Maggie Adams, Songwriter

Seventeen

©Tunecode: 088468BT
Semi-Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest 2014
Demo Vocals: Mark Pierce

Lyrics

Seventeen

VERSE 1

She pulls back the curtains
The light
filters in
Cosmetic enhancement
Is about to begin
Old on the outside
Young
deep within
She’s fighting the battle
None of us can win

VERSE 2
She looks in the mirror
Her
mother is there
 A little more make-up
A little more style
More
colour in her hair
Young on the outside
Old deep within
She’s fighting the battle
She knows she will lose it
She'll
never give in

CHORUS
But in her dreams
She's
only seventeen
In her dreams
She's
always seventeen
In her dreams
She
is forever seventeen
But only in her dreams

VERSE 3
Time waits for no-one
It
never stays still
The lotions and potions
Care and devotion
The
miracle pills
She’s fighting the battle
She knows she’ll lose it
For sure
Time waits for no-one
Age has no mercy
No,
age has no cure

BRIDGE
As she flicks through the pages
Of Vanity Fair
She looks at the pictures
The clothes and the hair
She picks up her handbag
A perfect match for her shoes
mm mm mm
She knows that she will lose

In her dreams
She's still seventeen

CHORUS
But in her dreams
She's
only seventeen
In her dreams
She's
always seventeen
In her dreams
She
is forever seventeen
But only in her dreams
(repeat chorus)

OUTRO
She looks in the mirror 
Her mother’s still there
A little more make-up
More colour in her hair
She’s still there
                                            

Don't you just hate getting old?! 
This was the first song I had demoed so it's a bit special.  As soon as I listened to the finished track I knew my songs were good enough to invest in - I was hooked!