I got my first real six stringBought it at the five and dimePlayed it til my fingers bledWas the summer of '69
Me and some guys from schoolHad a band and we tried real hardJimmy quit and Jody got marriedI shoulda known we'd never get far
But when I look back nowThat summer seemed to last foreverAnd if I had the choiceYa, I'd always wanna be thereThose were the best days of my life
Ain't no use in complainin'When you got a job to doSpent my evenin's down at the drive-inAnd that's when I met you, ya
Standin' on your mama's porchYou told me that you'd wait foreverOh, and when you held my handI knew that it was now or neverThose were the best days of my lifeOh Yeah!Back in the summer of '69
Man, we were killin' timeWe were young and restlessWe needed to unwindI guess nothin' can last foreverForever, no...
And now the times are changin'Look at everything that's come and goneSometimes when I play that old six stringI think about ya 'n wonder what went wrong
Standin' on your mama's porchYou told me it would last foreverOh, the way you held my handI knew that it was now or neverThose were the best days of my life