"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
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
The summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice,
Yeah, I'd always want to 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 where I met you, girl

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

Oh yeah
Back in the summer of '69, uh-huh
Yeah, we were killin' time
We were young and restless, we needed to unwind
I guess nothing can last forever,
Forever, no
Yeah

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

Standin' on your mama's porch
(that's right)
You told me it would last forever
Oh 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, uh-huh
Me and my baby had 69, oh yeah
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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