Leaving Yesterday Behind

Some people look at the past with so much nostalgia. They consider it as glorious, much better than the present time. So they start criticizing others most especially the youth. We can hear them ask: Why are you like that? During our time we were great … blah, blah, blah.

Other people are prisoners of their past. So much of their bitterness today has roots in some unforgettable experiences in the distant past. They cannot move on. They have become fearful to even start a new love life, thinking that their unlucky past might resurface.

Yet, we often hear from many experts that real happiness is in the NOW. That is why, it is called the PRESENT which is another word for GIFT. Let’s think about this. The past is gone. No matter how many times we replay it in our mind, there is not much that we can do about it. Let’s leave yesterday behind and start living happily in the present moment.

Here’s a song written and sung by Keno, a popular Filipino singer in the 1980’s.

LEAVING YESTERDAY BEHIND Lyrics
Since you left me, I never really tried
To put my life back where it should belong
And I’ve always let the past gone by
I’m realizing that it could be wrong

But now I fin’lly knew
I had to let it go
To make way for a brighter tomorrow

So now I’m leavin’ yesterday behind
And fin’lly I’ve made up my mind
So let the mem’ries stay away
And think about today
I’m leavin’ yesterday behind
‘Cause now I’ll try to live my life once more
The way I did before

Since I know that I never will forget
The memories that made my yesterday
I will try not to let it interfere
The choices I will make along the way

‘Cause I’m not livin’ in a world of fantasy
I’m here now in the world of reality

So now I’m leavin’ yesterday behind
And fin’lly I’ve made up my mind
So let the mem’ries stay away
And think about today
I’m leavin’ yesterday behind
‘Cause now I’ll try to live my life once more
The way I did before

I’m leavin’ yesterday behind
And fin’lly I’ve made up my mind
So let the mem’ries stay away
And think about today
I’m leavin’ yesterday behind
‘Cause now I’ll try to live my life once more
Just the way I did before

Songwriter: Keno

LEAVING YESTERDAY BEHIND Music Video

See also: A Friend Lyrics and Music Video by Keno

See also: List of Filipino Singers, Male and Female

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