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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 30: Bryan Adams performs during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games 2017 at Air Canada Centre on September 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )

Most people think Bryan Adams is singing about a year in the song Summer of 69. Apparently not.

Adams appeared on a talk show in New Zealand. The host mentioned that since Adams was born in November of 1959, he would have been only 9-years-old that fateful summer.

Adams replied, “It’s not about a year. It’s a metaphor. I never said 1969.” The host responded, “Oh, It’s a metaphor for that?”

Adams said, “It’s a metaphor for a great summer.” The host responded, “Of love?” Adams said, “Summer of love, exactly! Thank you very much.”