Yesterday wehn I was young    The taste of life was sweet

As rain ypon my tounge    I played at life as if

It were a foolish game    The way the evening breeze

Plays with a candle flame    The thousand dreams I dreamed

The splendid things I planned    I always built to last

On weak and shifting sands    I lived by night

Declined the naked light of day    And only now I see

The years that ran away

Yesterday when I was young    So many crazy SONGs

Were waiting to be SONG    So many crazy times

That lay in store for me    And so much pain inside

My heart 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    That I can now recall

Has all to do with me    And nothing else at all

Yesterday the moon was blue    And every crazy dat

Brought something new to do    I used my magic age

As if it were a wand    And never say the waste

And emptiness beyond

The games of love I played    With arrogance and pride

And every flame I lit    So quickly quickly died

The friends I made all seemed    Somehow to drift away

And oly I am left    On stage to end the play

Yesterday when I was young