MISS YESTERDAY

(Richardson)

 


Well don’t it just break your heart to see her

Just a’walkin’ down the street in the usual way

And what if your eyes just chanced to meet hers

What would you say?  Oh, what would you say?

 

Everybody says she got a new addiction

Everybody saw her run out in the rain

And once upon a time you were the prescription

Now you’re just the pain, uh-huh, you’re just the pain, yeah,

 

And there she goes, down that road, round the bend

And now she’s just  too far to see

Gone down that road, round the bend

Across that bridge to memory

Gone down that road, round the bend

 

And there’s nothin’ you could do to make her stay

So call her Miss Yesterday

 

Well she’s smilin’ like she don’t even know her power

Though she’s holdin’ your soul like it’s Judgment Day

And as the mission bell rings out every hour

She walks further away, on and on, further away

 

And then she’s gone, down that road, round the bend

And now she’s just  too far to see,

Gone down that road, round the bend

Across that bridge to memory,

Gone down that road, round the bend

 

And there’s nothin’ you could do to make her stay

So call her Miss Yesterday

 

You got to get your mind around it,

Ain’t nothin’ you can do about it

Don’t you know it had to end this way

So go ahead and shout like thunder

And wonder if there’ll ever come a day

When you don’t miss yesterday

 

 

 

 

And now she’s just a spot on the horizon

Set against the sun at the break of day

And the solitude hits like a slow movin’ poison

Runnin’ through your veins, on and on, through your veins

 

‘Cause she’s gone, down that road, round the bend

And you know that she ain’t comin’ back again,

Gone down that road, round the bend

Ain’t nobody got a cure for the shape you’re in

Gone down that road, round the bend

 

And you’re gonna have to find the strength to say

Goodbye Miss Yesterday

 

So you get a number, you stand in line, yeah

You look just like a fool while she was lookin’ fine

You want to be her  uptown lover,

It cut just like a knife when she said that you was just another

Little boy in a big man’s shirt

Well that’s gonna leave a scar, man I know that had to hurt

And it’s a hard road, it’s a long way

You could make that woman come but you couldn’t make her stay

She was born to win and you was born to lose

Yeah, you couldn’t stop her feet so you tried to steal her shoes

And you loved the way that she talk talk talked

Now you stand out in the rain just to watch the lady walk

And you felt the kick of her high heeled boot

Yeah you felt the bullet hit, but you never saw her shoot

So it’s a no go, it’s a no way

If you wanna roll the dice then that’s the price you pay for Miss Yesterday

Miss Yesterday …

 

So you’re on your knees and you begin to pray

She’s a little bit of heaven but you know there’s hell to pay

When you hold her close and just a bit too tight

Well, you know you’ll be alone in the middle of the night…