What does 17 mean?

Kings of Leon: 17 Meaning

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17 Lyrics

Oh she's only seventeen
Wine and Whine and wound up over everything
Bloody Mary breakfast busting up the scene
Brothers frightened, when's a baby gonna sleep
Hidden ship two sails away

Said it's a culmination of a story and a goodbye...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 10th 2011 !⃝

    I think its about a romance with a 17 year old spanish girl. There's something about her that is so lowering and attractive and keeps him coming back for more despite her age. She is represented as mature with her knowledge of alcohol yet can be immature or rather acting her age (17) at times. The girl has older protective brothers so there is a forbidden love involved.


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    Jan 16th 2011 !⃝

    Sounds crazy, but I wonder if its about king Henry the 8 and his marriage to baron spanish Queen Catherine and subsequent affairs with the young Bolen girls. One of which, Anne, played hard to get and managed to convince him to get rid of Catherine and banish her own Bolen sister who had mothered his only male child,and break from the catholic church and marry her! She achieved this under the promise that he would finally get to bed her, and that she would bear him a son. When she miscarried, she tried to get her brother to sleep with her in an attempt to become pregnat so the king wouldnt know she lost the child.

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    Sep 16th 2016 !⃝

    He like a 17 year old girl so to me he wants to rape her

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  4. anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2011 !⃝

    Caleb wrote this for Jared after he fell in love with a spanish girl....

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2011 !⃝

    PS if that interpretation be right, the bells might represent marriage?

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