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Roy Clark - Yesterday, When I Was Young Lyrics

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TitleYesterday, When I Was Young
ArtistRoy Clark
AlbumThe Best of Roy Clark [Intersound] [2005], Track 2
The Very Best of Roy Clark [Time Life] [2005], Track 1
Original Artist Hit List [Intersound] [2003], Track 9
Live At Billy Bob's Texas [Razor & Tie] [2000], Track 16
Greatest Hit 1 [Varese] [1995], Track 2
Great Picks and New Tricks [1993], Track 5
All Time Favorites [1991], Track 11
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 [Dot] [1975], Track 1
Roy Clark Live! [Dot] [1972], Track 7
The Best of Roy Clark [Dot] [1971], Track 9
Yesterday, When I Was Young [Dot] [1969], Track 1
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Song lyrics
(Herbert Kretzmer - Charles Aznavour)

Seems the love I've known has always been
The most destructive kind
Yes, that's why now I feel so old
Before my time.

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'd always built to last on weak and shifting sand.
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of the 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.

--- Instrumental ---

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 waste and 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...
submitted by GeeWhiz
corrected on December 27th, 2005
written by Herbert Kretzmer, Charles Aznavour
copyright with Lyrics © Hampshire House Publishing C/o The Richmond Organization

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