Summer of '69

Bryan Adams

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 I got my first real six string, bought it at the five and dime
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 Played it 'til my fingers bled. Was the summer of '69
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 Me and some guys from school had a band and we tried real hard
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 Jimmy quit and Jody got married; I should've known we'd never get far

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 But when I look back now, that summer seemed to last forever
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 And if I had the choice, yeah, I'd always wanna be there
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 Those were the best days of my life

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 Ain't no use in complaining when you got a job to do
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 Spent my evenings down at the drive-in, and that's when I met you, yeah!

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 Standing on your mama's porch, you told me that you'd wait forever
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 Oh, and when you held my hand, I knew that it was now or never
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 Those were the best days of my life
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Oh yeah, back in the summer of sixty-nine

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

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

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 Standing on your mama's porch, you told me it would last forever
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 Oh, the way you held my hand, I knew that it was now or never
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 Those were the best days of my life
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Oh yeah, back in the summer of sixty-nine

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