It seems Neil Diamond and myself have something in common. He has just admitted, that at age 29, he wrote the song Sweet Caroline about none other than Caroline Kennedy, after he saw a photograph of her. She was only 12 years old. There are some rather disturbing lyrical images in the song when you consider he was 29 and she was 12. (“Hands touchin’ hands reachin’ out touchin’ me touchin’ you..”)
And Drew Barrymore was only 9 in 1984 when Firestarter was released. Of course, I was only 15. So it’s not really as bad. And of course, I didn’t write a hit song.