No Doubt - Sixteen Lyrics

No Doubt Tragic Kingdom cover art
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You've been a juvenile
With a dolphin smile
With no elbow room
With your body in bloom
You've had your little backyard
Protected by big walls
You didn't dare look over
'Cause you've been too small

Now you're finally sixteen
And you feelin' old
But they won't believe
That you got a soul
'Cause you're only sixteen
And you're feeling real
But you can't seem to cop a feel

Why do they have to force us
Through this metamorphose
Little butterfly
No matter how you try
You'll be segregated
You're gonna be closed off
You're callow and you're green
'Cause you're caught between

You're only sixteen
Try to cross the line
But your little wings are intertwined
Well, you're only sixteen
And you're such a tease
And there's nothing you do
That can really please

"These children
They're not really bad most of them
They're just products
Of rotten neighborhoods
And bad family situations"

You know you can't forsake it
So sit back and take it
You see you're just not ripe
So don't try and fight that

You're only sixteen
You wanna catch a peek
But they look at you
Like you're such a freak
Well you're only sixteen
With a lot to say
But they won't give you
The time of day

Well, you're only sixteen! (You're only sixteen!)
Well, you're only sixteen! (You're only sixteen!)
Yeah, you're done sixteen! (You're only sixteen!)
You poor little thing
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Spiderwebs
  • 2 Excuse Me Mr.
  • 3 Just a Girl
  • 4 Happy Now?
  • 5 Different People
  • 6 Hey You
  • 7 The Climb
  • 8 Sixteen
  • 9 Sunday Morning
  • 10 Don’t Speak
  • 11 You Can Do It
  • 12 World Go ’Round
  • 13 End It on This
  • 14 Tragic Kingdom


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Gwen Kanal
    album: Track 8 in album Tragic Kingdom
    release date: 1995-10-10
    popularity : 102 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Reggae Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Ska/Pop Rock
    length: 3:23
    producer: Matthew Wilder
    mixer: David J. Holman and Paul Palmer
    recorded by: Phil Kaffel
    cello: Melissa Hasin
    writer: Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal
    Album Information
    label: Trauma Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 606949258023
    script: Latin