Song Lyric Sunday: School of Rock

The theme from Jim Adams is songs about School, College, Education, Class, Degree.
The song must contain a reference to the prompt in the title or the lyrics.
If the song does not meet these criteria, please explain why you chose it.


Here’s a bit of Bryan Adams today with the one song in his back catalogue that makes me forgive him for (Everything I Do) I Do It for You.

Released in 1985, Summer of ‘69 only made it to number 42 on the UK charts. But my brother, the old rocker, bought the single. A move he came to regret years later when his three-year-old son fell in love with this record in the summer of ‘99.

Young Sam enjoyed nothing more than posing with a plastic guitar and belting out the lyrics at the top of his voice. But he wasn’t a selfish little diva: he wanted us all to share the moment, which we did, with gusto! Even his dad joined in the fun. Shame the musical gene in our family tree is dormant.

But this song has happy memories of summer barbecues and torturing the neighbours with our dreadful singing. Now please excuse me: I’m off to play some air guitar in the garden.

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
It was the summer of ’69
Me and my baby in ’69
It was the summer
It was the summer
Yeah, summer of ’69

Songwriters: Bryan Adams / James Douglas Vallance
© Testatyme Music, Adams Communications Inc.

One-Liner Wednesday – School of Thought

LindaGHill hosts One-Liner Wednesday.
This is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the theme.
Check out her blog for the rules, read other one-liners, and join in the fun!


They will not stop me, I will get my education, if it is in home, school or any place – Malala Yousafzai.

I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time – Stephen King.

There is only one road to human greatness: through the school of hard knocks – Albert Einstein.