"Summer Of '69" as written by Bryan Adams and James Douglas Vallance....
got my first real six-string bought it at the five
and dime played it till 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
and joey got married i 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 back in the summer of '69 ain't no use
in complaining when you got a job to do spent my evenings down
at the drive-in and that's when i met you 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 killining time we were young
and restless we needed to unwind i guess nothin' can last forever - forever,
no and now the times are changing look at everything that's come
and gone sometimes i play that old six-string i think
about ya wonder what went wrong standing
on your mama's porch you told me it would last forever the way
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

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"Summer of 69" as written by James Douglas Vallance Bryan Adams

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    General CommentThis song is good, but I like the original better. The one by Bryan Adams. Everybody looks back to those crazy days.
    the Edgeon March 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...it sounds soooo good when Mike is singing it. dont you just heart this band?? i do.its about someone looking back on his life and wanting to be there still. love it!!
    Swing Set Girlon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhoever posted these lyrics is a shmutz. this is not an MXPX song. i got no beef with MXPX, and many times i like punk covers (me first and the gimme gimme's rock) but the original is 100 times better. sorry dawg. anyways, bryan adams is awesome, and this song is a true classic, laced with nostalgia. biya.
    superkoolkidon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is the best! i love mxpx and when i go on the computer and crap .. this is the first song i put on! even if it is a cover, this is song should be under mxpx because they did a rad job!
    PuNkRaWkCuTiEon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBryan Adams version is definitely better...no one could ever beat Bryan Adams...but this is a great cover
    PoserChick57on August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome cover:)
    xxElanxxon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone of my peeves on this site is when people put lyrics to covers in a band's section.
    anyway. bryan adams was only ten in 1969. wtf?!
    crashbangboomon June 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah the original version is better
    Sharpie22785on April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe original song is incredible and the cover is just as great. bryan adams was incredible and mxpx has done a rad job with this song.

    browntown13on March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like the original versioni better, and then BFS's cover better than this one. Somehow it sounds like these guys (guy? I dont' know much about MxPx) are trying to force the lyrics out of them to the beat. Not a great singing style... BFS and of course BA actually seem like they mean what they're singing.
    Citizens Sinfulon January 22, 2006   Link

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