Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald

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[MUSIC] Bryan Adams, "Summer of '69"

Even though I'm not a Bryan Adams fan of such, his international hit "Summer of '69" still makes me want to play air guitar as I sing along with everyone else in earshot.. The lyrics do play a role, what with their nostalgia about missed chances and the joys of young adulthood and summer romance and all.

Oh when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Ya - I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

[. . .]

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

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

It's Adams' guitar that's the clincher, aklmost audibly crunchy and wonderfully loud, perfect texture for his hoarse vocals. I love this song for reasons having nothing to do with Adams' Canadianness.
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