Summer Of '69 Lyrics

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it 'till my fingers bled
Was the summer of 69

Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and Joey 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 evenin's down at the drive-in
And that's when I met you yeah

Standin' on your Mama's porch
You told me that you'd wait forever
Oh and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Back in the summer of 69

Man we were killin' time
We were young and restless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin' can last forever, forever, no, yeah

And now the times are changin'
Look at everything that's come and gone
Sometimes when I play that old six-string
I think about you, wonder what went wrong

Standin' on your Mama's porch
You told me that it'd last forever
Oh 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, uh-huh
It was the summer of 69
oh yeah, me n my baby in 69
It was the summer, the summer, summer of 69

Songwriter(s): James Douglas Vallance, Michelle Branch, Bryan Adams, Richard Sambora
Copyright: Almo Music Corp., Adams Communications Inc., I'M Still With The Band Music, Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., Testatyme Music, Aggressive Music, Irving Music Inc., Nomad-noman Music, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
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Meaning to "Summer Of '69" (3 meanings)
Cpt. 12/28/13,17:11

Nostalgia... and I was born in '89, but this song is immortal and speaks through the ages. Makes me wish I could go back in time to my high school years. Really makes me look at the decisions I've made, and to not regret them, but instead to embrace the consequences and learn from my mistakes, to hopefully arrive at the final destination of wisdom and strength only attained through personal hardship.
patxtreme83 05/05/12,02:00

I may be young, born in 1996, but I know good music when I hear it. Bryan must've been one helluva rich guy with music like this... kinda makes me wish I was born earlier, so that I could see him live
Sharan Ajith 11/17/11,12:19

yep this song takes u back to the good ol days of rock n roll alrite ... but mainly it takes me back to those days i used to skip about, play n spend time dreaming... the times that rolled down my eye
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