"The Girl From Yesterday" as written by Glenn Lewis Frey and Jack Tempchin....
It wasn't really sad the way they said goodbye
Or maybe it just hurt so bad, she couldn't cry
He packed his things, walked out the door and drove away
And she became the girl from yesterday

He took a plane across the sea to some foreign land
She stayed at home and tried so hard to understand
How someone who had been so close could be so far away
And she became the girl from yesterday

She doesn't know what's right, she doesn't know what's wrong
She only knows the pain that comes from waiting so long
And she doesn't count the teardrops that she's cried while he's away
Because she knows deep in her heart that he'll be back someday

The light's on in the window, she's waiting by the phone
Talking to a memory that's never coming home
She dreams of his returning and the things that he might say
But she'll always be the girl from yesterday
Yeah, she'll always be the girl from yesterday

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"The Girl From Yesterday" as written by Jack Tempchin Glenn Lewis Frey

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentthis song is kinda sad and kinda sweet. I like it.
    zacsteron September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"she only knows the pain that comes from waiting for so long..."
    "she's waiting by the phone, talking to a memory that's never coming home."

    oh, how can that not touch something deep inside?
    i feel this song so well.
    sapphireskieson December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe thing that always hits me is: "She doesn't count the tear drops/ That she's cried while he's away"

    Henley's a really great songwriter. He has a way of making things so plainly stated and very thoughtful at the same time.
    StreetWormon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat this really brings to my mind is that this is a war family. The girl's husband/boyfriend was deployed overseas and she hopes he comes back.
    fizzmaisteron May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just love this song and the introduction, the lead guitar in the middle is simple and brillant, the song is sad though, the girl waiting for the guy and growing old at that..
    bendiomedeson July 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is practically the song that introduced me to country music when I was small (yes, The Eagles is a rock band). It's one the songs that have a really good - though sad - story that's made more emotional by the band's great vocals and playing. I think it's one of the band's lesser known songs, but just as great as their famous ones.
    chris127on April 01, 2012   Link

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