As If it Were Yesterday

©2021 Garrett Clevenger


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A As if it were yesterday I remember those times being 

G young and innocent forming our 

D lives. The

E    G oysters opened before our

A eyes.


A As if it were yesterday I feel the fun only 

G those still young might suc-

D cumb to.

E    G Having not a care of what’s to

A come.


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G  A  G  A Stayin’ up late. Catchin’ big waves.

G  A  D  A Gettin’ lost downtown. Havin’ close shaves.

D  A  G  A Sparkin’ up bowls. Skatin’ steep holes.

G  A  D  A Rated R movies. Parents don’t know.

D    G    May have been the best of 

A days.


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A As if it were yesterday like my kids today we

G had to go to school and follow the

D rules.

E    G Somethings we wanted to

A lose.


A As if it were yesterday I have love for 

G all my friends I still a-

D dore.

E    G They’ll never know how much they helped me

A form.


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G  A  G  A Talkin’ ‘bout girls. Polishing pearls. 

G  A  D  A Hot, creamy dreams. Hormones unfurl.

D  A  G  A Gettin’ in fights. Some friends had last rights.

G  A  D  A Dumb senseless killings. Drunk driving bites.

D    G    That was just a taste of what

A became.


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Bridge:

E    Do you miss

G yesterday?

E Like I miss those

G  D times we’d play.

E    Childhood

G is long gone but the 

D memories in 

E me live on.

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A As if it were yesterday tomorrow’s unknown.

G Maybe I’ll see a friend or we’ll talk on the

D phone.

E    G Reminisce about those times now we’re all

A grown.


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