Billy Idol - Sweet Sixteen

Billy Idol Whiplash Smile“Sweet Sixteen” è la traccia numero 4 di “Whiplash Smile”, terzo album del cantante “Billy Idol”. Uscito nel 1986, questa canzone è il secondo singolo estratto dall’album. Billy Idol, all’anagrafe William Michael Albert Broad, è un cantante rock britannico. Dapprima frontman della punk rock band “Generation X”, raggiunse grande notorietà durante la sua carriera solista negli anni ottanta. Il video di “Sweet Sixteen” è ambientato al “Coral Castle” in Florida. La canzone si ispira alla storia di Edward Leedskalnin, un ragazzo lettone che dopo essere stato lasciato dalla sua compagna Agnes Scuffs il giorno prima del matrimonio, cominciò a costruire questa struttura nel corso di decenni.

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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 ev’rything.
Ev’rything 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.
Someone’s built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen.
Someone’s built a candy brain
And filled it 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, gettin’ 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
Oh runaway child
Oh sweet sixteen
Little runaway girl.

Gave my heart an engagement ring
She left everything
Everything I gave her
Sweet sixteen
Built a moon
For a rocking chair,
Never guessed it would
Rock her far from here
Oh, oh, oh

Someone’s built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen.
Someone’s built a candy house
To house her in.
Someone’s built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen
Someone’s built a candy house
To house her in.

And I’ll do anything
For my sweet sixteen
Oh, I’ll do anything
For little runaway child.

Do anything
For my sweet sixteen
I’ll do anything
For little runaway girl
Little runaway girl
Oh sweet sixteen
Oh sweet sixteen
Oh.

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