10 Lyrics That Perfectly Sum Up What It's Like To Be 17-Years-Old

6 January 2017, 21:46 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Ahhh, 17

You're only 17 once. Although, I bet some of us would rather stay 17 as opposed to growing older. If you're hoping to stay 17 or missing the good old days, here are some lyrics to remind you just what it was like before adulthood. 



I wish I could freeze the time at seventeen.

Alessia Cara, "Seventeen"


Seventeen without a purpose or direction. We don't owe anyone a fucking explanation.

Blink 182, "Rock Show"


You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen.

ABBA, "Dancing Queen"


The time I knew I wouldn’t make him stop. The nights were cold but we kept them hot.

Avril Lavigne, "17"


They only want you when you're seventeen. When you're 21, you're no fun.

Ladytron, "Seventeen"


I learned the truth at seventeen, that love was meant for beauty queens, and high school girls with clear skinned smiles.

Janis Ian, "At Seventeen "


Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean. It’s alarming, truly, how disarming you can be.

Lana Del Rey, "Carmen"


When I was seventeen my mother said to me, "don’t stop imagining. That’s the day you die."

Youth Lagoon, "17"


I was seventeen, we’d been locking lips, grabbing hips, smoking cigarettes.

Katy Perry, "Nothing Like The First Time"


I’ll show you all of the places I’m dreaming of. I’ll talk you to the ocean, I’ll bring the sun. We are seventeen, we have just begun.

Ellie Goulding, "Animal"


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