Sixteen Lyrics

No Doubt


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gwen Kanal
album: Track 8 in album Tragic Kingdom
release date: 1995-10-10
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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

Cover Art

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