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Bryan Adams

Summer Of '69

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playI got my first real six-string
playBought it at the five-and-dime
playPlayed it 'til my fingers bled
playWas the summer of sixty-nine

playMe and some guys from school
playHad a band and we tried real hard
playJimmy quit, Jody got married
playI should've known we'd never get far

playOh, when I look back now
playThat summer seemed to last forever
playAnd if I had the choice
playYeah, I'd always wanna be there
playThose were the best days of my life

playAin't no use in complainin'
playWhen you've got a job to do
playSpent my evenings down at the drive-in
playAnd that's when I met you, yeah

playStandin' on your mama's porch
playYou told me that you'd wait forever
playOh, and when you held my hand
playI knew that it was now or never
playThose were the best days of my life

playOh, yeah
playBack in the summer of sixty-nine, oh

playMan, we were killin' time,
playwe were young and restless
playWe needed to unwind
playI guess nothin' can last forever, forever, no

playYeah

playAnd now the times are changin'
playLook at everything that's come and gone
playSometimes when I play that old six-string
playI think about you, wonder what went wrong

playStandin' on your mama's porch
playYou told me that it'd last forever
playOh, and when you held my hand
playI knew that it was now or never
playThose were the best days of my life

playOh, yeah
playBack in the summer of sixty-nine, oh
playIt was the summer of sixty-nine, oh, yeah
playMe and my baby in sixty-nine, oh
playIt was the summer, the summer,
playthe summer of sixty-nine, yeah

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meaningMeaning

I think [“Summer of ’69” is] timeless because it’s about making love in the summertime. There is a slight misconception it’s about a year, but it’s not. “69” has nothing to do about a year, it has to do with a sexual position…At the end of the song, the lyric says that it’s me and my baby in a 69. You’d have to be pretty thick in the ears if you couldn’t get that lyric.

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vocabulary Vocabulary

five and dime

A store that sells many different small items at low prices, such as things for your home


Drive-in

Denoting a facility such as a cinema or restaurant that one can visit without leaving one's car


unwind

relax


restless

Unwilling or unable to stay still or to be quiet and calm, because you are worried or bored:


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