RSIEH: Atmosphere: Yesterday

 

While looking for some hot Father’s Day type music for a mix Friday, I asked what was out there I may have been missing, and was put on to this track called “Yesterday by Atmosphere. When I first heard I was like it’s cool, it’s a bit so so. By the last verse it kicked in and then it really started to hit home for me. I haven’t spoken to my dad and really never try for some of the same reasons the song spoke on and was a good lesson of life that I took from it. Never really been a fan of dude, not that he not hot, just doesn’t move me enough to sort out on Amazon or Itunes. This is great though so I had to shoe it love.

 

I thought I saw you yesterday
But I didn’t stop, ’cause you was walkin’ the opposite way
I guess I could’ve shouted out your name
But even if it was you, I don’t know what I would say
We could sit and reminisce about the old school
Maybe share a cigarette, because we both fools
Chop it up and compare perspectives
Life, love, stress and set-backs, yes
So you could tell me how hard you had it
And you could show me all the scars to back it
And we could analyze each complaint
Break it down and explain these mistakes I make
I like to tangle up the strings of the puppetry
But you knew me back when I was a younger me
You seen Sean in all types of light
And I’ve been meanin’ to ask you if I’m doin’ alright

[Chorus x2]
Yesterday
Was that you? Looked just like you
Strange thangs my imagination might do
Take a breath, reflect on what we been through
Or am I just goin’ crazy ’cause I miss you?

[V2]
I’m shook, I know, I pushed when I should’ve pulled
Took it all back if I could, I put that on my soul
And I would make a top-notch good listener
If you could block-off a little time out to give it here
Since we went our separate paths
I’ve hit a couple snags that remind me of the past
I can’t front, I’m havin’ a blast
But damned if I ain’t afraid of how long it’s gonna last
Sittin’ here wishin’ we could kick it
Give me your opinions, I do miss the criticisms
I didn’t mean to be distant, make a visit
I’ll wait up and keep the coffee brewin’ in the kitchen
But who am I jokin’ with?
There’s no way that you and I will ever get to re-open it
It doesn’t matter, this is more than love
And maybe if I’m lucky, get to see you out the corner of

[Chorus x2]
Yesterday
Was that you? Looked just like you
Strange thangs my imagination might do
Take a breath, reflect on what we been through
Or am I just goin’ crazy ’cause I miss you?

[V3]
And when you left, I didn’t see it comin’
I guess I slept, it ain’t like you was runnin’
You crept out the front door slow
And I was so self-absorbed I didn’t even know
And by the time I looked up it was booked up
Put it all behind you, the bad and the good stuff
A whole house full of dreams and steps
I think you’d be impressed with the pieces I kept
You disappeared but the history is still here
It’s why I try not to cry over spilt beer
I can’t even get mad that you’re gone
Leavin’ me was probably the best thing you ever taught me
I’m sorry, it’s official
I was a fist-full, I didn’t keep it simple
Chip on the shoulder, anger in my veins
Had so much hatred, now it brings me shame
Never thought about the world without you
And I promise that I’ll never say another bad word about you
I thought I saw you yesterday
But I knew it wasn’t you, ’cause you passed away, dad

Looked just like you
Strange thangs my imagination might do
Take a breath, reflect on what we been through
Or am I just goin’ crazy ’cause I miss you?

 

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