“I’m Sixteen” Song Lyrics

“‘I’m Sixteen’ is one of my favorite songs in the album. This was also based on someone I know. I have a sister that had a couple of really bad marriages, had two broken hearts, and thought she’d never love again. Just thought, life was not meant for her to have a perfect love. Then all of a sudden she meets somebody and they are the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

“They both had had bad relationships, and when they got together, I swear to you, they’re older, but you’d think that they were sixteen years old. They act like they’d never been in love before, they act like teenagers. They look like teenagers. And I was just watching them one day, and I thought, my god, they think they’re sixteen, and they’re acting like they’re sixteen, and I thought oh, what a great idea for a song.”

Dolly Parton

 

“I’m Sixteen”

By Dolly Parton

Intro:
Doodle, doodle-do-do, doodle-do, do, do-do-do,
Doodle-do, do, do, do-do-do, yeah
Doodle, doodle-do-do, doodle-do, do, do-do-do,
Doodle-do, do, do, do-do-do, yeah

Verse 1:
Yeah I’m sixteen, bustin’ at the seams,
I’m back in my teens, caution to the wind.
Yeah, you love me and what could be
More rejuvenatin’, I am young again.

Verse 2:
Yeah I’m sixteen, I’m sixteen,
Lovin’ you’s a dream and life is a breeze,
Kickin’ up my heels, haven’t had such thrills
Since I was sixteen cruisin’ round the Tastee Freeze.

1st Chorus:
It goes to show you’re never old
Unless you choose to be,
And I will be sixteen forever,
Just long as you love me.

Verse 3:
A’maybe we can go
To the drive-in show,
Drinkin’ cherry coke and concession treats.
A’maybe kiss and hug,
Doin’ all that stuff,
Always leading up to that ol’ back seat.

Verse 4:
Yeah I’m sixteen, I’m sixteen,
Yeah, we’re in love, oh, happy days,
Yeah, you and me, we are wild and free,
We’ll go steady ’til our Daddy takes the T-Bird away.

2nd Chorus:
It goes to show you’re never old
Unless you chose to be,
And I will be sixteen forever,
Just long as you love me.

Verse 5:
Hey, what say you and I
Take a little dive
In the Mill Pond after midnight in our birthday suits.
A’makin’ sweet, sweet love
‘Neath the stars above,
Sneakin’ back in thru the window ‘fore the clock strikes two.

Verse 6:
Yeah I am sixteen, bustin’ at the seams,
I’m back in my teens and I’m feelin’ no pain.
A’kickin’ up my heels,
I haven’t had such thrills
Since driving my ol’ Chevy down Lover’s Lane.

3rd Chorus:
It goes to show you’re never old
Unless you choose to be,
And I will be sixteen forever,
Just long as you love me.

Tag:
Yeah, I’m sixteen, yeah, I’m sixteen;
I’m sixteen, caution to the wind.
I’m sixteen, I’m sixteen, I’m sixteen,
I feel young again.
Yeah, I’m sixteen, don’t I look sixteen?
You don’t have to say, but I feel sixteen.

Fade:
I’m sixteen, I’m sixteen, I’m sixteen.

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