Sixteen

Julie’s cheeks were soaked with tears
As she stomped and stormed away
Why couldn’t they see her for
How grown up she was today

She could tie her shoes and cross the street
Didn’t need their helping hands
But her mama sat her down and said
One day you’ll understand

Chorus
She’s sixteen going on twenty-five
Having the time of her life
Wearin’ her worn Levis
But little does she know
How fast the time will go
It’ll just fly on by
When you’re sixteen going on twenty-five

Mama said “I’ll tell you a story
Of a kid about your age
Just like you she was wild and free
But one day that all changed

Seventeen years old with a baby girl
Never thought she’d make it through
But it’s funny how life’s full of gifts
You see, that baby girl was you”

Chorus 2
I was sixteen going on twenty-five
Having the time of my life
The world was mine all mine
But little did I know
How fast the time would go
You see it fly on by
When you’re sixteen going on twenty-five

Now Julie’s all grown up with a family of her own
Her baby’s off to her first dance in satin and rhinestones
Now she understands her mama’s words and she can’t hold back her tears
Turns to her husband and says “it’s like looking in a mirror”

Chorus 3
‘Cause she’s sixteen going on twenty-five
Having the time of her life
Look at the way she shines
But only you and I know
How fast the time will go
Look at it fly on by
Oh it flies on by
Watchin’ it fly on by
When you’re sixteen
Going on twenty-five