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Seventeen Lyrics

hey only want you when you're seventeen
When you're twenty-one
You're no fun
They take a polaroid and let you go
Say they'll let you know
So come on
(*repeat 7 times*)

We only want you when you're seventeen
When you're twenty-one
You're no fun

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd report

    I feel like this song is about a young teenager not being mature and know that they are 21 they are mature and they know more , i feel like this song is about manipulation .

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 29th 2021 report

    Goes through about some of the Exploitation used in industries for manipulating the youth because it can be a often trait that they’re naive and seek validation to come up into adulthood but will useless once they mature enough to understand. Some aspects can change from ages to gender of they’re use.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 26th 2021 report

    When you're seventeen, you're more naive and easily manipulated/taken advantage of. Also teenagers tend to be a lot more self concious and therefore look to other people for approval or validation.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2021 report

    I think it's based on modeling agencies because the older you get your body gets older to when your 16, 17 your at your peak a young body. but Kendall Jenner is 25 years old but she has money she comes from a wealthy family. I think that's the difference between her and other people she has money people who are 16, 17 are just starting out

  5. anonymous
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    May 12th 2021 report

    I think they are talking about how once your 21 you are on your own and you have to go to work and be an adult but when your 16 or 17 you can party and do whatever you want without having to pay bills. Another thing I think its talking about is how in Hollywood they start putting kids in acting at such a young age but when you get older your technically "useless".

  6. anonymous
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    May 6th 2012 report

    The interpretation of this song is mainly all about the world of modelling. There is a myth that you always start and you are at your peak when you're 16 or 17 and when you are 21, they don't want you anymore because in their world, 21 year old models are like 94 year old grannies in real life. Useless, old and not good anymore. Unless you're a supermodel like Tyra, Gisele or Karolina then you are remembered for a long time. Also, the polaroid part is when you go to a model casting, they take your polaroid and let you go and says they'll let you know. Simple as that.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 26th 2011 report

    Well I think it's "They" not "Hey".

    And I believe they tried to express how show business is. They always want fresh teenagers because they are "in" they're more profitable and it's the same story with models for instance in both cases they are nothing but disposable "material".

    "The younger the better"

    If you look it in this way they may want to say we live in a plastic society were you use something and you live it later because there's a better version

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