Yesterday When I Was Young (Hier Encore) Lyrics - Willie Nelson

Release information
Release Date: 2020-4-24
length: 3:32
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 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 run 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
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
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

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 First Rose of Spring
  • 2 Blue Star
  • 3 I'll Break Out Again Tonight
  • 4 Don't Let the Old Man In
  • 5 Just Bummin' Around
  • 6 Our Song
  • 7 We Are the Cowboys
  • 8 Stealing Home
  • 9 I'm the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised
  • 10 Love Just Laughed
  • 11 Yesterday When I Was Young (Hier Encore)