Summer of ’69

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it til my fingers bled
It was the summer of ’69
Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and Jody got married
I 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
Yea, I’d always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Hey!  –  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-eh
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 yea-eh – Back in the summer of ’69 – Ohhh
Man we were killin’ time – We were young and restless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin’ can last forever – forever – no    ….Yea!

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 ya wonder what went wrong
Standin’ on your Mama’s porch
You told me that it last forever
Oh and when ya held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life – oh yea
Back in the summer of ’69 – uh huh
It was the summer of ’69 – oh yea
Me and my baby in ’69 – Ohhhhhh – Oh!
It was the summer – the summer – the summer of ’69 – Oh!

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