Dean Reed - Yesterday when I was young


Yesterday when I was young

Seems the love I've known
Has always been the most destructive kind
Guess that's why now
I feel so old
Before my time
Yesterday when I was young,
The taste of life was sweet like rain upon my tongue,
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game,
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame;
The thousand dreams I dreamed,
The splendid things I planned I always built, alas,
On weak and shifting sands;
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day
And only now I see how the years ran away.
Yesterday when I was young,
So many happy songs were waiting to be sung,
So many wayward pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see,
I ran so fast that times and youth at last ran out,
I never stopped to think what life was all about
And every conversation that I can now recall concerned itself with me,
And nothing else at all.
Yesterday the moon was blue,
And every crazy day brought something new to do,
I used my magic age as if it were a wand,
And never saw the waste and emptiness beyond;
The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died;
The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away
And only I am left on stage to end the play.
There are so many songs in me that won't be sung,
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue,
The time has come for me to pay
for yesterday when I was young.
Submitted by Vlad G. on Thu, 12/10/2017 - 15:16
Last edited by Vlad G. on Sun, 11/02/2018 - 15:46


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