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ICC World Cup 2011: Ode To Kenya, Just a Summer of '69?(Humor)

DHAKA, BHANGLADESH - FEBRUARY 17:  Canadian singer Bryan Adams performs during the opening ceremony of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on February 17, 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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Linus FernandesAnalyst IINovember 1, 2016

(Sung by Steve Tikolo and his band of miserly men to the tune of Bryan Adams’ "Summer of '69")

We got no real sixes 
Bought it against a Kiwi side

Tried to bat but we just bled

Was the summer of 69 
Me and the guys from Kenya 
Obanda six and Tikolo a brace

Shoulda known we’d never get far

 Oh when we look back now 

That summer seemed to last forever 
And if  we had the choice 
Yeah – we’d always wanna be there 
These  are the best days of our lives 
Ain’t no use in complainin’ 
When you got a job to do 
Spent our evenin’s down at the nets 
And that’s when we met Kiwi men,yeah 
Standin’ on the dressing room porch 
The procession seemed to stretch forever 
Oh and when the Kiwis held our catches

We knew that it was now or never 
Those were the best days of our lives 
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, yeah 
And now the times are changin’ 
Look at everything that’s come and gone 
We got no real sixes 
We think about it now, wonder what went wrong 
Standin’ on the dressing room porch 
Why did it last forever?

Oh when the Kiwis held our catches 
We knew that it was now or never 
These are the best days of our lives, oh yeah 
Back in the summer of 69, uh-huh 
It was the summer of 69, o yeah, me n my team for 69

It was the summer, the summer, summer of 69

Quote of the day: 
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