The Carpenters

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At some point in our lives, we tend to remember the memories of the past. It is simply a collection of yesterday’s remembrances. These might be our childhood days, people who have flipped the pages of our lives, or the bliss of our experiences.

However, it quite sad to remember that those days were gone and can no longer be back. We have grown, and we have different paths to follow. Nevertheless, we sometimes need to go back to our past for us to learn from and to further mature. With this, reminisce your yesterday through The Carpenters’ “Yesterday Once More.

In my point of view, “Yesterday Once More” is one of the most creative songs ever penned. The melody, as well as the harmony, can truly penetrate everyone’s hearts and souls. No matter how old you are, you will be moved by the message of the song. It is because the words and lyrics have been chosen carefully. Above all, the mixture of The Carpenters’ voices, lyrics, and harmony, is just so passionate and sentimental.

The Lyrics…

When I was young, I’d listen to the radio

Waitin’ for my favorite songs

When they played I’d sing along, it made me smile

Those were such happy times and not so long ago

How I wondered where they’d gone

But they’re back again just like a long lost friend

All the songs I loved so well

Every sha-la-la-la Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines

Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they’re startin’ to sing’s, so fine

When they get to the part

Where he’s breakin’ her heart

It can really make me cry, just like before

It’s yesterday once more

Lookin’ back on how it was in years gone by

And the good times that I had

Makes today seem rather sad, so much has changed.

It was songs of love that I would sing to then

And I’d memorize each word

Those old melodies still sound so good to me

As they melt the years away

Every sha-la-la-la Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines

Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they’re startin’ to sing’s so fine

All my best memories come back clearly to me

Some can even make me cry, just like before

It’s yesterday once more

A Bit ‘Bout The Song…

Richard Carpenter and John Bettis pooled resources at writing “Yesterday Once More”. It is part of Carpenters’ album “Now and Then” and was released in 1973. The song topped the charts numerous times.

Due to its great impact and powerful effect, it has been documented as this song of the people in 1973.

Furthermore, this is one of the many songs of The Carpenters that has been recorded many times as there are renditions and covers from various artists.

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