“Only Sixteen” Lyrics by Sam Cooke

Only Sixteen Lyrics by Sam Cooke

“Only Sixteen” is a song about a teenager who is too young to go on in life, but their age does not stop them from living. The lyrics are affecting and powerful, and they are a reminder that we should live our lives fully, even if we’re too young to do so.

“Only Sixteen” by Sam Cooke – Song Credentials

Song TitleOnly Sixteen
Released1975
ArtistSam Cooke
GenreCountry
LanguageEnglish
AlbumBankrupt
Music LabelKeen Records

“Only Sixteen” by Sam Cooke Lyrics

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
But I loved her so
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

We’d laugh and we’d sing and do funny things
And it made our hearts glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

So why did I give my heart so fast
It never will happen again
But I was a mere child of sixteen
I’ve aged a year since then

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
Ooh, with eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

So why did I give my heart so fast
It never will happen again
But I was a mere child of sixteen
I’ve aged a year since then

Now she was only sixteen, only sixteen
Ooh, but I loved that girl so

But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

Yes, she was too young to fall in love
And I, I was too young
I was much too young to know

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