Bassey, Shirley - Yesterday When I Was Young Lyrics




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 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 lovely 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 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.

Yesterday, when I was young.
So many lovely 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.





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  1. Ευαγγελος Γερασιμοπουλος

    EXCELLENT performance. 1000 CONGRATULATIONS from Patras, Greece.

  2. RP VD

    Beautiful voice, gorgeous. 💓

  3. Lindon Lamont

    I don't like her version and the way she sings.

  4. Mohamed Mergache

    très belle chanson qui a un Sens et valeur avec la réalité vécue dans cette vie. Beautiful song of the great woman Shirley Bassey.

  5. Suley Jah

    https://youtu.be/-HonwOvvCMk Shes a legend.

  6. lile mae jackson

    Great song love you shirley

    Vedio

    More than a Beautiful song, it's the fact of life. But, what's the use crying over the yesterdays? It's the universal truth that when we are young, the Time seems to stand still. But, out true worth is only tested when we grow old, lonely and rejected and ignored even by the very people with whom we had such a great time full of fun and enjoyments.

  7. Ahmed El Malhi

    Hier encore j avais 20 ans😭😭

  8. Roger Heden

    007Bond James Bond

  9. Brian Koller

    What a ticket to hold in hand. KRAVIS ! Thanks for your performance; Friend Brian Albert Koller

  10. Chayki Gabule

    Yesterday when i was young...so many girls come and go into my life..and no one stays 😂

  11. Jolliber Deyparine

    Nanay violeta of tawag ng tanghalan bring me here.😍😍😍