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It is only yesterday

It is only yesterday
when you and I played with the potter's clay
only yesterday
when my skies were grey and your kisses wiped my tears away
only yesterday

when we thought we'd go together to New York Bay 
It is only yesterday
when we thought we will go on all the way

It is only yesterday
when I sat and watched you do your basketball play
only yesterday
when I laughed at you when you got tooth decay
only yesterday
when we played together the squeeze me play
oh only yesterday

It is only yesterday
when the you drove through the roundabout way

only yesterday
when the accident washed all our dreams away
only yesterday
when I wished that all this was a nightmare play
only yesterday
when I slowly watched you waste away

It is only yesterday
when a phone call said you had passed way
ohh it is only yesterday
when I thought my heart would tear away
only yesterday
when I wondered who would show me the way
only yesterday
when I didn't think I would say this in an elaborate way

It is only yesterday
when I vowed to save your spirit from running away
only yesterday
when thoughts of you just redisplayed
only yesterday
When I wished that God would perform some miracle play
Baby its only yesterday
when your fragrance on the pillow faded away

Baby it is only yesterday

when I wished to be hit with an electric ray
only yesterday
when I lost my fiance
only yesterday

am haunted by thoughts of yesterday
only yesterday

dreadful yesterday
It is only yesterday

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