Summer Song Of The Day: Summer of '69

by KRISTIN LUCIANO · July 10, 2009

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Artist: Bryan Adams

Song: Summer Of '69

Although many believe that the song is about the summer of 1969, the same year that the Woodstock Festival began, it is actually about the lude act connected to the #69. The song was originally released in 1984, but it is has technically been forty years since the summer of 1969, the song's title. Regardless this song easily conjures up the warm summer months when played and for that it is our summer song of the day. 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,o yeah, me n my baby in 69 It was the summer, the summer, summer of 69