Carpenters - Only Yesterday Lyrics

Carpenters Horizon cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: John Bettis, Richard Lynn Carpenter
release date: 1974
popularity : 188 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Vocal/Ballad
length: 4:12
composer: Richard Carpenter
lyricist: John Bettis
Lyrics
After long enough of being alone
Everyone must face their share of loneliness
In my own time, nobody knew
The pain I was goin' through
And waitin' was all my heart could do

Hope was all I had until you came
Maybe you can't see how much you mean to me
You were the dawn breaking the night
The promise of mornin' light
Filling the world surroundin' me
When I hold you

Baby, baby, feels like maybe
Things will be all right
Baby, baby, your love's made me
Free as a song, singin' forever

Only yesterday when I was sad and I was lonely
You showed me the way to leave the past and all its tears behind me
Tomorrow maybe even brighter than today
Since I threw my sadness away
Only yesterday

I have found my home here in your arms
Nowhere else on earth I'd really rather be
Life waits for us, share it with me
The best is about to be
And so much is left for us to see
When I hold you

Baby, baby, feels like maybe
Things will be all right
Baby, baby, your love's made me
Free as a song, singin' forever

Only yesterday when I was sad and I was lonely
You showed me the way to leave the past and all its tears behind me
Tomorrow maybe even brighter than today
Since I threw my sadness away
Only yesterday (only yesterday, only yesterday)

Only yesterday when I was sad and I was lonely
You showed me the way to leave the past and all its tears behind me



Track Listing
Reel-to-reel 1
  • 1 Aurora
  • 2 Only Yesterday
  • 3 Desperado
  • 4 Please Mister Postman
  • 5 I Can Dream Can't I
  • 6 Solitaire
  • 7 Happy
  • 8 (I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You
  • 9 Love Me for What I Am
  • 10 Eventide

  • Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Reel-to-reel
    script: Latin