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Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Song length: 3:24
Album: 39/Smooth (1990)
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (1991)
Previous song: "Going to Pasalacqua"
Next song: "Road to Acceptance"

"16" is the seventh song on 39/Smooth and the compilation album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.

"16" was played live frequently during Green Day's earlier years but has rarely been played since the Dookie era.[1]

Song meaning[edit | edit source]

This song is about the teenage fear of adulthood and all the responsibilities. He feels the pressure and weight of growing older while he doesn't fel ready to make that step yet. He feels like he's forced into it and he's filled with doubts about his future.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Main article: 16/lyrics

References[edit | edit source]