Seems the love I've known has always been
The most destructive kind
Yes, that's why now I feel so old
Before my time.
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'd always built to last 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 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
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...
who is this song by?
It's called "Yesterday When I Was Young" by Roy Clark
please refrain from using the 'retard' word, I work with people with learning disabilities and I find this word offensive
Actually I have learning problems and statements like yours are the only ones that ever bother me because they polarize, unlike the savage flurry of throwing the word " retard" around which could have just been anyone.
I was quiet, shy, very introverted, and didn't tak much. Also I was very sensitive about having a speech impediment. Now a days, i prefer to pass it off as an accent, which usually works.
Same here... :(
Your answer made me giggle. :)
I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
I was always scared to do something wrong and be punished by my dad :(
Quite, anti-social, inquisitive. Basically how i am now.
I, m here
As a kid , I was over weight, I always looked at other boys and wished they would have accepted me , while in fact they haven,.t.. Now , the unforgiving child inside me is undeniable.
VERY talkative and imaginative. It's weird how things change....
a bit of a brat,
i was the "truth teller"
in my family...
not really appreciated
could perceive what
was really happening...
i was a pain in the ask
I thought the question was about you as a child, Hmmmm??
You sound a lot like my son.
Dangerously imaginative, polite, a middle aged woman trapped in a little girl's body.
even more shy and quiet than i am now. at least now i speak. according to my parents i did not speak until i was at least 4 yrs old. if i wanted something i gestured, pointed and made sounds but no actual words. like if i wanted to be picked up i put my arms up and grunted until someone got a clue. usually it was my dad.
The same as I am now, only smaller!
Innocent. When we are children is when we are our purest. I was completely oblivious to the bad things in life, so I miss those days. I always spoke my mind. Sometimes I believe we can learn from children just as they can learn from us.
In the later years: so pretentious
Afraid, confused, without a path but in a good caring family to at least provide a platform to get a more than fair start and develop into someone I hate a lot less.
I had or still have a dysfunctional family, grew up with 3 sisters and 2 brothers they all were very loud and noisy, I was too quiet and shy. I always felt ashamed of being around them, I never wanted my friends to see or meet my family. I am still the same except that I love my family now but I believe I still don't want people to know how crazy they are, Lol.
I was brought up in a loving family and compared to what is I see around me, I would like to think that I have been an a child that listened to what my parents and teachers told me. I have had my fair share of the naughty things that boys get in to but not the serious kind of things
Receded into a shell at 5. Now I don't trust people and sorta dislike the people around (just a few and only a little)
inquisitive, mischievious, independant and bit of a loner