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According to the Cherry Bomb Songfacts, the title is a play on the name of their lead singer Cherie Currie, who was just 16 when this song was released. A "Cherry Bomb" is a small explosive device popular with kids, but in the context of this song, it means an underage girl who is lots of trouble - in this case taunting her parents and other adults with suggestions of promiscuity and bad behavior.

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Can't stay at home, can't stay at school
Old folks say, ya poor little fool
Down the street I'm the girl next door
I'm the fox you've been waiting…

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