Marc Almond Yesterday When I Was Young Lyrics

Absinthe: The French Album Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Undress Me
  • 2 Abel and Cain
  • 3 Lost Paradise
  • 4 Secret Child
  • 5 Rue Des Blancs-Manteaux
  • 6 The Slave
  • 7 Remorse of the Dead
  • 8 Incestuous Love
  • 9 A Man
  • 10 My Little Lovers
  • 11 In Your Bed
  • 12 Yesterday When I Was Young
  • 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
    A 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 drinking songs were waiting to be sung
    So many wayward 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, me, 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
    That 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 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, young, young,......young

    Written by: Charles Aznavour, Fred Ebb
    Lyrics © T.R.O. INC.

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