Yesterday, When I Was Young

Glen Campbell

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 an evening breeze, would tease a 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 years have run away

   Yesterday, when I was young
   There were so many songs, that waited to be sung
   So many wild pleasures, that 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, that I can recall
Concerns itself with me, and nothing else at all


Yesterday, the moon was blue
And every crazy day, brought something new to do
And 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, so quickly, quickly died
The friends I made all seemed, somehow to drift away
And only I am left, on stage to end the play

Repeat Chorus

There are so many songs , in me that won’t be sung
I feel the bitter taste, of tears upon my tongue
And The time has come for me, to pay for yesterday
When I was young