Monday, August 16, 2004

Good Old Days...

Nostalgia is an amazing thing.... It is almost always sweet.. You tend to remember the good things in your life more than the bad.. Almost everyone feels that his past was better than the present.. In high school I felt that my days in primary were much sweeter.. In college, I felt the same about school.. And am dead sure, a year down the line, I would feel the same about my days at the B-school....

Perhaps this is the reason that nostalgic songs tend to be so popular.. One of the all time greats in this regard is “the summer of ‘69”.. Am listening to it as i write this blog.. Just got the full lyrics of the song from the net too.. So this one’s dedicated to all those “good old days”....


Bryan Adams 
Summer of '69 from Reckless 1984


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 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
Ya - I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

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

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

Standin' 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
Those were the best days of my life

Back in the summer of '69

1 comment:

Ganesh Iyer said...

hey ....

we had the same thing with Whigfield and Cotton eye joe during the tenth std ....

SOngs somehow remind of times and ppl ....