TURN BACK THE UNIVERSE (And Give Me Yesterday)
(Music by Ernest R. Ball / J. Keirn Brennan, 1916)
It seems so long ago,although 'twas only yesterday, when just
a word in anger heard our lives should part for aye. With faith
so strong we thought no wrong could tear our heart strings
then; what would I give could I but live the days that might
My soul I'd give to live the happy days beyond recall, when you
were near and to you, dear, I gave my love, my all. A perfect
past too good to last, is all I dream of now, I hope and wait
and trust to fate to bring you back some how!
Turn back the universe and give me yesterday; unclasp the
hands of time that hold life's golden ray. Take back that
bitter hour when our love passed away, turn back the universe
and give me yesterday!