Who Sang Yesterday When I Was Young? Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey Something cover art
publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Charles Aznavour, Fred Ebb
release date: 1970
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Easy Listening/Vocal/Big Band
length: 3:54
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 g ame,
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle fl ame.
The 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 the 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 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 itwere 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.

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Something
  • 2 Spinning Wheel
  • 3 Yesterday I Heard the Rain
  • 4 The Sea and Sand
  • 5 My Way
  • 6 What About Today?
  • 7 You and I
  • 8 Light My Fire
  • 9 Easy to Be Hard
  • 10 Life Goes On
  • 11 What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  • 12 Yesterday When I Was Young