She thinks that I was born yesterday
She thinks that I go out with the tide and fade at the end of the day
She thinks my hairs aren't numbered
And when pricked I don't cry in pain
Just 'cause I smile like a child born yesterday
And she thinks that I was born in another age
She thinks that I get up with the sun and dream my life away
And she thinks that I'm going nowhere
'Cause I stay in one place
And 'cause I smile like a child born yesterday
She thinks that I was born yesterday
She thinks that I came into this world (born without a name)
And thinks 'cause I'm saying nothing that I've got nothing to say
Just 'cause I smile like a child born yesterday

Lyrics submitted by akiyba

"Born Yesterday" as written by Rob Dougan

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI LOVE this song....
    DFL127on December 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a certain type of people. We appear innocent and naive (born yesterday) because we always try to be kind, gentle and never try to hurt people. We're anachronisms in todays Machievellian society of get everything fast and now at anybody elses expense.
    Maybe he's smiling cause he loves her?
    xdvron June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think he's deeply in love with a woman who has seen more of the world than he. I think we can all relate to that theme. Perhaps she doesn't like his naivety, and he's setting himself up for a fall. Reminds me of my first relationship.
    Claidheambmoron June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that it is more that he is in love with a woman who is trapped in her own delusions. He hides behind a mask of memories from a better time and she doesn't see through it. It seems almost like she believes that he is a divine, perfect, infallible thing. He is saying in this song that he is just a flawed, fallible, human.
    IcarusDefiledon January 17, 2009   Link

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