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    "Yesterday, When I Was Young" Lyrics

    Blossom Dearie

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    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 a candle flame

    The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned,
    I always built, alas, on weak and shifting sand,
    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 wild pleasures lay in store for me,
    And so much pain, my dazzled 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, 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 worst, and the 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
    This song was submitted on November 12th, 2013 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © T.R.O. INC..
    Written by Charles Aznavour, Fred Ebb.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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