Tim Halperin

Pop Music with Meaning

HEY 17
LYRICS

 Hey 17, you’ve been so unkind to me
Could someone tell me what I did to you?
Late last night, all my thoughts were running wild
Stuck inside this world I didn’t choose
And will they even miss me when I’m gone?
Do they even know what’s going on?

I was just a kid
I didn’t mean to do the things I did
I was just a kid
I wish it didn’t have to be like this
So someone tell me why’s it gotta be like this

Hey officer, I swear that I was good to her
So why’d you have to take her from my arms
When she died I think I did as well inside
I can’t rid this guilt that rules my heart
And will they even miss me when I’m gone?
Do they even know what’s going on?

I was just a kid
I didn’t mean to do the things I did
I was just a kid
I wish it didn’t have to be like this
So someone tell me why’s it gotta be like this

I feel the pain in my soul
My spirit’s going numb, I been standing in the cold
I’m crumbling slow
I ain't got no words left for you
Except to tell you that I’m low
But Lord can you heal me of this mess I made
I confess I’m lame
And I been looking for rest all day
I got this burden on my back and it’s heavy
My knees bout to give out, I can’t stand steady
But I heard you call all the weak and the weary
I’m crying out now and I’m loud can you hear me?
Hurts here with me and despair’s coming near me
Send them away and tell your grace come get me
I’m raining out pain with this pen, and it pours
You became poor, my stains became yours
Slain for proud thieves, took pain to save whores
Fornicators like me, I praise your name Lord, I give it all up

I was just a kid
I didn’t mean to do the things I did
I was just a kid
I wish it didn’t have to be like this
So someone tell me why’s it gotta be like this

 

HEY 17
CHORDS

 INTRO: C#m   G#m/B   A   G#m   E    G#m/D#   F#m
C#m       G#m/B                     A
Hey 17, you’ve been so unkind to me
G#m                            E          G#m/D#         F#m
Could someone tell me what I did to you?
C#m    G#m/B                                    A
Late last night, all my thoughts were running wild
G#m                            E    G#m/D#   F#m
Stuck inside this world I didn’t choose
G#m/B                                                A
And will they even miss me when I’m gone?
G#m/B                                                A     A2
Do they even know what’s going on?

CHORUS:
                E
I was just a kid
        Emaj7                                 A
I didn’t mean to do the things I did
               E
I was just a kid
       Emaj7                                A
I wish it didn’t have to be like this
                                    A2                   C#m   G#m/B   A   G#m   E    G#m/D#   F#m
So someone tell me why’s it gotta be like this

VERSE 2:
Hey officer, I swear that I was good to her
So why’d you have to take her from my arms
When she died I think I did as well inside
I can’t rid this guilt that rules my heart
And will they even miss me when I’m gone?
Do they even know what’s going on?

CHORUS

 BRIDGE:  C#m     E      A
I feel the pain in my soul
My spirit’s going numb, I been standing in the cold
I’m crumbling slow
I got no words left for you
Except to tell you that I’m low
But Lord can you heal me of this mess I made
I confess I’m lame
And I been looking for rest all day
I got this burden on my back and it’s heavy
My knees bout to give out, I can’t stand steady
But I heard you call all the weak and the weary
I’m crying out now and I’m loud can you hear me?
Hurts here with me and despair’s coming near me
Send them away and tell your grace come get me
I’m raining out pain with this pen, and it pours
You became poor, my stains became yours
Slain for proud thieves, took pain to save whores
Fornicators like me, I praise your name Lord, I give it all up

CHORUS

 OUTRO:    C#m     E     A