"Yesterday" as written by and Davis....
I thought I saw you yesterday
But I didn't stop cause you was walking the opposite way
I guess I could have shouted out your name
But even if it was you I don't what I would say
We can sit and reminisce about the old school
Maybe share a cigarette because we both fools
Chop it up and compare perspectives
And set backs
You could tell me how hard you had it
And you could show me all the scares to back it
And we can analyze each complaint
Break it down and explain these mistakes I make
I like to tangle up the strings of the puppetry
But you knew me back when I was a younger me
You've seen Sean in all types of life
And I've been meaning to ask you if I'm doing alright

Yesterday, was that you
Looked just like you
Strange things my imagination might do
Take a breath reflect on what we've been through
Or am I just going crazy cause I miss you

Yesterday, was that you
Looked just like you
Strange things my imagination might do
Take a breath reflect on what we've been through
Or am I just going crazy cause I miss you

I'm shook
I know
I pushed when I should of pulled
Took it all back if I could I put that on my soul
And I would make a top notch good listener
If you could block off a little time out to give it here
Since we went our separate paths
I hits a couple of snags
That remind me of the past
I cant front I'm having a blast
But damned if I ain't afraid of how long its gonna last
Sitting here wishing we could kick it
Gimme your opinions I do miss the criticisms
I didn't mean to be distant
Make a visit
Ill wait up and keep the coffee brewing in the kitchen
But who am I jokin' with
There's no way that you and I will ever get to re-open it

Lyrics submitted by 360degrees, edited by shejustright

"Yesterday" as written by Teo Macero Miles Davis

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  • +4
    General CommentM favorite song off the new album. The piano is soothing as can be. I wasn't really paying attention the first time I heard it and I kinda stopped what I was doing when he said "but you passed away...Dad."
    360degreeson April 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEasily my favorite song on the album. I have absolutely no connection to my father, and Slug still managed to let me feel what he felt with his lyrics. Granted, I highly doubt I felt EVERYTHING he felt, but I was shocked at how much the song effected me. I love the piano in it as well. Amazing song.
    anthonyfreakingrockon April 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the best part of this song is the fact that all of us listned to it the first time and thought all right this is pretty solid, then all of a sudden when it came to the Dad part at the end we all were like wait what! holy crap

    thats why Atmosphere is so fricking good, Slug can just mind ninja you like that with his lyrics.
    one of the best on the new album.
    ROBOFROon April 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song broke my heart. i was sitting in a public place, listening to this on my ipod and casually nodding along when the last bit of the song hit me -- and i was suddenly crying. RIP dad.
    catsinheaton July 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti cant listen to this song. it hits me pretty hard. my eyes sweat.
    i also had a not so good relationship with my father and recently lost him. so i feel what he is saying.
    charlie2on August 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my best friends asked me to listen to this song, and i figured it would be a song i knew like something we would have called "our song", since he's away at college. but when the dad part came into play, it changed everything. my dad died 2 years ago today.
    kaatiieeeon September 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgoddamn this song kills me everytime I hear it. When I listened to this for the first time, I really dug the track and kept thinking "oh yeah, this is obviously another track about an ex, but it's actually kinda nice - it's good to hear a song from Slug about an ex that's a little more positive" then he mentions his Dad and BAM, the feeling was like a bat to the chest
    SgtReznoron January 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst time i heard this i thought it was about an ex just like everyone else. when i hit that last line i cried. my dad died in a motorcycle accident less than a year ago. we weren't on speaking terms when he passed...

    still makes me tear up every time
    tdecaston June 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy dad died in March, & this song is a perfect portrayal of my relationship with my father.
    i appreciate & love this song more than any other song i've ever heard.
    there's nothing like being able to relate to music so well that it brings you to tears.
    alexxchristineon October 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI lost my father last June and this song really, really hits home. I can't believe how much this song perfectly describes my thoughts and feelings. Great song and lyrics
    dash1126on January 27, 2011   Link

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