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, 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 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 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

Oh yeah
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

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

Standin' on your mama's porch
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
It was the summer of '69, oh yeah
Me and my baby in '69, oh

It was the summer, the summer, summer of '69, yeaaa

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Summer of '69 Lyrics 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 July 01, 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 02, 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 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome cover:)
    xxElanxxon August 26, 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 20, 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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