YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW (4:36)

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1991)

Aside from the title track, this is rare moment on the album for Paul Young to really shine out. "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" is one of the rockier numbers on the album, and stands out on this mostly pop album.

Lyrics

I met a man back in the future
He was high then he was low
You know his one consideration
Should he come or should he go

I met a girl she wants to give me
The gift of living just for today
Ignore the past ignore the future
You're only going to wish your life away - say

Why can't today be tomorrow
Why must there be yesterday
Why can't today be tomorrow
Oh tell me why please tell me why
Are you wishing your life away?

You know that life is no rehearsal
You're never going to get it right
It's inconsistent and it's imperfect
It's going to give you sleepless nights

And then you find you wake up nervous
For every reason under the sun
Life is full of indecision
It's the same for everyone say

Why can't today be tomorrow
Why must there be yesterday - so tell me
Why can't today be tomorrow
Tell me why please tell me why
Are you wishing your life away?

Why can't today be tomorrow
Why must there be yesterday so tell me
Why can't today be tomorrow oh tell me
Why can't today be tomorrow
Are you wishing your life away
Why can't today be tomorrow?

(M. Rutherford/B.A. Robertson)
1990 Michael Rutherford Ltd/R & B A Music Ltd/Hit & Run Music (Publishing) Ltd