52* Summer of ’69

Summer vibes are on!

Bryan Adams

Yet another talented canadian! But the one and only “best-selling canadian rock artist of all time” who’s a singer, song-writer, musician, producer, a rocker and a romantic, a bad-boy or a lover all at once…

We’re loving his “husky vocals” since his very first album but today’s song was featured in his 4th album called “Reckless” released in 1984 so this year we’re celebrating the “Reckless 30th anniversary tour” as you can see in his official website 🙂

Can you believe so much energy transferred from a guitar through a song’s introduction?

To get us started in how much this song resembles of rock & roll vibes here’s the official music video in which we can watch the band on a typical garage-rehearsal, a scene in an auto-cinema, the boys on a food-fight, cops on a persecution and some highlight details as the rolling can, the smashed guitar, the broken window and Bryan playing -literally- with fire or swinging in a hammock, yawning as he sings and basically giving us clues of the ideal bad-boy look that in terms of fashion requieres: jeans, white t-shirt, black leather vest/jacket and -of course- a guitar.


Also if you’re seriously looking forward to becoming a rockstar take notes of
the steps-to-become-a-rockstar found on the lyrics:

1. Buy a real guitar (preferably a cheap one if it’s the first)

2. Practice, practice, practice (advice: exploit it on vacation time)

3. Start a band with your friends someone committed to music as much as you.

4. Search for opportunities to play! Don’t quit, keep trying until you get them.

5. Stop complaining, enjoy. Destiny might surprise you…

6. The future is now. There are no second chances so do it NOW!

Perhaps you can find more rockadvices within the lyrics if so let me know on the comments 🙂


P.S. Enjoy listening to this song that talks widely about love. The love for music, love needed to follow your dreams, love shared with friends and, you know, every kind of love.


…And the vibrating lyrics (spanish/english) :

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it till 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 should have known we’d never get far

When I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
I’d always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Ain’t no use in complaining
When you got a job to do
Spent my evenings down at the drive-in
And that’s when I met you

Standing on your mama’s porch
You told me that you’d wait forever
and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never


Man we were killing time
We were young and restless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothing can last forever

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

Standing on your mama’s porch
You told me it would last forever
Oh the way you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never  



3 thoughts on “52* Summer of ’69

  1. Thanks for pointing that out! I’ve just correct that huge mistake and also I followed your advice on checking his website, glad to see the info about his anniversary tour 🙂 Thanks for reading and I’d really appreciate more comments if there’s anything wrong or better off if there’s something right ❤


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