Song Lyric Sunday – It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye To Yesterday – Boyz II Men

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”

― Dalai Lama XIV

If there’s something I’m good at, it’s worrying. Ruminating over what has happened, what I should have done and worrying about the future. Just last week, I remembered something I promised to do but never did, nearly twenty years ago. Something insignificant about a flower pot I never returned. That’s what can keep me up at night.

Having lost all my close relatives does make it hard to let go of the past and start living my life. How would my parents have coped with the pandemic? Would I have started my blog had they been alive? How am I to start a family of my own without their guidance?

This song by Boyz II Men is all too familiar with their statements. In the early nineties, I listened to this band a lot. I love the album II. This particular song was never really a favourite of mine, but that’s also because I’m not a big fan of ballads.
It is an important lesson to keep your eye on the memories and think fondly of those who passed. It’s all you can do. Don’t get stuck in the past.

Boyz II Men – “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday”

How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh
Outweigh the bad

I thought we’d get to see forever
But forever’s gone away
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday

I don’t know where this road
Is going to lead
All I know is where we’ve been
And what we’ve been through

If we get to see tomorrow
I hope it’s worth all the wait
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday

And I’ll take with me the memories
To be my sunshine after the rain
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday

And I’ll take with me the memories
To be my sunshine after the rain
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday

Writer(s): Perren Christine Yarian, Perren Frederick J


Song Lyrics Sunday is a prompt by Jim Adams, other entries can be found here: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/04/24/peace-out/

Links used in this post:

Dalai Lama quote: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/735245-there-are-only-two-days-in-the-year-that-nothing

Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/boyziimen/itssohardtosaygoodbyetoyesterday.html

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