"Yesterday's a prison. A room without a view.
A judge without a pardon and no remorse for you."
and contrast that with the hope that comes through Christ, who says:
" I'll Drive Yesterday all away and leave it all behind you
there'll be nothing to remind you of yesterday. It's gone today
and the pain and sorrow life put in your way, that was yesterday."
I think my favorite part of the song is the bridge. It has a bit of a "scat" feel to it and the message is, I think, important:
"All of the baggage, all of the scars
all of the wreckage left on your heart
you've gotta let go, it'll tear you apart
you've gotta give it away.
Ah man...that was yesterday."So there you have it. Some truth. Some deception. But the real story behind the song whose title confuses so many folks upon hearing it the first time. Hope you enjoy!