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Well, I keep holding on to yesterday
I keep holding on enough to say that I'm wrong
I keep thinking that I'm lonely
But it's only missing you inside
Days when we were once together
Seems we'd never come alive
So I keep holding on to yesterday
I keep holding on enough to say that it's wrong
Lord I don't know when I’ll see you
I can't reach you anymore
Well if I'd only known I'd need you
Then I'd keep you like before

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Ahh ahh ahh

Well I keep holding on to yesterday (yesterday)
I keep holding on enough to say
That I'm wrong wrong wrong to keep holding on
My yesterdays have all gone by...



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    DRUNKENBLUEROOSTERFeb 15, 2010 at 6:22 am
    The man is long removed from his long lost love. He longs to be with her and he knows that can never be. He knows that it is wrong to hold hopes of their ever reconciling again. So he holds her forever in his soul as his life fades away.
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    UnregisteredJun 2, 2014 at 3:27 am
    No, his love is about to be unplugged and "let go". This is his epitaph to her before he lets her go. Please sing it again with this understanding. He is admitting he could have been a better person to her. She is comatose and he "can't reach her anymore". He took her for granted when she was normal and alive and he is apologizing. Get it?
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    KwestApr 8, 2011 at 12:19 am
    Well, although I do agree somewhat, I think the man regrets a love that faded at one point "days we were once together seems we'd never come alive". That sounds like someone that had it, then lost and now that it is gone, longs for what it was as he one realizes. Make sense? It is a lovely song.

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