Herb Music

Yesterday When I Was Young (Hier Encore) Lyrics

Willie Nelson - First Rose of Spring

First Rose of Spring

TypeStudio Full-length
LabelsLegacy Recordings
Album rating : 
Votes :  0
11. Yesterday When I Was Young (Hier Encore) (3:31)
Yesterday when I was young
The taste of life was sweet like rain upon my tongue
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game
The way an evening breeze would tease a 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 years have run away

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

Yesterday the moon was blue
And every crazy day brought something new to do
And I used my magic age as if it were a wand
And never saw the waste and emptiness beyond
The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
And every flame I lit so quickly, quickly died
The friends I made all seemed, somehow, to drift away
And only I am left on stage to end the play

Yesterday when I was young
There were so many songs that waited to be sung,
So many wild pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see
There are so many songs in me that won't be sung
Cause I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue
And the time has come for me to pay for yesterday
When I was young
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Added by Eagles Last edited by Eagles
First Rose of Spring - Lyrics
First Rose of Spring - Album Credits
  • Willie Nelson : Vocals
Additional musicians
  • Bobby Terry : Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Steel Guitar
  • Buddy Cannon : Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Mike Johnson : Steel Guitar
  • Catherine Marx : Piano, B3 Organ, Wurlitzer, Rhodes
  • Larry Paxton : Upright Bass
  • Kevin "Swine" Grantt : Upright Bass
  • Chad Cromwell : Drums
  • Lonnie Wilson : Drums
  • Dave Angell : Strings
  • Monisa Angell : Strings
  • Jerry Bifano : Strings
  • David Davidson : Strings
  • Connie Ellisor : Strings
  • Alicia Enstrom : Strings
  • Anthony La Marchina : Strings
  • Sari Reist : Strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson : Strings
  • Karen Winkelmann : Strings
  • Mickey Raphael : Harmonica
  • Ward Davis : Backing Vocals
  • Melodie Cannon : Backing Vocals
Other staff
  • Buddy Cannon : Producer
  • Tony Castle : Recording, Mixing Engineer
  • Steve Chadie : Recording Engineer
  • Andrew Mendelson : Mastering Engineer
  • Bobby Terry : Additional Engineer
  • Micah Nelson : Artwork
  • Alexandra Dascalu Nelson : Back Cover Photo