Yesterday when I was young

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Cherished memories flow when I think of yesterday, when I was young. Joy intermingled with laughter, sometimes tears, go streaming in the array of emotions-remembrances of yesteryear, when I was young.
The song was produced with the collaborative effort of French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour and Del Newman, a British conductor, orchestral arranger, and music producer.
For fellow oldsters (those 80+ like me), you bet we can still sing this song I did yesterday, when I was young-even now that the heartstrings are weakened.

Yesterday when I was young

[Verse 1]
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongued
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle fla
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

[Verse 2]
Yesterday, when I was young
So many drinking songs were waiting to be sung
So many wayward pleasures lay in st
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 ab
And every conversation I can now recall
Concerned itself with me, me and nothing else at all

[Verse 3]
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
Young, young…

Julia Carreon-Lagoc was a Panay News columnist for two decades. She pops up with Accents now and then. ( /WDJ

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