Sixteen Going On Seventeen

12400852_10153834102222766_5509279291797654905_nAt Schloss Hellbrunn, Salzburg, my childhood dream came true when I sang “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” in the snow shower, oblivious to passersby and reality... Though my heart feels as young as when I fell in love with the song, my mind has aged. I love the reprise more, especially:

“Somebody kind who touches your mind
Will suddenly touch your heart”

A bell is no bell till you ring it
A song is no song till you sing it
And love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay
Love isn’t love till you give it away

When you’re sixteen going on seventeen
waiting for life to start
Somebody kind who touches your mind
Will suddenly touch your heart
When that happens, after it happens
Nothing is quite the same
Somehow I know i’ll jump up and go
If ever he calls my name

Gone are your old ideas of life
The old ideas grow dim
Low and behold you’re someones wife
And you belong to him
You may think this kind of adventure
never may come to you
Darling sixteen going on seventeen
Wait a year or two, I’ll wait a year
Just wait a year or two

-Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen Lyrics