Yesterday When I Was Young

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Dusty Springfield

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer, and at her peak… more »

Spoken : Somehow, it seems the love I knew was always the most destructive kind
 Yesterday when I was young The taste of life was sweet As rain upon my tongue I teased at life as if it were a foolish game
The way the evening breeze
May tease the candle flame

The thousand dreams I dreamed The splendid things I planned I always built to last on weak and shifting sand
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day
And only now I see how the time ran away
 Yesterday when I was young So many lovely songs were waiting to be sung
So many wild pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my eyes refused to see
I ran so fast that time 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

The game of love I played with arrogance and pride And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died
The friends I made all somehow seemed to slip away
And only now I'm left alone to end the play, yeah

Oh, yesterday when I was young So many, many songs were waiting to be sung
So many wild pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my eyes refused to see 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 

Written by: CHARLES AZNAVOUR, FRED EBB

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