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Sam Cooke – Only Sixteen lyrics

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
I loved her so
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

We'd laugh and we'd sing
And do the little things
That made my heart glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

Why did I give my heart so fast
It never will happen again
But I was a mere lad of sixteen
I've aged a year since then

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
With eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

(Then why did you give your heart so fast)
Oh, it never will happen again
(But you were a mere lad of sixteen)
I've aged a year since then

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
With eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know



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    It's a song about a man who loved a woman who was sixteen years old, but thinks they're too young to love eachother or be with eachother. He clearly adored her, but he states "she was too young to fall in love" and that he was "too young to know". Know what exactly? I'm unsure. Maybe that they were a mistake, he didn't know it was a bad idea at the time.
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