲≔ Someone's built a candy castle For my sweet sixteen. Someone's built a candy brain And filled it in.
Well I'll do anything For my sweet sixteen Oh I'll do anything For little runaway child Well, memories will burn you. Memories grow older as people can They just get colder Like sweet sixteen Oh, I see it's clear Baby, that you are All through here Oh, oh, oh, oh.
Someone's built a candy castle For my sweet sixteen, Someone's built a candy house To house her in. ▲
And I do anything For my sweet sixteen Oh, I do anything For little run away girl.
Yeah, sad and lonely and blue. Yeah, getting over you. How, how do you think it feels Yeah to get up in the morning, get over you. Up in the morning, get over you. Wipe away the tears, get over you, get over, get over … My sweet sixteen … And I'll do anything For my sweet sixteen … Oh sweet sixteen …
Note here, it's sweet 16, not sweet 18, 21. Nor sweet 30, 40.
SIXTEEN. This is when, girls have just became sexually mature for a couple years. As to a ripe peach.
Also note, sweet 16 refers to females, not males. Males, is never sweet, at 16 or 26 or 36. With males, you have hunting, death, and mayhem. Male, is sweet in the eyes of females, when he's handsome, rich, or powerful.