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Bryan Adams

Summer Of '69

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play I got my first   six-string
play Bought it at the five-and-dime
play Played it 'til my fingers  
play Was the   of sixty-nine

play Me and some guys from  
play Had a   and we tried real  
play Jimmy quit, Jody got  
play I should've known we'd never get  

play Oh, when I look   now
play That summer seemed to   forever
play And if I had the  
play Yeah, I'd always wanna be there
play Those were the best days of my life

play Ain't no use in complainin'
play When you've got a   to do
play Spent my   down at the drive-in
play And that's when I   you, yeah

play Standin' on your mama's  
play You told me that you'd wait forever
play Oh, and when you   my hand
play I knew that it was now or never
play Those were the best days of my life

play Oh, yeah
play Back in the summer of sixty-nine, oh

play Man, we were killin' time,
play we were young and  
play We needed to  
play I guess nothin' can last forever, forever, no

play Yeah

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

play Standin' on your mama's porch
play You told me that it'd last forever
play Oh, and when you held my hand
play I knew that it was now or never
play Those were the best days of my life

play Oh, yeah
play Back in the summer of sixty-nine, oh
play It was the summer of sixty-nine, oh, yeah
play Me and my baby in sixty-nine, oh
play It was the summer, the summer,
play the summer of sixty-nine, yeah

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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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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: