Yesterday (Featuring Bryan Harkness)

Story Behind The Song

Hoping that your children know you were trying the best you knew how at the time and still probably failing. There ain't no instruction book, right?

Song Description

Looking back at the things that might have been and could have been better, had the things been handled differently in the past. Reflecting on what should have been better. Realizing where it is now.

Song Length 4:06 Genre Classical - General, Country - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant, Heartbreaking Subject Love for Child, Sadness
Similar Artists George Strait Language English
Era 2000 and later


Yesterday (Hindsight)
Lyrics: Tim Sharp 2018
Music: Kathy Gordon
Production/Performance: Bryan Harkness

Verse 1

Not so long ago, you were bouncing on my knee
You told me one day you would marry someone just like me
I remember chasing boogie men from your room most every night
Lots of kisses and bedtime stories make the days end right

Pre chorus
I was your dad, you were my girl, I was your hero, you were my whole world

And now I drift into the night, I slip away from all the scars
Where I can hold you close instead of love you from afar
Then all my words come easier, 'cause I know just what to say
It's the perfectness of hindsight.... In the world of yesterday

Verse 2
I always hoped one day that I would walk you down the aisle,
Give you to a gentle man who had learned to make you smile
That ship set sail one afternoon when you turned and walked away
While I still cling to those fading dreams from the world of yesterday

Pre chorus


I never dreamed that a day would come, your love would fade just like a setting sun

Alternate Chorus

When I go to sleep at night, Oh I wonder how you are
I hope your world is right, and you found your shining star
I pray someday that you could see how my love would never fade
And the two of us could finally be past the world of yesterday

It's the perfectness of hindsight.....................

Grateful I am for that truth in the professional music recording industry. I learned to judge talent for many years taught by a great gentleman named Cliffie Stone and he was impressive to me. So I continued with the honor of judging the Grammy submissions to the Top Five where my vote is my responsibility like all the others honored to judge.
Here I am reviewing another great song among so many that you have produced in the past. I am honored to listen. Focusing on finding faults I found not one but I'm not the know it all of perfection. Oh, if anyone says they are run for the hills! I understand that my Grandpa was an A&R man for Columbia Records before I was born and discovered lots of outstanding talents in his day like Bessie Smith who Billy Holiday was listening to at that time. He was very famous in his day as a singer songwriter & musician too in the music recording industry and I've still got a long way to go. I DO promise you that I've heard and I'm still learning all the world of change in music worldwide. Tim, YOUR work is good and of course it's the consumer that needs to buy it for that exact reason if that's your goal.
So take your writers hats off and put on the business of product marketing and sales to reach the fans of country music like you have written so honestly.
I am a fan and appreciate your asking me where to possibly go and what to do to promote yourselves. It's like any consumers product - it takes time and money - or if you want it from corporations that could tie your work into theirs machine ... from film to internet and more it's money profit & loss base.
Possibilities in business are endless and the only thing you need to have is to know you are good at your craft and you have created great intellectual property and for this, Tim, you should be proud as I am to have you reach out to me once more. God bless and I am here when you get to the Grammy Level for your submission as I will hear it before your name appears on the top five in that category for this I am certain. Sincerely with respect, Nikki

Lyrics Kathy Gordon/ Tim Sharp Music Bryan Harkness
Producer Bryan Harkness Publisher Hard 8 Publishing
Performance Bryan Harkness
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