Dusty Springfield - Yesterday When I Was Young Lyrics




[Spoken:]
Somehow, it seems the love I knew was always the most destructive kind

Yesterday when I was young
The taste of life was sweet
As rain upon my tongue
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game
The way the evening breeze
May tease the candle flame

The thousand dreams I dreamed
The splendid things I planned
I always built to last on weak and shifting sand
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day
And only now I see how the time ran away

Yesterday when I was young
So many lovely songs were waiting to be sung
So many wild pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my eyes refused to see
I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out
I never stopped to think what life was all about
And every conversation that I can now recall
Concerned itself with me and nothing else at all

The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died
The friends I made all somehow seemed to slip away
And only now I'm left alone to end the play, yeah

Oh, yesterday when I was young
So many, many songs were waiting to be sung
So many wild pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my eyes refused to see
There are so many songs in me that won't be sung
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue
The time has come for me to pay for yesterday
When I was young





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  1. vfhctkm77

    О, боже, моя юность!
    Спасибо

  2. Savage Man9000

    RIP dusty such a beautiful voice

  3. Antonio paulino de souza Paulino

    Dusty tem avoz suave como um ,bom vinho.

  4. james brown

    was I ever young sing it dusty

  5. Gérard CHEN

    DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, White Queen of Soul


    Yesterday, when I was young 昨天, 当我还年轻的时候
    The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue 生命的味道甜美如同我舌尖上的雨水
    I teased of life as if it were a foolish game 我戏耍人生,如同它是一个愚蠢的游戏
    The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame 如同每晚微风会戏耍烛光


    The thousand dreams I deamed, the splendid things I planned 成千个我做过的梦, 我计划过的精彩的事情
    I always built, alas on weak and shifting sand 我总在建立在, 脆弱和流动的沙子上
    I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day 我生活在黑夜, 躲避白天赤裸的光芒
    And only now I see how the years ran away 而如今我才发现岁月是如何流逝的


    Yesterday, when I was young 昨天, 当我还年轻时

    So many happy songs were waiting to be sung 如何多快乐的歌曲等待我去唱
    So many wild pleasures lay in store for me 如此多疯狂的愉悦等待着我
    And so much pain my eyes refused to see 和如此多的痛苦, 我的双眼拒绝去目睹


    I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out 我奔跑如此之快, 时间和青春最终用完了
    I never stopped to think what life was all about 我从未停步去思考生活到底是什么
    And every conversation I can now recall 而我现在能回忆起的每句对话
    concerned itself with me, and nothing else at all 只和我自己有关, 没有任何其他的。


    The game of love I played with arrogance and pride 我用轻狂和自负玩着爱情的游戏
    And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died 每个我点亮的火焰都太快,太快地熄灭
    The friend I made all seemed somehow to drift away 我所有的朋友似乎都不知何故地离去了
    And only I am left alone to end the play 只有我被独自留在舞台上终结演出


    There are so many songs in me that won't be sung 有太多的歌曲没有被唱出
    I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue 我在舌尖上感觉到眼泪的些许味道
    The time has come for me to pay 我付出代价的时间到了
    For yesterday, when I was young 为了昨天, 当我还年轻的时候

  6. Doug Allen

    Love the song. It'll always be Roy Clark's song, but her arrangement is golden.

  7. My Dn

    Je connaissais pas cette chanson super belle merci👋👋👋👋 👍👍👍👍

  8. Domingo De Anda

    01-14-2020,. She's so amazing.

  9. CELESTINE KHASATSILI

    Now this is music

  10. Patricia Smith

    Smile be happy for what you had together you will be with your soulmate again

  11. 1 trschaefer

    An amazing rendition of this song, by a great singer!!

  12. paulncvic

    Something to think about. If you or someone close to you has experienced a significant loss and has been unable to incorporate their grief for the loss, during the summer I happened upon the concept of complicated grief. As I read the symptoms and risk factors I saw myself. Columbia Univesity has a proven program. Not a cure all but sometimes you need a professional to help work through things.

  13. sinisa5567

    You all are here yapping about life meaning, time passing by and so on...
    But the real question is WHO IS HERE LISTENING IN 2020?!?!?!?!?!

  14. Dana Franchitto

    I don't like this song but Dusty transforms as only she can.

  15. RestWave

    I'm 30+ old, I grew up on hip hop and modern pop music, the first time I heard and saw Dusty six months ago. And I will say this: this is a completely unique combination of voice, charm and female aesthetics. This is just awesome. After that, I discovered a whole layer of great artists of the 50s-60s, but still Dusty remains the best.

  16. Rob Harding

    Forget the plastic stars from x factor and the like, This lady was a real star, I'm 63, but I remember as a young boy back in the 60's, this lady was stuck to the wall in our house, Not sure if My mother approved, But I know my dad did.and i still do,

  17. Barry Lynne

    Barney Buster - Only those that have lost their helpmates and soul mates can understand But pls look at it differently as what a blessing you had for all those years that so many never get at all or far less than you.
    Remember the wonderful years they are never enough this side of Heaven.

  18. ahmanui2

    This is the only version that I really connect with... it takes me to a place I don't really want to be and yet I can't stop listening.

  19. Fitry Yanti

    I like you

  20. Fitry Yanti

    ow beatiful

  21. Robert Kincaid

    R.I.P. DUSTY A BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND SOUL...BOB IN CINCINNATI OHIO

  22. Jorge Estomba

    Such a voice , such beauty !!! Wow !!!! Lady Dusty !!!!

  23. Philippe Verdavaine

    Yet another brillant English adaptation of the French song "Hiers Encore" by yet another giant Charles Aznavour...
    Dusty literally killed it... what a brilliant rendition... She is missed...
    I guess that's when you realise how old you are...

  24. Louie Colon

    I grew on her music 50 yrs ago. she had a beautiful voice.......still listening. ..2019

  25. teddyboy

    haunting song.

  26. Peter Johnson

    who gives a shit what date you posted this ? I would like to know what date it was done....

  27. Arwah Sapi

    Yesterday.... she's here with us....now she has left us .... RIP Dusty

  28. taka potku

    In Finland this song is called: "Yesterday when i din´t know". Suomeksi käännettynä "Eilen kun mä tiennyt en".

  29. MICHAEL R Fitzgerald

    This woman can breathe life into even the most hackneyed material.

    TheInvincibleViolet

    What do you mean by that?? :/

  30. Greg Smith

    This song is the story of my life🤔

  31. Judith Barvinek

    Fits my life story to a T I love and miss you so much Tom

  32. LARCHANGE1

    De Charles Aznavour

  33. sj refugia

    born in 1968 .. ...can relate much.

  34. Mohd Raymee

    Came to this channel by chance and really enjoyed it although this is the first time listening to her song... nostalgic..

  35. Robert Altuz

    I have never heard that song sung by a woman,the only one was a man by the name of Jock Brell. Now I must say it's just as beautiful. They both embrace that nice song. GREAT!

  36. Krzysztof Jurgeleit

    Piękne

  37. SolidRock InclearWater

    Power voice without distortion, soft when needed, feminine to the extent of desire , when will we have another grand lady that will make us enjoy music again ,,
    ,,,

  38. Ma. Cristina Buencamino-Malabuyo

    Charles Aznavour wrote “Yesterday, When I Was Young” with Georges Garvarentz back in 1964. Its original French title was “Hier Encore”, which means “Yesterday Again” in English.

  39. Abdullah Ruben Galvez

    00:17 what a lovely voice … yesteryears songs are incomparable and beyond compare nowadays … 🥰🥰🥰

  40. James Stiles

    sweet Dusty when you sang the world listen

  41. Antonio paulino de souza Paulino

    Que voz linda ,ficara na net por muitos anos .

  42. Marco Deo

    Must be from when she recorded in Memphis.

  43. db60615

    I think everybody over the age of 30 can relate to this song. Time is moving extremely fast and there's nothing we can do about it. You try your hardest to live out your dreams, but age and responsibility sets in and all you're left with is the old ambitions you had when you were young. This song is such a sad truth.

  44. Mike Manners

    For all our days pass away under your wrath;
    we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
    The years of our life are seventy,
    or even by reason of strength eighty;
    yet their span is but toil and trouble;
    they are soon gone, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:9-10)

  45. Hog Lopez

    Slam this on a Sunday night driving slow thru that East of Reedley

  46. Thomas T

    Dusty had such a sexy voice. This one seemed to be written just for her and she did it best.

  47. nikonmother

    If you are alive to read this, then it is not too late. But the time IS GETTING CLOSE, And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

  48. STEPHEN CURTIS

    3 Best British female singers of all time, Dusty Springfield, Amy Whinehouse, Sandy Denny, 🥂🎷🍸💞

  49. patti herf

    A TRUE "STAR" PERFORMANCE... AS ALWAYS...

  50. kimbo 306

    This Classy woman takes you back to the Good Old Days!!

  51. Dave Bowker

    Oh don’t cry sweetie
    Fifty years is incredible wonderful

  52. Maurizio Battaglia

    My love......

  53. micjakes1

    Sorry Roy, like this one more.

  54. James Swan

    Well, so much, love, and so much soul,. But, where, is love, in life, !!!
    I happy to wait, for love.

    Juan Carlos

    Hi James

    James Swan

    @Juan Carlos Thank you Juan

    Juan Carlos

    @James Swan
    [email protected]

  55. Mike Manners

    For all our days pass away under your wrath;
    we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
    The years of our life are seventy,
    or even by reason of strength eighty;
    yet their span is but toil and trouble;
    they are soon gone, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:9-10)

  56. MALAIKATMAUT QUBBUR

    Dusty Mary O'Brian, RIP. God bless your soul. Amen.

  57. Diamantidis Michail

    Great voice! Dusty Springfield unforgettable Lady. Very thanks for the music Lady! For ever young! THANK YOU 👍🎧🌹

  58. Игорь Лавров

    Невероятно, обворожительно звучит!

  59. Nina Baklachyan

    A beautiful tribute to Charles Aznavour’s Hier Encore

  60. Anotheryou21

    She had this huge voice that could deliver mighty, meaty sound but it always contained this quality of aching vulnerability at the same time. There is something to that that just grabs you and holds you. That's why she will never be forgotten.

    jolan howes

    What a great description of her voice. The emotion, tenderness, and sweet, honey quality of her voice will never be duplicated by anyone. Another singer from Dusty's time said that all the female vocalists wanted to sound like her, but it was impossible.

  61. Ruth Holmes

    Sooo many memories of this lovely song that I will keep forever

  62. eyip10antla

    Creo que también la canta Sandro de América ¿no?. Sí!, la encontré, se llama "Con 10 años más"= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAxmJ8gLgWk

  63. Ali

    This is my life, I was an idiot back then, I pushed away people I love xxxxxxx

    keith morren

    Many of us did ........don't dwell on it .... cheers from u.k

  64. Nigel A. James - Vienna

    Lump in throat - fantastic

  65. GUZE` SPITERI

    🎹🎵🎹🎵🎹🎵❤️. 🇲🇹❤️☘ XIXXA

  66. Shine TV

    I love you Dusty

  67. Not From Earth App

    It is normal to want another adventure. This universe is a simulated reality built in what to us here is the future. An advanced computer complex powered by a Dyson sphere. Stroll through the Gateless Gateway to endless worlds. Most prefer new sacred journeys, but some will want a redo. The complex started as an advanced ancestral education virtual reality. How many worlds have you already explored? #basereality

  68. yuenyee wai

    I can’t stop my tears flowing.
    What a fantastic song and an outstanding delivery by Dusty.
    Gone to soon. RIP

  69. HYUKPHIL KWON

    What a beautiful voice! I want to dedicate flowers to her grave.

  70. William Haselgrove

    NIGEL SLATER

  71. James Swan

    Bles your heart and soul. For this.

  72. Harold Brock

    Karen,carrie,whitney,sarah B,Dusty.
    In that order the 5 best o.a.t. just M.O.

  73. Pat McDermott

    Dusty had both a versatile & beautiful voice unfairly under rated by many. Burt Bacharach described her as one of the finest voices he heard & she sang some of the best cover versions of some of his songs. She had the ability to change her style to a wide range of music from pop to jazz & blues. She was inspired by some coloured singers & their music & one of her backing singers was coloured (Madelaine Bell who also had a great voice!). I believe that the melancholy in her voice, in some songs, really did come from her own feelings of loneliness. RIP to one of the UK's finest female singers lost far too young.

  74. GUZE` SPITERI

    IT KILLED ME MANY TIMES🇲🇹❤️☘

  75. Elizabeta GDJ

    Oh, very nice song, lovely voice, so sad! Beautiful woman!!!

  76. Dedra Giles

    Class, strength, beauty, and style. She had the ability to give the listener all of the emotions in a song.

  77. Иннокентий Мамыкин

    Обожаю её! Жаль, что ее больше нет.

  78. Darlisa Asumbrado

    love this voice and style..love Dusty..

  79. Darlisa Asumbrado

    Wowwww...her voice travels me back in time where there is no violence, the beauty is natural, not complicated,,the world is full of romance and happiness..

  80. Kim Payne

    Love this 🥰

  81. Syd Hawdon

    A masterclass in light and shade. She was a one off. 💖

  82. Alvin Strang

    Where are the ‘singers now and songwriters, truly 60’s some of the best ever

  83. Amer Albadry

    Best version

  84. Monty 1

    So beautiful

  85. Tina Cunningham

    Thank you beautiful song it brings so many memories Great Lady Dusty RIP.

  86. Alisson Freitas de Carvalho

    Aclamação mundial.

  87. Raymond Louis Llompart

    I lived for POWER, lust, manipulation, lying, ephemeral relationships----and now, INDEED, I MUST PAY with my solitude, my lack of loved ones, the dead, the abandoned ones..........It is a SEARING self-indictment, but even then some sociopaths out there will not recognize all the debris they left behind----all the broken lives and hearts---that will not be me....I shall recognize my faults even if it KILLS ME!!! I must PAY FOR THEM now that I approach old age!!......

  88. Kate Kiss

    RIP Mr. Aznavour!

  89. Glyn Evans

    I would give anything just to sit besides my young brother for even just a moment.....

  90. Dorothy Thomas

    Twenty years since she passed. Dusty, thank you for sharing your talent, grace, and style.

  91. John Jurkewicz

    love it

  92. jane oughton

    sheila ryan you are a very lucky lady to have met and loved a man for so long ....many people never reach that point ...memories last until eternity so you will never be lonely ..kind regards to you lol xx

  93. XxAdzXtremexX

    does anybody remember Hollywood Movie Girls ?

  94. K Drag-un

    nice song

  95. J Callen

    Dusty Springfield and Charles Aznavour, only these two great singers have ever done justice to songwriter Aznavour’s poignant introspective ballad. Dusty's is surely the best female performance ever recorded...timeless!