Seems Like Only Yesterday

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Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester (born James Ridout Winchester; May 17, 1944) is an American musician and songwriter who was born and raised in the southern United States. To avoid the Vietnam War draft he moved to Canada in 1967, which is where and when he began his career as a solo artist. His highest charting r… more »

I'll never forget that dreadful day
When I decided to run away
 Little Sister was playin 
With a kitten on the floor 
Mama was rockin out on the front porch
And Daddy had gone to the grocery store
And Brother had left the day before 

 Packed my clothes when no one was lookin 
Went out the back door and into the bushes 
And down the holler and over the creek 
Then up the hill and across the field 
I jumped the fence and I thumbed a ride
Much too young to realize 
That I'd regret all it by and by

And I wish I had the love that was offered to me
When I was just too young and blind to see
 There was a whole lot of love in that old house 
But I had to leave to find it out
And it seems like it was only yesterday 

If I'da known then what I know now
I'da stayed right on my daddy's old farm
Just a young upstart
I thought I was smart  Tried to be a man when I was only a child 
But many a time it comes to my mind
To pack my clothes and leave this town
And jump that fence and cross that field 
And down the hill and over the creek 
An up the holler and through them bushes 
And in the back door when no one is lookin'
And accept the love that was offered to me

And I wish I had the love that was offered to me
When I was just too young and blind to see
 There was a whole lot of love in that old house 
But I had to leave to find it out
And it seems like it was only yesterday 

And I wish I had the love I threw away

Written by: STONEY EDWARDS

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