Mickey Newbury - "Yesterdays Gone" lyrics

Yesterdays gone like the ocean
Taken by the tide
Like the night in the morning
Like a bird when she flies
Yesterdays gone and its only now
A place where today used to be
Lost in the space of forever an eternity

But tomorrow the sun will be bornin'
In the twinkling of an eye
Father and mother of morning
Hope of todays gone by
The beginning of all that has happened
Yet the ending of all thats to be
Just a rhyme in the line of the song
Only time can sing

Ah but I've read the book
Long before I had learned how to read
Between the lines
I saw only what I could see through my eyes
Not my mind

God it takes a long time