My first and last time with you
And we had some fun
Went walking through the trees, yeah
And then I kissed you once
Oh I want to see you soo
But I wonder how
It was a new day yesterday
But it's an old day now

Spent a long time looking
For a game to play
My luck should be so bad now
To turn out this way
Oh I had to leave today
Just when I thought I'd found you
It was a new day yesterday
But it's an old day now

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"A New Day Yesterday" as written by Ian Anderson

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    General CommentTo me this is about having had an experience one was looking for, but the 'next day', reflecting and realizing it was elusive, 'wondering how' he might ever get back there.
    Could have been a woman who he could only be with one time, for whatever reason. Could also be a metaphor for having a spiritual experience that seemed to change everything (i.e. a 'new day')... but losing sight of it as the days pass ('old day now').
    In both cases, I've been there. And this song has always tended to make me very emotional for that reason.
    rainwalkon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMuch of the Stand Up album is about Ian resenting the constant travel and work-load of being a rock star. This song talks about how he's constantly away from his new girlfriend (and future ex-wife), Jeanine.

    "It was a new day yesterday
    but it's an old day now"
    It was kind of thrilling not knowing when or how long the two would see each other, but now it's growing old and Ian just wants to be with his new love.

    "Oh I had to leave today
    just when I thought I'd found you"
    Even when the two are together, it's an all-too-brief moment as Ian has to go back on the road again.
    Krendall2006on August 21, 2007   Link
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    Anyway, on a serious note... I don't know the history behind this song, but it just seems to me about recounting memories. Perhaps of Glory. This might be an anthemic attempt at uplifting England.

    This band always had diamonds in their eyes...Especially in their youth.
    InCaseOfEvidenceon July 22, 2006   Link

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