All Our Yesterdays
Small Faces Lyrics


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(And now for your delight,
The darling of Wapping Wharf laundrette,
Ronald Leafy a-Lane!)

I just ain't sure, what she said you know
I just ain't sure, I know I've been a fool
I know I've got to wake, own up, I've been hung up
All the time I knew
I knew her love it just weren't true
I know I've been a fool
She took me for a green up, shake up
Knew we'd break up

Fell from out the sky, thought she was mine
Records up her nose, cured me sunshine

It had to be this way
Sun clouded and the sky was grey
And when she went away
I knew she wouldn't come back
Look back, she'd get sidetracked





Fell from out the sky, thought she was mine
Records up her nose, cured me sunshine

Overall Meaning

The song "All Our Yesterdays" by the Small Faces tells a story of a failed relationship, where the singer acknowledges his foolishness and regret for being hung up on someone who didn't love him back. The opening lines, "And now for your delight, The darling of Wapping Wharf laundrette, Ronald Leafy a-Lane!" introduces Ronald Leafy a-Lane, a fictional character who is known for his quirky antics and sense of humor. Through the use of this character, the singer adds a lighthearted tone to the song, which contrasts with the melancholic, introspective themes of the lyrics.


The singer admits that he was unaware of the truth in the relationship, acknowledging his naivety: "I just ain't sure, I know I've been a fool, I know I've got to wake, own up, I've been hung up." However, the singer eventually comes to the realization that his partner did not share his feelings, and that their relationship was doomed from the beginning: "All the time I knew, I knew her love it just weren't true." The lyrics “Fell from out the sky, thought she was mine, Records up her nose, cured me sunshine” indicates that the singer had an epiphany about the partner’s real intentions in the relationship.


The song ends with the singer coming to terms with the end of the relationship, acknowledging that she is not coming back and that it was for the best. With the line "And when she went away, I knew she wouldn't come back, Look back, she'd get sidetracked", the singer is implying that the relationship was one-sided and that his partner wasn't devoted to him. In "All Our Yesterdays," the Small Faces use vivid images and inventive turns of phrase to convey the gamut of emotions that arise when a relationship comes to an end.


Line by Line Meaning

I just ain't sure, what she said you know
I am uncertain about what she said to me


I just ain't sure, I know I've been a fool
Although I know that I have been foolish, I am still uncertain


I know I've got to wake, own up, I've been hung up
I need to accept that I have been preoccupied with her


All the time I knew
Throughout the entire time


I knew her love it just weren't true
Her love for me was not genuine, and I was aware of it


I know I've been a fool
I acknowledge that I have made foolish decisions


She took me for a green up, shake up
She manipulated me and took advantage of my naivety


Knew we'd break up
I knew that our relationship would not last


Fell from out the sky, thought she was mine
I thought that I had a good thing when I met her


Records up her nose, cured me sunshine
Her drug use made me realize that she was not the right person for me


It had to be this way
It was inevitable for things to end this way


Sun clouded and the sky was grey
The weather matched my mood as she left me


And when she went away
After she left me


I knew she wouldn't come back
I had a feeling that she would not return


Look back, she'd get sidetracked
If she were to look back, she would be easily distracted from where she intended to go




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: RONNIE LANE, STEVE MARRIOTT

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