"Only Yesterday" as written by Richard Lynn Carpenter and John Bettis....
After long enough of being alone
Everyone must face their share of loneliness
In my own time, nobody knew
The pain I was goin' through
And waitin' was all my heart could do

Hope was all I had until you came
Maybe you can't see how much you mean to me
You were the dawn breaking the night
The promise of mornin' light
Filling the world surroundin' me
When I hold you

Baby, baby, feels like maybe
Things will be all right
Baby, baby, your love's made me
Free as a song, singin' forever

Only yesterday when I was sad and I was lonely
You showed me the way to leave the past and all its tears behind me
Tomorrow maybe even brighter than today
Since I threw my sadness away
Only yesterday

I have found my home here in your arms
Nowhere else on earth I'd really rather be
Life waits for us, share it with me
The best is about to be
And so much is left for us to see
When I hold you

Baby, baby, feels like maybe
Things will be all right
Baby, baby, your love's made me
Free as a song, singin' forever

Only yesterday when I was sad and I was lonely
You showed me the way to leave the past and all its tears behind me
Tomorrow maybe even brighter than today
Since I threw my sadness away
Only yesterday (only yesterday, only yesterday)

Only yesterday when I was sad and I was lonely
You showed me the way to leave the past and all its tears behind me


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"Only Yesterday" as written by Richard Carpenter John Bettis

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    General CommentThis is my personal favorite Carpenters song. It's a ballad which works into a wall of sound pop song. Richard Carpenter went all out with this song. This is one of his very best musical arrangement. As always Karen sings this song wonderfully.

    Also from my favorite album "Horizon".
    RickHenryon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a gorgeous song! doesn't need any explanation... it's a here comes the sun kinda song -there's always a light at the end of the tunnel :D
    psychoblahon October 14, 2007   Link

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