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Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen lyrics
[Verse 1]
I know what you wanna say
I think that you're all the same
Constantly being led astray
He's thinking of something you don't

[Chorus 1]
Downtown hotspot halfway up the street
I used to be free, I used to be seventeen
Follow my shadow round your corner
I used to be seventeen, now you're just like me

[Verse 2]
Down beneath the ashes and the stone
Sure of what I've lived and have known
I see you so uncomfortably alone
I wish I could show you how much you've grown

[Chorus 2]
Downtown hotspot used to be on this street
I used to be seventeen, I used to be seventeen
Now you're a hotshot hanging on my block
Sun coming up, who's my shadow?


[Verse 3]
I know what you're gonna be
I know that you're gonna be
You're crumbling up just to see
Afraid that you'll be just like me

[Chorus 3]
Downtown hotspot halfway through this life
I used to feel free, or was it just a dream?
Now you're a hotshot, think you're so carefree
But you're just seventeen, so much like me
You're just seventeen, you're just seventeen

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