"It's a very simple song about looking back on the summertime and making love. For me, the '69 was a metaphor for making love not about the year. I had someone in Spain ask me once why I wrote the first line 'I had my first real sex dream'... I had to laugh." - Bryan Adams
In January 1984 Bryan and I were still writing songs for all the right reasons, for the pure love and joy of it. We had nothing to prove, and even less to lose. We wrote songs to please ourselves. We hadn't had any real 'success' yet... Everything started to unravel after Reckless." - Jim Vallance (songwriter)
''This is one of my favorite songs ever written.'' - Taylor Swift
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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