Bryan Adams
Summer of '69
1985
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I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five and dime
Played it til my fingers bled
It was the summer of '69
Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit, Jody got married
Shoulda known we'd never get far
Oh when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Yeah, I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Ain't no use in complainin'
When you got a job to do
Spent my evenings down at the drive-in
And that's when I met you, yeah
Standing on your mama's porch
You told me that you'd wait forever
And when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life
Oh yeah
Back in the summer of '69

Man, we were killing time
We were young and restless, we needed to unwind
I guess nothing could last forever
Forever, no

And now the times are changing
I look at everything that's come and gone
Sometimes when I play that old six-string
I think about you, wonder what went wrong
Standing on your mama's porch
You told me that it'd last forever
And when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life
Oh yeah
Back in the summer of '69

It was the summer of '69