"Like Yesterday" as written by and Ryan Adams....
I'm just staring at the moon like it was yesterday
See my face reflected in the lights on the window in the window pane
Trees outside are still I take a sleeping pill and feel a little less pain

You're just sitting in the sun watching the boats roll by
Boats chained to the pier
In the window boat there's a picture of a family younger in their years

Well, I saw our time come
And I saw our time go like a fog in the lights
Out on the blackening ocean side

It doesn't feel like yesterday [Repeat: x4]

But it's yesterday
Oh, like yesterday


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"Like Yesterday" as written by Ryan Adams

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    My InterpretationI like this song a lot. Possible my favorite off Cardinology.

    Here's my guess: this song could be about a guy who's special lady friend has moved to the other side of the world, and he's reminiscing about their last day together. It's night time where the guy is, but it's already daylight where his girl is, so they are in completely different timezones. He's saying "it doesn't feel like yesterday" (when they were together), but technically it is "yesterday" because she is on the other side of the planet, several hours ahead of him, where it's already "tomorrow".

    Also, it sounds like this move means their relationship is over: "I take a sleeping pill To feel a little less pain". Their relationship is now in the past. He's saying he still feels like the memory of them together is how things are. But he knows that was yesterday, the past. In reality, today, they aren't together.

    What do you think?
    theneworiginalson September 08, 2009   Link

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