I thought I knew you well
But all this time I could never tell
I let you get away
Haunts me every night and every day

You were the only one
The only friend I counted on
How could I watch you walk away
I'd give anything to have you here today

But now I stand alone with my pride
And dream that you're still by my side

But that was yesterday
I had the world in my hands
But it's not the end of my world
Just a slight change of plans
That was yesterday
But today life goes on
No more hiding in yesterday
'Cause yesterday's gone, oh

Love, my love I gave it all
Thought I saw the light, when I heard you call
Life that we both could share
Has deserted me, left me in despair

But now I stand alone with my pride
Fighting back the tears I never let myself cry

But that was yesterday
Love was torn from my hands
But it's not the end of my world
Just a little hard to understand
That was yesterday
But today life goes on
You won't find me in yesterday's world
Now yesterday's gone
Goodbye yesterday
Now it's over and done
Still I hope somewhere deep in your heart
Yesterday will live on, oh

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That Was Yesterday Lyrics as written by Michael Leslie Jones Lou Gramm


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    My InterpretationThe absolute hidden 80s song, in my opinion, a song about a friend, a confident, nothing related to sex, living so many experiences and adventures together, just the friend disappeared, maybe died of drugs( typical 80s matter) or any other reason, pure feeling and nostalgia, it could only be made in the era of romanticism.
    PeluCrespinson October 26, 2018   Link
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    General CommentAww! This song is the saddest one. I love it... Im not over it.
    Anabelly8on March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentONE comment??!! It's amazing. heartbreaking.
    summerteeth99on February 24, 2010   Link
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    MemoryThis song reminds me of a relationship I was in, I wish I could forget about "yesterday"!
    I have physically moved on, but never emotionally. I will always hold a part of you in my heart and soul forever CEC!
    cynthiabron September 20, 2012   Link
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    General Commentits very sad indeed ...one of my best foreigner song's
    ncobion February 12, 2015   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song!
    Sarah from Canada!on April 19, 2019   Link

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