*** Yesterday when I was young - Lyrics - Glen Campbellby TheJennyiLove   3 years ago

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Yesterday when I was young

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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 may 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 ran away

Yesterday, when I was young there were so many songs
that waited 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 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

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

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

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

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